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Jonathan Hancock – a World Memory Champion!

At the age of 16, Jonathan Hancock invented a system for memorizing playing-cards and broke the first of his two Guinness World Records. For three years running he was ranked as the best in the world at remembering names and faces. In 1994 he won the title of World Memory Champion and he went on to use his memory skills to achieve a First from Oxford University; to pursue a successful career as a broadcaster with the BBC; and, more recently, to work as a leader in education.

Jonathan has written a number of successful books about memory and learning, including 'Brilliant Memory Training' (Pearson) and 'Successful Memory Techniques in a Week' (Hodder Education). A consultant to telecommunications and entertainment companies, he also runs memory training courses in business and education, and has appeared on radio and television around the world as an expert on memory improvement. He has appeared on all five series of the popular Channel 4 TV programme 'Child Genius'.

The Memory Power courses are the result of Jonathan's personal adventures in memory. They explain the best strategies for learning words and numbers, lists, names, spellings, foreign languages... They reveal the secrets of speaking from memory, and demonstrate how everyone can start to be more memorable to others. They explore the best ways to study and revise. They even show how Jonathan is able to memorize playing-cards with such ease.

Memory Power explains how your brain works, and what you need to do to make it work for everything you need to know.

Jonathan Hancock is available for interview. He can also supply customized articles for your publication, explaining the benefits of a trained memory and summarizing the secrets contained in the website. He is a professional broadcaster and a skilled communicator, able to give entertaining and inspirational demonstrations of memory power.