Join Paul Nowak for an in-depth discussion in this video Memorizing speeches or scripts word for word, part of Improving Your Memory.
- Memorizing a speech or a script…is definitely a challenge,…but it can be done actors do it all the time,…so what's their secret?…Tip number one you probably already know by now, repetition.…Repeat your lines again and again,…over and over, this tip is simple but it works.…Keep in mind that there are a variety…of ways to get repetition,…one way is to simply read your lines to yourself,…another way is to read those lines out loud.…Once you've read the lines to yourself…and out loud a few times you can then try to recite…the first part of your script or presentation…without looking at the words.…
This will be hard at first,…but each time you repeat you'll get better.…This is sometimes called self-testing,…and it's a very powerful way to remember things…even though you'll struggle at first.…Trying to rehearse it over and over again…while making mistakes will actually help you improve faster…than just reading the lines…from the page over and over again.…At some point you need to look away and quiz yourself.…Another way to get your repetition is to walk and talk.…
- 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
1. Memory Principles
2. Memory Techniques
3. Using the Numeric Peg System
4. Situational Methods
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