How Lee Escobar Memorized Almost 200 Names…
Practical Memory Techniques
“I’ve personally found some of Anthony Metivier’s memory tips to be extremely useful when I’m looking to memorize anything from foreign words to personal names, to equations. He has some of the most specific, practically useful techniques around.”
– Barbara Oakley, Bestselling author of A Mind For Numbers, Mindshift and the world’s most highly attended online course, Learning How to Learn
“I have no idea how someone comes up with an idea like this!”
Master Dense Subjects
I take a large course load (31 hours per trimester, 93 hours a year) and it was difficult to manage all the material and stay sane.
Now I enjoy studying and learning new material. It is pretty awesome.
I really enjoy this. The Magnetic Memory Method makes learning not suck. Found some love of learning in very dense subjects. It is beautiful.
My ability to create new images with densely encoded material and my ability to recall the information without struggling at all has improved.
Below is some motivation. I feel like I am bragging but I hope it isn’t received that way. It is me saying thanks for making things better and easier.
Do. It. As. Soon. As. Possible. No matter where you are what situation you are in, the MMM Masterclass makes learning easier.
This course is FULL of excellent ideas, understanding, training help and sheer inspiration. Thank you so much!
– Martha Stowes
Years of Tears and Pain Eliminated
“The Magnetic Memory Method using Memory Palaces has been a delightful journey.
After an initial couple of months of learning this approach, I have found memorising anything to be much less painful, and much more enduring over time.
I learnt the ancient Koine Greek through brute force rote learning that took years of tears and pain.
I now remember whole chunks of passages in this old language, and words of another language I’m learning with such ease that I often think it can’t be this easy. The “work” has been to calm my anxieties and temptation to go down the brute force, and the effort to move towards creating memorable images which are tied to images and locations I already know.
I found it helpful to sign up for the private facebook access and access to weekly dojo. Implementing the approaches takes a bit of guidance and Anthony is a very attentive, wise, and effective guide and teacher. So any personal guidance by him I found very helpful. I am very grateful to him.”
– Jeannie Koh
Sail Through Tests And Exams
“I surprised myself by enjoying the exercises in the Magnetic Memory Method Masterclass. By doing well in them, my self-image of having a lousy memory is improving.
I had to take a memory test as part of an insurance application. I put my Memory Palace to work and sailed through it.
If a poor memory is causing you problems, this course will give you the tools to conquer the problems.”
– Wrenn Slocum
“I have read and put into practice the ideas in this book. The ideas presented are not your normal for memorizing vocabulary. that is why the book is good. It presents several DIFFERENT ideas to you that are possible for everyone , if given the time and effort. don’t dismiss this memory training. If you have struggled with memorizing vocabulary in the past this book will give you several suggestions that will help you tremendously.”
– S. Moore
The “Limitless Pill”
“I’ve been loving the program and can tell you really know your stuff. There’s wisdom in the simplicity of your answers and your Cognitive Overload avoidance strategies. I can tell you’ve put great effort into making the video courses and am thankful for that because it works.
Just the other night I was able to memorize 100 numbers total, in about two hours! If you had asked me to do that before learning the techniques I’d never be able to do that! Hell, I’d laugh at the thought, especially considering how hard it is to remember numbers in the first place.
I really wish I knew about you and your system years ago. Do you know how much easier school would’ve been? How many more names I would have remembered? How many people would have been impressed by my knowledge on various subjects, or personal interests? How many more interesting points and conversations I could’ve shared at social gatherings from books, or anything else I had learned, and actually remembered? (I can go on forever, trust me.)
It’s like taking the limitless pill….but no pill required.
Put frankly, if you’re someone reading this and debating whether or not you should invest in this program, ask yourself this question, ‘Can I really afford to not have these skill sets?'”
– Andy Valdez
Medical Mnemonics At Med School Success Story
One Month of Vocabulary Memorized In A Single Day!
“Although I consider myself to have a pretty good memory, I have struggled so much with Russian vocabulary over the past two years. Dr. Metivier is correct when he says saying that there are better ways of learning vocabulary than rote memorization. I learned my vocabulary list for the whole month in one day! I ma very excited about this method , and I am going to share it with Russian class tonight.
Anthony’s teaching is fun, with a lively approach to learning. There are a lot of details and additional resources are noted throughout. There are also free worksheets to help you build your Memory Palace, and Dr. Metivier welcomes questions and answers them promptly.
To paraphrase Dr. Metivier, “when we memorize, we learn, and when we learn we are fully alive.”
