The USAMC is pleased to announce that for the first time, our memory training manual will be available to both students and memory enthusiasts alike!
We are accepting pre-orders now for the manual; the ETA for the completed manual is April 30th. If you’re interested, please fill out the contact form, and let us know if your preference is digital (e-book format) or print. The cost of a digital manual will be $29.95, and a print manual will be $34.95, with an additional $5 to cover shipping costs. We will not ask for your payment information until the manuals are available to be sold.
This manual is what we use to train competitors (primarily grammar school, high school and college) to prepare for the USA Memory Championship team competition. It is in a workbook format that is designed for students who have little-to-no previous training in memory techniques.
The lessons will help you significantly improve your retention and recall of data, in both your professional and personal life. You can develop such proficiency that you’ll remember the name of every new person you meet, or memorize an entire deck of 52 cards!
The book is approximately 160 pages and is separated into 7 modules:
1) Memory Overview
2) Loci Method (Roman Room, Journey) – Lists of Words
3) Deck of Cards
5) Names and Faces
6) Speeches, Long Text, and Poems
7) Mind Mapping (Advanced Names and Faces)
Each module has a pre-test and post-test so that the reader can establish a baseline and measure improvement.
We understand that for memory training to be effective, each person must learn to memorize things in a way that is relevant to them. The workbook format means that you will be able to take the techniques and personalize them to fit your own life experiences. For example, we include our Roman Room to use as a starting point, but also provide instructions to create your own personal Room to personalize your memory techniques.
The principles taught in the book are a combination of current neuroscience regarding how the brain links, connects and associates new ideas, along with 20 years of real world experience teaching students.