Meet Bob Gray: he’s like your favorite college professor but with a sense of humor. With an unforgettable mix of fun, interaction and laughs, Bob is changing the stigma of what it is to be a “Memory Expert”. Not the pocket protector, white coat wearing kind; he immediately dispels the mystery behind memory. He says “An excellent memory isn’t a gift, it’s attainable by everyone.”
With previous success as an award-winning sales executive, Bob understands the importance of staff/clients/customers not feeling like a number, a sale, or just your 2:30pm appointment. He puts it simply: “having a trained memory in business is like going from ABCs to PhD.”
With over 30 years experience as an international keynote speaker, Gray has taught his innovative memory systems to countless Fortune 500 and 100 companies in over 25 countries across six continents. His unique abilities and memory demonstrations have netted him a place in the Guinness Book of World Records and international TV appearances including Ripley’s Believe It or Not, The Steve Harvey Show, The BBC and The Today Show on ABC.
He is a CSP, Certified Speaking Professional; the highest earned designation in the speaking profession and in 2006 was inducted into the Canadian Speaking Hall of Fame.
Digital Amnesia: How technology is stealing your memory (And how to steal it back)
Digital Amnesia: The experience of forgetting something important because you trust a connected device!
Since we’ve been able to place more memory power in the palm of our hand than was used to land a man on the moon, we’ve banished our own memory to the back burner. The more we rely on technology to retrieve information, the more we erode the process to recall that information ‘naturally.’
So is this a problem? Well, aside from the mental health aspect, here’s just one scenario. You have a pre-arranged appointment, you have reviewed all the pertinent information about that client/customer/patient, you’re able to ask after their spouse/partner, kids, even their favorite sports team. They feel you have a great relationship.
A month later you bump into them unexpectedly, not only have you ‘forgotten’ their spouse/partners, kids, names…you can’t even remember THEIR name. How’s that relationship now? How helpful is that device now?
In this highly interactive, empowering, and humorous presentation, Bob shows you how to keep your memory in shape, how to steal your brain back from technology…and how you’ll never again need to say “Sorry, I forgot your name”.
This same method, which is the foundation of all memory systems dating back thousands of years, can also be adapted to recall presentations, lists, safety procedures and more.
A recognized authority on memory systems, Bob has spent the last twenty five years traveling the globe entertaining and training corporations, governments, and associations to adapt memory systems for their particular needs. To date, Gray’s clients have included Wells Fargo, Ford, FedEx, GE, General Motors, Hilton Hotels, DuPont, and Great West Life, to name just a few.
Bob’s many media credits include Ripley’s Believe It Or Not, The Steve Harvey Show, The Today Show, CBS News, and BBC One.
“Your closing general session was the perfect finishing touch. With an attendance of 1500 mobility professionals, representing 37 countries, the message you delivered resonated around the world.”
Chris Collie, CAE Executive Vice President
”You are the highest rated speaker in a program that’s been running for 10 years.”
Kelly Ridell, Rogers Communications
“I have heard hundreds of presentations, this was a rare occasion where I came back a second time, just 30 minutes later, to hear you again.”
Richard E. May, Vice President, Education Coldwell Banker
‘I could, in a matter of minutes, close out the day by recalling all 17 employees of the month…with no notes.”
Connecticut State Senator Robert L. Genuario
“I truly think that Bob is one of those speakers that come around every few years. He could speak to any crowd and have them engaged and entertained instantly.”
Anita Zubricki, Director of Marketing, Safety Services Manitoba