Bob Gray

Memory and the Turbocharged Brain

How often have you bumped into a client or customer, but for the life of you, you can’t remember their name? Socially, this can be embarrassing, but in business, it can be disastrous. Bob Gray teaches audiences the techniques they need to unlock their memory potential to be more professional, effective, efficient, and ultimately: more profitable.

Gray discovered his first memory technique when he was seven years old. He was given a magic book that showed him how to remember a twenty-item list, and shortly thereafter he was called on to ‘do the memory trick’ at family parties and gatherings. Since then, Gray has become a recognized authority on memory systems, and has spent the last twenty five years traveling the globe entertaining and training corporations, governments, and associations to adapt memory systems for their particular needs. To date, Gray’s clients have included Bell Canada, Ford, General Motors, Hilton Hotels, Boston Pizza, and Great West Life, to name just a few.

The author of the bestselling book, Right Brain Rapid Recall, Gray’s many media credits include Ripley’s Believe It Or Not, The Steve Harvey Show, The Today Show, CBS News, and BBC One.

The Turbo Charged Brain

In this short interactive Keynote Presentation, Bob reveals the untapped memory potential in each of us.

He begins by sharing the hilarious story of how his unique skills enabled him to immigrate into Canada. The fact that he was able to write extemporaneously upside down (plus upside down and backwards with both hands and feet while blindfolded and speaking phonetically backwards) pretty much proved to a stunned immigration official that he was not taking a job from a Canadian – or for that matter, anyone else on the planet!

Bob then delivers two incredibly powerful memory demonstrations, which never fail to astonish. After entertaining the audience with his own memory, he enriches their minds by teaching the hilarious and practical ‘Chain’ system. (A system dating all the way back to ancient Greece, which is an invaluable tool for memorizing speeches, presentations lists, complex equations and more!)

The members of the audience always leave grinning and eager to test their new skills. Watch them practice recall at conferences, on the road, at home, and at the office.

Are you ready to accelerate you memory into rapid recall? The skills lie a short keynote away.

I'm No Good With Names - But I Never Forget a Face!

With this longer version of his 45-60 minute keynote, Bob is able to share the #1 memory problem in business today – how to recall clients’ names.

How often have you bumped into clients, or customers, or someone you know you have been introduced to, perhaps two or three times before, but for the life of you, can’t remember his name, or hers? And the harder you try to remember, the farther it seems to slip from your mind? Socially, this can be extremely embarrassing, but in business, it can be disastrous. With our lives already so hectic, and the number of people who are important to us increasing every day, we need an instant and easy way to keep each and every one of them active in our memory. The sweetest sound to someone is the sound of his or her own name. By forgetting a person’s name, you show not only a lack of respect, but you might just as well say that this individual is of no importance to you.

Conversely, by recalling a correct name, especially after only one introduction, you will not only engage and flatter its owner, but you will be remembered for your thoughtful interest.

In his amusing, unusual and empowering presentation, Bob reveals a wonderful method to easily recall and store into memory the names of new friends and business acquaintances. Having been taught the system, participants are quickly and easily able to recall both first and last names of several new acquaintances as they are introduced during the presentation. It’s an hilarious system that will have the audience in hysterics…and it works!

The Master Program

In this half-day workshop Bob will introduce the group to four major memory systems. Expanding on his ninety-minute keynote, he will introduce them to the Peg System and The Phonetic Index.

The Peg System gives the student the ability to memorize schedules, calendars, meetings, feature lists and rules and regulations. It is one of the easiest time savers you’ll ever learn.

The Phonetic Index, which is often considered to be the single most powerful memory system ever devised, was developed over three hundred years ago. Yet, until now, has been known by only a handful of scholars and experts. Bob retrieved the Phonetic Index from history’s dustbin, revamped it, and made it directly applicable for today’s business leaders. This system gives the user the ability to recall the biggest stumper of them all – numerical information.

On a basic level, the Phonetic Index makes the memorization of phone numbers and serial numbers as easy as smiling. Using it in conjunction with some of Bob’s other techniques, it becomes a valuable resource, allowing the student to recall deep banks of information. As an example of this, Bob demonstrates how he himself has memorized the capitals, population and square mileage of every nation on earth, as well as the major world events for every year of the twentieth century. In the workshops, groups never fail to amaze themselves by memorizing, both forwards and in reverse, a randomly generated thirty-digit number. It is an exercise that shows the incredible, untapped potential in each of us.

Bob's Brain App

We live in a world where technology changes at an incredible rate. Every year newer and faster computers and more sophisticated media applications emerge, often in the most unlikely of places and with the most incredible abilities. With each of these new technologies, comes a period of learning and adaptation when we read instruction manuals, attend seminars or seek online help. This only makes sense. Yet oddly, we almost never make the effort to learn about the most sophisticated and adaptable piece of technology ever given to us…our brain.

If only there was an instruction manual for our brains. Who knows how many “features”, “functions” and “options” we have been neglecting? Or how our personal and business lives may be augmented, streamlined or made more efficient by a better understanding of the programming?

Think of Bob’s keynotes and workshops as that instruction manual you have long been missing. With it you will learn to take advantage of options that have been so often ignored, such as the incredible power of your memory. By increasing your ability to remember names and faces and other vital information, you will find other aspects of your business life will likewise be improved. New memory strategies will lead to increased confidence, awareness and mental organization, leading to more effective leadership, innovation and planning.

Our world is also one of converging media, where various technologies and forms of communication are becoming increasingly integrated. Yet this media must ultimately converge with our brains if it is to be any use at all. You will also learn how to take advantage of the latest social media, such as Facebook and Twitter, to enhance your own “personal computer” and its “hard drive” and increase its power and abilities still further. If you use just 20% of the systems taught and apply them only 30% of the time, you will see dramatic results.

Learn how to:

  • Increase by 300-400% your recall for the #1 memory problem facing us all socially and professionally: client names and faces.
  • Learn how social media can enhance your recall of names and faces and other valuable client information.
  • Learn “whole brain” techniques which will increase efficiency, effectiveness and professionalism, resulting in greater leadership abilities, innovation and strategies.
  • Too often the new social media is used as a crutch for a neglect of our own brain and its incredible, untapped resources. Learn how it can be used instead to augment your brain to not only increase recollection, but also to build confidence, assertiveness and give yourself the advantage in any social or business situation.