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In this meetup we'll go over techniques for memorizing long lists with a practical application of the memory palace technique. If you haven't already memorized the names of all 44 US Presidents in order forwards and backwards, we'll try to accomplish that by the end of this meetup. If you already know all the US Presidents, I'll also bring a list of the Kings and Queens of England to memorize while you learn the technique. If you have created a mnemonic system for numbers already, you can try to memorize the dates too. If you haven't finished your system for numbers yet, and you want to memorize the dates as well, send me an email with questions anytime before the meetup, and I could help you finish your mnemonic system for numbers. This technique is very useful for memorizing schoolwork or business information. I use it every time I go shopping. Here are some examples of other things that this technique can be applied to: Memorizing a history timeline Memorizing geologic time periods Memorizing recipes Memorizing a list of names Memorizing a to-do list Memorizing logical fallacies Basically, anytime you need to memorize facts that are in order, this technique is a great way to do it. Date and location to be announced. --Josh
In this meetup, I'll explain several systems for memorizing numbers (http://blog.mnemotechnics.org/an-introduction-to-mnemonic-number-systems-4782.html). Then we'll take an hour or two to work on our mnemonic systems together. The goal will be to help people finish their number memorization systems (e.g., Dominic System, Major System, PAO System). No experience necessary. If you've never used a number memorization system, we'll help you get started. If you've already started your mnemonic system, we'll help you finish it. This number system will help prepare you for our memory competition in the San Francisco Bay Area. The time, date, and location will be announced soon.