I never trust my memory all that well, particularly if verbal communication is involved. Presentations are less terrifying than they used to be but they’re still my least favourite activity. It always helped to hear that content is more important than how you present as a person, within reason I suppose.
9 Easy Ways to Remember Your Presentation Material
- Build a memory palace
- Use mind maps
- Remember the importance of focusing for 8 seconds, uninterrupted.
- Use the 20-20-20 rule. Go over the material for 20 minutes and then repeat twice more.
- Rehearse out loud.
- Record your presentation. Now you have an auditory memory aid as well as a visual one.
- Improve your working memory.
- Practice to music. I always thought that my addiction to music was a weakness of mine. Maybe there’s more to it.
- Practice before bedtime.
Anthony Jones (2014) How to Study:
These are some helpful takeaways from Jones’ video on how to study:
How should you think about study?
Be aware of the differences between studying and copying. Studies can involve things like: colour guessing, value guessing, breaking down the shapes, negative shape study etc.
Start small and work-out in small steps. Train like an athlete. Train all the muscles in unison.
Avoid information overload. Train each area in manageable amounts.
Anthony Jones’ video Shortcut to become an Amazing Artist (2014) also gives some points to think about. It mostly focuses on the value of hard work which is good to hear about every now and again.
How do I work hard (smartly?)? How will I become an expert?