Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, NY
Jul
27
8:00pm 8:00pm

Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, NY

A Creative Way to Remember Names and Faces

We are all in the business of building relationships, and that starts with remembering someone’s name. Getting a name right inspires confidence from the outset and helps others remember you—a powerful advantage in any situation. If you've ever blanked on a person's name right after being introduced, want to know why, and want to stop, Brent will show you!

PLEASE NOTE: This event is a private workshop for Omega Institute staff. If you would like to book your own private session or group training with Brent, please use the contact page. 

Instructor: Brent Sverdloff is the author of How Could I Forget You! A Creative Way to Remember Names and Faces and a practitioner of trained-memory methods for more than 35 years. See what past participants say about what they have learned from Brent.

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Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, NY
Jun
2
to Jun 4

Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, NY

Flex Your Memory: Boot Camp for Your Brain

In this age of digital dependence, “flexing your memory” is as integral to overall wellbeing as proper diet, exercise, and rest. How are you keeping your brain fit? Spend this weekend enhancing your mental agility. 

A practitioner of trained-memory techniques since 1978, Brent Sverdloff will introduce you to time-honored systems that strengthen your mental agility to remember names and faces, scripts and speeches, and facts and figures.

Understand why we often retain many details about people we meet but forget their names almost at once. Engage in visualization and association exercises to learn any name—no matter how seemingly complex. Heighten your “visual literacy” to see people in a fresh new way.

Discover how to apply the 2,500-year-old “Method of Loci,” a system of tying sequential information to familiar physical locations. Pioneered by the great orators of Antiquity, this technique is still used today by top stage actors. 

Lastly, turn hard-to-recall numbers of any length into easy-to-picture images by mastering The Major System, a linguistic art perfected by a 17th-century German philosopher.

More details and registration on Omega Institute's website. 

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Morton Memorial Library, Rhinecliff, NY
May
18
6:30pm 6:30pm

Morton Memorial Library, Rhinecliff, NY

The Art of the Memory Palace

Twenty-five hundred years ago, the acclaimed Greek orator Simonides gifted to posterity the Method of Loci, known today as the Memory Palace Technique. Discover the fascinating history of how this system was embraced—and transformed—by Roman politicians, Medieval mystics, and Renaissance scholars, and why it died a needless death with the advent of Puritanism. Learn how this ancient knowledge remains fresh and relevant today, and how you can apply it to remember speeches, scripts, lists, or any other sequential information you value. More details HERE on the Morton Memorial Library website. 

 

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Continuing Education, Red Hook, NY
Apr
24
7:00pm 7:00pm

Continuing Education, Red Hook, NY

The Art of Remembering Names and Faces

We are all in the business of building relationships, and that starts with remembering someone’s name. Getting a name right inspires confidence from the outset and helps others remember you—a powerful advantage in any situation. If you've ever blanked on a person's name right after being introduced, want to know why, and want to stop, this workshop is for you. 

Instructor: Brent Sverdloff is the author of How Could I Forget You! A Creative Way to Remember Names and Faces and a practitioner of trained-memory methods for more than 35 years. Participants will be able to purchase a signed book from the instructor.

Registration is open on the Red Hook Continuing Education web page. Reserve your spot early, as space is limited!

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American Bus Association, Cleveland, OH
Jan
16
to Jan 17

American Bus Association, Cleveland, OH

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ABA’s Marketplace - 2017

The American Bus Association serves a thriving industry that provides more than 600 million passenger trips annually on charters, tours, scheduled service, and shuttles. Membership in ABA includes motorcoach operators, tour operators, tourism-related organizations, and products and service suppliers.

Every January, ABA welcomes the travel and tourism community to the first conference of the year—the industry’s premier business event—Marketplace. More than 3,500 tour operators, suppliers and exhibitors come together to kick off a new year of business opportunity and growth. 

Brent will be running two workshops for conference delegates:

The Art of Remembering Names and Faces for Business Professionals

Monday, January 16, 2017, 11:00 a.m. to Noon

Each of us is in the business of building relationships, and that starts with remembering someone’s name. Getting a name right inspires confidence from the outset and helps others remember you—a powerful advantage in any business or social situation.

