While sitting in an important business meeting, the last thing you want to do is draw a blank, especially when all eyes are on you. But let’s face it. There is a lot of information these days for the savvy professional to keep track of. From names and numbers to news and new technology, we all have a lot in our brains to manage and recall at the right moment. With the help of NLP techniques, you can improve your memory.

Strategies for improving recall are presented in the “NLP Toolkit”and are helpful to everyone. Three tips presented in the toolkit feature techniques that help organise information for easy recall.

  1. Stories. Place information in a story, with characters and a sequence of events. If you make the story remarkable in some way, even funny or ridiculous, you will be pinning the information kinesthetically to pathways accessible for recall.
  2. Images. Visualise a numbered list of highly memorable objects, “pegs,” with which to associate information. By visualising the information as hanging on the pegs, you’ll be able to see it, then recall it.
  3. Spatial. Place information you want to remember within rooms in a building. When you need the information, you’ll visualise it sitting in the specified room and your brain will pull it out.

Put to use easy-to-learn and effective techniques for improving your memory and you won’t suffer again the uncomfortable moment of trying to remember the thing on the tip of your tongue.

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Roger Terry

Director of Training and Coaching at Evolution Training Ltd
Roger Terry is one of the world’s leading experts on applying NLP to drive excellence both professionally and personally. Roger leads seminars and consults with companies all over the world, including in the UK, USA, Europe and Middle East. He is the author of several books, including The Hidden Art of Interviewing, NLP and Qualitative Research, NLP for Teachers and The NLP Toolkit.