Memory Course Testimonials

Here are some testimonials from teachers, parents, varsity students, and school learners who have attended memory courses and study skills courses. Their experiences with the course and the invaluable techniques that they have learnt from those courses will be sure to stand each individual in good stead for further education and tests.

  • Crawford 1
  • St Benedicts College course 1 2017
  • King David Linksfield course 1 2017
  • Beaulieu College course 1 2017
  • Waterstone Primary Gr 6 and 7 course 2017
  • St Stithians Boys College course 1 2017
  • Holy Rosary School course 1 2017
  • Boston College mixed course 2017
  • Crawford 2
  • PHSG 2016
  • Jeppe boys 2016
  • Jeppe-girls 10 11 1st 2016
  • Jeppe-girls 10 11 2nd 2016
  • DSG Grahamstown 2016
  • Laerskool Menlopark G7 2016
  • KES and others 2016
  • mc1
  • mc2
  • mc3
  • mc4
  • mc5
  • mc6
  • mc7
  • George
  • NorthcliffHigh2014
  • StPeters2014
  • St Benedicts College course 2 2017
  • King David Linksfield course 2 2017
  • Beaulieu College course 2 2017
  • St Stithians Boys College course 2 2017
  • Crawford 3
  • Holy Rosary School course 2 2017
  • King David Linksfield course 3 2017
  • Beaulieu College course 3 2017

Teachers and Parents

• “I have sincerely enjoyed this course! Brilliant ideas I wish I had known when I was at school. I also found the exam tips incredibly beneficial and accurate for the learners. The guidelines reiterate all the ideas we as teachers try to explain to learners. I will definitely recommend this course to any person interested in new, exciting and practical methods of approaching studies. This makes an arduous task seem easy and possible. I feel hopeful for learners on this course who have struggled previously with their studies, as this will make all the difference.”
– Mrs N. Schefermann, teacher, Northcliff High

• “I have found this course really wonderful and have enjoyed being here. Very informative, fun, humourous, with good examples of how to apply methods. Excellent points on writing exams and best ways to prepare. Thanks Michael for the effort you have put into this course. It has been a pleasure.”
– Colette Crichton, parent

• "The rapt attention and keen participation by the learners on a Saturday afternoon were an indication of the excellence of the presenter and the course material. Michael convinced me that it IS possible to teach an old dog new tricks!" 
– Mrs G. Leighton, Head of Mathematics, Glenwood House, George

• “Course was most interesting. You’re a great lecturer. Easy to understand and very patient. Thanks for everything.” 
– Trish Rautenbach, parent

• “Michael, thank you, thank you, thank you. My daughter is so inspired and can't stop telling my husband and I how excited she is to use what she learnt on your course. It's wonderful to feel her excitement and see how it's sparked her interest in school work again. We look forward to your next course in George.”
– Leslie Barske, parent

• “I enjoyed the course very much. I wish that I had had the opportunity to learn some of these skills and techniques at school. I found your presentation very enjoyable and understandable. I would very much like my kids to do the advanced course. I will definitely recommend this course for their friends and will use some of the techniques and tips in my own life. I think you are fantastic and am grateful to have found you.”
– Lisa Mervis, parent

Tertiary Education Students and Trainees

• “Michael, you are a very special person. You don’t actually realise how much I speak about you. I look up to you and there aren’t many people like you. This course was absolutely amazing. Every aspect was an awesome experience. I think many people, young and old, need to attend this course, as it changes your aspects and views. The inspiration you provide is astonishing. I feel so fresh and motivated after every lesson. You are very wise and your patience amazes me. If I didn’t have study issues, I would never have met such an amazing person. God bless you always.”
– Wesley Ferreira, University student

• “I want to thank you for allowing me to take part in this course and I’m sure all of these things I’ve learnt this weekend will help me to change my whole life around.”
– Miguel Teixeira, student, Boston City Campus and Business College

• “This course was absolutely brilliant! I am excited to try the memory techniques that I have learnt. The basic course helped me tremendously and I have learnt far more advanced techniques in this course. I have exams soon, so I will be implementing the study schedule. I thoroughly enjoyed this course and found it hugely beneficial. The motivation was also truly inspirational and I will regularly refer back to what I have learnt on this course.”
  Matthew Wilkinson, 1st year student, Wits University (Advanced course)

