Free Interview with Memory Skills Master Phil Chambers

Dear Memorizers, Just a quick note that a new free interview with World Mind Mapping Champion and Chief Arbiter of the World Memory Championships Phil Chambers is now available over at my Magnetic Memory Method website. Here’s a quick video about it: I’m really grateful to Phil for taking the time to speak with us…

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Nelson Dellis TEDx Video on Trained Memory

The best part of this video is when Nelson Dellis admits that there is nothing special about memorizing a deck of cards. He’s right. There isn’t. He’s also right that everyone can do it. Watch the video to learn about the power of your mind and how to use it to enhance every area of…

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How To Memorize German Grammar Released

If you’ve ever wanted to improve your ability to learn and memorize German grammar by 100% … 200% … 300% (or more) using simple skills you can learn in under an hour (or less), then this may be the most important book you will ever read. Believe it or not, it doesn’t matter if you…

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Free Memory Improvement Master Plan (And Much More!)

So … I haven’t been posting over here very often lately, because … I’ve been so busy building the community over at www.magneticmemorymethod.com. Have a look see. Some of the things you’ll find over there include: * The free Memory Improvement Master Plan. * The free Memory Training Consumer Awareness Guide. * A growing number…

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German Mnemonics Interview with Dr. Sperber

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How On Earth Do You Memorize All Those German Words?

So here’s an interesting question from a reader of How to Learn and Memorize German Vocabulary. “Dr. Metivier, how do you memorize so many words on top of all the other things you do? How do you find the time?” It’s absolutely true that I add at least one more word to one of my…

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Why You Should “Butcher” the German Language As Often As You Can

Every now and then someone emails or leaves a review of How to Learn and Memorize German Vocabulary. They find aspects of the technique confusing. “Anthony, what’s a mnemonic?” “What does it mean to ‘amplify my memory?’” And more. These points are all explained in the book, but I guess it’s time that I explained…

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Blixa Bargeld Reads From Hornbach

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Great Punk Song About Berlin

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Nice Images of Berlin in New David Bowie Video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOyDTy9DtHQ

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Preparing for New Year’s 2013 in Berlin and New York City

Watch the video here.

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Sandra Bullock Speaking German

Although it’s most likely she learned the language as a youngster, is it possible that she used a memory palace for the really tough words?

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Berlin Bags on a Berlin Street

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My Favorite German Film Begins and Ends with the Letter “M”

That’s right. I’m talking about Fritz Lang’s 1931 masterpiece M. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YaPzoTfLNk&feature=related There are quite a few versions of the film on YouTube, but I’m posting this one because the English subtitles are slightly obscured. And sometimes the English translations don’t appear at all. That will encourage you to fill in the blanks and understand the…

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Nietzsche: Without Music Life Would be a Mistake + The Outside

Last night I went to the movie theater and saw Here Comes the Boom. At one point, the music teacher of the school quotes Nietzsche: “Without Music Life Would be a Mistake.” In German, the exact wording is: “Ohne Musik wäre das Leben ein Irrtum.” This quote raises strong feelings and reminds me of “The…

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Drawing Your Memory Palace for Maximum Effect

Andrew Watt has an interesting blog post called Wanderings in the Labyrinth. In it he talks about using Google Sketch to create a visual image of your memory palace. Google Sketch is now Trimble SketchUp, in case you go looking for it. Andrew’s post is important because it reminds us of the value of having…

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Memerizing Spellungs

Yes, I purposefully misspelled the title of this post. Partly to be cute, but partly to harness the power of typos. In fact, this post is thanks to GermanLover who was kind enough to point out two typos I had made on my Maßstab post. It was funny too, because in making the comment, GermanLover…

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Coming up with German Words to Memorize is Soooooper Easy

Sometimes people ask me about the best German words to learn and memorize. The answer, of course, is:

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