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Master your memory with humour and imagination.
Sun 30 April 2017, 13:00 – 17:00 BST
Stand-up comedian and memory expert John O' Brien teaches the techniques world memory champions use to perform amazing feats of memory like memorising a shuffled pack of playing cars in under 20 seconds, memorising hundreds of binary digits in perfect order, memorising speeches without notes .etc. He also shows how learning these techniques have great practical applications in your business and personal life.
Hello. Thanks for taking time to read this. I first became fascinated in memory training when I was younger. I remember I used to see adverts in the newspapers about memory courses that could teach you techniques that would allow you to do amazing things with your memory. At the time although I was curious about it, I was also sceptical. How can someone teach you do all these things with your memory? Surely only geniuses were capable of such things. That belief held me back from discovering at that time what our brains are really capable.
I then remember watching a program on TV when I was about fifteen with magician Paul Daniels. It was called The Magic of Memory. In that program he took some random members of the audience who said they had a bad memory gave them a memory test which they didn't do too well in. However after being taught some techniques from a memory expert in only a few minutes they were able to get almost 100 percent in the memory test. You can find this program on YouTube.
After seeing this program I became fascinated by this. Maybe the adverts in the papers years earlier were real, maybe normal people could learn how to do amazing things with their memory. So I decided to do some research. I bought some books and courses and started learning how all this stuff works. To my amazement I found out that this stuff actually worked. After about a week of learning this stuff I could memorise a pack of cards in order after reading them only once. I could also memorise a random list of 100 words in order. This stuff was amazing.
What is the point in memorising random words or a pack of shuffled cards I hear you say. Well there are a number of reasons memory training is useful. Imagine how much your social life or business life would change if you remembered the names of everybody you met. Last year at the Edinburgh festival I memorised the names of the entire bar staff in the venue I was in. From this I got the best discounts on food and drink :)
For sales people how much of an impact would it have on your sales if you could remember all the product information of your product and the sales process.
For comedians and speakers these techniques can be used to easily remember your speech or material without notes.
If you are a teacher or parent you can learn amazing techniques that help your pupils learn information for exams much easier.
If you are a student learning anything new these techniques are great for learning new information in a fraction of the time and making a huge impact on your life.
A few years ago I started using my memory skills in my stand-up routines. I would get a list of random words from the audience and list them by number. I got this to 300 at one stage. I would then improvise material by getting people to shout out a random number. I would recall the words associated with the numbers and improvise material from this. This became a popular part of my Edinburgh festival shows. People would always ask me how I did this. That’s when I decided to start running workshops. I have now been running them for five years and have also had some corporate clients ask me to do a workshop for their workers.
I also have an online course that has over 2000 students enrolled.
After completing this workshop you will get access to my online course for free. ( worth £70.00)
Book your place for this workshop now. Places are limited and will be on a first come first served basis.