Chester Santos ~ Memory Training Expert & International Speaker

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 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.



Memory Fun 101 – Memory Training for Everyone

Memory Training for Professionals

Memory Training for Students

Memory Training for Executives

Memory Training for Baby Boomers

Memory Training for Job Seekers

Description for all of the above:

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.



  • Google
  • International Festival of Brilliant Minds
  • Harvard University
  • Wells Fargo
  • Robert Half International
  • The Trade Group
  • National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers
  • Access Communications
  • DPR Construction
  • CEO Clubs of Boston, New York, & Dallas
  • Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO)
  • cPrime
  • Western Athletic Clubs
  • Hattery
  • Delta Dental of California Conference
  • Silicon Valley Direct Sellers
  • Oakmont Sunday Symposium
  • NAWBO (Natl Assoc of Women Business Owners) Oakland, Silicon Valley
  • Chambers of Commerce San Francisco, Rohnert Park, San Mateo, Campbell, San Mateo BEST Connect, Los Gatos, Cotati
  • 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
  • Rotary Clubs (District 5160): Alamo, Vallejo, Pleasanton North, Pleasanton, Vacaville, Delta, Lafayette, El Cerrito, Benicia, Pittsburg, Pinole
  • 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
  • Rotary Clubs (District 5340): Chula Vista
  • Rotary Means Business
  • Kiwanis Clubs of San Ramon, San Jose, Oakmont/Santa Rosa, Petaluma, Healdsburg, San Ramon Valley, Napa, West San Jose
  • Mendocino College
  • San Francisco Professional Career Network
  • Job Seekers: CSIX Connect, ProMatch, Phase2Careers, Marin Professionals, Job Connections, Career Actions Ministry, Experience Unlimited (SF & Contra Costa)
  • SING (St. Isidore Networking Group)
  • SIR (Sons in Retirement) Branches 76 Santa Rosa, 134 San Rafael, 100 Petaluma, 68 San Rafael, 147 Petaluma, 22 Ignacio Pacheco/San Rafael, 35 Los Altos/Palo Alto, 122 San Rafael, 58 Petaluma, 38 Mt Hamilton, 59 Fremont, 16 Redwood City
  • SHARE (Social and Health Agency Resource Exchange) East Bay
  • Local Linked Marin
  • WORK Petaluma
  • Golden Gate Breakfast Club
  • London Business School Alumni Club of SF/Bay Area
  • Tri-Cities Marketing Council
  • Development Executives Roundtable
  • Alliance Bay Realty
  • SWEA San Francisco (Swedish Women’s Educational Assoc Intl)
  • Bocconi Alumni Association
  • Santa Clara Association of Realtors
  • TedXBayArea
  • REAL (Real Estate Alliance of Livermore)
  • VREN (Valley Real Estate Network)
  • Women Council of Realtors Marin
  • Realtor Marketing Association
  • Oakland Berkeley Association of Realtors
  • Keller Williams Benchmark Properties
  • BHG Reliance Partners
  • Commonwealth Club of California – Grownups Forum
  • Marin Professionals
  • Alameda Chamber-East Bay Successful Thinkers
  • London School of Economics – SF Alumni
  • Reboot Connect
  • ABWA (American Business Women’s Association)
  • VetsinTech Conference
  • N. California Entrepreneur Mentoring Group
  • Security Pacific Real Estate
  • VenturePad Marintrepreneurs
  • Sacred Heart Church
  • Contra Costa Real Estate in Motion
  • CSIX Connect
  • Hub 925-Pleasanton Young Professionals
  • Brien Shamp Boot Camp
  • Provisors
  • Alamo Women’s Club
  • Phase2Careers
  • Dudum Real Estate Group
  • Good Samaritan Hospital Auxiliary
  • Older Adult Collaborative
  • Brien Shamp’s Boot Camp
  • Experience Unlimited Contra Costa
  • Cinnabar Golf Club



“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, for 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 peoples 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 shared tips and tricks to help us focus on remembering names in a fun and engaging way. Everyone should take advantage of learning these memory skills!  I highly recommend taking Chester’s workshops to learn even more.”
~ Mindy Miller, Membership Manager, Los Gatos Chamber of Commerce

“Great presentation by Chester Santos. I learned that I can improve my brain just like my body with the right techniques. Excited to remember more and forget less!” ~ Brien Shamp, Brien Shamp Fitness, Nutrition & Coaching

“Chester’s presentation to ACCA and CFA members in Prague, 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 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 where in 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

“Chester was an engaging and memorable speaker. Although I’m sure it isn’t a topic new to most, it was presented in an interactive and humorous manor. Many of my co-workers continued to comment on the presentation hours after the meeting. Many still remember the Monkey-Iron-Rope-Kite story, so it’s proof that method was very effective. I’m so glad we were able to meet Chester and learn something from his mastery. We look forward to having him come back again in the future, if possible.”
~ Brian Huang, Vice-President, Tri-Cities Marketing Council

“Chester was amazing. Calm and impactful. Really a great presentation. I look forward to bringing my own family to one of his full days in SF soon…”
~ Julie Del Santo, Speaker Chair, Dudum Real Estate Group

“I collected evaluation sheets after both Chester’s keynote and break-out session, and he received excellent marks across the board. Chester had the right touch of providing specific techniques for boosting memory with a playful way of accomplishing it. I was impressed by Chester’s connection to his audience, as evidenced by his initial exercise of meeting and naming us all, and his use of metaphor and imagery to teach the techniques. I’ve been practicing, or reviewing as Chester refers to it, ever since and I’ve introduced the exercises that Chester taught us to my partner who can now also name the first 10 Presidents of the US (we’ve actually now gone up to 16) as well as the Academy Award-winning movies from 2000 to 2010! We’ll spread the word about Chester throughout our organization in hopes that more chapters will want to contract with him for more presentations. I know several care managers who signed up for individual sessions with Chester, because of how impressed they were with him.”
~ Jeff Pine, MSPH, MS, CMC, National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers (NAPGCM)

“Chester’s presentation was engaging from the moment he stepped to the podium. His first demonstration of his memorization skills, which involved memorizing names and ID numbers of 48 individuals in a matter of minutes, captured the attention of his audience. His presentation was educational and entertaining. Following his presentation Chester spent an hour in one on one discussions with dozens of members of his audience. Chester’s presentation would be of benefit to most any club organization.”
~ F. David Rollo MD, PhD, Little Sir, Sons in Retirement Branch 38 Mt. Hamilton/San Jose

“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 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 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 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

“Chester Santos has an extraordinary talent for not only feats of (his own) memory, but imparting information on this topic to his audience that is science-based, utterly engaging & downright fun!”
~ Chris Grogan, Speaker Chair, Marin Professionals



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Sizzle Reel: Chester Santos, International Man of Memory

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