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How to Remember a Presentation Without Notes


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These slides are from the Iris Speed Reading Classes & Memory Improvement Courses. Iris is the largest and leading provider of Speed Reading & Memory Improvement Courses in the United States. This course covers memory techniques, including how to remember a presentation without notes.

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  • 1. How To Remember aPresentationWithout NotesPresenters:Paul Nowak, Founder & Program DirectorKatya Seberson, Director of Research
  • 2. Speech Anxiety What is the real reason for it?What about people who like to talk? Talk TALK Talk
  • 3. Why No Notes? What about Index Cards?Drop Your Notes and Command the Room!
  • 4. Know Your StuffConfidence Comes along with Knowledge
  • 5. First Thing To Do When Memorizing the Speech DONT!!! Try to Memorize your Speech
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  • 7. Establish Connection Think about what to say nextReact to what the audience is Saying to you
  • 8. What to Do Instead?Divide up your Speech into SectionsThink through a section in your MindWhen you get Lost, as you willDo NOT Go Back to the Beginning
  • 9. Why Cant I Go Back and Start FreshMake Yourself Get back to Where you wanted to go!Get Rid of Fear to Get Lost in your Speech
  • 10. When you do get lost during the presentation.....Instead of : Oh my Gosh!!! How do I get back tomy main point?You say to yourself: Alright, I did this before.Here is another way of getting through.
  • 11. Nobody Knows Your Original PlanNobody but you knows your original scenario :-) Unless you are reciting Shakespeare
  • 12. When you DO need to memorizeOnly memorize the first and the last partTip for memorizing paragraphs by heart.When memorizing verse / poetry
  • 13. Using a Mind MapBegin with the main ideaDefine main ideas, structure of your speechPick the right keywordsUse as many images as you canRe-Draw your Mind Map
  • 14. Use as Many Images as You Can
  • 15. Record itFor Auditory LearnersRecord your Speechand Play it backListening to your Own Voice
  • 16. Journey Technique
  • 17. How can I begin?Create a journeyMust be very familiar with itCrucial for this systemCould be your roomYour GardenYour Kitchen
  • 18. Sample JourneysStudent:Trip to your UniversityWalking Around the CampusStudent BarSmall City:Trip around town centerMarket SquareButchers Window
  • 19. More Sample JourneysComputer Geek:Computer Gamefor business professionals:a trip to work, stop at the coffee shop, subwayor a car
  • 20. Dressing your JourneyFirst pick your room.Go to the Room physicallyIdentify the room Starting Point ( DefiningFeature)Walk through the objects in your room and lockin the sequence
  • 21. Example of a Speech1. A story about her birth2. A funny incident at school3. What happened when the family went camping4. Her first date5. How she met her future husband at University6. A joke about husbands and housework. B Living o
  • 22. Your Route1. Your bedroom2. Your bathroom3. On the stairs4. In the kitchen5. On your front drive6. Outside your neighbours house
  • 23. In your BedroomHear baby CryingGet DisturbedImagine Vividly
  • 24. In Your BathroomHeadmistress
  • 25. On the StairsHuge Tent
  • 26. In the KitchenHer first Boyfriend
  • 27. On your Front DriveYour Son-in-Law
  • 28. Outside your Neighbours House
  • 29. When you make a speech1. Make the mental journey2. All the important points will spring into your mind3. In the right sequence
  • 30. Thanks for Attending!Contact Information:Katya Sebersonkatya@irisreading.comPaul