– Lisa Martin
58 Years Old And Memorizing 100 Words A Day
“I waited to write my review until I’d had a chance to put Metivier’s technique to the test—about 6 weeks after I read it. I sure am glad I found this book—not just for memorizing French words, but for everything I want to remember!
Unlike so many books about memory tricks or memory palaces, Metivier actually explains, meticulously, just how to go about building Memory Palaces and filling them up with the French words (or words of any language that uses the Roman alphabet) you want to remember.
Anthony tells you what preparation steps are necessary, gives examples of the kind of vivid imagery you’re going to use, and even suggests a schedule in which you devote one day a month to each of the 26 letters of the alphabet. I’m 58 years old, learning French with an aim to be reasonably fluent in a year: thanks to this technique, I feel confident I can do it. I’m memorizing around 100 words a day now, and it’s fun, too!”
Worth 10x and More!
“It’s funny now in retrospect. A memory training I put off getting because of perceived drudgery, has instead revealed itself to be a book I simply cannot do without. This MMM is worth ten times the price and more.”
Praise from a 3x World Memory Champion
“Anthony is doing great work when it comes to making memory techniques and Memory Palaces accessible to the masses. You’d be hard-pressed to find someone teaching vocabulary acquisition more effectively and extensively.”
– Alex Mullen, 3x World Memory Champion and student of Chinese
Examples by the Ton!
“Anthony lays out a whole system with absolutely tons of examples to get you used to it.”
– Jack Toleman
Makes Me Feel Smart!
So far I have completed the Masterplan course and am through the first 3 modules of the math, numbers, etc memorization course. I have already found that using memory palaces and the major method/number rhyme method are helping a lot with my memorization in grad school. I can already see the benefits happening.
One cool side note is that I love being able to lay down and study using Recall Rehearsal to review my notes without needing to even have them in front of me. Makes me feel smart haha!
– Noah Marek
“I’ve used different mnemonic devices before, and I like how this one adds a new layer. It takes a good amount of work up front, but helps in the long run.”
– Luke Creighton
Useful For The Law
“This concept is fascinating and much more fun that just learning a rote method. I am using this method and sticking with it in other areas of learning as well. Recommend this memory training for those who want to learn any language!”
“I have read the works of Harry Lorayne, Dominic O’Brian and Tony Buzan, and finally, Anthony Metivier was able to fill in the gaps I had been missing.”
– Jessica S.
You Have Nothing To Lose
Anthony has opened my eyes to a whole new way of learning. I am 73 and thought that my memory was not up to learning a new language. However, Anthony’s emails have kindled a new interest. I find that the ongoing support is invaluable in so many areas of my life the ability to remember phone numbers shopping lists etc. is an added bonus. I encourage everybody to give this system a try you have nothing to lose.”
10 Elements In Just A Few Minutes
“The Magnetic Memory Method has been a transformational method of learning new information.
I taught it to my niece and nephew, who are both 9 years old and they learnt the first 10 elements of the periodic table within a few minutes.
My niece was so excited she went to school and recited them to her teacher, who in turn, was so impressed she awarded her a gold star!
I’d like to add, my niece, doesn’t even know what elements are, and this was completely new to her. She now wants to learn the rest of the periodic table!
Great stuff, Anthony. Keep it up!”
250 Greek Words And Still Improving
“I have struggled with memorizing detailed information for as long as I can remember. I didn’t really care all that much until I was in college and took two classes that were ALL about memorizing the small details: astronomy and biblical archaeology.
I struggled because in my majors (history and biblical studies) I would often write papers that were based on my interpretation and impressions on ancient sources, not my memorization of a lot of material. This made me realize that if I wanted to pursue graduate studies in ancient history and the Biblical studies, I needed to improve my memorization skills.
I had heard of memory palaces from a professor who used it, but couldn’t find a systematic approach to it with detailed help.
I felt like I needed help because I was going to take an intensive Greek class (which was going to be full of memorization of vocabulary, paradigms, and grammar) and was afraid I was not going to be able to absorb the information accurately and quickly enough, so I started to google people who taught how to use memory palaces, and I found Anthony Metivier’s Magnetic Memory Method.
I found his material to be helpful, but I was skeptical of actually buying the course. But, I decided to give it a try and see what happened.
What happened is that I could memorize detailed information (such as vocabulary and verb/noun endings) much better!
I began watching the videos, doing the exercises, and found out that there were Greek words that I had tried to memorize through rote memorization for weeks that simply did not stick, I could now memorize in an afternoon without too much difficulty.