If you have ever blanked on a person’s name right after being introduced, wonder why, and want to stop, this session is for you. Understand the science-backed reasons why we tend to retain details about people we meet—where they live, grew up, like to vacation, etc.—but forget their names almost at once. 

Learn systems for turning any name into a memorable, concrete image—no matter what its origin or perceived complexity. Discover how to heighten your “visual literacy” to see faces in a fresh new way. Then, unleash your creativity and engage in lively exercises that teach you how to link the name to the face. We’ll have some fun weaving in poetry, song lyrics, improvisational theater, cognitive psychology, and pop culture to make these connections even more memorable.

You will notice positive results right away in the quality of your interactions. Come to this workshop with your imagination fully loaded and ready to play!

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How to Memorize Scripts, Speeches, Lists, and Other Sequential Material

Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 11:00 a.m. to Noon

Ever wonder how stage actors commit reams of dialogue to memory and seem to deliver their lines effortlessly? Curious about how you can channel the memorization methods used by the great orators of Ancient Greece and Rome? All will be revealed in this fun and highly interactive session!

Bring material that you want to know by heart: a list of people, places, or things; a detailed travel itinerary; a presentation about an historic landmark; or something else. You will learn how to apply the 2,500-year-old “Method of Loci,” a system of tying sequential information to familiar physical locations. For added reinforcement, you’ll be let in on some time-honored techniques that Broadway actors use to master their lines.

In Classical civilization, memory was one of the five cornerstones of rhetoric, deemed as important as the creation of the text, the logical progression of the ideas, word choice, and delivery. Today, in this age of over-reliance on digital technology, strengthening one’s memory is as vital to overall health as proper diet, exercise, and rest.

Full convention details on the American Bus Association's website.

Read Brent's article written for The Insider, ABA's official travel publication, for some advance tips on remembering names. Link HERE for a pdf, or visit this website's media page.

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"Thriving in Rhinebeck"
Nov
5
9:00am 9:00am

"Thriving in Rhinebeck"

A Showcase of Services and Resources for Older Adults

This free expo, sponsored by Rhinebeck @ Home, provides a multitude of resources that allow seniors to stay in their homes longer as they age. Stop by Brent's information table to learn more about maximizing mental agility and communicating better with those living with Alzheimer's. Brent will also be selling inscribed copies of his book, How Could I Forget You! A Creative Way to Remember Names and Faces. 

Curious about how improvisational theater exercises can help anyone cope better with Alzheimer's patients? Read this article. 

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Continuing Education, Red Hook, NY
Sep
26
7:00pm 7:00pm

Continuing Education, Red Hook, NY

The Art of Remembering Names and Faces

We are all in the business of building relationships, and that starts with remembering someone’s name. Getting a name right inspires confidence from the outset and helps others remember you—a powerful advantage in any personal or professional situation.

Learn why we often retain many details about the people we meet but forget their names almost at once. Discover how to assign names to easy-to-grasp categories; then, engage in fun, imagination-based exercises that teach you how to link the name to the face. You will notice results right away in the quality of your interactions. You will also leave understanding why “flexing your memory” is as vital to overall wellness as proper diet, exercise, and rest.

Registration is now open on the Red Hook Continuing Education web page. Reserve your spot early, as space is limited!

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Mid-Manhattan Library, New York City
Jul
21
6:30pm 6:30pm

Mid-Manhattan Library, New York City

Flex Your Memory to Master Names and Faces

Part of the New York Public Library's "Author @ the Library Series"

We are all in the business of building relationships, and that starts with remembering someone’s name. Getting a name right inspires confidence from the outset and helps others remember you—a powerful advantage in any business or social situation.

Learn why we often retain many details about the people we meet but forget their names almost at once. Discover how to assign names to easy-to-grasp categories; then, engage in fun, imagination-based exercises that teach you how to link the name to the face. You will notice results right away in the quality of your interactions.

To boot, you will learn how to apply the “Method of Loci,” a technique handed down from the Ancient Greeks. By tying sequential information (lists, speeches, scripts, etc.) to familiar physical locations, your command of any material can improve dramatically.

Lastly, we will explore the latest research about the impact of the pervasive digital culture on our already splintered attention spans. You will leave understanding why “flexing your memory” is as vital to overall wellness as proper diet, exercise, and rest.

