Hello! A couple of days ago I came across this video Memorizing an ENTIRE Deck of Cards in ONE MINUTE!!. The video shows 4-time memory champion Nelson Dellis showing magician Chris Ramsey how to memorize a shuffled deck of cards.
While I’ve always been skeptical about memory techniques I was highly entertained by the video. After I was finished with that video I was lead to this one Memorizing the NATO Phonetic Alphabet (QUICKLY!). Here Nelson teaches how to memorize the NATO Phonetic Alphabet.
After watching that video I decided to let go of my skepticism and give it a shot. I’ve always wanted to remember the NATO Phonetic Alphabet so I figured why not. After watching the video just once I opened up a note pad on my computer with the intention of coming up with my own images for the NATO alphabet. Without even realizing it I began to write out the entire NATO Alphabet.
After just watching one 11 min video I was able to recall the entire NATO Alphabet with ease. Keep in mind that before the video I probably knew less than 5% of the NATO Alphabet. Words can’t describe how shocked I was.
From there I began to develop my own PAO SYSTEM for the Alphabet. I just finished placing all 26 letter images into my first memory palace and I have ZERO issues remembering the entire journey.
Now I just need to put it into practice.
The lightbulb has completely gone off and I’m completely hooked. I’m looking forward to taking part in the community as I work toward strengthening my memory.