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Released September 11, 2003


HATTIESBURG - Nationally recognized memory expert and trainer Jon Keith will give people a chance to train their memories for self-confidence, self-esteem and increased productivity during a seminar scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 7 at Casino Magic in Biloxi.

The seminar is jointly sponsored by The University of Southern Mississippi Center for International and Continuing Education (CICE) and The University of West Florida's Division of Continuing and Distance Education.

"In this age of information overload, I think everyone can benefit from this seminar," said Debroah Boss, senior coordinator at Southern Miss CICE. "Whether you are 18 or 80, from school to career to personal life, strengthening your memory is a worthwhile investment."

Keith uses a three-step memory training method called POP - Positive attitude, Observation and Picture it. Humor, magic and visualization and association techniques are also a large part of his presentation, which is aimed at having, keeping and developing a good memory.

Among the things participants are expected to be better able to remember are names, faces, voices, phone numbers, zip codes, area codes, financial data, appointments, schedules, lectures and everything read.

Dr. Michael A. Goldfarb, a past participant in one of Keith's seminars, said, "Jon's session is quite humorous as well as educational. His technique is very practical and works well shortly after the session."

Another past participant, Elouise Hay, said, "John's presentation is very thorough and enthusiastic. I am using some of his techniques, and they are working."

Some of Keith's clients include Chevron USA, Ralston Purina, International Paper, Continental Insurance and the AARP.

Another is the U.S. Postal Service. Mary D. Volz, a personnel manager with the postal service, said of Keith's impact, "The work done at our company involves the interpretation and application of a lot of detailed and complex regulations and procedures.

"Jon's program provides good information and in an outstanding manner. Jon's humorous and interactive training style allows individuals to learn the memory techniques in a fun and interesting way."

Keith has more than 27 years experience as a memory expert, and has gained fame as the man who can memorize an entire magazine in one hour and the names of 644 people in a room. He has appeared on national TV talk shows, including Live with Regis and Kathy Lee and the Howie Mandel Show.

His work has also been featured in the New York Times and the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

There is a $159 registration fee for the seminar. For more information on how to register, call (601) 266-4186 or (850) 474-2914.


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