Try It Now: Group Activities | April 2017

THINK LIKE A MEMORY CHAMPION | STORYTELLING STRATEGY

A recent study showed that mnemonic training could re-shape the thinking patterns of subjects to closely resemble those seen in highly trained memory athletes. This month’s TBH Brain Workout uses Social-Based Brain Training to teach Storytelling, a simple memory strategy that can be easily learned and applied to a variety of information folks seek to remember better, such as a list or names.

How it Works:

  1. Let your group know they will be practicing a TBH memory strategy called “Storytelling.”
  2. Teach the Storytelling Strategy. To use the strategy, they create a short, simple story using the information they aim to learn and recall. If the story is funny or odd, they will be even more likely to remember it. Example: You need to remember the name Frank Hill. Your story may be “there is a hill of franks” or (one we love from a TBH client) “frankly he’s getting over the hill.”
  3. Have the group practice Storytelling “all together” using the following nonsense list of words:

 

Paper

Necklace

Ball

Cotton

Lawn

Circle

Scratch

Popsicle

  1. Next have the group break into pairs and practice Storytelling using each other’s names. After they are done, each pair can share the stories they came up with for their names with the whole group.

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