Mnemonics is the general practice of using artificial aids – rhymes, rules, phrases, diagrams, acronyms and other devices to help people memorise and recall names, dates, facts and figures.
They are a great way of making things more memorable.
Some common ones include:
SMART objectives – Specific, Measurable,Attainable,Relevant,Timely
My Very Educated Mother Just Showed Us Nine Planets. A mnemonic to help remember the names and order of the planets in our solar system. Mercury Venus Earth Mars Jupiter Saturn Uranus Neptune Pluto
Richard of York Gave Battle in Vain for the colours of a rainbow. Red Orange Yellow Green Blue Indigo Violet
How do you get young children to remember how to spell ‘because’? Give them a mnemonic – Big Elephants Cannot Always Use Small Entrances.
An acronym such as OSRAM, is another type of mnemonic. Hopefully it helps you to remember Objective, Speaker, Room, Audience, Message the 5 aspects of an effective presentation and how to light up people’s lives through your presentations.
Try thinking up memorable mnemonics for the topics of your presentation, it will help people recall the important elements, long after you have left.
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