Okay, who’s the thief who stole a week out of December? I tell you, with Thanksgiving happening so late in the U.S. this year, it feels like the Grinch has come along and ripped a week right off the calendar.
Still, we’re moving forward with our festivities. We just got our tree last night. I love the smell. (Watching Bandit carefully to make sure he doesn’t hike his leg on it…usually we have an artificial tree so it’s not a worry. Shadow is smart enough to know it’s not a “regular” tree.)
I know everyone and their brother, sister, cousin, or neighbor is trying to get you to buy something from them for the holidays. So I’m just going to jump right on the bandwagon.
My beautifully talented friend, Lauri Quinn Loewenberg is an incredible artist. And her art is for sale here:
She painted an ethereal Walter White from Breaking Bad (the one I got Bryan Cranston to sign), but there are also dreamy fairies, Rhianna, Marilyn, and more. What I like most about this site is you can order card versions. (Yes, a handful of people I love are getting Walter White holiday cards.)
Look, I don’t get a cent off of this. I just believe Lauri is amazingly talented, and I’d like to support her and her family.
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By Lorrie Morgan-Ferrero, Expert Copywriting Strategist
‘Tis the season filled with parties surrounded by strangers or those you see only on holiday occasions. How do you remember their names? Before you freeze and head for the door take a deep breath and smile. Most of us are so busy talking about ourselves we will hardly notice.
The ability to remember names may require building some new pathways in your brain to become proficient in recall. After all, “Bad Habits” are learned over many years and turning it around can’t happen overnight.
I’ve learned a few tips that I want to share with you now.
• Focus on the person in front of you;
• Look them directly in the eye;
• Don’t overthink what you are going to say;
• When they tell you their name, repeat it out loud.
• Here comes the hard part, associate their name with someone you already know;
• Visualize the first letter of their first name on their face;
• Now associate that name with a physical or personal characteristic to jog your memory;
• Use their first name during your conversation to anchor their name; • Ask for their business card and jot down perhaps their children’s names or what they’re wearing.
Anything worth remembering takes time and works with more than names. When you must remember something, first jot it down and incorporate it into a list . . . No complicated formula . . . Just a system that works with a little concentration.
As I mentioned earlier, you can train your memory by associating names with pictures. This works just as well converting written information into picture format.
Each paragraph has key words or a key thought in each paragraph that can be associated with an illogical or ridiculous illustration. It is much easier to remember and recall ridiculous associations than it is to recall normal and uneventful relationships.
As you read through text simply choose one or more key words or key thoughts from each subject and relate the same to a ridiculous cartoon or illustration. Actually “see” it in your mind’s eye as it relates to the key word or key thought.
When you need to remember a particular subject, the “picture” should automatically appear to you and the entire thought should be recalled. Be sure to SEE the ridiculous picture associated with the printed matter you wish to recall.
As you read through a book, practice visualizing the content in pictures and relate it to the key words or the main thought of the written material. This exercise will improve your ability to retain what you read. With enough “practice” using this easy method, you may be able to develop a “photo-type” memory.
The key to this memory system is to “see” the “picture” in your “mind’s eye”. After you have practiced and mastered the system and are able to get instant flashback recall you should be able to read most any text material and visualize ridiculous pictures to associate with the thoughts expressed in the printed materials.
We suggest you prove this system to yourself. As you read the first few pages of information, “see” a picture related to the words or thought. It may be rather difficult to “see” at first but with consistent effort and concentration, you will amaze yourself. When you have seen the picture, just go on reading the next subject matter and repeat the process.
Don’t be concerned that you may forget earlier subjects!
They should remain imprinted on your mind and recalled later instantaneously and clearly.
After you have read several pages, recall the first few “mind-pictures”. If you originally “saw” the picture as related to the key thought of the printed material, you should remember the basic information.
Try it! It’s interesting! After you have mastered this learning system, it will be easy to file various programs away in your memory and recall them as needed to progress in your search for success.
Make a joyful noise and enjoy the spirit of the holidays!
ABOUT LORRIE: Award-winning marketer, world-renowned copywriter and creator of “The She Factor”, Lorrie Morgan-Ferrero of Red Hot Copy has a reputation as the top female copywriter in the info-marketing industry. Lorrie is dedicated to teaching the world it is possible to shift from the hype-filled sales to a more modern version …marketing written with authenticity, trust, and rapport.
This is an awesome little site for ideas for content creation. It tells you what is “officially celebrated” today plus what happened yesterday and what happens tomorrow. Just build your message for the day (whether for promotions, social media, or articles). http://www.checkiday.com/
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