• “If only I had learnt these techniques earlier in life, I would have achieved so much more. Continue doing a great job for the people you come across. May God bless you.”
 Thantaswa Takata, Trainee Accountant, Auditor General South Africa, KZN branch

•“I enjoyed the sessions very much and feel more empowered to go and write my exams. I would recommend this to anyone. Thank you very much, Michael, you are doing a great job”
 Tshepiso Matlapeng, UNISA student working at Alexander Forbes

• “I definitely enjoyed the course as it was both fun and enriching. The course substantially increased my ability to memorise and revolutionised my study methods. I like the way you taught us as you projected your voice very well and your jokes were funny. Very productive course.”
– David Ng, 1st Year Actuarial Science student, Wits University

• “Your skills are powerful, Michael. I attended your session last year and it helped me as I used the skills to pass. I suggest that you visit schools as well so that pupils know from an early age to use their minds and study wisely. That will help to improve matric results and pass rates at universities as well.”
– Mzimkhulu Kuliswa, Trainee Auditor, Auditor General South Africa, Eastern Cape branch

• “The course was very beneficial. What I liked most was the study skills, what to do when studying and what you shouldn’t do. I also liked your personal experience stories. I loved the way you showed us how to approach exams, particularly difficult questions. The nutrition part was also beneficial.”
– Mathapelo Letsoalo, 1st Year student, Wits University

• “After having been educated in a small private school with individual attention, I found the prospect of university extremely daunting. You, however, have given me inspiration to conquer any obstacles / challenges this year. Thank you for this wonderful experience! I look forward to the advanced course.”
 Dominika Pietrzak, student, Wits University

• “I have never had good study techniques. I now feel that I can tackle my studies with confidence and I’m ready to do well now. Not just that, but last week I amazed my family with my new memory techniques. I have really enjoyed the course and would recommend it to anyone”
– Brett France, student, Wits University

• “I really enjoyed your presentation. It was very beneficial in terms of study techniques and life in general (Very motivational). You changed my attitude from believing that I can’t to opting for success in the exam. I will certainly adopt your methods. Really appreciated the session with you. Thanks.”
 – Keneilwe Makaula, Trainee Accountant, Auditor General South Africa

• “The course was motivating, enriching and empowering. I believe that I have been given an advantage over those who haven’t experienced this. I particularly liked the advice on studying and coping with exam stress. Michael, you have good voice projection and make us feel welcomed. Your experience and intelligence is extremely inspiring.”
– Sherissa Gounden, student, Wits University

• “From what I have seen in this course, you don’t actually have to be a bright student to achieve good results. With the methods learnt, we can change a fail into a pass or a 60% into a 70%. I really could go on for days…”
 Ralph Strange, student, Boston College

• “I really enjoyed the course as a whole. I felt that it had a variety of things in it, instead of being focused on a single topic. This keeps me concentrating and interested. All the exam tips are going to be useful. I’m glad I attended – you teach it well and keep us entertained.”
 Simone Tregurtha, student, University of Johannesburg

• “This course is very helpful. It makes me realise that there is nothing impossible. With my potential I can make it happen. After the loss of my mother, I was so depressed that I have to stop studying because of the responsibilities I have at home, but now I realise that I have everything to make it happen. I feel like I’ve passed my exams already. Thank you very much for lifting my confidence.”
– Unathi Nxusani, Trainee Auditor, Auditor General South Africa, Western Cape branch

School Learners

• “The course was a mind-blowing experience! The impact was significant and I really feel like I have learnt some life-changing techniques. The motivation part of the course was excellent, and I will definitely use the study techniques throughout my life. Thank you so much.”
– Jiten Singh, Matric, Edenglen High

• “This whole course was one of the most amazing things I have ever experienced. I enjoyed every single aspect, especially the interaction you had with every person and you made an effort to make it personal. I am truly stunned to see just how powerful the mind is. I find it very respect-worthy that you do what you do to make a difference in people’s lives. Thank you so much for this opportunity!”
– Kaitlin Studer, Gr 10, Pretoria High School for Girls

