Bob Gray

Bob Gray

Toronto, Ontario
Sales & Customer Service/Relationships | Health & Wellness Specialist | Memory Networking Expert
Bob Gray is a funny motivational keynote speaker, memory expert & Guinness World Record Holder with 35 years of experience in entertaining & training corporations. Memory skills expert Bob Gray can dramatically improve your sales, productivity and relationships. Imagine the impression you’ll make when you are able to immediately recall the names of clients, their interests and hobbies; quote prices and product numbers; keep business appointments and deliver presentations, all without ever having to refer to notes or other sources. A trained memory is a business asset attainable by everyone. Bob Gray teaches audiences the techniques they need to unlock their memory potential to be more professional, effective, efficient, and ultimately more profitable.
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Bob Gray, a funny motivational keynote speaker and memory expert, discovered his first memory technique when he was seven. He was given a magic book that showed him how to remember a twenty-item list. Shortly thereafter he was called on to ‘do the memory trick’ at family parties and gatherings. Encouraged by praise at home, he began to find memory techniques could have a valuable role in other aspects of his life. With a little ingenuity, he adapted the ‘memory trick’ to help him with his work at school. The reward was a significant rise in his grades.

Years later, Bob Gray immigrated to Canada from his native England. At the time he was working as an entertainer, and he had to prove to Immigration that he wasn’t taking a job away from a Canadian. As the Immigration authority quickly learned, he wasn’t taking a job away from anyone else in the world! Travelling and entertaining under the stage name of ‘Backwards Bob the Memory Man,’ Bob Gray demonstrated the unique abilities that have netted him a place in the Guinness Book of World Records and recent appearances on Ripley’s Believe It Or Not, The Steve Harvey Show, The NBC Today Show, BBC, CBC, and many more.

For the first several years after arriving in Canada, Bob Gray travelled throughout North America, appearing in Comedy Clubs, Colleges and Universities, where he demonstrated his unique abilities in front of tens of thousands of people. Soon, however, he decided to take a break from the road and entered the business world. Starting in the Fitness Industry, he quickly found that by adapting the memory techniques he had been studying and developing over the years, he was able to move ahead in his career faster than he or anyone else had expected.

From never losing track of detailed information to remembering everything about his many clients, including not only their names and occupations but also the names of their family members, their birthdays, hobbies and fitness goals, he got the job done with confidence and ease. Along with making a lot of new friends, Bob saw the sales retention of his company increase by 13% in the first year alone.

After teaching his memory techniques to his own sales staff, with highly acclaimed results, there was a phenomenal demand for him to teach his systems to other companies and organizations. At one point, Bob Gray was invited to share his techniques at a national fitness convention. Because Bob Gray incorporated his unique brand of humour and the incredible abilities he had developed in his stage days, his presentation was an instant success. From then on, there was no looking back. Bob Gray was again doing what he loved. Bob Gray was performing. Only this time, he also had the satisfaction of knowing that he was educating his audience as much as – if not more than – entertaining them. Bob Gray is a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), the highest earned designation in the speaking profession and in 2006 was inducted into the Canadian Speaking Hall of Fame.



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Bob Gray Topic Presentations

strategic memory - strategic networking: leave a lasting impact

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  • How often have you bumped into clients, customers, or someone you know but can’t remember the name, or hers? Socially, this can be embarrassing, and in business, it can be disastrous. With our lives already so hectic, and the number of people who are important to us increasing every day, we need an instant and easy way to keep each and every one of them active in our memory. The sweetest sound to someone is the sound of his or her own name.

    By recalling a correct name, especially after only one introduction, you will not only engage and flatter its owner but you will be remembered for your thoughtful interest. In his amusing, unusual and empowering presentation, Bob Gray reveals a wonderful method to easily recall and store into memory the names of new friends and business acquaintances. Having been taught the system, participants are quickly and easily able to recall both the first and last names of several new acquaintances as they are introduced during the presentation. It’s a hilarious system that will have the audience in hysterics… and it works!

