Memory Improvement Required?
I am a bit of a know-all. My domain name reflects that! I enjoy quizzes and showing off my little bits of hard won but useless knowledge. However, I’m getting a bit older now and recalling that knowledge at a moment’s notice was starting to get harder. I’d hear a question on the TV and know that I knew the answer, but getting it to the forefront of my memory in a short time was becoming a tall order. It became an even taller order when I was accepted to go onto a TV quiz program and I knew I’d be faced with a barrage of questions, and we all know what adding stress does to assist our already failing memories! So before actually going on the quiz show I decided to do something about improving my memory.
5 Minute Learning Machine Review
Y’know what? There are hundreds of books, e-courses and live courses out there all claiming to aid your memory retention and recall, and to help you read faster – the two often seem to go together – and most of these courses cost hundreds or even thousands of dollars. I suppose that if you consider that having information immediately to hand can improve your business as well as impress people, then it could be money well spent, but if you’re just an ordinary Joe (Jane) then spending a lot of money on your memory might seem like cash better pushed elsewhere. You might not begrudge the time, but you would certainly not be able to spare the money. This is the first big tick in the box for The 5 Minute Learning Machine. At only $27 it certainly doesn’t break the bank. But what’s it like and what do you get for your money?
Well the first thing you get with the 5 Minute Learning Machine is a 207 page PDF file which starts a bit slowly with statistics about only using half our brains but it soon gets into techniques and ideas that improve your speed reading and increase your memory retention with the added, but obvious encouragement to use these techniques in your daily life to cement them in place. Further chapters take you on to loving mathematics, improving spelling, remembering lists and composing ourselves for tests. Each exercise is quite simple and we are often reminded that our memories are ‘use it or lose it’ muscles which will improve with further exercise. Keeping up with the study habits and to treat life long learning as an aspect of our lives not just an add-on. The added bonus for me was that I got so I would procrastinate less and increase my attention span on a given subject.
So 190 pages of information (leaving out the Cover, contents, blank pages etc) seems like you’re getting a lot for your money, and it does look intimidating to wade through at first, but the writing style is easy to follow and the text is not so densely packed that you’re in danger of eye strain. And then there are the bonus items… 1) Another, shorter ebook on Advanced Memory Techniques, 2) A shorter PDF on Reading Body Language and 3) An mp3 audio of an interview with Jack Zufelt called DNA of Success, again on memory improvement.
OK so 5 Minutes Learning Machine is a long promise and if you can read 200 pages in 5 minutes then you don’t need this book anyway, but the first few techniques will only take a minutes to learn and as you use them more and more they will become instinctive, but don’t take the ’5 minutes’ literally.This is not “How to improve your memory in 5 minutes”. You’ll keep referring back to the book for a while but after re-reading it using Warren Bank’s teachings it will start to stick and everything makes more sense. In essence, you will become the 5 Minute Learning Machine.
And how did I do on the TV quiz? I walked away with a £5000 prize for getting all 6 answers in the final round. Result for the 5 Minute Learning Machine!
P.S.: I didn’t take up the bonus offer but having seen the quality of the ‘Basic’ pack, I really wish I had. Instead of being a $77 add-on, it’s only $47 INCLUDING the 5 Minute Learning Machine PDF and bonuses! $104 worth for only $47.
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