This is the non-technical, everyday memory problem parts of the Memory Shock courses taught at community colleges and the N.Y.P.D. Police Academy. It is based on material in Barry Reitman's book, "Secrets, Tips, and Tricks of a Powerful Memory." Each lecture is a brief, easy-to-follow, practical illustration of the trick to overcoming problems that make you THINK you have a poor memory. You do not have a poor memory — you've just never been taught how to use it. The lessons are fun to watch and apply, and students of every age and level will see instant improvement. The practice suggestions are usually done with things you want to remember anyway. They are simple, easy and fun to do.
Reviews of the book and live presentations: "… uses simple tricks to remember almost everything … with instantaneous success. Barry Reitman's 'Secrets, Tips, and Tricks of a Powerful Memory' ... is the answer to the prayers of millions of adults who experience the frustration of trying to remember things that are important to them." —Dr. Lynn Tepper, Gerontologist, Clinical Professor, Columbia University, NYC
“…Not only were the strategies and tips you shared well received, but many in attendance would have liked to have several more hours with you to continue reviewing your system. I commend you on your course content as well as on your instructional style; both were an absolute hit with our audience." —Captain Daniel E. Sosnowik, Commanding Officer, Leadership Training Section, NYPD
"...Barry Reitman's Memory Shock presentation was both effective and valuable to professors, teachers, and graduate students." —Elaine Geller, Dir. of Field Experience & Outreach, Rockland Campus, Long Island Univ.
Memory Shock is Barry Reitman's proprietary system of training in memory techniques, including simple, new methods of teaching centuries-old techniques. He teaches the program at community colleges of the State University of New York and has presented Memory Shock at a two-hour seminar for teachers and graduate students at Long Island University’s Rockland Graduate Campus. He's also been a frequent guest lecturer at the N.Y.P.D. Police Academy.
Following a career in the sale, design and production of electroformed diamond products, Barry was hired as a nuclear component machinist by the Electric Boat division of General Dynamics. Fast-tracked into nuclear installation management, he became a senior shift supervisor of reactor component installation. During his Electric Boat career he was given special clearance to go to sea as a civilian on the USS Ohio, the first Trident class submarine.
In 1983, he founded Keystone Equipment Leasing, Inc. in Bergen County, New Jersey. Keystone Leasing was among the first to successfully market equipment financing on the internet, starting in 1994. Barry has worked with Federal and state law enforcement on numerous occasions, including three successful fraud prosecutions, and has lectured on fraud prevention to the leasing and credit industries.
He credits the Memory Shock system with his winning an entry into the World Series of Poker Main Event in 2009.
StartWhat Did I Walk in This Room For? (6:09)
StartWhere Did I Put the Car Keys — or Anything Else? (2:43)
StartThe Link System a/k/a the Story System (4:33)
StartRemember to Take Homework to School or Work (2:14)
StartRemember Changes to Your Regular Schedule BEFORE Driving in the Wrong Direction (3:23)
StartSummary of Solutions to Simple Problems (1:41)