    Accelerate Your Memory Into Rapid Recall through Bob’s techniques and master how to drive your connection to others and leave a lasting impact. Bob Gray delivers two incredibly powerful memory demonstrations, which never fail to astonish. After entertaining the audience with his own memory, he enriches their minds by teaching the hilarious and practical ‘Chain’ system. (A system dating all the way back to ancient Greece, which is an invaluable tool for memorizing speeches, presentation lists, complex equations and more!)

digital amnesia - how technology is stealing your brain (and how to steal it back)

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  • Digital Amnesia: The act of forgetting something important because you trust a connected device! Since we’ve been able to place more memory power in the palm of our hand than was used to land a man on the moon, we’ve banished our own memory to the back burner. The more we rely on technology to retrieve information, the more we erode the process to recall that information ‘naturally’.
    So is this a problem? Well, here’s just one scenario. You have a pre-arranged appointment, you have reviewed all the pertinent information about that client/customer and you’re able to ask about their spouse/partner, kids, or even their favorite sports team. You feel you have a great relationship. A month later you bump into them unexpectedly, not only have you ‘forgotten’ their spouse/partners, kids, and names…you can’t even recall THEIR name. How’s that relationship now? How helpful is that device now?
    In this highly interactive, empowering, and funny, presentation, Bob Gray shows you how to keep your memory in shape, how to steal your brain back from technology…and how you’ll never need to say “Sorry, I forgot your name” again. This same method, which is the foundation of all memory systems dating back thousands of years, can also be adapted to recall any sequential information such as presentations, lists, safety procedures, and more.

experience the power of connections - accelerate your memory into rapid recall

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  • Take your connections to the next level. In this presentation, Bob reveals the untapped memory potential in each of us. Bob Gray delivers two incredibly powerful memory demonstrations, which never fail to astonish. After entertaining the audience with his own memory, he enriches their minds by teaching the hilarious and practical ‘Chain’ system. (A system dating all the way back to ancient Greece, which is an invaluable tool for memorizing speeches, presentation lists, complex equations and more!) Members of the audience always leave grinning and eager to test their new skills. Watch them practice recall at conferences, on the road, at home, and at the office.

brain mastery - full or half day interactive workshop

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  • In this workshop, Bob will introduce the group to four major memory systems. Expanding on his ninety-minute keynote, he will introduce them to the Peg System and The Phonetic Index. The Peg System gives the student the ability to memorize schedules, calendars, meetings, feature lists and rules and regulations. It is one of the easiest time savers you’ll ever learn.

    The Phonetic Index, which is often considered to be the single most powerful memory system ever devised, was developed over three hundred years ago. Yet, until now, has been known by only a handful of scholars and experts. Bob Gray retrieved the Phonetic Index from history’s dustbin, revamped it, and made it directly applicable to today’s business leaders. This system gives the user the ability to recall the biggest stumper of them all – numerical information.

    On a basic level, the Phonetic Index makes the memorization of phone numbers and serial numbers as easy as smiling. Using it in conjunction with some of Bob’s other techniques, it becomes a valuable resource, allowing the student to recall deep banks of information. As an example of this, Bob Gray demonstrates how he himself has memorized the capitals, population and square mileage of every nation on earth. In the workshops, groups never fail to amaze themselves by memorizing, both forwards and in reverse, a randomly generated thirty-digit number. It is an exercise that shows the incredible, untapped potential in each of us.

Bob Gray travels from Toronto, Ontario & delivers customized and tailored keynote speeches, presentations, workshops and training sessions. on the topics enlisted below. These services are designed for a variety of audiences, industries, and event types and event formats.


Bob did a great job as the keynote speaker at the Alberta Health and Safety Conference 2022 opening ceremony. He engaged us right out of the gate and I even got to help with one of his demonstrations! Great motivation to try something different and incorporate memory tricks into use in my professional and personal life. May our paths cross again!

Christopher Redeker

Training Officer
City of Calgary

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Known as a popular key note speaker in Canada, Bob Gray creates life changing experiences for the participants with practical insights and strategic advice they can implement right after the session. Working with a one our leading expert speaker like Bob Gray from Toronto, Ontario offers organizations a fresh perspective to assist the people of the organization. No matter if it is a government, association, or business crowd, Bob Gray is a perfect speaker for your event. Through unique practical insights for trending topics and years experience speaking to different organizations, Bob Gray focuses on changing individuals to make better decisions at work and their lives. No matter if you are holding an in person or virtual event, having an influential speaker such as Bob Gray will engage, motivate, and activate the audience to make a change in their lives and inspire action for results to meet organizational goals. Your workforce will benefit from Bob Gray’s presentations and speeches, with measurable results set to shift the people of the organization and core direction of the company. Book Bob Gray speaker for your annual general meeting, conference, summit, or convention in Canada.

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