30 Days to a More Powerful Memory

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With phones ringing off the hook, constantly changing to-do lists, and increasingly complicated schedules, having a good memory has become more important than ever. Drawing on the latest research from cognitive experts and psychologists, 30 Days to a More Powerful Memory provides hands-on, practical strategies and exercises that anyone, young or old, can use to sharpen their memory — fast! The book introduces readers to memory-boosting techniques such as mnemonic devices, visualization, chunking and clustering, ...

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Overview

With phones ringing off the hook, constantly changing to-do lists, and increasingly complicated schedules, having a good memory has become more important than ever. Drawing on the latest research from cognitive experts and psychologists, 30 Days to a More Powerful Memory provides hands-on, practical strategies and exercises that anyone, young or old, can use to sharpen their memory — fast! The book introduces readers to memory-boosting techniques such as mnemonic devices, visualization, chunking and clustering, and mental triggers, and also shows how to:

• effectively decrease anxiety levels and combat the negative emotions that can affect recall

• create powerful backup systems to help trigger associations

• exercise both body and mind, and improve overall health to improve memory

• get the kind of restful sleep that will increase one’s ability to retain information.

The book discusses common myths about memory, clarifying what’s true and what isn’t. Packed with tips and memory-boosting activities, this guide provides readers with the simple but powerful methods they need to increase their mental agility.

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“A complete and useful guide.”

—T + D (Training and Development)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780814474457
  • Publisher: AMACOM
  • Publication date: 4/28/2007
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 1,433,355
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Gini Graham Scott, Ph.D. (Oakland, CA) is the founder and director of Changemakers and Creative Communications & Research. She is the author of over 40 books, including A Survival Guide for Working with Bad Bosses (0-8144-7298-2), and A Survival Guide to Working with Humans (0-8144-7205-2). Frequently sought out by the media, she has been interviewed for Oprah, Geraldo at Large, Montel Williams, The O’Reilly Factor, The New York Times, Glamour, and Cosmopolitan.

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Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction vii

1. How Your Memory Works 1

2. How Your Long-Term Memory Works 15

3. How Good Is Your Memory? 31

4. Creating a Memory Journal 49

5. Pay Attention!!! 57

6. Improving Your Health and Your Memory 69

7. Decrease Stress and Anxiety to Remember More 85

8. Increase Your Energy to Boost Your Memory Power 96

9. It’s All About Me! 105

10. Remembering More by Remembering Less 110

11. Using Schemas and Scripts to Help You Remember 124

12. Chunk It and Categorize It 134

13. Rehearse . . . Rehearse . . . Rehearse . . . and Review 145

14. Repeat It! 153

15. Talk About It 158

16. Tell Yourself a Story 164

17. Remembering a Story 170

18. Back to Basics 175

19. Take a Letter 181

20. Linked In and Linked Up 187

21. Find a Substitute 194

22. It’s All About Location 198

23. Be a Recorder 208

24. Record and Replay 213

25. Body Language 223

26. Let Your Intuition Do the Walking 227

27. Remembering Names and Faces 236

28. Remembering Important Numbers 245

29. Walk the Talk: Speeches, Presentations a and Meetings 255

Notes 261

Resources and References 265

Index 267

About the Author 277

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