• “I really loved the enthusiasm you came with each day. It made me excited to be here as I could see the passion you have for this. I love the fact that you want to help others and make an impact in the world. You have influenced me to make the most out of every situation and to look for the good. You have motivated me to change and become a more positive person instead of dwelling on things I don’t have control over. Thank you for EVERYTHING and please keep doing what you are doing as so many kids need this!”
– Courtney Farrant, Gr 11, St Peters College

• “I am really thankful that I have had the opportunity to experience your course. It has been very impactful in my life and especially in areas of my school work and motivation. Your techniques and advice for studying have opened a door for me and I know that I will achieve what I want to if I practise what you have taught me. I am very interested in the person that you are, and the things that you do completely fascinate me. I would love to take your advanced course.”
– Georgina Cross, Gr 11, Kingsmead College

• “The entire experience was amazing. I learnt a lot from what you had to offer and it made me look at life from a different point of view. Since the first lesson, I have been doing the exercises and at school I feel more confident . I would love to learn more as they help me feel good about myself.”
– Keanu Nicholas, Gr 11, Fourways High

• “I really enjoyed the course and it was very different to anything I’ve done before. I’m excited to try the new study methods we were shown. I know of many people who would need this course.”
– Laila Manack, Gr 8, Parktown Girls

• “The experience was very educating. I have learnt more than just study skills but also to allow myself to believe in myself. I have gained a lot from every section you have discussed and now I can go and be the best, not just for me but for everyone around me. I would love to do your advanced course and hope to keep in touch with you so that I can grow even more into the ideal human being I am supposed to be.”
– Thato Santawane, Matric, Summit College

• “When I first started the course, I was more excited than the cat that got the cream. When Michael taught us how to remember lists, I thought it was the best thing since sliced bread. All my friends wanted to know about the course and what I learnt, and kept bugging me to tell them my new secrets. I also felt that Michael was great to talk to and he taught us things that we couldn’t learn anywhere else. The study techniques were so helpful, because I never really knew how to study before. Fabulous course! Thank you.”
– Jordan van der Vyver, Gr 8, Bryanston High

• “You kept it interesting all the time and never talked about one thing for a long time. Your voice projected really well and kept me focussed all the time. I found you friendly and easy to talk to or ask questions and approachable. The information received was very useful and previously unknown. The hourly breaks were a good idea.”
– Maor Tal, Matric, King David Linksfield

• “I think that this course will help me a lot in the future with school, friends, or anything else I try. I needed guidance with eating habits and school work, and I have that now.”
– Jade Joubert, Gr 8, Pretoria High School for Girls

• “I’ve had an incredible experience being on this course. I am motivated to achieve more, and using these incredible techniques I believe that success is in my reach. Thank you Michael for changing my life and showing me just how powerful I can be. It was an absolute pleasure attending the advanced course.”
– Nazia Wadee, Gr 11, Parktown Girls (Advanced course)

• “In all honesty, I don’t really know what to say. The things I have learnt on this course have been incredible and I have enjoyed every single thing. I had no idea my mind was able to do such things and I’m really keen to learn more. Thank you for this eye-opening and mind-boggling voyage of discovery!”
– Annathea Oppler, Gr 11, Pretoria High School for Girls

• “To me, this course was one of the most interesting experiences I ever had. You have helped me to realise the importance of motivation and commitment. To me you are my role model because you are a positive person who looks at everything logically and to the best of your ability. You have accomplished such amazing things through your life. I want to make a difference in other people’s lives; you made me believe that I can. Thanks a lot.”
– Jess Lennon (advanced course), Gr 11, Northcliff High

• “I thoroughly enjoyed this course and strongly believe that it is one of the most beneficial things I have done. I was fully engaged and interested from beginning to end and have full confidence in what I learnt. I found all aspects: memory skills, eating, sleeping patterns, exams, study skills and motivation fascinating. I have been on many courses but I can sincerely say that this has been the only one I fully believe in. The general experience was so much fun and engaging. I would really like to do the advanced course and to help you to come to my school and present this course for many more of my fellow school mates.”
– Gabriella Blair, Gr 11, Kingsmead College

