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Tansel Ali
4 x Australian Memory Champion



Tansel Ali
4 x Australian Memory Champion

Tansel Ali keynote speaker memory coach memory expert

Celebrity Memory Expert

Tansel Ali is a 4 x Australian Memory Champion, most famously known for memorizing two Yellow Pages phone books in only 24 days. An international bestselling author of the books, 'The Yellow Elephant', and 'How to Learn Almost Anything In 48 Hours', Tansel helps thousands of people around the world to learn faster and improve their memory.

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memory training & coaching


memory training & coaching

Tansel works with high achievers to take them to the next level

For over fifteen years Tansel has been coaching celebrities, athletes, musicians, entrepreneurs, CEOs and business executives to help them unlock their massive brain potential. He is often seen on television coaching individuals and helping them develop skills they never thought was possible.

Successful individuals need to have systems to learn faster and better. They need to be able to acquire knowledge quickly and most importantly retain it a fast-paced world full of information overload. To be the best, they know they have to learn from the best.

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Redesign My Brain TV Documentary with Todd Sampson

Tansel Ali was featured on the award-winning television documentary Redesign My Brain as Todd Sampson's personal memory coach. In this documentary, Tansel showed Todd Sampson the techniques and skills required to greatly enhance memory and improve mental performance. In only a few short weeks working with Tansel, Todd Sampson memorised an entire random shuffled deck of playing cards against tough international competition. 30 minutes later, he recalled every single card in reverse order perfectly. 

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Todd Sampson redesign my brain memory coaching tansel ali

School Mind Games

In order to create sustainable educational change in schools, Tansel developed and ran the world's first ever School Mind Games event. In the lead up to this event, Tansel and his team coached schools three essential study skills - Speed reading, memory techniques, and Mind Mapping. When the event finally arrived towards the end of the year, students achieved what they never thought was possible. They had read Tansel's 200 page book, The Yellow Elephant, in just 10 minutes. They mapped out the whole book, chapter by chapter with great detail on the walls of the venue. Presented the book back with amazing comprehension. And if that wasn't enough, they all memorised an 11-minute TEDx talk, word for word! All in the space of a few hours. The students walked away with knowledge and strategies that will benefit them greatly for the rest of their lives.


2017 Australian Open Memory Championships

In just 5 short weeks working with Tansel (starting from scratch), Kathy Lang achieved 2nd place in the Australian Memory Championships. With representatives all around the world competing, Kathy proved that anyone can master their memory in such a short space of time and compete against the very best. She has now developed the skills, attitude, and mindset that will give her further confidence in her everyday life, as well as share this knowledge to help others. Below is what she wrote on her Facebook post from her experience.

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2017 Australian open memory championships

What some of Tansel's memory coaching client's had to say...


"Tansel is an outstanding personality. Working together with him has not only changed my life but most of all my mindset. It is amazing to see what the human brain is capable of – with Tansel I boosted my brain power and self-conscience. In summary: Tansel is the most lateral thinker I know. Thanks for sharing your knowledge!"
Markus Finke, Adobe

"Thanks so much for our coaching session! I was able to learn all 36 songs in a week, around working full time. The gig last night was a success! Thank you for sharing your techniques, and also helping me regain my confidence with my memory... Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!"
Amanda Canzurlo, Musician

"The one-on-one coaching sessions with Tansel have seriously been one of the best investments I have made for my personal and professional development. Tansel is very supportive in his teaching style and provided me with the tools and knowledge to realise the full potential of my mind. I feel a lot more confident in my role at work and feel like the sky’s the limit now with my personal and professional goals. It’s now up to me to practice what I have learnt with the assurance that Tansel is available for support even after the intensive 5 week course has been completed. Cheers Tansel – you rock!"
Liz O'Loughlin City of Monash

"Tansel is a fantastic trainer and his ability to think outside the box and motivate you to doing things that were near impossible only minutes ago is incredible. I’ve used and received his training several times over our years of knowing each other and would regard him as a rare treasure that never fails to deliver results for your team or business!"
Mohamed Elmasri CEO, Entrepreneur

"Tansel's impact as a teacher is remarkable. I have seen his clients grow rapidly in their capacity to remember. He is a master of memory but also of sharing how anyone can do it."
Mark Dobson, Performance Coach

"Tansel is a fantastic facilitator and memory coach. His close attention, personable style and adaptive approach makes him a very effective facilitator and coach"
Marwa Khalaf Manager

"I've engaged Tansel's services for the last few years and what I find incredible about him is, regardless of whatever project I'm working on, he has such amazing lateral thinking and always provides advice, fresh ideas and perspectives along with practical skills on how to deliver a better service."
Mo Elleisy, Customer Experience Manager


Memory Masterclass 2018
Read & Learn Faster with a Better Memory

Masterclass with the 4 x Memory Champion

Tansel Institute is offering 9 exclusive spots for individuals that are seeking to master the art of memory to significantly boost mental ability, learning potential, and skills to get ahead in life. The Memory Masterclass Group offers 1-to-1 exclusive access to Celebrity Memory Expert Tansel Ali, to master the areas which include speed reading, advanced learning, mindset, concentration, stress and anxiety management, creativity and innovation, and most importantly changing their lives with the high-level knowledge and skills gained.

