“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!”
“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 book. If you have struggled with memorizing vocabulary in the past this book will give you several suggestions that will help you tremendously.”
– S. Moore
“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
“Although I consider myself to have a pretty good memory, I have struggled so much with Russian vocabulary over the past two years. Mr Metivier is correct when he says saying that there are better ways of learning vocabulary than rote memorization . I learned my vocab. 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- additional resources are noted throughout, there are free worksheets to help you build your Palace, and Mr Metivier welcomes questions and answers them promptly. I signed up for the free Magnetic Memory newsletter. To paraphrase the book, when we memorize, we learn”and when we learn we are fully alive.”
– Lisa Martin
“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. He 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!”
“It’s funny now in retrospect. A book I put off getting because of perceived drudgery, has instead revealed itself to be a book I simply cannot do without. This book is worth ten times the price and more.”
“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, 2x World Memory Champion and student of Chinese
“Anthony lays out a whole system with absolutely tons of examples to get you used to it.”
– Jack Toleman
“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
“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 book for those who want to learn Russian or 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.
“In conjunction with his book “How to Learn and Memorize French Vocabulary,” 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 this book and Anthony’s daily 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.”
“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.
The book gives a method for remembering language vocabulary. You have to implement these methods to get anything out of the book. This is not the mnemonic method. This uses memory palaces which has the advantage of engaging your spatial memory.
I think this is a great book especially for the price. Also the author is very accessible and is willing to answer questions and take suggestions.”
“This works and is very do-able.”
– Kathleen Poole
“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 supercenter of a company that is bigger than some small countries is amazing. At the service area I have thought of over 26 subpalaces…..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
“I have read a few books on memory training, and what I liked about Anthoney 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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“This method is really good. But its author is really there. I mean that he is answering once and over your questions. Before 24h he advise you and guide you to achieve your aim. And there are extras within that you find out day by day. I am very satisfied and just beginning with it.”
– Josep Carrion
★★★★ “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 grandious claims, just solid information.”
– Kathleen Byrne
“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.”