Chester Santos ~ World’s Leading Memory Skills Expert

Chester Santos – “The International Man of Memory” has left an impression on all corners of the earth. With his unparalleled ability to not only demonstrate extraordinary feats of the mind but also educate others to do the same, this U.S. Memory Champion is widely regarded to be the world’s leading memory skills expert. Through his entertaining and educational television appearances, professional seminars, and renowned presentations, Chester has helped millions of people around the world to realize the benefits of improved memory and a sharper mind.

He is highly sought-after by the media for his exceptional skills and expertise. CNN, ABC, PBS, NBC, CBS, and the Science Channel have all featured Chester and his memory-building tips for viewers. When newspapers and magazines need memory improvement tips for their readers, they also seek out Chester Santos. He has been quoted in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, San Francisco Chronicle, Washington Post, and most recently, TIME Magazine featured his advice for remembering numbers in a December 2018 Special Edition entitled, “The Science of Memory”.

As the leading thought leader on memory skills and their effect on one’s professional, personal, and academic success, Chester has been booked to give presentations in over 30 countries. He has entertained and educated people of varying backgrounds, including executives for CEO Clubs International and YPO, investment professionals for NASDAQ and Credit Suisse, students for organizations at Berkeley, Stanford, and Harvard, and actors for the Screen Actors Guild (SAG-AFTRA) Foundation.

Chester’s keynote speaking credits include TEDx with some of the nation’s most highly regarded professors and scientists, the prestigious Talks at Google program featuring “the world’s most influential thinkers, creators, makers and doers”, and the Festival of Brilliant Minds in Puebla that had him speaking to an audience of 5,000 people along with Nobel Prize winners, Pulitzer Prize winners, and other luminaries.

Chester Santos is also the personal memory and mind coach to some notable celebrities, politicians, professional athletes, and high-powered executives.


Most Popular Topics:

Memory Fun 101: Memory Training for Everyone

Memory is absolutely fundamental to learning, so improving one’s memory has a profound positive impact on one’s career and personal life.  In this fun and entertaining presentation, U.S. Memory Champion, Chester Santos, will teach attendees the basics of memory improvement.   Attendees will learn a number of memory-boosting methods that will exercise their imagination and awaken their creativity.  Participants will be shown how to utilize both sides of their brain in order to make information stick and become unforgettable.  Attendees will participate in enjoyable exercises and will actually be able to feel their memory ability improving throughout the presentation.  Everyone will leave this interactive session with sharper minds and a solid foundation in exercises and techniques that will benefit them for the rest of their lives.

Instant Memory Training for Business Success: The ABCs and 123s for Developing a Powerful Memory

Learn from the world’s leading memory skills expert! In this very fun & interactive presentation, U.S. Memory Champion, Chester Santos – “The International Man of Memory” will help you to develop life-changing skills. You will unlock your mind’s hidden power to easily remember names, facts/figures, presentations, processes/procedures, famous quotes, foreign languages, exam/training material, and much more. This is an entertaining, educational, and “memorable” program with wide appeal!

Audience members will:

  • Master the fundamental principles of powerful memory skills. 
  • Exercise their visualization ability, creativity, and imagination. 
  • Learn to better remember names to get more out of networking and improve professional & personal relationships. 
  • Better retain learned information and consolidate knowledge for enhanced professional & personal development. 

(NOTE: Both topics can be tailored to meet the needs of any audience.)


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Partial List of Previous Speaking Engagements:

  • Talks at Google
  • International Festival of Brilliant Minds
  • TEDx
  • Harvard University
  • Wells Fargo
  • Robert Half International
  • Commonwealth Club of California – Grownups Forum
  • CEO Clubs of Boston, New York, & Dallas
  • YPO (Young Presidents’ Organization)
  • GGBC (Golden Gate Breakfast Club)
  • London Business School Alumni Club of SF/Bay Area
  • NAWBO (Natl Assoc of Women Business Owners) Oakland, and Silicon Valley
  • Chambers of Commerce:  San Francisco, Rohnert Park, San Mateo, Campbell, San Mateo BEST Connect, Los Gatos, Cotati, Alameda, and Newark
  • Rotary Clubs (District 5130): Napa, Santa Rosa West, Petaluma Sunrise, Santa Rosa, Healdsburg, Napa Sunrise, Calistoga, Rancho Cotati, Santa Rosa East, Rohnert Park-Cotati, Santa Rosa Sunrise, Windsor
  • Rotary Clubs (District 5150): Foster City, Ignacio, Marin Evening, SF Chinatown, Marin Sunrise, Terra Linda, SF Evening, Novato, Belmont/Redwood Shores, San Francisco #2, SF Fisherman’s Wharf, Mill Valley, Mission San Rafael, Tiburon-Belvedere, San Rafael, Burlingame, Marin Evening, Millbrae, SF West, Rossmoor, and Novato Sunrise
  • Rotary Clubs (District 5160): Alamo, Vallejo, Pleasanton North, Pleasanton, Vacaville, Delta, Lafayette, El Cerrito, Benicia, Pittsburg, Pinole, Solano Sunset, and Diablo View
  • Rotary Clubs (District 5170): Morgan Hill, Mountain View, Watsonville, Saratoga, Almaden Valley, Niles/Fremont, Los Altos, San Leandro, Dublin, FUN Sunset/Union City, Milpitas, Campbell, Alameda, Hollister, Fremont, Los Gatos, Hayward, San Jose, East Palo Alto Bayshore, Santa Clara, Scotts Valley, San Carlos, and Cupertino
  • Job Seekers: CSIX Connect, ProMatch, Phase2Careers, Marin Professionals, Job Connections, Career Actions Ministry, Experience Unlimited (SF & Contra Costa), and Reboot Connect, SING (St. Isidore Networking Group)
  • Real Estate: Florida Realtors®, Realtor Marketing Association, Oakland Berkeley Association of Realtors, Keller Williams Benchmark Properties, Santa Clara Association of Realtors, REAL (Real Estate Alliance of Livermore), VREN (Valley Real Estate Network), Women Council of Realtors Marin, TCMC (Tri-Cities Marketing Council), BHG Reliance Partners, Security Pacific Real Estate, Alliance Bay Realty, CCRIM (Contra Costa Real Estate in Motion)
  • SWEA San Francisco (Swedish Women’s Educational Assoc Intl)
  • Bocconi Alumni Association
  • London School of Economics – SF Alumni

NOTE…Chester is a prolific speaker…too many to list above. To see a few more of his previous speaking engagements please click here.


Partial List of Previous Podcasts:

How to be Awesome at Your Job with Pete Mockaitis
The Art of Charm with Jordan Harbinger
Millionaire Mindcast / The Rich Life Academy with Matt Aitchison

Something you Should Know with Mike Carruthers
Mixergy with Andrew Warner
The Winning Zone with Hilmon Sorey
The How-To Entrepreneur with Dylan Menter
The One Big Tip Podcast with Jeff Mendelson
Center Stage with John Hinson

The Mark Struczewski Podcast
Work From Your Happy Place with Belinda Ellsworth
The STaR Coach Show with Meg Rentschler
The Business Method with Chris Reynolds
Join up Dots with David Ralph
The Billionaire Lifestyle with Emmitt Muckles
Entrepreneur Hour with Chris Michael Harris
The Law Entrepreneur with Neil Tyra
B2B Revenue Executive Experience with Chad Sanderson
Take Back Time with Penny Zenker
Savvy Business, Life Unscripted with Christina Rivera
The Business Power Hour with Deb Krier
Abundantly Clear with Malorie Nicole
Health Coach Conversations with Cathy Sykora

Rave Reviews:

“WorldCity curates events to connect & empower executives from the multinational business community. Our recent Future Forum included some world-class speakers: a Vistage Speaker of the Year, a renowned MIT researcher and TED speaker, and an internationally recognized brain expert that has advised the WHO and EPA. Of all the speakers, the survey is in: Chester Santos was our #1 rated speaker! As the director of the event, it was wonderful seeing my guests walk away with an awesome experience. Chester’s presentation is entertaining, educational, and will add tremendous value to your event.”
~ Tatiana Panzardi, Director of Events, WorldCity

“YPO audiences can be a bit tougher and more critical in terms of speaker evaluations than most, but Chester still managed to receive a majority of perfect 10s from our chapter! Very impressive. The day after his presentation, I was able to use some of his tips at my team’s Kickoff meeting. I highly recommend Chester Santos for an entertaining and highly useful presentation.”
~ Carlos Rahmane, Director General, Exitus Capital, YPO Mexico City

