How is your memory recall?
Would you love your audience to recall everything you share?
Ok so I’m just putting it out there… yes I have a memory issue and I’m constantly looking for ways to better my memory. Are you the type to go to webinars, listen in on coaching calls, only to find a day later you’re questioning what was discussed? Worse still, trying and work out if it was even the day before you did the webinar! Yeah my memory is pretty hopeless..
BUT NO FEAR MY DEAR! This blog is about how we can build up the memory muscle and also apply these techniques to the content we offer out there to others in our memberships, courses etc.
If you’re new to this blog, then welcome! My name is Nikki Cali and I’m the founder of Wisdome. I created this platfrom for my own needs and the needs of fellow membership owners, course creators and coaches. They were my inspiration after learning the need they had to provide a simple fully featured platform to share their wisdom on.
I tell you all of this because to share our wisdom we are recalling lessons we’ve learnt in our past and onto our audience. But how do we share that information so our audience remembers it and appreciates it?
Let’s begin with how we first learn to walk (yep that far back), when we learn to walk we may fall over a few times, but with repetition and revision we begin to strengthen our recall patterns. Now put this into memory context and think about how you might have learnt your multiplications. I had a fantastic teacher in Grade 5 who helped me find love in mathematics.. I know I know, but I do love it, and it was all in the way he taught me to remember my multiplications, I had to repeat/rehearse my multiplications multiple times..(there is more to his teachings and I’ll explain more a little later)… So yes by repeating the message, we being to memorise the data intake.
Have you ever felt like you seem to be repeating yourself a lot in your content? Do you feel like you need to change it up a bit? In a recent interview I had with a guest on my podcast called The Wise Dome, we had a good ole chat about repeating our message. At times we might feel like a broken record and think we need to freshen up the content, which yes at times we certainly do, but keeping the main message and lesson on repeat is a must.
If you are starting out, then obviously REPEAT is the number one tip here! So do so through varied medium. Repeat through text, video, audio, even images. Consistentancy helps drive through your message.
Here you are creating a pattern by repeating your message in different ways.. building out more content.
However let’s look at “repeating”, in a different way.
By repetition we are helping our audience recall our message in the short term, however by helping our audience implement and evaluate the lesson, they are able to capture that lesson into a longer term memory.
When you help your audience learn and recall those lessons easier, they tend to appreciate you a whole lot more.... remember my Grade 5 teacher!
- getting your audience to recreate a scenario
- give them a short quiz
- have them evaluate the lesson
- maybe adapt the lesson in a way they can use it themselves, trial it and later evaluate.