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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. 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.
Hand-drawn and computer-drawn variations of a mind map. A mind map is a diagram used to visually outline information. A mind map is often created around a single word or text, placed in the center, to which associated ideas, words and concepts are added. Major categories radiate from a central node, and lesser categories are sub-branches of larger branches. Categories can represent words, ideas, tasks, or other items related to a central key word or idea. 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.
I have tried GetFriday, AskSunday, TasksEveryDay and recently FancyHands. 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. 4 Hour Workweek
Outsourcing Blog Getting the Most from a Virtual Assistant Ever since Tim Ferriss popularized the use of virtual assistants (VA) in his book “The Four Hour Work Week”, (http://www.fourhourworkweek.com) dozens of firms and individuals have opened their doors to offer these services. I have experimented with several of these firms and have learned a lot in the process both about virtual assistants and myself.