Tag: memory

How to make a memorable slide presentation

How to make a memorable slide presentation

I speak of some of these tactics in my book Eliminate Your Competition but this infographic is excellent for discussing this basic problem.

Ten minutes after your presentation, your audience will start to forget up to 50% of the content. This gets worse. By the next day, your audience will have lost 75% of the content and a week later, you will be down to 90% loss.

It is inevitable that you will lose some memory of the conversation but you need to take steps to maximize the retention rate. As I discuss in more detail in my book, the human mind is best if it only remembers 3-7 items. Try to remember that as you go through your content.

 

The Secret to Remembering Passwords? Ask a Magician

The Secret to Remembering Passwords? Ask a Magician

 

Password management is challenging, even for famous magicians. Teller, of Penn & Teller, tries to conjure a viable system. In sales, a good memory is not just remembering passwords but also is remembering facts about your products, your company, and your competitors – AND your prospect.

It also doesn’t hurt to remember the names and “family” facts of your prospects and customers.

You also need to make sure that your prospects and customers remember your facts so using some of these techniques (such as mnemonics and visualization to aid your prospect’s memory system).

This article on WSJ will help give you some ideas. Even better, Teller references several solid memory resources. I strongly urge you to read the article referenced below.

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