I began my Greek course and spent a few hours a day memorizing vocabulary and verb and noun endings by using memory palaces. I was frankly amazed at how effective it was. I now know around 250 words, dozens of verb and noun endings, and am still improving.
I am still just beginning to learn how effective and useful this method is, and know there are many techniques and nuances that I can learn to improve my memorization of ancient languages.
This excites me because I now feel like I actually could pursue further graduate studies and teach these topics which I love, perhaps even from memory!
To anyone who wants to improve their memorization skills, I would definitely recommend they use memory palaces, and I have found no better person to teach the method than Anthony Metivier.”
“An Eye Opening Experience”
Engages Your Spatial Memory
“There is the most detailed and thorough book on memory palaces that I have read. It goes into great depth outlining how to use memory palaces to memorize German vocabulary. I’ve been at an impasse with gaining proficiency with German, mainly because I could not remember vocabulary. I’ve tried many different ways to memorize vocabulary with little luck. The book also has a couple good appendices with resources for memory and language learning.
Anthony gives a method for remembering language vocabulary. You have to implement these methods to get anything out of this. This is not the mnemonic method. This uses Memory Palaces which has the advantage of engaging your spatial memory.
I think this great, especially for the price. Also Anthony is very accessible and is willing to answer questions and take suggestions.”
Paul Deery’s Path to Memorizing 100 Digits of Pi
Want to join Paul in the Magnetic Memory Method Masterclass?
“This works and is very do-able.”
– Kathleen Poole
I May Even Be Able To Write A Novel With This
“I have only gotten to lecture 12. And I am finding memory palaces that will be wonderful. My house wasn’t very good but my job a super center of a company that is bigger than some small countries is amazing. At the service area I have thought of over 26 sub Memory Palaces…..All in all I think this course is not only going to help me memorize places, but ideas as well. I may even be able to write a novel with this system… If that happens it would be priceless….”
– Amanda Humes
96 Thai Words Memorized
I struggled with remembering vocabulary. I’m learning the Thai language and words were not sticking in my long term memory. Repeating words over and over again was only a tiny bit successful so i wanted to find something better.
I was always getting frustrated when I couldn’t remember a certain word. Now I’m so confident in remembering any word Iv’e learnt. This is because I have put the word or phrase somewhere in my memory palace instead of not having a place to search for it.
Even if I don’t remember exactly the meaning of the word at first, the images that I create are that strong that I get there eventually. After reviewing my memory palaces a couple of times I feel so confident in never forgetting a single word. I’ve only been doing this for about 5 weeks and I’ve already learnt 96 Thai words which seemed impossible before I started.
Joining the Magnetic Memory Method Masterclass gives you back the confidence in your memory.
“I have read a few books on memory training, and what I liked about Anthony Metivier’s course here is that he has studied a number of the classic memory systems and synthesized a modern approach. He give good examples and his ideas of using Excel spreadsheets to help assist in organizing the memorization process is very helpful.
Of course, as with any activity, you only get out of it what you put into it, but Anthony is so enthusiastic and persuasive that I felt inspired to learn to stick to a daily study routine and indeed learn memorize vocab.”
– Chris Guthrey
I Wake Up Each Morning Excited!
“It is amazing how many Spanish words I am learning with ease after going through this course. After sharing with family friends the number of words I am memorizing every day, the first response is generally unbelief.
Though I have a ways to go, when we are out in the Latino community, my friends and family are asking me for assistance. I actually wake up each morning excited about picking up and memorizing new words from a Spanish Dictionary! Who gets excited about going through a dictionary? Anthony you are my hero!!!”
– James Lewis
“I feel less overwhelmed. This is because I feel inspired and am better able to find the information in my mind. If you follow Anthony’s tips, it will might be very best thing you ever done in your life. The program works!”
– Maricella Griffith
I’d Love To Thank You In Person!
As always, I am glad and overflowing with gratitude to the Magnetic Memory Method.
For example, the meditation audios are extremely powerful. I always listen to them until I fall a sleep at night. I noticed that they helped me recall my dreams more vividly. They also eased my anxiety.
You enabled me to see life in a different spectrum. I’d love to thank you in person.
– Jessica Villanueva
Your Techniques Were So Very Helpful
“With your incredible help, I’ve been able to memorize the Greek alphabet (words and symbols) front words and backwards in about 3 or 4 total hours of work. I was very worried as I tackled this project, but your techniques were so very helpful.”
– Kevin Wax
“I have being using this method for learning German for the last while. I read books written by Harry Lorayne, Joshua Foer, Kevin Trudeau etc. I could not get it working. Since I came across this method all missing pieces came together. I am able to memorize around 300-400 words per month. I am very sorry that I have not used mnemonics techniques before. The concept is simple but method is only hard to begin with. I guarantee, if you persist for one month it would hugely pay off. Great method!!!”
