I just noticed that whenever I verbally repeat stuff over and over (like 20-30 times or something), I happen to remember it later. It’s really surprising.
The biggest problem with using verbal repetition only is linking that to other stuff spatially. Otherwise, I’d just parrot everything. The memory palace spatially links a list together so that it has additional meaning and you can remember a whole set of items together. And to use the memory palace, I have to associate whatever I parroted with a visual image, so that it can stay spatially in a palace.
But I guess for a single one-off story, what you could do is just read the story like 30-100 times and you might be surprised that you can just read it back. It might take time but it’s also consistent. I really have no idea if that will work or not because I never did it, but I feel optimistic if I read a story 100 times it might stick.
Well. I guess what I’m saying is, YES, repeat stuff verbally because it’s awesome. As others mentioned though, it takes time to do it so it’s not for speed/competition stuff and more for long-term storage.
I did think of another idea, like imagining the sound of the word at 2x or 4x speed, or associating different musical percussive instrument sounds with English words.
I mean, imagine if instead of long English words, we also had alternative percussive instrument sounds, which would be almost instant in our minds to process!! That would really redefine “speed” lol!
Like instead of saying “I love you” I would just remember hearing like symbol noise, deep bell noise, high snare. Or use any other kind of instant onomatopoeia.