Memory Secrets for Business Professionals

Marion Grace Publishing presents Brent Sverdloff, author of  How Could I Forget You! A Creative Way to Remember Names and Faces at the Union League of Philadelphia this April 29th for two sessions only!

1369847707_4085_memory-1Memory Secrets for Business Professionals: Boost Your Competitive Advantage by Mastering Names and Faces, Speeches, and More

We are all in the business of building relationships, and that starts with remembering someone’s name. Getting a name right inspires confidence from the outset and helps others remember you—a powerful advantage when meeting with colleagues and clients alike.

Learn why we often retain many details about the people we meet but forget their names almost at once. Discover how to assign any name to easy-to-grasp categories—no matter what its origin or perceived complexity. Then, engage in fun, imagination-based exercises that teach you how to link the name to the face. You will notice a strong positive difference right away in the quality of your interactions.

Once you’ve grasped these basics, you’re ready for more advanced applications. Master the “Method of Loci,” a technique handed down from the Ancient Greeks. By tying sequential information (lists, speeches, scripts, etc.) to familiar physical locations, your mastery of it will improve dramatically.

We’ll cap our session with The Major System and learn how to turn hard-to-recall numbers into easy-to-picture images. Dating back to the 17th century, The Major System matches related consonant sounds with the digits 0 through 9. When you add in vowels and non-Major consonants, you can build words out of numbers. Dates, credit card numbers, product codes, and even passwords become a snap.

By the end of the workshop, you will:

  • Know how to use simple linguistic tools to tackle the names of anyone you meet;
  • Deliver more engaging presentations by relying less on your notes;
  • Save time by committing to memory numbers you need on a regular basis;
  • Enjoy more productive relationships with coworkers and customers;
  • Think faster on your feet, become a better listener, and use your brain more creatively.

The workshop also delves into eye-opening research about the impact of the pervasive digital culture on our already splintered attention spans. You will leave understanding why training your brain is as vital to overall wellness as proper diet, exercise, and rest.

Please join us on Friday, April 29, 2016 at the beautiful and historic Union League of Philadelphia for one of two sessions: 9:00 to Noon and 1:00 to 4:00

Seating is limited so reserve early!

The cost is $250 if registered before April 15th and $300 after April 15th

Included: Beverages and snacks, workbook, a memorable experience and all participants will receive a signed copy of Brent’s book, How Could I Forget You! A Creative Way to Remember Names and Faces


About the Presenter

photo courtesy of Mike Samson

photo courtesy of Mike Samson

A practitioner of trained-memory techniques since his teens, Brent is the author of How Could I Forget You! A Creative Way to Remember Names and Faces, and has helped countless professional and students improve their powers of recall. Drawing on his recent years as an executive at performing arts non- profits, including Boston Conservatory and BATS Improv, Brent knows how to engage participants with lively interaction.

**All attendees will receive a signed copy of Brent’s book, How Could I Forget You! A Creative Way to Remember Names and Faces**

Since 2004, Brent has led memory workshops in San Francisco at the Commonwealth Club, California Academy of Sciences, and City College; in Greater Boston at continuing education centers; on both coasts at bookstores, wellness centers, and creative spaces; and elsewhere with private clients and businesses. His work has garnered him interviews with Forbes magazine; the lifestyle site Refinery29; and local television, radio, and print outlets. Learn more at

Want to learn more?  Listen to this informative interview


“With humor and wit, Sverdloff tells us some simple tricks for remembering names and faces. By teaching us how to link names to faces through visual imagery, he is showing us how to tap into the vast human memory capacity for visual scenes in order to improve performance at remembering not only people’s names but many everyday things.” — Bruno Olshausen, Professor of Neuroscience and Optometry at the University of California, Berkeley

“Brent was very prepared, enthusiastic, charismatic, and easy to comprehend. What could have been a very complicated method he simplified and made it very fun and entertaining so that everyone felt involved. His humor and thoroughness combined made the process of learning very interesting. I appreciated how he tailored his teaching to the needs of the different students, who are all taking the class for different reasons. [He was] patient and engaging.” —Emily S., workshop participant

“The techniques that Sverdloff lays out for remembering names and faces—something frustratingly difficult for so many people—are surprisingly simple, yet brilliantly effective. They’re also flat-out fun, not at all like the rote memorization one would expect to be reading about. And for someone like me whose professional work is based on words and wordplay, the techniques are especially apropos. Read it to find out why!” —Frank Longo, Crossword Puzzle Creator and Editor

Join us on April 29th!



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