Now, What Was The Name of That…?

Paul Mellor
Quick, what did you have for lunch last Tuesday? To whom did
you send your last e-mail yesterday? What did you get from the in-laws last
Christmas? OK, granted, you may NOT want to remember that, but you get my
Now more than ever, we live in an information overload type
of culture. Not only are we bombarded with information from all directions, but for
many communicators, we keep adding to the project list without adding staff!
How to keep up with everything?
One person who doesn’t have this problem is Paul Mellor of Fix My Memory. Paul was a finalist in the 2008 USA Memory Championship in New York City. He
remembered the names of over 90 people in less than 15 minutes, recalled the
exact order of over 100 single-digit numbers after reviewing them for less than
five minutes and recalled the exact order of a shuffled deck of playing cards
after less than a three-and-a-half minute review.
Paul provides memory training to a client list that includes
the Ohio State Bar Association, Builders Association of Northern Nevada, Oregon
Mayors Association, Kentucky State Police, and Virginia Crime Prevention
Association. His work with the latter organization, and its importance to police officers, was featured in this article in The Virginian Pilot.

In a couple of weeks, Paul will be on hand for a highly
interactive, very entertaining and fast-moving seminar at the NAGC Communications School in Arlington, VA. Participants
will take with them the ability to remember names and faces; the confidence
to get through a day without the fear of forgetting something; and the knowledge and
application to retain information. Who wouldn’t benefit from those traits?
I know for me, keeping up with all my employees’ projects,
deadlines, etc. is a continual challenge. When it comes to remembering things,
what is most challenging for you, and what have you done to improve?

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Corey McCarren

Unfortunately I rely mostly on devices and Google to help me remember things than any learned skill. One thing that I do, though, is just have something that I’ll see on my way out the door that reminds me to consider whether or not I’m forgetting anything before I step out the door. It doesn’t even have to be something telling me to remember things, just a symbol I relate to that.

Samuel Lovett

If I could train myself to have a good memory by reading a book, like Mellor says he did in college, I would read it in a heartbeat.

Any idea what book it is?