Memory Techniques for Playing the Piano

I get lots of questions from people all around the world about all aspects of memory and today I had this question from someone who has been reading my book on Memory Improvement Techniques “Memory Power Up“. Here is what they had to say: I have been studying your book Memory Power-up in effort to help…

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Meeting Facilitation & Facilitating Groups

Just recently I worked with improvisational comedy genius John Cremer to co-facilitate a session for a Chief Executive networking organisation. at Knowsley Hall, Merseyside. Our remit was to create an environment to allow quality networking between two groups of Chief Executives and one group of Senior Managers, many of whom had never met before. Following…

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Mnemonics Work for Aikido Too

I have been interested in the Martial Arts for as long as I can remember. When I was at university, I practiced Karate and then when work forced me to moved away from my Dojo in Plymouth I took up Tai Chi (which I still practice to this day). Then after being in the martial arts wilderness…

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Mnemonics – One for the Great Philosophers

I don’t know about you but I am not really an expert on philosophy. Much of it is above my head and whilst I like a good old ponder on the wonders of the world we live in and the people who inhabit this planet, I really don’t understand it. Now that does not mean…

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Reading Out Aloud When is it Good For You?

Subvocalisation is one of the challenges we have to overcome if we are going to learn how to read much faster. It is a habit we develop when we first learn to read because the teachers (and our parents) need to know we are doing it right. It is simply saying to ourselves what we are…

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How to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions in 3 Simple Steps

So it is just a few short days into the New Year and if you set your New Year’s Resolutions on 31st December, how are you getting on with them? Have you kept to your commitment or, like millions of others, have you already wavered in your pledge to stop or start whatever it was…

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What It Really Takes To Be An Effective Reader

I teach people how to become more effective readers all the time. The strategies are really quite simple and you can divide an effective reading course (or speed reading course if you prefer that description) into three phases: Phase I This gets rid of the bad habits we are taught in school that have been…

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Mnemonics, Mnemosyne and How to Memorize

Let me take you back in time just a few wee centuries and share with you what very little I know about Greek Mythology. Zeus was king of the Gods at that time (must have had a good election campaign that year) and he had a little intern called Mnemosyne. Now Mnemosyne is the personification of memory…

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Britney Spears – How to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions Guaranteed!

+++++STOP PRESS++++ Stunning news….. Has the violence in Gaza ceased? Is the cholera epidemic coming to an end in Zimbabwe? No…. I think Britney Spears is going to try and stop biting her nails in 2009. Bet you are delighted to hear that and I am sure the world will be a better place for…

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Speed Reading to Read Faster? It is Just a Matter of Belief

Just recently I worked with a client organisation to help them become more effective readers by teaching them speed reading so they could read faster. In this short 5 minute video I discuss the biggest problem I encounter when helping people with their reading and what you can do about it: Improving your reading speed…

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