Renowned Memory Expert
Bob Gray's talks are designed to reveal and build our untapped memory potential. He begins with the hilarious story of how his unique skills enabled him to immigrate into Canada (proving to a stunned immigration officer that being able to write upside down and backwards with both hands and feet while blindfolded and speaking phonetically backwards was not, in fact, going to deprive a Canadian from a job). Gray uses humor and hands-on demonstrations to teach the extraordinarily useful memory recall "Chain" system.
181 Minutes To Total Recall
In this half-day workshop Bob Gray 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. Gray 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 Gray’s other techniques, it becomes a valuable resource, allowing the student to recall deep banks of information. As an example of this, Gray 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 Apps
We live in a world where technology changes at an incredible rate. Every year newer and faster computers and more sophisticated media applications emerge. 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.
Think of Bob Gray’s keynotes and workshops as an 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 clients and customers names, faces and other vital information, you will find other aspects of your business life likewise improved. New memory strategies will lead to increased confidence, awareness and mental organization, leading to more effective leadership, innovation, and planning.
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.
The Power Of Connections
In this short interactive Keynote Presentation, Bob Gray 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!
Gray 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 Gray 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, Gray 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!
Client recognition is an important issue in any business. But it’s a vital focus in ours. That’s because our 27 wholesalers call upon 30,000 independent brokers and dealers who, in turn, serve more than 1.4 million mutual fund investors. And a personal touch is essential to the continued success every one of these relationships. To put in another way, even the most sophisticated recognition program can never really succeed unless the people on the ground can reliably put first and last names to a large number of faces. At our Spring Mackenzie University meetings across Canada, Bob Gray taught us, and those who represent us this critical skill. He did it with impact, charm and humour. And as you would expect, he did it memorably. The benefits to our business have been immediate and will be lasting. I’m sure he could make an important contribution to your bottom line. We heartily recommend Bob and his program of Building Total Recall.
On behalf of Manulife Securities may I extend my sincere thanks for your wonderful presentation at our National Investment Forum last month. Your presentation was brilliant. The feedback immediately afterwards was excellent but what is more remarkable is that fully one month later I am still getting calls about you. Your presentation was very memorable. As an after dinner speaker you were extremely entertaining and delivered just what we needed after a heavy day of technical presentations and educational sessions. We were able to sit back relax and enjoy but you slipped in a lot of learning anyway. Pretty sneaky. I highly recommend your session to any group anywhere.
While there are many public speakers who can deliver presentations on the latest business trends and concepts—and which are often only applied to strategies in the abstract—it seems harder and harder to find a speaker who can deliver something practical that can be applied immediately. Bob Gray delves into the mental mechanics of memory recall to help audiences develop an important, usable skill that can help them in the personal and professionals lives. The fact that he does so in such an entertaining and humorous manner is a bonus. His presentation is the one that the audience will still talking about during the coffee break, still be talking about at home that night, and still be talking about back at the office the next day. If you want a speaker who will deliver a high-energy presentation that is enjoyable, practical, and memorable (no pun intended), look no further than Bob Gray.
When delegates willingly and even enthusiastically pull themselves out of bed to attend a 7.30am follow-up seminar with Bob, having attended a very late night networking event the night before, you know you’ve employed a great speaker. We first hired Bob for our Congress in Rhodes, Greece, and the evaluations were so high that we immediately brought him back for our next event in Thailand. Knowing we’d have a lot of first timers at this year’s Congress in Florence we again turned to Bob and once again he astounded and motivated our delegates to unlock the potential of their own memory power. We attracted delegates from 71 countries this year, so Bob’s ability to communicate across cultures, age groups and business backgrounds is invaluable. All you need to supply him with is a “White Board” and some chunky marker pens, and you’ve got a fantastic delegate experience lined up and ready to go! It also helps that he’s one of the nicest blokes to have around at an event even when he’s not on stage.
The Coldwell Banker Real Estate Corporation
Your session entitled “I’m No Good With Names…But I Never Forget A Face!” was truly outstanding. In my position, over the past ten years, I have heard hundreds of individuals present and this was one of those rare occasions where I came back a second time, just thirty minutes later, to hear you again. Your delivery was great, but your content was even better. We have all faced situations where we are unable to recall the name of an individual we just met. It was great to learn your method to easily recall and store into memory the names of new business acquaintances, and you made it fun! Thanks again for delivering your powerful message to our group and I hope we will be working together again in the future.
Thank you for your outstanding presentation to our top advisors at our President’s Conference in Rome Italy. Our senior executives and attendees were all in agreement that you did an outstanding job, not often do we see a standing ovation for a guest speaker. You are without a doubt one of the best presenters we have had.
The National Association of Criminal Defence Lawyers
I am pleased to report that both your lecture to the entire group of almost 550 lawyers, as well as your workshop lectures, were among the highest ever given to a seminar speaker for The National Association of Criminal Defence Lawyers. Your techniques for remembering important details such as juror’s names and case citations is immensely helpful to lawyers in the courtroom. I was particularly impressed with the time and effort you spent customizing your presentation to fit our needs. Based on your professional demeanour, informative subject matter, and entertaining presentation, feel free to add me to what must be a long list of satisfied clients.
Investors Group Insurance Services
Backwards, forwards, upside down or sideways, whichever way you look at it, your involvement in our Tri-region meeting was fantastic. We had hoped you would provide an entertaining lift to the activities, something to lighten the atmosphere a bit. You did this so effectively. But more than that you gave our representatives a meaningful message that they can use everyday to add value for clients. Thank you Bob. You were the highlight of our conference. You far exceeded our expectations. Every evaluation form gave you a 10.
Disability Insurance Marketing
Your memory techniques were amazing and the way you showed us how to apply them was humorous and effective. The comments that I have received from our participants have been outstanding. Your enthusiasm spread across the audience like wildfire! I would not hesitate to recommend you as a speaker to anyone who is looking for an exceptional and outstanding person like yourself. The success of our congress could not have been the same without you.