The human brain is the single most underutilized organ in the human body. The availability of memory assistance gadgets in the marketplace has led to more and more people depending on electronics to remember simple day-to-day things.

We all believe we live in what is often grandly called, the information age. The unfortunate fact of the matter is that we live in a data era. Unlike information that is processed and organized into meaningful and relevant pieces. In today's world we are faced with an avalanche of data with no structure or organization. This has resulted in an information glut. It is little wonder that our brain refuses to hold on to many of these little bits of data that it is bombarded with on a daily basis through the Internet and various forms of media. This does not mean that our brains are not capable of handling vast amounts of information. The human brain is more than capable and is wired for limitless capacities of storage. Memory training programs can help individuals train their brains to filter, process and hold on to information more effectively.

Why Most Memory Training Programs Fail to Work

Most memory training programs simply don't work. Participants come away with a few simple tips and tricks, but not much substance. This is no fault of the participants because a lot of the memory training programs out there are too simplistic and do not include the techniques that facilitate memory improvement. It is incorrect to assume that once an individual is taught memory improvement skills they will carry them for life. For Memory training skills to be truly beneficial they need to be practiced, to the extent that they become automatic and an involuntary part of the person's psyche. Continued training and reinforcement are essential.

How to Get the Most out of a Memory Training Course

Memory training works best only when the individual is taught how and why the memory training techniques work, and when they need to be used. In most cases, the individual is taught simple pointers that help facilitate memory rather than learning to permanently improve memory skills, which is far more desirable.

Improving memory has to do with diligent practice. If a person drops the practice of a memory training technique because it was "too hard", he loses the technique because it wasn't practiced long enough to become a permanent part of his memory training arsenal. The importance of such practice cannot be understated. A good memory training course should help the individual learn why certain techniques work exceedingly well for specific situations and not so well for others. Each encountered situation demands a different memory training technique.

It is important for the individual to experience the usefulness of the memory training techniques. Simply hearing about them during a training lecture is not enough. Each individual must not only practice the techniques but experience the usefulness and relevance of each specific technique in order to integrate them permanently into their lives. So, the next time you falter during a presentation or miss an anniversary, check into a memory training program and you'll be amazed at the limitless capacity of your mind.

Author's Bio: 

Michael Jeffreys is the president of Seminars on DVD, a premiere provider of video based training for businesses and individuals, featuring renowned experts and speakers. Learn more at: