Chester Santos is capable of such amazing feats as memorizing and perfectly recalling a 100+ digit sequence of numbers after looking at it for only 5 minutes, and memorizing and perfectly recalling an entire deck of playing cards in less than 2 minutes and 30 seconds. In addition, he can learn hundreds of random words, names & faces, and poetry, in a matter of minutes. However, this was not always the case!
Chester Santos is a memory expert with over 8 years experience competing at the highest levels of competitive memory. He has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, San Francisco Chronicle, Washington Post, USA Today, CNN, and various other television, radio, and printed media all over the world. Chester has spent years training his brain to extraordinary heights, and in 2008 he became the United States National Memory Champion.
I am going to discuss with you one of the Memory Fun 101 applications, Names and Faces. This one is very important to me and seems to be the one that I need most help in. Being a Social Worker it is very important for me to remember names with faces since I meet tons of people daily; family members and friends of patients that I work closely with. I feel bad when I just can’t place that name to that face and I’m stuck resorting to hun or sweetie not making it a very professional conversation.
Chester Santos provides you with tips and clever ways for you to start the process of placing that name to that particular face. I enjoyed the entire session with Chester, his personality, his voice being familiar and relaxing to me. Not making me feel up tight or uncomfortable in any way. During the Names and Faces Memory Fun 101 session Chester will guide you to a website and direct you on each step. He provides a series of pictures for you to look at along with their names, he will then go over each person and their name with you.
What I liked most about this process was the fun nature of it, Chester then will go over the pictures with you again and will explain to you how he remembers all of their names and faces. He provides you with creative and fun tips on remembering a persons face to go with their name. For example he made me laugh when he told me how he remembered Alice’s name. Her name is Alice and Alice has big white teeth so Chester explains to you that he has associated Alice with Alice in Wonderland and her big white teeth remind him of the rabbit from Alice in Wonderland. I just love how Chester teaches you to associate that persons name with their face helping me to remember them long term, repeating their name through out the conversation a few times to go along with that.
Memory Fun 101: A fun, practical, and easy way to help improve your memory.
Memory Fundamentals: Will sharpen the mind and a solid foundation in exercise and techniques.
Number Memory: Learn to quickly and easily file numbers into your brain for instant recall.
Names and Faces: Learn effective and easy methods for remembering names.
Speeches, Foreign Languages & College Course Material: Learning material fast and applying your new skills rapidly towards a new foreign language or college course.
Purchase: You can check out all of Chester Santo’s workshops on his detailed website which lists all the classes available.
Connect: You can connect with Chester Santos on Facebook and/or @ChesterJSantos on Twitter.
I received samples for the purpose of reviewing. Opinions are my own and/or my families and are not influenced by any form of compensation.