“Thank you for arranging to have Chester Santos speak at the Commonwealth Club of San Francisco, Grownups Forum.  He was extremely entertaining and engaged the audience, the entire time.  People were clearly astounded, laughed, and had a lot of fun, throughout his performance. We were amazed at Chester’s memory, but even more stunned (like me) at our own recollection of items after Chester gave us some quick training and then several tests.  We were thrilled that we could, miraculously, remember everything, that Chester asked of us! Chester is a true professional and generously, treated our group, to a memorable evening. I am sure people will be talking about this event for a long time.”
~ Denise Michaud, Co-Chair of the Grownups Forum, Commonwealth Club of San Francisco

“Chester’s presentation made me very aware of how deficient I was at remembering people’s names. Within one hour, I had tools that I put into place the very next day at a high-level investor event and found I improved tremendously! Thank you, Chester!”
~ Toni Julian, President, NAWBO Silicon Valley

“Chester’s presentation to ACCA and CFA members in Prague, the Czech Republic on “How can better memory help finance and investment professionals in their daily jobs” was both inspiring and very enjoyable. All members rated very highly that Chester’s memory techniques will help them to better perform in their professional life!”
~ Katka Benesova, Head of the ACCA Czech Republic, Slovakia & Hungary

“Chester did an amazing presentation for CFA Society Emirates members in Dubai. We received very positive feedback from our members. The presentation was unique and the application was instant wherein our members could immediately start applying the techniques he explained to enhance memory and improve recall. We are grateful to have had Chester do this event!”
~ Hiren Bhatia, CFA, Dubai Events Chairperson, CFA Emirates Society

“Chester’s presentation to the CFA Society North Carolina was extremely well received. I have never seen one of our presenters engage everyone in the room the way Chester did. Chester’s program was both entertaining and instructional and our members left the evening knowing several techniques for improving their memories.”
~ John B. Maddison, CFA, President, CFA Society North Carolina

“Dear Chester, You knocked the socks off the members of the CEO Club of Boston with your outstanding presentation! Thanks again!”
Fred W. Green, Chairman, Chief Executive Officers’ Club of Boston

“After listening to Chester, I realized the possibilities. In a short span of time, 100’s of students were using complicated memory techniques.”
~ Pukar Malla, MPA Candidate 2011, President, Harvard Graduate Council, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

“Chester is one of the most fascinating and educational guest speakers that we have ever had.”
~ Steve W. Martin – Professor – U.C. Berkeley, Haas Graduate School of Business

“Chester Santos was amazing. I had him in to talk with a business group meeting – he was slightly different than our normal speaker, but I took a chance. Within minutes, he had what was a skeptical group going from skepticism to curiosity, to being able to instantly remember and recall a series of random words, numbers, US presidents, and more. Not only is Chester Santos’ memory presentation fun and intriguing, but also I think important in terms of learning how to stretch and improve one’s memory. I’ll be using Chester again.”
~ Mike Faith, CEO & President,, Inc., Education Chair, Young Presidents Organization, NorCal Chapter of YPO

“Chester’s presentation was very valuable. He was entertaining, funny, and very educational. I went home reciting the test that he gave us all. It was exciting to be able to memorize something because I how I pictured it. Pretty amazing!”
~ Jack Burns, Security Pacific Real Estate

“Chester is extremely knowledgeable about memory and he communicates practical information in a very accessible style. Our members loved his presentation.”
~ Curtis Draves, President, California Federation of Interpreters

“Chester’s presentation was engaging and enlightening. He engaged (and amazed) the entire group, and not only did the group learn new information about remembering, but they had a good time as well – humor, engagement, etc. From a delivery perspective, Chester was crisp and clear and took the time to answer questions related to his topic. To his credit, he did not attempt to answer questions for which he did not know the answers (such as medical issue related memory loss).”
~ Susan Walls, Program Chair, SING – St. Isidore Networking Group

NOTE…due to the vast quantity of testimonials Chester has received about his speaking there are too many to list above. To see a few more testimonials please click here.



In the News:
(Daily Mail) Memory expert claims ANYONE can improve their recollection power by following a few simple techniques – and reveals his top tips to remember the name of EVERY person you meet
(Press Release) Chester Santos makes his mark as a teacher of memory

Sizzle Reel: Chester Santos, International Man of Memory

Video: Chester Santos, International Man of Memory, La Ciudad de las Ideas (CDI) 2018