•“Before I came, I was very upset that my parents were making me do the course as I didn’t think I needed somebody else to help me get my marks up. I realise now that this course is going to take me much further than I could have on my own. I had so much fun on this course after expecting it to be boring. Thanks for teaching me in ways I don’t think anybody else could have. I believe you are a very strong, wise and confident man, and you will be a part of the reason I will be doing so much better in school. I would love to do the advanced course.”
– Shannon Torlage, Gr 9, St Peters College

• Extremely useful and constructive! Study techniques and tips are of great use. Course has holistically improved my thinking, memory and approach to life. Definitely worthwhile for anyone seeking to gain an advantage over everyone else! Michael is a genius! Great course!"
 Travis White, Gr 12, King Edward VII High School

• "I think this course has been very good for me. It has improved my memory and taught me new study techniques. I will recommend this to many people in other schools. Michael has a great personality and never gets angry when we do something wrong. I hope more people will do this course and learn lots!"
 Keana Camacho, Gr 7, Constantia Kloof Primary

• “I thought the whole experience was amazing. I had a lot of fun and learnt many things. My memory has greatly improved, as have my marks.”
– Megan Carstens, Gr 8, Northcliff High (Advanced course)

• “When I attended the course, I didn’t really have any expectations. But I was pretty impressed. I found it intellectual and rewarding, and I know that it’ll help me in my finals. My memory has definitely improved greatly. These lessons are not like normal school classes at all. Michael is passionate about what he teaches and he provides us with a comfortable environment to learn in.”
– Natacha Gaud, Gr 11, Bryanston High

• “Absolutely amazing. This course has taught me so much. I can lock information into my mind and my study methods have been refined. The exam techniques were also amazing. I feel motivated and encouraged to use these techniques.”
 Allyson Petersen, Gr 12, Crawford College Sandton

•     “The course was an amazing experience. I learned a lot. Loved the legalised cheating. Thought the power of the mind stuff was absolutely awesome. Well structured.”
– Dean van Aswegen, Gr 11 , Edenvale High

• “Generally, very beneficial. Thoroughly enjoyed learning how to link ideas and the phonetic alphabet. The power of the mind demonstrations were extremely enjoyable to watch.”
– Julia Minassian, Gr 11, Holy Rosary Convent

• “The first 3 hour session I found very exciting, it left me amazed at what can be done or learnt, I wanted to eagerly come back for more. The middle session was useful and informative. The final session was awesome.”
– Lauren Haynes, Gr 10, Benoni High

• “I really enjoyed every presentation you gave us. When you started to talk, I felt as though someone could really talk into my brain and tell me everything I’ve always wanted to know. I felt 100% sure that I would be able to pick up my marks.”
– Ann Chang, Gr 8, Northcliff High

• “A very amazing course. Enjoyed all the memory techniques and will use them. Have already tried the study skills and it works. All the things and techniques were great.”
– Richard Damant, Gr 8, Redhill High

• “The course has been a big help as well as a lot of fun. I have enjoyed every second of it. The mind tricks you do are amazing and you yourself are an amazing person. Thanks again.”
– Megan McLean, Gr 10, Michael Mount Waldorf School

• “I think the course went way beyond my expectations. I believe all the study skills info is going to be the most beneficial. I needed skills like these.”
– Dani Dribbin, Gr 12, King David High, Linksfield

• “Very well done. I can see a difference already. Presentation of course was very good. Thanks for your time.”
– Amy Elliot, Gr 9, Trinityhouse

• “This course was really worthwhile. It was amazing to see how you can use your brain in so many different ways. I will definitely learn from this and use the learning and study skills methods.”
– Leanne Ullman, Gr 9 , King David High, Victory Park


