Brainpower Contest Winner # 12
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Hey! Love your newsletter!
Here's a memory technique I used when
I was a pizza delivery guy for a MAJOR (wink-wink) pizza delivery
chain. I was trying to memorize the street names in our delivery
area so that I wouldn't have to use a map, so I could deliver
pizzas quicker and get more tips! ;)
The technique I used was simple. I would
create an absolutely ridiculous 'movie' in my head, using the
names of the streets For example (Streets in CAPS here.): "Mike
TYSON was sitting in FIRST class with his HEAD stuck in a CAMPBELL
soup can, and a LION jumped over George WASHINGTON's head and
and plopped into Thomas JEFFERSON's lap, who had just PIERCEd
Ted TURNER's ear."
Sounds ridiculous, but if you take that
sentence and visualize it a couple times as a silly movie, it'll
be stuck in your head for a LONG time! Works like a charm! You
can even do it for really looooong lists; just create a longer
'movie' that's full of action and silliness!
Hope this helps! - Kyril from the USA
I have used similar story-linking memory techniques, so I
know that they work very well. Thank you Kyril, and I hope that
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