Free admission. The author's book will be sold. More details on the NYPL website.

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The Union League of Philadelphia
Apr
29
9:00am 9:00am

The Union League of Philadelphia

Memory Secrets for Business Professionals: Boost Your Competitive Advantage by Mastering Names and Faces, Speeches, and More

Two sessions: 9am to noon and 1 to 4pm

We are all in the business of building relationships, and that starts with remembering someone’s name. Getting a name right inspires confidence from the outset and helps others remember you—a powerful advantage when meeting with colleagues and clients alike.

In this three-hour session, you will learn why we often retain many details about the people we meet but forget their names almost at once. Discover how to assign any name to easy-to-grasp categories—no matter what its origin or perceived complexity. Then, engage in fun, imagination-based exercises that teach you how to link the name to the face. You will notice a strong positive difference right away in the quality of your interactions.

Once you’ve grasped these basics, you’re ready for more advanced applications. Master the “Method of Loci,” a technique handed down from the Ancient Greeks. By tying sequential information (lists, speeches, scripts, etc.) to familiar physical locations, your mastery of it will improve dramatically.

We’ll cap our session with The Major System and learn how to turn hard-to-recall numbers into easy-to-picture images. Dating back to the 17th century, The Major System matches related consonant sounds with the digits 0 through 9. When you add in vowels and non-Major consonants, you can build words out of numbers. Dates, credit card numbers, product codes, and even passwords become a snap.

Click here for more information and registration. 

By the end of the workshop, you will:

  • Know how to use simple linguistic tools to tackle the names of anyone you meet;
  • Deliver more engaging presentations by relying less on your notes;
  • Save time by committing to memory numbers you need on a regular basis;
  • Enjoy more productive relationships with coworkers and customers;
  • Think faster on your feet, become a better listener, and use your brain more creatively.

Two sessions only: 9am to noon and 1 to 4pm. Space is limited. Register today!

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Retrain Your Brain: A Creative Way to Remember Names and Faces
Feb
6
2:00pm 2:00pm

Retrain Your Brain: A Creative Way to Remember Names and Faces

Northern Dutchess Hospital is organizing the Healthy You Community Health Expo to celebrate the opening of the Martin and Toni Sosnoff Pavilion. The event is free and open to the public. See a full list of speakers and activities at this link.

At Brent's session, you'll find out how to retrain your brain to improve your memory of names and faces. Learn why we often retain many details about the people we meet but forget their names almost at once. Discover how to visualize names—no matter what their origin or perceived complexity. Then, engage in fun, imagination-based exercises that show you how to link the name to the face.


 

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Library in Staatsburg, NY
Nov
19
7:00pm 7:00pm

Library in Staatsburg, NY

Flex Your Memory to Master Names and Faces

Has your mind ever gone blank on a person’s name right after being introduced? If you want to know why—and want to stop—this free event is for you! “Flexing your memory” is as vital to your health as proper diet, exercise, and rest. Brent will share with us:

  • Surefire techniques to master the name of anyone you meet;
  • The psychological reasons behind why we forget names;
  • Linguistic secrets to help tackle difficult names;
  • Tips from the Ancient Greeks to boost your mental agility;
  • Transferability of the methods to speeches, scripts, lists, and other sequential information.

Brent Sverdloff has helped countless students and professionals improve their powers of recall. We welcome all ages to join us for this interactive program. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

More information at staatsburglibrary.org.

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"Thriving in Rhinebeck"
Nov
14
9:00am 9:00am

"Thriving in Rhinebeck"

A Showcase of Services and Resources for Older Adults

This free expo provides a multitude of resources that allow seniors to stay in their homes longer as they age. Brent will give talks at 9:30am and 11:30am about maximizing mental agility and communicating better with those living with Alzheimer's. He will also be staffing an information table and selling inscribed copies of his book, How Could I Forget You! A Creative Way to Remember Names and Faces. 

Curious about how improvisational theater exercises can help anyone cope better with Alzheimer's patients? Read this article. 

More information on the Rhinebeck Area Chamber of Commerce website.

