Okay, now how often is it that someone writes a review of their OWN product and tells you the good, the bad and the ugly :)
Well, this is Ron White memory guy and I am going to write a very honest and candid review of my Memory in a Month program. Every word below I believe to be 100% the truth and yes, I realize I make my living selling this product but her are my candid thoughts I would tell my best friend if we were having dinner.
The good – First of all, I believe that Memory in a Month is the best memory training product on the market. I really believe that. I know one memory guy who says that he has some secret memory techniques that he uses and he doesn’t tell anyone. Really? Are you serious? You have some SECRET memory techniques that only you use? First of all, I don’t believe him. Secondly, if I did – how selfish is that of him? His goal is not to educate and help others but hold the best stuff back so no one has a better memory than him. In my Memory in a Month program I hold nothing back.
Next, I believe it is the best product out there because of the format. So many people get a CD set of any kind and they don’t know where to start. They are overwhelmed. Memory in a Month is divided into 30 sections to be done 10 minutes a day for 30 consecutive days (hence Memory in a MONTH). This format makes it easy for the student to complete an exercise a day and go on about his day. With that said, I have had students complete it in 2 DAYS!
Another positive quality of the product is that it starts of slow and very basic. This allows the user to ease into the memory program and build confidence as they progress instead of tackling a big memory goal off the bat and getting frustrated and quitting.
I created this CD album when I was 25 YEARS OLD! I can barely believe that myself. I remember sitting in a friends spare bedroom where I was staying because I didn’t have enough money to afford a place of my own and typing Memory in a Month on an old PC computer. WOW! I never imagined in 1998 that this product would eventually be sold all over the world. I really took the time to make sure each lesson was well thought and and prepared so that the average listener could benefit. My goal back then was not profit, my goal was to teach this system in an easy format to understand and I believe that I did that.
Finally, I believe it is the best memory training product on the market because it really covers all the bases of memory training from names, numbers, speeches, students, business people, math formulas, memory games, poems, scripture, foreign languages, memorizing chapters of a book, giving speeches without notes and more. It is very comprehensive and the best program on how to improve memory.
The bad – what would I do different if I had it to do over again. In fairness, in 1998 I didn’t know as much about memory training as I do now. If I was doing it over I would include lessons on CHARACTER-ACTION-OBJECT. This memory method that I learned in 2008 is POWERFUL for memorizing numbers 6 digits at a TIME! With the current method taught in Memory in a Month I think the listener would most likely only perfect 2 digits at a time.
I also didn’t include much about health in Memory in a Month because let’s face it. I was 25 years old and in great shape and just assumed I always would be and didn’t focus on it too much. Now, as I approach 40 – I see the value of good nutrition and exercise and I would have included more about this such as foods to eat and foods to avoid.
I think it would be fun in Memory in a Month to have a section on how to memorize a deck of cards and at the time I didn’t know how to do that either. (In 2009 I set the record for the fastest to memorize a deck of cards at the USA Memory Championship)
The ugly – There are a few mistakes in Memory in a Month. One is when I teach how to memorize the Bill of Rights. The 9th Amendment to the constitution in the Bill of Rights says, ‘The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.’ I had no idea what that meant and guessed it referred to amendments that come after #9 and it doesn’t. So my explanation of what that amendment means is wrong. The other error in Memory in a Month is when I teach SIN and COSINE and how to memorize these formulas. I goofed up and switched them in the program. But as far as I know these are the only 2 errors and the ugly in this program :)
Will one day I go back and make the improvements I have listed above? I believe I will. I think one day a new version is on the horizon. With that said, I still believe this product is without question the best memory training CD set on the market and I have no reservation or hesitation recommending it to anyone to purchase and use whether they are a student or a business professional.
Get your copy of Memory in a Month here.