A lot of people want to know how to memorize up a speech, which is understandable if they’re attending a school event like the school play. A lot of people find it difficult because they haven’t been taught how to effectively commit something to memory. In this post, I’m going over some tips for building lasting memories.
You don’t have time? You have ten minutes before your big presentation? Just three minutes before you go on stage for that interview? The following suggestions will help you be more effective in a short amount of time:
Tips on memorizing speech
- -First, write out what you need to learn and read through it as quickly as possible, then repeat it back by reading aloud – or speak it into your phone’s recording app.
- -Then, say it again slower and more clearly. Be sure to use gestures – you’ll want to practice them. Speak up, don’t mumble. Then say it again in a slower and louder voice.
- -You can also repeat the information out loud into your phone’s recording app to make sure you have it down.
- -When practicing your speech, don’t just read through it – read as though you’re speaking to an audience or interviewing for a job! Bring in the same enthusiasm! (When you speak to someone directly, they are more likely to listen than when you speak in front of 200 people. This is especially true when you’re trying to get their attention.)
- -Use a visual aid while you’re practicing. You can use pictures, charts, or other pictures to help you visualize the information.
For example, in the real world, it’s harder to remember dates than it is to remember numbers or words. So if you have something like a calendar behind you while memorizing dates at school, it’ll be easier for your brain to keep track of everything.
- -Make sure you have a picture prompt behind you while memorizing. You can put a poster of yourself, or of someone you love. If you’re in a school environment, the class may even be willing to help!
- -You want to make your speech about ten minutes long. However, if it’s only three minutes long, memorize what needs to be memorized and increase how much you read from there. Your brain needs to process things in order for them to stick into your memory anyways!
- -For some people (like me), speaking is difficult because I don’t speak very quickly. I believe that speaking slowly makes our brains more likely to chunk up information. For example, let’s say I have a list of five things for you to remember. If I tell you that list really quickly and then ask you to repeat it back to me, it will be very difficult for you. However, if I take a breath between each number in the list and then repeat it back to you slowly, the information will stick better in your memory. So don’t think that if your brain doesn’t work fast that you can’t be a good speaker!
- -Use your own life experiences as examples when talking about something. Personal stories about yourself or others are great examples of how to memorize something and make it interesting! Also, saying an opinion rather than just stating an objective fact makes a speech more engaging.
Also Read: Teaching babies how to talk
Memorizing is not that easy. But if you do it properly, your memory will be better than your friends who memorize stuff as they go along.
People learn differently. If someone wants to know how to memorize information, they might indicate this by saying, “I was not born with a motor mouth”. This means that their mind makes associations in different ways for different people and that everyone learns at different rates. So if you try something new, be patient and start slow!