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Starr Library in Rhinebeck, NY
Nov
12
1:00pm 1:00pm

Starr Library in Rhinebeck, NY

Held during the library’s weekly games and puzzles hour, this free talk by author and memory expert Brent Sverdloff will help you improve your mental agility, think faster on your feet, and sharpen your powers of observation. We'll also discuss strategies for communicating better with people living with mild cognitive impairment, such as early Alzheimer's. This event is geared mostly toward seniors, but all are welcome. 

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Izlind Integrative Wellness Center & Institute in Rhinebeck, NY
Nov
9
6:15pm 6:15pm

Izlind Integrative Wellness Center & Institute in Rhinebeck, NY

Flex Your Memory:  Mastering Names and Faces

What are you doing to keep your brain fit? Join special guest and memory coach Brent Sverdloff as he guides us in rediscovering the joy of play through improvisational theater and visualization exercises that enable us to better remember people’s names. Brent will teach us how to break names down into easy-to-remember categories, no matter what the name’s origin or perceived complexity; and he’ll teach us techniques to better link names to faces. Brent will help us understand why training our brain is vital to our overall health and well-being.

Cost: $30. Details and registration at www.izlind.com/events or call (845) 516-4713. 

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Rotary Club in Rhinebeck, NY
Nov
2
12:00pm12:00pm

Rotary Club in Rhinebeck, NY

The Art of Memorizing Sequential Information

If you spend more time looking at your notes than at the audience when you give a talk, don't miss this fun, interactive event. Brent will take you on a tour through the Ancient Greek concept of the "memory palace." You'll learn how to apply this technique to speeches, scripts, and lists of any lengths. Become that confident speaker who knows his presentation by heart and keeps his eyes on the audience the entire time!

Price: $15, includes lunch
 

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Radio Interview with Reach Personal Branding
Oct
15
12:00pm12:00pm

Radio Interview with Reach Personal Branding

On October 15, 2015, at 12:00 noon EDT, William Arruda, founder of Reach Personal Branding, will interview author and memory coach Brent Sverdloff.

Has your mind ever gone blank on a person’s name right after being introduced? If you want to know why—and want to stop—listen to this interview! No matter what your calling is in life, odds are it’s predicated on building relationships—and that starts with remembering someone’s name.

Listen to the audio replay to learn:

  • The psychological reasons behind forgetting names;
  • How to dramatically improve your ability to recall names and faces;
  • Linguistic secrets to help you tackle especially challenging names;
  • How to have more productive interactions with colleagues and clients;
  • Why “flexing your memory” is as vital to your health as proper diet, exercise, and rest;
  • Ways to apply the names and faces memory methods to other information.
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InnerLight Health Spa in Poughkeepsie, NY
Sep
26
12:00pm12:00pm

InnerLight Health Spa in Poughkeepsie, NY

Has your mind ever gone blank on a person's name right after being introduced? If you'd like to know why, and want to stop, this event is for you. This lively, interactive workshop will help you better remember people's names, as well as get you to think faster on your feet, increase your mental agility, and enhance your social connectedness. Learn why training your brain is as vital to your health as proper diet, exercise, and rest. 

Special EARLY BIRD registration of $40 through September 25 (includes a copy of the book, How Could I Forget You! A Creative Way to Remember Names and Faces). $50 to register on the day of the event, and you can bring a friend for free (only one copy of the book per pair). Register today by phone at (845) 229-9998 or email ams@innerlighthealthspa.com

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Samuel's Sweet Shop in Rhinebeck, NY
Sep
16
6:00pm 6:00pm

Samuel's Sweet Shop in Rhinebeck, NY

It's Back-to-School Boot Camp for Your Brain! 

In this fun, interactive workshop just for teens, you'll learn some cool memory techniques that they should teach you in school, but don't. Sharpen your powers of observation, banish absentmindedness, and learn how to memorize anything:

  • historical facts
  • technical and foreign vocabulary
  • tricky spellings
  • names of the people you meet
  • scripts and speeches
  • website passwords
  • where you left your phone this morning!

Middle and high school students, take heed! Your brain will never be more absorbent; this is the ideal time to maximize its potential. Bring your friends to this free event. 

