How do you memorize things word-for-word, whether it's poetry or lines a sales script?Discover the 12 Rs to Memorizing Word-for-Word.Write them down. If you've gone through a Kwik Learning memory program, you can also memorize them by linking.Why might you want to memorize something word-for-word?You might want to show someone you're an expert in your field and advancing in your career.You might be nervous about public speaking or want to be romantic and recite a poem.
12 Rs to Memorizing Word-for-Word (Part 1)
- As you sit and read, consider the meaning behind the words.
- Associate meaning and emotion behind what you’re memorizing.
- What does it mean? What is your outcome? What is your motivation – or motivation for action?
- Actors call this process of stepping into someone else’s motivation “active experiencing.”
- Emotion is so important to memory because emotion tied to information becomes a long-term memory.
- Write down what your reflections are.
- Actually writing instead of typing will help you start to own those words because they feel like they’re yours.
- Handwriting the reflections helps you learn the information kinesthetically.
- Studies suggest that by handwriting information, you retain it upwards of 40% or more.
- Repetition is power. There is no substitute for doing the work.
- After reading, reflecting, and writing, repeat.
- Spaced repetition is the optimal way of consolidating short-term memory into a long-term memory.
- Rehearse and review the information 1 hour later, 1 day later, 1 week later, and 1 month later.
5. Run your lines.
- In our Kwik Reading program, we talk about comprehension. There is a stage of comprehension called “relating,” where you’re talking to someone else.
- Role-play the lines to a partner.
- Something about having a live audience makes you active and present in the moment.
- Resources are tools or technologies that can support you.
- If you don’t have someone you can run lines with, try an app called Rehearsal.
- Technology might weaken our brains, but it also makes things more convenient so use it to your advantage.
Enjoyed this episode? Tune in next week for part 2!