  • "Thank you so much for your show, it was honestly one of the most entertaining and MIND BLOWING shows I have ever seen! There were aspects that you showed me and my clients that no one in the room thought was possible. From the comic aspect to the mind reading and motivation, it was a perfect show for my event! I will definitely recommend and use you in the future!"
    - David Jaffe, Branch Manager, Kevro Pretoria
  • "Michael was absolutely amazing. His presentation set the Leadership Summit abuzz. His link of process to support good implementation was awesome in a fun way."
    - Greg Carolin, Partner, DPI (Decision Processes International - S.A.)
  • "Michael went down really well at ACPM. Some of the guests are still talking about it and can’t figure out some of the things he did."
    - Arlene Ratzleff, Managing Director, Launchit Marketing
  • "Michael kept the audience totally enthralled throughout his entire performance. We're still talking about it!!"
    - Kerry Oliver, Agency Manager, The Lime Envelope
  • "Michael's presentation was very good and he had a lot of questions to answer at the end. From the "Thank You" messages that we received from the secretaries, it is clear that everyone there was thrilled with Michael’s performance."
    - Pauline Phiri, RMB
  • “My guests loved Michael and his act generated loads of lively debate around the hall for the remainder of our exhibition.”
    - Debbie Mulcahy, Orbes Media (Pty) Ltd
  • “WOW – How’d he do that? Very entertaining and curious!”
    - Sally Schiffer , o/b/o Innovent
  • “Michael was scary; Michael was awesome! We enjoyed his show tremendously and everyone was spellbound. His attitude was fantastic at lunch - even though he must have been exhausted, and he treated everyone as customers - we can really highly recommend him.”
    - Neville Koertzen, SPAR Lowveld
  • “He had the audience captivated.”
    - Bryan Smith, Sales and Production, DOOM
  • ”This man is amazing - truly intelligent and interesting. I could have him anytime - his talent is absolutely fascinating.”
    - Unathi Boniwe, Investec Bank
  • ”A challenging audience, as they were mostly East African, however he handled it like a pro and they absolutely raved about him. It was like nothing they have ever seen before so he was bombarded with questions at the end. Great job, client was very happy.”
    - Sue Aerts - Event Organiser, Moneygram International
  • “Michael’s show was absolutely fantastic. He had us enthralled from the minute he started and kept us captivated for the whole duration of his show. To this day, we have no idea how he did what he did. I would love to see more of his shows.” 
    - Sonya Kolman - conference convenor, South African Society of Clinical Pharmacy (SASOCP)
  • “Michael’s mentalism show has really opened our staff members’ eyes to looking at life a little differently… A must see if you are looking for something out of the ordinary”.
    - Dirk Kotze, Regional Marketing Manager, Sanlam Broker Distribution
  • "Thank you Michael, for the astonishing and very entertaining show that you gave at the Garden Pavilion
    18th annual conference at Intundla. What a refreshing change to the rather educational presentations that conference attendees get to expect! Just the right thing at the right time – especially the morning after the awards evening of the previous night!"
    - Diane Ross, Owner, Garden Pavilion Holdings
  • "Thank you very much for “wowing” our audience at the 2013 SARMA Conference. We watched and listened in such awe, that we forgot to applaud! Discussions about your ability to stun the audience went on until late at night and the next day. As a matter of fact, our delegates are still talking about it, and I receive daily congratulations on the success of your entertainment. You made it a memorable evening."
    - Johan Van Wyk, General Manager, SARMA
  • "On behalf of the organising social committee, I would like to thank you for delivering an entertaining and interactive show at OLG’s 2013 year-end function. You captured your audience’s attention with your astonishing memory skills and made for a spellbinding performance with your accurate mathematical predictions during the games performed. We valued your motivational message and your interaction with our guests after the show. Thank you for the unique experience and all the best with future endeavours!"
    - Cecile Doubell-Fourie, Manager Public Relations, Open Learning Group
  • "Michael was really fantastic in the session this morning, held specifically to launch a renewed focus on innovation. It is clear that most of us really underutilise the full mental capacity of our minds and it is truly amazing to see what you can do with it with the correct training, guidance and focus – unbelievable really. The session was also really great in terms of showing people that you can have your mind working on one “channel” (like while you are doing your required work) and at the same time having it working on some great idea, or change to how you do something, that may make a big difference to the business or our clients. He was simply amazing at having more than one intricate and complex “performance” happening at the same time.
