Have you ever walked into a room and couldn't remember what you went there for?Have you ever grasped the hand of a potential client and then when the handshake broke, the name seemed to disappear from your memory? Or have you everleft a prospect and as you drove away remembered a key point that you shouldhave shared with them?

Of course you have... we all have. However, I have some great news for you. Yourmemory is nowhere near as bad as you may think it is. Recently, I was a guest ata radio station in Waco. The disc jockey wrote a 50 digit number on a sheet ofpaper and told his listening audience and then played a three minute song forhis audience.

As the listeners enjoyed the song I memorized the 50 digit number. When the songwas over we went back live on the air and I handed him the paper. I thenproceeded to say the number forwards and then I said it backwards. The discjockey looked at me in utter disbelief and stunned he said, 'Ron... you areincredible!' I looked him straight in the eye and replied, 'You know... you areright!' I said, 'Jay, the greatest computer ever created does not come from Dellor Gateway. The greatest computer ever created does not sit on the assembly lineof a computer factory. Instead, you and I are the greatest computers evercreated. And yes... you are right. I am incredible... but so are you.'

The human memory has the ability to hear a 100 digit number or more once andthen repeat it forwards and backwards, it has the ability to memorize aShakespearean play word for word or memorize the stats of every baseball playerfor the last 100 years, and the human memory has the capability to meet 100people in 20 minutes and recall every single name!

Now, the question is, are you doing these things? If not, the reason is simplythat you have not been trained to. Two thousand years ago a Greek namedSimonedes developed a memory method called 'Loci'. With this method, Simonedesnumbered locations in his home. He started in the doorway and then logicallyproceeded around his home. He reviewed these items so many times mentally thatif you asked him what was number 25 then he could instantly tell you what pieceof furniture that number corresponded to.

These 25 objects were actually mental files for Simonedes. Then if he had a listof items he wanted to recall he would place them mentally on these objects inhis home. Let's say that you are a professional who wants to give a speechwithout notes. Simply turn the key points into pictures and then file them toyour 'house files'. When you are called upon to speak simply mentally walkthrough the house and give your talk without notes.

For example, recently I gave a one hour keynote in Atlanta at a home buildersconference. I wrote my speech out the night before. The first thing I wanted todo was talk about the book, 'How to Win Friends and Influence People.' So Ivisualized the book on my front door and then mentally walked through my houseand gave the one hour talk without notes! That can work for you as well.

Anything that you want to recall simply turn it into a picture, place it on yourhouse files and get ready to be amazed! YOU are the greatest computer evercreated!

Author's Bio: 

Ron White has spent over a decade training business professionals and students how to improve their memory, grades and income. He has appeared on FOX television, broken a Guinness Record by memorizing a 28 digit number in 75 seconds, been a guest on over 35 radio programs in the United States and Canada, and his articles have appeared in print across the country. Ron has authored 2 books and 5 audio programs (two of these programs with Zig Ziglar, Denis Waitley and Jim Rohn) You can find his best selling products at www.ronwhitetraining.com