Chester Santos The International Man of Memory

 

Remember the name


In this memory tip, Chester Santos, the International Man of Memory, and 2008 U.S. Memory Champion, gives the reason why so many people can remember a person's face and not their name. If you can activate multiple senses, then the person's moniker will be easier to remember. And this is so important, because as Dale Carnegie says in his book How to Win Friends and Influence People, there is no better word to a person's ears than their name. At his one-day workshop, Chester spends an entire segment just on how to remember peoples names. At his seminars, starts each workshop out by naming the first names of...
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Memory in a pill

Memory in a pill
Everybody wants the "miracle" fix. Whether it's six-pack abs while sitting on the couch, to weight loss while you sleep, to great libido in a little blue pill. With memory, it's no different. People want one pill that will make you remember everything in a breeze. While that's unlikely, Chester Santos, the 7-time U.S. Memory finalist and 2008 Champion, believes that a healthy mind when combined with proper memory techniques can definitely make an improvement. The great news is that most of what you need can be found at your locally grocery store. No informercial "power packs" necessary. "I am a firm believer that a healthy...
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Photographic memory: Is it a hoax?

Photographic memory: Is it a hoax?
Photographic memory is the creme de la creme for brainiacs. A person opens up a book and looks at each page for a few seconds and has an exact photo image of it in their brain. Later, they can see an exact duplicate of those pages by pulling them up in their mind.  For U.S. Memory Champion Chester Santos, he can't count the number of times someone tells him they have a photographic memory. And each time, he gives them a polite nod and smile. He doesn't want to argue with the fantasy in their mind. Because for Santos, a photographic memory is just that. Pure...
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Technology not good for memory

brain For most, smart phones have become a second brain. Especially when it comes to storing contact information. Thousands of names, addresses, emails, and phone numbers. The problem is that as technology allows us to do more and more, it hurts our cognitive skills. Chester Santos, The International Man of Memory, who devotes his life to helping people restore their ability to process thoughts and sharpen memory skills says that he is amazed at the negative impact technology has made on the mind. "It has gotten so bad that not only do people not remember their contact's numbers, but I've met many people who can't even...
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