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Podcasts have gone beyond the realm of entertainment. Many podcasts nowadays aim to educate listeners on a slew of different topics. Given this, it can be quite tricky to remember everything you hear on a podcast. This is why we thought it would be useful to put together a list of tips to help you retain information. If this is something that you’re interested in learning more about, read on for three effective tips that will help you remember what you learn from podcasts.
The term “mnemonic devices” seems complicated. They’re not. A mnemonic is just a memory trick, and the best ones are really simple. One effective mnemonic device is the alphabet trick. You tie each takeaway to a different letter of the alphabet. This forces your mind to think about what you’ve learned at least twice as often as it would otherwise, which ensures that you’ll absorb it faster.
It also forces you to organize your information so that it fits the letter you need, which ensures that you’ll be able to recall that information faster too. The alphabet trick isn’t the only choice; acronyms can also be used effectively. If you want to learn about finance, for example, maybe you can use the acronym “money” to remember what you’ve learned about money. If you want to learn how to be healthy, maybe you use the acronym “fitness” to remember that information.
Contrary to popular belief, you don’t actually have to remember everything. Unless you were planning to become an expert in that field, it shouldn’t matter if you remember the details of what the host recommends. As long as you remember what action to take, that’s all that matters. It doesn’t matter if you remember the stats analogy or not. You shouldn’t need to remember every detail. If you take one action from every podcast you listen to, in a year, you’ll look at yourself in a different way.
Learning is not a passive process. Every new concept you learn has to build on an existing concept you understand. You probably listen to podcasts in the car instead of watching TV now. Consider taking a notebook with you each time you listen to a podcast. Write down the lessons and key points that you learn.
At the very least, take time to pause your podcasts every few minutes and say aloud what you’ve learned. This will help you learn something new—not all podcasts are created equal. You might have to pause some shows a lot more often than others. This doesn’t make you slow. It just means that you know less about some subjects than others. It’s better to spend three days taking in a show than to “get it all done in one day“ and then forget everything you learned anyway.
We hope this article proves to be useful when it comes to helping you retain information from podcasts. While it may seem difficult, it’s not something that you won’t be able to accomplish if you approach it in the right way. Be sure to keep everything that you’ve learned here in mind the next time you’re listening to your favorite podcast.
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