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Soniks™ is the SAVE Key to Your Memory

Our members and guests enjoyed a very valuable and most entertaining experience from 'America's memory motivator' on improving and rejuvenating their memories. Your high energy level and spontaneous humor kept the audience in a constant uproar! Your demonstration on 'Super Soniks' was incredibly impressive.

You had stated that your ultimate goal for the evening was that each person 'walk out with something valuable and have a ball!' Well, from the reaction of the audience and their positive comments, you certainly achieved your goal. My goal was to provide a quality and entertaining speaker for our members and I thank you for helping me attain that goal !"

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Do you have a problem with your memory? Well, get over it. In most cases, the only problem with your memory is that you think you have a problem. That's not being kind to your mind; thinking too much about an uncertainty can lead to a self-fulfilling prophecy. But you're not alone. Most people worry about their memory at one time or another because they never learned how to hit the SAVE key.

The newest word for mastering memory in today's computer age is "SONIKS™," derived from "sonic," which means "of or pertaining to sound or the speed of sound." SONIKS™ is the "how to" of listening for and making the mental connections to capture and retain names, numbers, and facts. SONIKS™ is to memory what Phonics is to reading. It introduces the art of knowing what to listen for and advances an effective new mental slant on an age-old problem.

Mastering your memory involves three basic steps:

  • Collecting
  • Connecting
  • Recollecting

Collecting deals with the secret of understanding or "getting" the information in the first place. (You can't forget what you never got.) Connecting involves digesting the material, and mentally relating the new to the known. Recollecting means perusing your mental file to retrieve the information you have stored.

Although researchers are far from understanding how people remember, recent studies show that the electric signals of memory fill the brain. Cells fire off impulses when they are stimulated by experiences, and scientists believe that these impulses are somehow chemically preserved in the mind. Psychologists suggest that the experiences that evoke intense emotions or are closely related to known facts are more likely to be retained than inconsequential or random information. They agree that the best way to remember is to weave new information into the existing fabric of the mind, and construct indexed, mental files from which data can be retrieved. In other words, to secure new information for later recall, we must consciously connect it to our previous knowledge.

However, things we need to remember from minute to minute are rarely accompanied by stimulating experiences. Intense emotions are seldom linked with meeting new people, reading or hearing important facts, or thinking digitally. That's where SONIKS come in – it's the glue that links new information to prior knowledge. Since making memory work for us depends on connecting the new to the known, we have to stimulate our brains in order to Collect, Connect, and Recollect any information we deem worthy.

From Mnemonics to SONIKS™

Hermine on the StageMost computer users are familiar with the word "mnemonics," a method of principles and formulas devised by ancient Greek scholars to improve the memory. "Mnemonic" is a Greek word meaning "of the mind." The Greek goddess Mnemosyne ruled the memory in the ancient Hellenic world; today, she reigns over the intricate workings of the computer mind and memory.

All computer programs use mnemonic codes to store and retrieve information. So can the human mind. But how does the brain go about working mnemonically? If memory formulas and mnemonic systems have been around since the ancient Greeks, why don't we use them today? Perhaps this is because there is a communication gap between how your memory works and how you work your memory.