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Center for a Healthy You in Poughkeepsie, NY
Aug
8
11:00am11:00am

Center for a Healthy You in Poughkeepsie, NY

Has your mind ever gone blank on a person’s name right after being introduced? If you want to know why—and want to stop—this workshop is for you! “Flexing your memory” is as vital to your health as proper diet, exercise, and rest. Learn:

  • Surefire techniques to master the name of anyone you meet;
  • The neuroscience behind why we forget names;
  • Linguistic secrets to help tackle difficult names;
  • Tips from the Ancient Greeks to boost your mental agility;
  • Transferability of the methods to speeches, scripts, lists, and other sequential information.  

Call (845) 462-4555 for registration. Cost: $10 per person. More details at c4hy.com. 

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Chamber of Commerce in Rhinebeck, NY
Jun
2
9:00am 9:00am

Chamber of Commerce in Rhinebeck, NY

Building relationships is at the heart of doing business; remembering your clients' names and faces is a gateway to success. Author and memory expert Brent Sverdloff will teach you how to master people's names from the moment you meet. You will also learn how to commit speeches, scripts, lists, and other sequential information to memory. These techniques will get you to think faster on your feet, enhance your creativity, and make you more socially connected.

Click here to register today! All registered participants will receive an autographed copy of How Could I Forget You! A Creative Way to Remember Names and Faces. 

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Fiber Flame Studio in Rhinebeck, NY
May
6
5:30pm 5:30pm

Fiber Flame Studio in Rhinebeck, NY

Rediscover the joy of play as you limber up your memory. In this FREE workshop, author and memory expert Brent Sverdloff will teach you how to better remember names and faces. We'll borrow some games from the world of improvisational theater that will help you think faster on your feet and enhance your social connectedness. You will understand why training your brain is as vital to your health as proper diet, exercise, and rest. 

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American Crossword Puzzle Tournament
Mar
27
to Mar 29

American Crossword Puzzle Tournament

  • Stamford Marriott Hotel (map)
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Brent's passion for wordplay extends to constructing and solving crossword puzzles. Join Puzzle Master Will Shortz, Brent, and about 600 other logophiles at the annual American Crossword Puzzle Tournament in Stamford, Connecticut. When not in the Hallowed Hall of Solving, Brent will be in the exhibition area promoting his book, How Could I Forget You! 

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Books Inc. in Mountain View, CA
Jan
14
7:00pm 7:00pm

Books Inc. in Mountain View, CA

An instructor of memory workshops at the Commonwealth Club, California Academy of Sciences, City College of San Francisco, and Adult Education Centers in Boston, Cambridge, and Brookline, Massachusetts, Brent Sverdloff shares How Could I Forget You! A Creative Way to Remember Names and Faces. Armed with a master’s degree from UCLA in linguistics and a practitioner of memory techniques for 35 years, Brent's easy-to-grasp tips are essential for anyone trying to improve their memory. Joining Brent for this for this wonderful evening will be San Francisco-based artist Sarah Goodwin, who has worked behind the scenes at several animation studios, including DreamWorks Animation, as a staff designer for Pottery Barn Teen, and created the fantastic illustrations in How Could I Forget You!
 

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3 Fish Studios in San Francisco, CA
Oct
9
6:00pm 6:00pm

3 Fish Studios in San Francisco, CA

Do you have trouble remembering people's names? Many people do, and that's why my friends at 3 Fish Studios are hosting a fun, free evening of creativity that will sharpen everyone's powers of observation. At this event, you will be able to:

  • Understand why we often blank on people's names when we meet them
  • Engage in fun activities to help you better associate names with faces
  • Ask me questions about trained-memory techniques
  • Meet Sarah Goodwin, the talented artist behind the book's illustrations
  • Examine How Could I Forget You! and get a signed copy for yourself or as a gift 
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The Booksmith in San Francisco, CA
Aug
12
7:30pm 7:30pm

The Booksmith in San Francisco, CA

Has your mind ever gone blank on a person’s name within seconds of being introduced? Do you wish you were better at remembering people in general? Good news—you’ve come to the right book! Learn surefire techniques to free up your imagination and dramatically improve your ability to recall names and faces. 

Engage in lively exercises that will sharpen your powers of observation. No other memorization book on the market offers such whimsical illustrations for your learning pleasure. Come meet both the author and the illustrator of this sensational new book!

 

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