March 26th, 2012
05:37 PM ET

A Masterful Memory

He hears numbers, turns them into pictures in his mind, turns those pictures into a story...and then walks back through the story, remembering incredible amounts of numbers in the order he heard them.  It's a method of training for a man with a masterful memory, and it has helped him win the U.S. memory championships.

For me, a former writer, I find that writing anything down (or even typing it) helps me remember.  Repetition also plays a part:  I'll sometimes take a script, read it through a few times, and focus on the most important phrases of each sentence.  Then, when I step in front of the camera, I'll have the paragraph in my head.

What are the methods to your memory?

Carl Azuz, Anchor

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