    A great engaging personality with a super sharp and entertaining mind, he had the entire room captivated for every second of his performance. Thank you Michael!"
    - Peter Edwards, CEO, Financial Services Holdings, Alexander Forbes
  • "Michael kept our sales team at the edge of their seats with a thoroughly engaging and interesting training session! An amazing talent and pleasure to deal with. We look forward welcoming him back to Primedia soon!"
    - Marina Hartmann, Trade Marketing Manager, Primedia Broadcasting
  • "Michael delivered a unique and mind blowing performance that our group will never forget! His show was not only entertaining but also inspiring in an unintended way. It was a welcomed alternative to the norm! If you want to leave your crowd impressed, entertained and get them thinking, then this is certainly recommended!”
    - Chris Botha - GM Regent Life
  • "Michael Abrahamson was commissioned to perform at our internal customer satisfaction recognition awards in October 2014. Michael’s performance was astounding! A phenomenal display of the power of the mind and how body language and eye movements can give away our thoughts. The audience left with a true admiration of his honed skill of mentalism, and a new appreciation for how we can use the power of observation to increase customer satisfaction. As a supplier, Michael was well-prepared, and very flexible – even on the day of the performance as circumstances changed. Michael was friendly and warm to the audience, and very professional and courteous as a supplier."
    - Michelle Hardy-Berrington (VWSA Customer Relationship Management)
  • "The Management and staff at Lorge just want to say thank you for the amazing mentalism show that you did for us on Saturday for our 29th annual awards evening. All our staff loved the show. Thank you for doing a great job as the MC for the night .Everything went according to plan and we will definitely use you again in the future for our functions."
    - Carlien Thomson, CFO, Lorge
  • "We had the privilege of Michael performing his mentalism show and MC at our annual awards dinner. Both certainly lived up to expectation, and laid the foundation for one of the most enjoyable evenings we as a company have had. Furthermore, Michael was always a pleasure to deal with, from the initial enquiry to the final goodbyes . I will definitely recommend Michael for any function, and hope he goes from strength to strength. We will certainly make use of him again."
    - Jurgens Snyman, Lorge Acting C.E.O
  • "Thank you for an absolute mind blowing show. Our delegates are still talking about it. It was informative and entertaining. I cannot believe how eager they were to participate. A guest speaker/entertainer can make or break a conference, you definitely made ours."
    - Therese Bezuidenhout, Marketing Manager, Bidvest AFCOM
  • "Thank you very much for the immensely entertaining show. Everyone at the company was very impressed and 2 days later are still talking about the “tricks” you performed. We will definitely recommend you to others and I’m sure will be using you soon to teach us memory techniques."
    - Brad Bernstein, Operations Director, Global Micro Solutions
  • “Michael, You are amazing! We all loved your mind-blowing skills and your unique, natural sense of entertainment and outstanding performance. Thank you again!”
    - Melissa Maritz, Adendorff Machinery Mart
  • "The performance was amazing and the guys couldn’t stop talking about it. You certainly added value to the conference."
    - Karl Hurter, CSA National Match Officials' Administrator
  • “Thank you so much for your fascinating and impressive show at our annual year end function last week. Our
    staff was truly amazed at what you were able to do, it certainly brought the party to life and seemed to bring a
    mixture of awe and disbelief to the room. Your show certainly made the function memorable for all who were
    lucky enough to be there.
    I have no doubt that your skills have further applications in business and I look forward to investigating further
    opportunities to work together in the future.”
    - Steven Jack, CEO, Jack & Seach (Pty) Ltd
  • “Everyone had a wonderful time. Your presentation was fun yet thought provoking at the same time. At the supper table people were rattling off the words we learnt whilst others were trying to figure out some of your other mind boggling tricks.”
    - Immy Mohamed, Group CEO of Pharmachem
  • “Michael delivered a highly entertaining and interactive show. Michael’s astonishing skills and charisma won the audience over. People were buzzing with curiosity after the show. Thoroughly enjoyable!”
     - Noeleen Padayachee, Process Engineer, Hatch Ltd
  • “Michael enthralled his audience with his amazing mentalist skills. His show not only entertained, but showcased the power of the human mind. Michael’s engaging manner and varied acts throughout the show captivated the audience who were amazed by his abilities. The audience members were inspired by Michael and left the show thinking how they could use their minds to fulfill their own potential. Thank you Michael for not only providing a most absorbing display of mentalism, but for also motivating the team to think differently!
    - Larry Borowitz, Discovery Health”

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