Join Paul Nowak for an in-depth discussion in this video Exaggeration, part of Improving Your Memory.
- Do you remember how many days are in the month of May?…How about August, July, or April?…It's sometimes easy to forget if there's…30 or 31 days in a month,…but which month is the easiest to remember?…For most people, that would be February.…Why? Because February is that one weird month…that only has 28, or sometimes 29, days.…The fact that it's out of the ordinary…makes it easier to remember.…Think about this, why do certain celebrities…dress in a way that's over the top?…Why are commercials sometimes outrageous,…strange, or just plain funny?…The goal in all of these situations…is to be more memorable.…
This leads us to our next memory principle,…exaggeration.…If something is exaggerated, absurd,…or just ridiculous, it's much easier to remember…than something that's just ordinary…or an everyday occurrence.…Do you remember what you had for lunch yesterday?…Or last Tuesday?…That might be easy to forget,…but if you ate at a place that gave you food poisoning,…you'd probably remember that meal.…And you'd probably remember not to go back to that place.…
- Memory principles that work
- Taking notes
- Using songs and rhyming techniques to remember details
- Building a "memory palace"
- Remembering names and passwords
- Memorizing long texts and speeches
Skill Level Beginner
Business Writing Principleswith Judy Steiner-Williams1h 32m Beginner
1. Memory Principles
2. Memory Techniques
3. Using the Numeric Peg System
4. Situational Methods
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