– D. Stojanovic
A fun and powerful way to remember. Recalling stuff with this method is often magical. The more you use it the more confidence you have in your own ability and the less stress you feel.”
– Sean Cunningham
250 Japanese Words In 2 Months With Multiple Pronunciations
I completed 250 kanji in 2 months. These include the Chinese and Japanese readings, average 3 different pronunciations for each kanji.
I also added a vocabulary of about 750 words – the vocab is a combination of the different individual kanji put together to make up the different words. I’m now able to read (and write) basic words and sentences in Kanji and can read simple ads on TV and around Tokyo on trains and in magazines and newspapers.
The Memory Palace for Kanji allows me to recall the individual kanji and be able to read and write the kanji in the proper stroke order and then another memory palace is used for the vocabulary which references the Chinese or Japanese sayings for the words with multiple kanji.
I’ve started working on the next 250 which I also hope to finish in the next two months. This will put me at a 3rd-grade reading and writing level.
– Sunil Khatri (A real Japanese Memory Palace Master!)
“Difficult To Believe BUT Easy To Do”
I memorised my first pack of shuffled cards in less than a week, I did not believe that it would be as easy as it was. I have almost finished my 26 memory palaces. The task of creating the memory palaces and the memorisation process in general has a great positive effect on how you feel.”
– Kevin McG
Solid Information And Tools
“I have completed several memory courses and have had varying degrees of success. However, Anthony gives some detailed advice and training tips, that have made memorization, languages in particular, a lot clearer to me.
For myself, he has filled in the blanks so to speak and he has provided some solid information and tools, that have allowed me to take my language studies to a much higher level. Not to mention the fact, that I am now able to expedite the whole process.”
– Mike Newton
“I’ve been pretty disappointed with most “self-help” materials, as they usually end up giving you nothing more than anecdotes that would only work if you somehow ended up in the EXACT situation as the person in their story. This course is different–you get specific principles that can be applied anywhere and any time. The course is well-presented and interesting.”
– Michael Gerity
Memorize Books & Develop Your Mind
Provides Discipline And Guidance
“This method is really good. And Anthony is really there for you. I mean that he is answering once and over your questions. Within 24hrs he advises you and guides you to achieve your aim. And there are extras within that you find out day by day. I am very satisfied.”
– Josep Carrion
Anxiety And Mental Chatter Reduced!
I finally started the class and want to share with you that I am so pleased with this investment!
It’s so beneficial learning from someone who has been there and done all the heavy lifting before me and who is actively engaged in helping others.
The downloadable MP3s really help if my laptop is not around or if I’m commuting. I am currently working on a better draft of my first Memory Palace, based on the apartment I’m living in at the moment, and am looking forward to putting the skills into use for my upcoming summer term beginning on the 13th. I am taking an audiology course which I have heard is very dense and will be a perfect way to try out these new techniques to train my mind.
Another benefit I see from this course, and maybe this is a bit outside of your direct realm as a memory teacher, is that it has helped me direct my anxiety better.
I am usually a bit of an anxious person – not always suffering, but just someone with a very chatty mind, I’m always thinking, and being able to direct this energy in a productive way is very appealing to me.
I already feel like there is more purpose to my mind’s chatter in that it is productively trying to create something instead of being more of a stalled car. I’m focusing on capturing appealing things in art and things around me to stock up my creativity vault for mnemonic usage.
I’m still in a very beginning stage of making a palace and memorizing things but am excited to commit to be in the 10% you mention who stick with the practice and grow to see results. Since I’m still in the beginning and haven’t taken full advantage of everything on the portal, I don’t have other feedback about improving anything or ideas for other topics but will reach out if/when I think of something helpful or interesting.
Thank you for your course and your podcast! I admire your dedication and your genuine care for helping others. I feel like a sapling looking up to a tree!
– Daniella Lopez
I Enjoy This!
“My overall impression of the Masterclass is growing by day. But at first, I was a little skeptical.
What I very quickly began to discover on going through the Masterclass was how much more additional content there was. The tutorial seemed more like a kind of summary, with a few practical exercises. The Masterclass is obviously your personally tailored creation, with very specific terminology and tips.
I find that the Masterclass gives a lot more advice on how to specifically to get started, including several examples. I find these examples particularly helpful.
As a novice, seeing the techniques is one thing, but putting them into action is a little different. I find myself thinking “I’m just supposed to make a bunch of silly pictures in my head??”
