Chapter 20. Linked In and Linked Up

Linking up is a powerful way of making connections so you can remember short lists. This system is a very basic introduction to using your imagination to create links—even more basic than creating a story. Think of it as a way to incorporate a variety of memory principles and limber up your memory muscle, so you can apply these methods for even more elaborate systems. Linking is most appropriate for remembering short lists, from grocery lists to the subjects you want to cover in a meeting or speech.

Essentially, you help make your memories more memorable by using your mind proactively to make your memories more vivid through imagery and associations. Then, you either create a continuous narrative that links all ...

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