If you've ever tried to recite a speech entirely from memory, you've likely discovered that it's no easy task. And it's not just the sheer brainpower required to memorize a speech you've written ahead of time that makes it difficult -- having to recall that speech in front of a live audience adds a further level of complexity.

Fortunately, the following infographic walks you through the process of memorizing a speech, step by step. 

Instead of having you memorize text verbatim, the infographic shows how you can use visualization techniques to organize different sections of your speech in your memory. The infographic also offers several tips and tricks for boosting your memory, from eating foods rich in fatty acids, to taking naps.

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Originally published Apr 21, 2016 6:00:00 AM, updated November 29 2017


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