TUEETOR CHATS With Kenneth Tan of KenMemorize
Who doesn’t want to have a better memory? No one.
Everyone wants to be able to recall situations and remember numbers without breaking a sweat, but as we get older, it can become tougher to remember small details. Not for Kenneth Tan, who’s broken multiple Singapore memory records. We speak to him in the latest TUEETOR CHATS.
Hi Kenneth! What’s your story?
Being an active competitor in memory competitions, I have always wondered how I would able to expose and impart these skills to the wider community – not just to compete in competitions but to improve their memory in their daily lives.
That is how KenMemorize started out.
I want to teach, reach out and help anyone to improve their memory and ultimately, to be more successful in life, be it in academic or working life.
What excites you most about your industry?
It’s a niche sport, and not very widely known in Singapore. Not everyone has heard of memory sport or memory training. I like to challenge and bring myself to the next level, so I believe that once I can garner the interest of people, news travel and eventually, more people will know (and want to know) about this industry.
What do you hope your students will achieve?
To be able to apply these techniques into their daily life, and ultimately, to become habitual to use these techniques. By applying them, I hope they will succeed academically, getting the grades they aim to achieve, or to improve their performances at work.
Who inspires you?
Can I mention myself? (laughs)
Personally, I feel that a lot of limitations in our life are set by others or even worse, ourselves. And the reason why I say ‘myself’ is because I never would have expected myself to be able to achieve these feats of memory but I kept telling myself that if others could do it, so can I! The fact that I managed to move past the self-doubt and achieve what this level of accomplishment is quite, impressive, even to me! (laughs)
What’s the best piece of advice you have ever received?
The most valuable gift you have to offer is yourself.The Go-Giver: A Little Story about a Powerful Business Idea by Bob Burg
If you had to teach something different, what would it be?
Maybe user interaction design for mobile platforms?
Shameless plug for KenMemorize:
If I KEN do it, so CAN you!
How can people connect with you?
Sign Up For KenMemorize’s Introduction to Memory Techniques class on Coursaver at $54 (reduced from $60)!