How to Memorize Fast and Easily

If you’d like to memorize 10 times faster,
this video will show easily you can improve. You remember information in two main ways
– as words, using your verbal memory, or as pictures, using your visual memory. They’re different mental processes and they
achieve dramatically different results. People never believe how absolutely crazy
the difference is, so here’s a challenge for you and you can prove it for yourself. First, let’s test your verbal memory. I’ll give you a list of ten words and let’s
see how many you’re able to remember. Here we go: Piano
Elephant Truck
Bottle Basketball
Chair Pineapple
Dog Painting
Trampoline Ok, pause the video and write down all the
words you can remember. How’d you go? If you’re like the average person, you were
able to recall about five to seven words, not necessarily in the right order. So that was your verbal memory, now let’s
test your visual memory. I’ll give you another list of words, but
this time, I’ll also give a short story and draw a picture. To activate your visual memory, just create
a mental picture of everything I describe and draw. You can even close your eyes and just listen
to my voice. Here we go. Ferrari – Imagine you’re driving a bright
red Ferrari with the top down. The music is pumping above the throaty growl
of the engine, and your hair is blowing in the wind. Chicken – With a loud ‘thump’ a giant
chicken lands in the seat next to you. It’s the size of a person, enormous and
yellow. It must have fallen out of the sky. Watermelon – The chicken opens the car door
and leaps out onto the road. As it stands there, an enormous green watermelon
rolls over the top of it and keeps rolling down the road. Barack Obama – You watch the watermelon
roll down the road and straight into Barack Obama. The watermelon splits in half and Obama is
left standing there, dripping in watermelon juice. Poodle – Obama picks up a passing poodle
and uses it to wipe juice off his face. The poodle is pure white, but as it soaks
up watermelon juice it slowly turns bright pink. Flagpole – Obama throws the poodle away,
it flies through the air and lands on the top of a tall flagpole. The weight of the juicy poodle causes the
flagpole to slowly topple over. Cake – With a loud and messy ‘splat’
the flagpole falls into the middle of an enormous birthday cake. Icing, cream and candles go flying everywhere,
raining down on people passing by. Doll – A large dollop of cream lands on
the head of an oversized Barbie doll. It creates a weird chemical reaction and the
doll shoots into the sky like a space rocket, blonde hair trailing behind her. Pizza – The doll rockets upwards and just
as it starts to fall, a large pizza explodes open above her head like a parachute. The pizza is attached to the doll by long
strings of melted cheese. Giraffe – The pizza eventually lands on
the ground, covering the doll, and a giraffe walks over and starts eating the pizza, bending
its long neck and stretching its tongue to lick up the delicious cheese. Skateboard – After eating too much pizza,
the giraffe pulls out a skateboard, jumps on it, and starts gliding down the street,
ducking signs and street lights as it rolls along. Cigarette – The skateboard begins coughing,
and it stops and uses one of its wheels to light a cigarette. The cigarette becomes engulfed in flames and
the skateboard throws it away. Statue of Liberty – The flaming cigarette
flies through the air and lands on the torch being held aloft by the Statue of Liberty. The torch bursts into flames too. Ice cream – The Statue of Liberty comes
alive and thrusts the burning torch deep into a big bucket of ice cream. It’s cherry chocolate ice cream that melts
and starts to bubble ominously. Fireworks – The ice cream explodes into
fireworks, lighting up the sky above the Statue of Liberty with brightly colored fireworks
forming the words ‘The End’. Ok, pause the video again and write down how
many words you’re able to recall using your visual memory. The trick is to re-create a picture in your
mind of each image in the story. Did you see the difference? And I did something sneaky, I gave you fifteen
words, not ten, but the average person would have been able to recall from ten up to all
fifteen words, and mostly in the correct order. Leave a comment below and let me know how
your verbal memory scored against your visual memory. Visual memory techniques have been around
for thousands of years, but for some strange reason, most people only know verbal memory
techniques. Verbal techniques are things like acronyms
and acrostics, word associations and rhymes, and even songs, and they all need a serious
chunk of boring repetition. They can be fantastic for a small number of
words, but they don’t activate the amazing power of your visual memory. If you’d like to activate the stunning power
of your visual memory to memorize the entire periodic table of elements, head over to
and check out our step-by-step animated video course. And if you’d like to learn some more amazing
visual memory techniques, you can register there for our free video training series too,
and learn how to transform yourself into an amazing student. Don’t forget to tell me in the comments
below your scores for your verbal and your visual memory, and if you thought this was
a cool challenge, please share it with your friends and see if their memory is as amazing
as yours. Thanks for watching, bye!

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