Why not use a set of tools from a memory champion? Andi Bell has proven his memory technique and shown the potency of his memory.
"Andi Bell, became World Memory Champion in 1998. He holds numerous world record for memorizing including the memorization of a deck of cards in 34.03 seconds, 22 1/2 decks of cards in an hour and a 333-digit number after hearing it only once". (Memory pack quote)
Please check Mind Sports Olympiad for championships.
This Memory Pack contains: "Pack containing 72-page instruction book, 150 cards, board game, memory bean bag. Everything a multiple world record-holder can teach you about everyday memory skills - and have fun at the same time."
The 72-page booklet is informative and a good read. Andi talks about many different areas on memory. The chapters are as follows...
Introduction, The Memory Bean Bag, Definition of Terms, Three Great Memory Tips, Lists, Time and Number Lines, General Knowledge, Networks, Names and Faces, The Name and Face Cards, Spelling, Speeches and Text, Visual Memory, Numbers, The Picture Code/Number Code, Games, Memory Tests, Whatever Next?,
100 of the playing cards are mnemonic attributes for numbers. Andi does a very good job in establishing these mnemonics. In addition, they are colorful and very easy to learn.
The board game is a system extension of the 100 mnemonic cards. Fun and a good mind play. It works well with the system.
50 of the playing cards are names and faces, photograph faces; men and women. Andi does a great job here by making the names interchangeable as to allow more name and/or face combinations. A must have in a memory system.
Of course, Andi does talk about other areas of memory, such as number lines, which are excellent for math.
Andi Bell does not discuss his method for memorizing a deck of playing cards. This is not discouraging because of the first-class techniques Andi Bell does provide us with. I do wish he would share this technique with us!
And of course, the memory Bean Bag... great tool for memory.
As I mentioned the only disappointment I have with the Memory Pack is Andi does not share his technique for memorizing a deck of playing cards. This Memory Pack is a must HAVE and highly recommended. I have read a high quantity of memory books and articles. Moreover, I currently use Andi's method. What makes this system very worthwhile is not reading about the tools, but using them firsthand, Andi gives you this opportunity with his Memory Pack. A high-quality memory tool.