‘When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.’
– Paulo Coelho
Can you memorize a deck of cards in under 2 minutes and about 100 random numbers in 5 minutes? Well, here’s a mastermind who has done these things, and has amazed the world with his incredible memory power techniques.
Daniel Kilov, an Australian educationist, philosopher and memory athlete has overthrown his struggles as a student with poor cognitive capabilities in school and discovered the ‘Art of Memory’.
He is a proud recipient of the Monash Achievement award and graduated with 1st Class Honors from the Macquarie University. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. at the Australian National University and works as a memory coach and athlete. He is also a member of Mensa, the high IQ society and has authored several articles relating to ‘memory’ for the Mensa Journal. He secured second place in the Australian Memory Championships in 2011 and is a record holder for memorizing 99 abstract shapes. In the subsequent year, he broke his own record by memorizing 115 abstract images.
Sometimes, you never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory. Having struggled with poor organizational abilities in school, Daniel developed his ‘mnemotechnics’ that helped achieve remarkable learning speeds. This technique as he explains it, creates a memory vision which is imagined, organized, visualized and connected together to bring out innovative ideas that prove beneficial in the long run.
Daniel is a renowned speaker and educator. Further, he is exclusively portrayed as “the nation’s finest thinkers and communicators” in Australia. He was a speaker at the Australian Mensa Conference and also the opening speaker at the TEDxMacquarie and TEDxManly conferences in 2012 and 2014. Daniel believes that all of us have the innate potential to be ‘mental athletes’ and the ideal way to kindle and rekindle those sparks would be at our schools where our minds are young, enthusiastic and afresh. There are never any limitations to what you can achieve except for the limitations in your own head.
Intrigued by this remarkable personality? Do not miss out on his talk on January 31st, at College of Engineering, Guindy.