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I'm James Gladwell, chief contributor and editor of SmartMemoryPower.com. I'm fascinated by the human mind and I set this site up in order to help people increase their memory power, while I learned how to improve mine. Feel free to leave a comment on the site and let me know how you think I can make the site better.

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4 Top Revision Techniques for Students

Revision is a study skill that helps improve memory and enhance learning when preparing for an upcoming exam. Practice and preparation are critical tools for educational success, however; there is only one set rule when revising for a test – stay organized. Beyond that, students approach these methods in different ways. The revision techniques will […]

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6 Memory Myths That Could Be Harming Your Brain Power

There are a number of memory myths that exist which could be harming your personal development. In particular, if you believe these myths, it can prevent you from improving your memory, as you won’t realise what’s possible. So, read the following myths and see which ones you thoughts were true… The Memory Myths 1) ‘We […]

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How to Remember Names and Faces

Whether you’re in a social situation or a memory competition (yes, they really exist), you need to know how to remember names and faces. So it’s fortunate that you’re reading this, because that’s exactly what I’m going to show you! Better still, I’m going to show you 16 faces, complete with the name of each […]

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The Journey Method Explained

I wanted to share this clever little video with you as it explains The Journey Method (also known as Loci or The Memory Palace) rather well. It also features one of my favourite memory masters (also referred to as mnemonists), Dominic O’Brien. Sadly, the audio isn’t brilliant as the video creators haven’t used a lapel microphone […]

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How to Memorize a Deck of Cards Like a Memory Master

One of the more impressive feats of memory you can do is to memorize a deck of cards. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to memorize a deck of cards using a simple method. First of all, let’s take a look at this method in action, courtesy of Dutch TV and memory champion Dominic […]

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Are You Coming to the Memory Marathon in London?

The Serpentine Gallery, situated in London’s beautiful Hyde Park, will be playing host to a huge Memory Marathon event this October. And you can be a part of it! The event, which runs for three full days, will see artists, historians and even a World Memory Champion exploring the world of memory. Billed by The […]

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How Ed Miliband Memorised his 6,000 Word Speech

It all began one year ago at the 2011 Labour Party conference in Liverpool… Having given a rousing keynote speech to the assembled party members, Ed Miliband left the stage. As he did, the Labour leader commented to his aides that he could have done the same speech more effectively without using an autocue. Fast […]

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How to Remember Names

It seems like one of the many social skills that nobody teaches you in life is how to remember names. It’s a key skill and the better you are at it, the better you’re likely to be perceived by other people. After all, we all love hearing our own name. Knowing that someone has remembered […]

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Memory Strategies and Productivity Tips for a Busy World

Today I want to give you some memory strategies that will help you to remember more in our ever busy world. They’re simple, and as with everything I write here, you can apply them straightaway. Memory Strategies to Keep You Sane Eliminate Technology Overload There’s been an interesting development regarding our memories over the past […]

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How to Memorize a Speech – 3 Simple Techniques

No matter what area of work or life you happen to be in, there comes a time when you need to know how to memorize a speech… Ideally, the quicker and easier the better. Well, I’m here to help you with some ninja memorization techniques so you can get the speech down in no time. […]

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