How Technology is Stealing our Brain...and How to Steal it Back
Digital Amnesia: The experience of forgetting something important because you trust a connected device. Since we've been able to place more memory power in the palm of our hands than was used to land a man on the moon, we've banished our memory to the back burner. The more we rely on technology to retrieve information, the more we erode the process to recall that information 'naturally.'
So is this a problem? Well, aside from the mental health aspects, here's just one scenario. You have a pre-arranged appointment, you have reviewed all the personal information about that client/customer/patient, you're able to ask after their spouse/partner, kids, calling them all by name, even their favorite sports team. They feel you have a great relationship.
A month later you bump into them unexpectedly, not only have you forgotten their spouse/partners/kids names....you can't even remember THEIR name. How's that relationship now? How helpful is that device now?
In this highly interactive, empowering and fun presentation, Bob shows you how to keep your memory in shape, how to steal your brain back from technology.....and how you'll never again need to say "Sorry, I forgot your name."
Network Like a Millionaire and Never Forget a Face
You will love networking after this. With this version of his 90-minute keynote, workshop or concurrent session, Bob can share the #1 memory problem in business today – how to recall clients’ names.
How often have you bumped into clients, or customers, or someone you know but can’t remember his name, or hers? Socially, this can be embarrassing, and in business, it can be disastrous. With our lives already so hectic, and the number of people who are important to us increasing every day, we need an instant and easy way to keep every one of them active in our memory. The sweetest sound to someone is the sound of his or her name. By recalling a correct name, especially after only one introduction, you will not only engage and flatter its owner, but you will be remembered for your thoughtful interest.
In his amusing, unusual and empowering presentation, Bob reveals a wonderful method to easily recall and store into memory the names of new friends and business acquaintances. Having been taught the system, participants are quickly and easily able to recall both first and last names of several new acquaintances as they are introduced during the presentation. It’s a hilarious system that will have the audience in hysterics… and it works!
90 Minute Keynote
Present-like-a-proAccelerate Your Memory Into Rapid Recall
Take your connections to the next level. In this presentation, Bob reveals the untapped memory potential in each of us.
Bob delivers two incredibly powerful memory demonstrations, which never fail to astonish. After entertaining the audience with his memory, he enriches their minds by teaching the hilarious and practical ‘Chain’ system. (A system dating back to ancient Greece, which is an invaluable tool for memorizing speeches, presentations lists, complex equations and more!)
Members of the audience always leave grinning and eager to test their new skills. Watch them practice recall at conferences, on the road, at home, and in the office.
Are you ready to accelerate your memory into rapid recall? The skills lie a short keynote away.
60 Minute Keynote
Sales-training Half- or Full-day Session, All Techniques Covered
Master class: memory’s best-kept secret. In this half- or full-day workshop Bob will introduce the group to four major memory systems. Expanding on his ninety-minute keynote, he will introduce them to the Peg System and The Phonetic Index. This session can be customized to support your sales team.
The Peg System gives the student the ability to memorize schedules, calendars, meetings, feature lists and rules, and regulations. It is one of the easiest time savers you’ll ever learn.
The Phonetic Index was developed over three hundred years ago and is often considered to be the single most powerful memory system ever devised. Yet, until now, it has been known by only a handful of scholars and experts. Bob retrieved the Phonetic Index from history’s dustbin, revamped it, and made it directly applicable to today’s business leaders. This system gives the user the ability to recall the biggest stumper of them all – numerical information. On a basic level, the Phonetic Index makes the memorization of phone numbers and serial numbers as easy as smiling. Using it in conjunction with some of Bob’s other techniques, it becomes a valuable resource, allowing the student to recall deep banks of information. As an example of this, Bob demonstrates how he has memorized the capitals, population and square mileage of every nation on earth, as well as the major world events for every year of the twentieth century. In the workshops, groups never fail to amaze themselves by memorizing, both forwards and in reverse, a randomly generated thirty-digit number. It is an exercise that shows the incredible, untapped potential in each of us.
Half or Full Day Session
Available as a Workshop and Consultant. Customized to support your team or sales team.