The examples of Memory Palaces made by your students really help. It is great to see how different people bring a different flavor to the practice. I especially like your four cars for memorizing a deck of cards–talk about creating a task specific memory palace; and I never would have thought to use a car.
The exercises brought back so many memories, including names of actors, authors and favorite characters, family members, friends and teachers I had forgotten about, and all sorts of, what I hope will be, useful imagery. I couldn’t believe I had watched over 260 movies (probably much fewer than most people my age). These projects have taken considerable time, but when completed, will be easy to maintain and develop.
I have just begun the section on memorizing a deck of cards. While I’m still preparing my imagery for the deck, I used to techniques to recall some passwords I needed for a locker delivery.
For backup, I wrote the codes down, but I didn’t need them. I imagined walking up to the locker, the compartment opening, and a scene unfolding inside. As the locker opened I saw the severed arm of some scientist holding a VILE (85) of mysterious liquid and placing it into a miniature missile SILO (05). He then fired the vile of liquid at a distant battleSHIP (69). The code was, of course, 850569 (only a temporary code).
I enjoy what I have been doing. Recalling the past and creating the lists is a mix of work and fun. Creating the imagery is always fun. I also enjoy the exercises of creating weird action sentences for imagery, both for memory and for writing/speaking practice. Imagery and action are so important for successful communication. I have made it a PRACTICE.
One other feature of the Masterclass, which is wonderful, is your feedback.
It is really great to be able to have someone with experience look at your work and make some comments.
Priceless, really. You helped me to simplify both my memory palace and my goals, making them both easier to work with, and less daunting. When we are overwhelmed, we have a tendency to give up, and even fall into anxiety or depression. Simplifying is a great tool and lesson.
In short, I am enjoying the Masterclass, and I am seeing results. I wish these techniques where taught in school!
– John Lapham
Laid Back But Also “Laser Targeted”
The biggest thing for me is that all the information you give and your style and your teaching is so grounded. You convey the feeling that nothing can be done wrong. Just relax and start. If you make a mistake, learn from it, improve it.
It’s that laid back attitude but with the laser targeted important stuff you convey. Also, you don’t teach just the mnemonics. You teach so much more between the lines. Thats just great.
– Claudio Cuel
Now More Confident
“I’m a linguist in the military who was required to learn a very difficult Middle Eastern language within one year. They sent me to specialized training, where native speakers provided an “immersion”-like environment and threw vocabulary lists at us every day for a 10 months.
We were then expected to pass a rigorous evaluation in order to pass the training. If only I had had this course during those agonizing months, I would have not only passed with flying colors, but finished ahead of schedule! I’m now confident to attempt even more languages, as well as further improve and develop my current language.”
– Jacqueline Wright
“Nicely organized and gives multiple strategies for memorizing names and facts . No grandiose claims, just solid information.”
– Kathleen Byrne
“I recently studied and completed the Master Plan section of the Magnetic Memory Method Master Class. I doubted at first how quickly I could apply the techniques, yet I am practicing as I go. I have already doubled my comfort level and effectiveness. I try to use the methods in a practical manner every day.
Anthony teaches clear, usable, and actionable techniques from his heart. If you make the personal investment as I have, the methods should “click” in a short period of time. I am certain the Magnetic Memory Method will help improve your business and everyday life.
I am loving the course, recently finished the “Names and Faces” section, and look forward to working through the remaining instruction. The work is rewarding.”
– Barry Kurtz
“I Am Struggling To Believe This”
“I have built the 26 memory palaces over the past week with 40 – 50 locations per site. I’ve worked through your book and find it amazing that I can memorise a pack of cards and recite them back….I am struggling to believe this. I was I a meeting today with 20 people I have never met before, and I used the first 20 stations of the memory palace I built for the card memory exercise to remember names. I have always struggled with names before but I managed today to get this right. It felt good.
So far this process has been both successful for me and a huge amount of fun. I just thought I would write a short note, therefore, to thank you for your book and emails.”
– Stephen Bell
“I started using your system last January and love it. My fluency has gone way up. But most importantly, my confidence has risen because of what you talk about in your newsletters. I have your daily emails to thank.”
200 Words In Just 10 Days
“I went from understanding only half of what I was hearing, to knowing 70% of what was being said in a very short time.
I’ve been very happy with using this method to increase my vocab. In only ten days, I was able to add 200 new words – which is a phenomenal result!
Once you’ve sorted the basics, it’s really only a few minutes a day to walk through your new words to keep them fresh.”
– Amanda Markham