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How to memorize fast

Want to learn how to memorize fast? Whether you’re studying for an upcoming exam, or just hoping to preserve what you have already learned from school, remembering can be a challenge. If you’d like to know the secret on how to memorize fast, I’ll show you how you can easily do it.

There are two distinct classes of mental representation, verbal memory and visual memory and these processes achieve dramatically different results. Most people only know verbal memory techniques and can recall about five to seven words out of 15 words (not necessarily in the right order) using verbal memory. However, using your visual memory, an average person would most likely to recall from 10 up to all 15 words.

If you’d like to activate the stunning power of your visual memory, you need to know how to use and apply it. Since, it is activated when you physically see an image or when you visualize it in your mind, you can improve it by practicing on visual illustrations. Eventually, you’ll be surprised how easily and fast you can memorize.

Video by Memorize Academy

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 MemorizePeriodicTable.com 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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