Speak out loud as often as possible (without embarrassing yourself!) When you learn anything new, such as a persons name, repeat it to yourself outloud. By hearing their name spoken, you are more likely to recall it at another time. Whether you are by yourself or with others, do not feel embarrassed, and say it a few times.
Relate the new information to something you know already. Building these ties helps you commit the new ideas to the long-term memory. Plus, this relational exercise can speed up your memorization process.
Whenever you find yourself needing to remember key facts or figures, you may find it helpful to use mnemonics. These tools rely on word association to facilitate easy recall. The sentence “Every good boy does fine.” is an example of a mnemonic device that helps you remember the notes the lines of the treble clef staff represent: E, G, B, D, F.