Okay, so you thought the Tasmanian devil was just a cartoon? Well, okay it is…but a Tasmanian Devil is also a REAL animal!! I had no clue…that is until I taught a memory seminar in Tasmania (island just off the southern coast of mainland Australia). When I was deployed to Afghanistan in 2007, I had the good fortune to become introduce to Kirsty Dunphey via email. She had purchased my Memory in a Month CD album. We corresponded while I was deployed and when I returned to the USA she sent me an email asking if I could speak for her group in Tasmania.
TASMANIAN DEVIL 🙂
Now the odds of me saying yes to this request would normally be low because that is 20 hours of flying one way to give a memory training talk. Yet, the stars lined up and coincidentally I was scheduled to give a memory training talk in Melbourne just 2 days after her event. So because of my good fortune I was able to meet with Kirsty and be a memory speaker for her group. Not only that here is the interview we conducted literally 30 minutes before my talk.
During my talk I also met the founder of Contiki Tours, John Anderson who was an incredible delight to speak with and get to know. Oddly enough in 2010 I was in an elevator in Sydney and guess who was on it with me? John Anderson!! What a GREAT guy. You need to get his book ‘Only 2 Seats Left’.
Here is the interview I did with Kirsty. Now in the interview I state I can memorize a 2000 digit number in one hour. In full disclosure I have never done this and may never be able to. I am not currently at that level. When I gave this interview I was training to do this at the World Memory Championship but I was never able to pull it off. Instead, I memorized an 800 digit number in an hour. Still impressive but short of my goal. With that disclosure out there here is the interview…
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