Discover your intellectual strengths
In Tony Buzan's book Use Your Memory (to be reviewed later this year) he writes that the Greeks understood that there were two underlying principles for perfect memory. You must ASSOCIATE (link) whatever it is you wish to remember with a fixed location in your mind (later articles will cover how you can do this) using your IMAGINATION throughout.
We now know that the upper part of the brain is divided in half (see this month's amazing brain fact) and that each half specializes in different mental traits. In order to enhance your ability to remember and bring together the features of both sides of the brain, you should include the following when you ASSOCIATE and use your IMAGINATION to produce mnemonic imagery:
If you apply all these elements to your mnemonic imagery, then your are on your way to developing a good memory.