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Mnemonics. The system of pegging that I will be outlining over the course of the next few pages, is one of the most important techniques that has so far been developed in the field of Mnemonics, since the discipline was first practised during the time of the ancient Greeks.


Second only to the system of linking in its overall usefulness. A version of pegging was first put forward by a man named Stanislaus Mink von Wennsshein, around the year 1648. Since then the technique has been modified extensively by a number of researchers in the field. Notably by the Englishman Dr Richard Gray, in the year 1730. In more recent times the memory experts Harry Lorayne and Tony Buzan, amongst others, have modified the system further. Chaining and Story (Memory Techniques) Chaining All chaining does is make one item of information the trigger for the next piece of information.

Chaining and Story (Memory Techniques)

As an example let's take the order of the planets from our sun. Imagine (in as much lively detail as you can), taking several seconds over each image: A thermometer being used to take the temperature of a statue of the Venus de Milo.The Venus de Milo crumbling to become earth. Mind Map. Hand-drawn and computer-drawn variations of a mind map.

Mind Map

Mind maps can be drawn by hand, either as "rough notes" during a lecture or meeting, for example, or as higher quality pictures when more time is available. An example of a rough mind map is illustrated. Mind maps are considered to be a type of spider diagram.[2] A similar concept in the 1970s was "idea sun bursting".[3] Origins[edit] Although the term "mind map" was first popularized by British popular psychology author and television personality Tony Buzan, the use of diagrams that visually "map" information using branching and radial maps traces back centuries. 4 Hour Workweek. I have tried GetFriday, AskSunday, TasksEveryDay and recently FancyHands.

4 Hour Workweek

The best by far has been to hire independently on elance. I am putting together a post for Wordpress on a better way to use VAs and to approach outsourcing. In short, there are a lot of things that just aren't worth outsourcing at all and others that require some pretty specialized capabilities. There is a fairly narrow swath of tasks that really lend themselves to efficient outsourcing to a generalist VA firm. Outsourcing Blog. Visualization Methods.