Not loaded yet? Try Again. Your local theatre: This translates to the letters f sh p- pint. Imagine that your local theatre is putting on a number of plays by Shakespeare and that as you attend each of the plays you experience the entire gamut of emotion: Finest SHakespearian Productions Produce Laughter aNd Tears.
Your local discotheque: This translates to the letters ch rr-dj dj. The latter part needs no changing, so all you have to do in this particular number is to find a little phrase for the first three letters, which is conveniently: CHanges Revolving Records- DJ!
Your local community centre: This translates to the letters rlc -fb ds. Imagine the whole joint jumping: Really Lively Community - Football! Your favourite restaurant: The examples given above are, of course, very particular, and it will now be up to you to apply the system outlined to the telephone numbers that are important for you to remember.
In some cases, the combination of numbers may present a greater than usual difficulty, and appropriate phrases or words maybe almost impos- sible to devise.
In such cases, the solutions are still fairly simple. In the first case, you may make up inappropriate words out of the numbers you have to deal with, and then use the basic system, making absurd and exaggerated images to link with the person whose telephone number you are trying to remember.
Your image for remembering this number would be of your friend preventing a rape by attacking the rapist with his golf club, which in the ensuing confusion falls down a drain, the iron grille of which is similar to the bars of a cage.
Now that you have mastered the basics of the Telephone Number Memory System, it is essential that you associate and link it to your own life. Therefore, in the space provided, make a note of the names and telephone numbers of at least ten people or places you need to remember, and before reading the next chapter make sure you have your own ten numbers firmly pictured in your memory.
As you form the images, remember the Basic Memory Principles, realising that the more enjoyable, humorous and ima- ginative you make the exercise, the better your memory for those important numbers will be. They use similar systems for coping with their problem, the most common, of course, being the daily appointment book. Unfortunately, many people don't always keep their appointment books with them. In this chapter two systems are introduced, the first of which is for immediate daily use, the second for remembering schedules and appointments for an entire week.
The first involves your basic Peg Systems. Simply equate the number in your system with the hour of your appointment. Since there are 24 hours in a day, you can either join shorter systems together, with an appropriate total of 24, or use the first 24 Peg Words in one of the larger systems.
Assume that you have the following appointments: 7 - Early-morning group athletic practice 10 - Dentist 1 - Luncheon 6 - Board meeting 10 - Late film At the beginning of the day, which in this case will certainly be no earlier than 5.
The time for your early-morning group athletic practice is 7. Imagine your entire team physically unlocking the door to super health.
At Imagine him putting earphones on your head that play such soothing music that you are literally in a daze, unable to feel any pain. What may be interesting in this example is the fact that if you imagine this particular situation, you may actually be able to reduce the pain! The Key Word here is dam. Imagine your luncheon table and luncheon guests, including yourself, sitting down for lunch at the top of an enormous dam, looking at the limpid lake on one side and the roaring waterfall on the other.
The association here is not difficult: imagine the confidential matters of your board meeting being discussed with the actual members who will be meeting, as well as the Dave of your choice. Finally, you have an appointment at You can easily 'order' these five appointments, either by using the Link System to link the images you have just made or by simply placing each of the five images on your basic Number-Shape or Number-Rhyme System. The second system for remembering schedules and appointments may be used for an entire week.
Take Sunday as day 1 of the week and ascribe a number to each of the other days: Sunday 1 Monday 2 Tuesday 3 Wednesday 4 Thursday 5 Friday 6 Saturday 7 Having given a number to the day, you treat the hours as they are treated in the first system discussed above, and as they appear in railway, shipping and airline timetables.
The day is considered to have 24 hours, from midnight through 1. Thus, for any hour and day of the week a 2- or 3-digit number is formed - day first, hour second. All that is necessary is to translate the number into the word of a Major System list.
Having arrived at the word, you link it with the appropriate appointment. For example, suppose you had an appointment to see a car you wanted to buy at 9. Tuesday is represented by the number 3, which in the Major System translates to the letter m. Referring to the basic list, you will see that the Key Word for Tuesday at 9. To remember this appointment, you might imagine the car you are going to see as bursting through a giant map, wrapped in a giant map or driving across a giant map.
As another example, suppose you have an appointment for a guitar lesson at 5. The number derived from Thursday at 5. To remember this, imagine yourself leading an entire orchestra with your solo guitar. Make sure your imagination is guided by the Memory Principles and that you can hear all the sounds, feel your guitar, see the orchestra and the audience, etc. You may think this system a bit cumbersome because it requires a fairly thorough knowledge of the larger numbers in the Major System, but this reservation can be overcome by 'rotating' the hours of the day to suit those hours in which you have most appointments.
If, for example, your day does not usually start until In this manner, the most important and often-used hours in your day will nearly always be repre- sented by only 2-digit numbers, i. As with the daily schedule memory tech- nique, you can 'order' your week's schedules by attaching the images, in order, to the Major System. For practical purposes, it is usually best to start on the Daily Memory System first, becoming skilled and familiar with it, and then move on to the Weekly Memory System.
Two systems may be used, the first of which is faster and simpler and applies to only one given year, whereas the second spans years and is a little more difficult. These systems owe much to Harry Lorayne, a well-known North American memory expert. Using the first of these systems, assume that you wish to know the day for any given date in the year In order to accomplish what may sound like a rather considerable feat, all that is necessary is to remember the following number: 'Impossible!
The individual digits of the digit number represent the first Sunday for each month of the year The first Sunday in April, for example, falls on the fourth day of the month, the first Sunday in December falls on the fifth day of the month, and so on. Once you have remembered this number if you have difficulty, refer back to the chapter on Long Number Memory you will rapidly be able to calculate the day of the week for any date in the year. It is best to explain this concept with examples, so let us assume that your birthday fell on 28 April, and that you wished to know what day the date represented.
Taking the fourth digit from your Memory Number you would see that the first Sunday fell on the 4th. So your birthday fell on a Wednesday in The process is similar.
Knowing that the first Sunday of the last month falls on the 5th day, you add the three sevens representing the following Sundays to arrive at Sunday 26th. Reciting the next few dates and days we get: 27th Monday; 28th Tuesday; 29th Wednesday; 30th Thursday; 31st the last day of the year - a Friday. As you can see, this system can be applied to any year for which you may especially need to know days for dates.
All you have to do is to make up a Memory Number for the first Sunday or, for that matter, the first Monday, Tuesday, etc. An interesting tip in making use of the Memory Number of one year with relation to surrounding years is that with each year the first date for the days at the beginning of the month goes down one, with the exception of leap years, when the extra day produces a jump of two for the following year.
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