3 Tips To Retain Information

Retaining information can be difficult, whether it’s remembering details for a presentation you’re giving; why you went into the storeroom; or the name of someone you’ve met at a networking event. Here are three things that can help you to retain information.

Find out your learning style, and use it

Learn what helps you to retain information and make sure you use it whenever possible. If you remember best with music playing, wear headphones when you need to study something. If you’re a graphic learner, sketch things our or find graphs, infographics and the like to help you retain information.

Repeat it back

Whether you take notes, draw a picture, repeat something back to the person who told you, or repeat it to yourself. The act of repeating information back helps you to remember it. It’s the same regardless of what your learning style is – just do the repeating back in a way that suits your style.

Never forget a name

If you want to remember someone’s name, try thinking of someone else you know with the same name. For some reason, it helps you to remember the name. I was taught this by one of my neighbours who had a stroke several years ago. I was sceptical about it at first, but so far, it’s worked for me without fail. And I’ve always been terrible with names.

I hope these tips help you retain information. If you’ve got any tricks that work for you, please reply to this email and let me know.