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Master Memorization: Easy recall for Speeches, Presentations, Scripts, and Proverbs

Tue 28 May 2024    
| 3 min read

Renowned American Author Dianna Booher has correctly said: “If you can’t write your message in a sentence, you can’t say it in an hour.”

That’s true indeed and learning speeches and scripts to give a wonderful presentation is truly very important as it can very embarrassing when an individual forgets a speech.

Memorizing a presentation can really become a tough task, but if you do it right, it can do wonders to your confidence. As former USA first lady Michelle Obama has rightly said: “Your success will be determined by your own confidence and fortitude.”

Have you ever wondered how the Greeks or the Romans managed to give amazing long and detailed speeches which had language and so many facts and data? They used an ancient memory technique called the Method of Loci, which is also called the MEMORY PALACE method. This memorization technique involves associating words and ideas with spaces. Let’s look at an example to help you understand better:
Sangeeta works for a telecom company and she wants to memorize a presentation about the latest mobile Smartphone that her company has just launched. To remember the main points of the presentation, Sangeeta builds a MEMORY PALACE of her house, where each room is associated with a section of the presentation.

Bedroom: Associated with “Battery” because she recharges her energy when she sleeps.
Work Area: Associated with “Camera” because her remote work involves video conferencing.
Kitchen: Associated with “Speed” because this is the back-end where things are made up.
Living Room: Associated with “Display” because this is where she watches the news on TV.
A MEMORY PALACE doesn’t need to be a real place. Its idea is you can mentally walk through your palace looking at your memories to recall them. They can be or small, real or imaginary as long as there is some semblance of order that links one locus to the next.

  • An individual can build his/her own MEMORY PALACE for a presentation by following some simple steps which are as follows:
    Step 1: Think of a location. This could be a real place, like your own office or house, or even a fictional location.
  • Step 2: Set a proper thought process to walk through in your mind. It is very important to understand the beginning, middle and the end of the route you are taking as you mentally walk through the location.
  • Step 3: Make associations between the features and your presentation. Relate specific parts of your presentation with the items and features identified in the previous step and build Powerful Visual Association.
  • Step 4: Practice walking through the thought process many times. This will help you familiarize yourself with your MEMORY PALACE and enable you to retrieve memorized information faster during your actual presentation.

Let us see how to memorize articles you read with ease. Firstly read the article and get the “GIST” of it. After this, pick the Key Words for each thought; then make a LINK to memorize them, and keep on practicing.

This method of using KEY WORDS for memorization can also be used for remembering lyrics and various scripts and also quotations. You might have to revise them often; but eventually it will be an effortless style of learning. Take one word from the script, choose a punch line and the whole chapter will be easy to learn.

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About the writer: Minoo Jokhi is a Mathemagician cum Memory Development Trainer based in Mumbai, India. He trains people of all ages right from 4 to 80 years of age and shows them how to increase their Memory-Power and once and for all shatter the myth that memory is neither good nor bad but in reality, is trained or untrained. Readers can contact him via email at [email protected] or follow him at

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