What's Involved?

You will learn to master the areas of memory to help you achieve your goals. That means you will not only learn the basic, but dig deep into memory and its workings to customise your own unique approach to your success. You will learn all the techniques, strategies, and principles that form the basis of memory to a master level, working with Tansel and your masterclass group every step of the way.

Masterclass Calendar Dates

Memory Masterclass meetings once a month for 4 hours in Melbourne, Australia.

March 15
April 19
May 17
Jun 21
July 19
August 16
September 20
October 18
November 15
December 20
January 17
February 21

Who is this for?

This program is strictly for those who are serious about developing their mental ability to the next level. It is for those who are committed, disciplined, and want to develop their mental skills in order to get ahead and achieve success in life. This program is a long journey, and requires individuals to develop patience, mental stamina, and open mindedness to always learn and make the most out of their knowledge.

Application process

The applicant will undergo a two-stage interview discussing their goals, vision, and intentions for the program. What we look for is a willingness to learn, an open mind and a desire for personal growth.


$5500 + GST / 12 months / Only 9 spots remaining



memorable Keynote speaker


memorable Keynote speaker

Keynote Speaker

As a mental athlete Tansel competes in memory championships internationally representing Australia. His experience as a mental athlete has given him the skills and knowledge to create powerful ways to help people improve their memory and perform at a higher level. With a better memory, people are able to boost their confidence, learn anything faster than ever before, and develop oneself at a higher rate to rise above the challenges of this world and stand out. 

Tansel is regularly invited to speak at a number conferences, corporate events and functions, business breakfasts and dinners, charity nights, and award ceremonies. Tansel's presentations and performances demonstrate how powerful memory techniques are in such a short space of time. His presentation style is interactive so audiences experience real life memory improvement and walk away with skills to use as soon as the presentation has finished.

"Tansel is a very inspirational speaker and a real down to earth, genuine character who proves that anyone can have a vast, quick and accurate memory if they harness his powerful techniques. The presentation he gave was loads of fun and full of easy to understand, practical techniques we could all use immediately to boost our memory and creativity. Tansel kept everyone engaged and interested throughout the talk by involving the audience in practical memory demonstrations as well as dedicating significant time afterwards to answer many audience questions".

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Tansel's presentations have helped thousands around the world to improve their memory. In most cases, right then and there. He's helped audiences remember names faster than they would in a whole lifetime of trying to. He's inspired professionals to take action on their fears, and achieve success through various mental techniques and strategies. He's even had audiences remember over 20 major key points in a presentation that they would normally be happy taking away a few. No matter what style or topic of your event, Tansel can help tailor powerful solutions so that your audience can benefit the full power of memory.

"Tansel was a star performer at TEDxDubbo. His speech was excellent and funny. We hired him as a Speaker because we'd seen his skills on a TV show and thought wow! We were privileged that he answered the call and shared his ideas with us. I recommend him for a Speaker if you need an interesting, engaging, highly memorable guy".
Andrew Ward, Organiser

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Tansel Ali 4 x Australian Memory Champion speaking at TEDxDubbo
Tansel Ali 4 x Australian Memory Champion Keynote Speaker
Keynote Speaker Tansel Ali 4 x Australian Memory Champion

Some clients Tansel has worked with...


Check out reviews from Tansel's recent presentations below.


"Tansel gave a presentation to our lawyers and their guests at our firm. The presentation was aimed at improving memory and how this could assist in a professional setting.
After Tansel’s presentation, we got the best feedback we have ever received for a guest speaker. His presentation was polished and relatively informal. It was also highly interactive, fun and actually got guests using the memory techniques on the spot. We highly recommend him."

-Meredith Kennedy, Senior Associate

"Tansel Ali provided an enlightening experience which provided an incredible impact to our members to improve our mindsets in delivering results and connecting with people. His coaching services are now a fundamental aspect of our club commitment to growth and excellence. Our audience was amazed as to Tansel's ability to remember all our names in the room and the recalling of figures."
-Stephen Rando- ANZ Toastmasters President

"Tansel's understanding of memory enabled him to provide practical advice to marketers about how to get their messages remembered. At short notice Tansel was able to prepare a breakfast presentation that worked in well with two other speakers. He made a real difference to the enjoyment and learning from the session. We would highly recommend him."
-David Donnelly, Owner Instinct and Reason


"Tansel is an engaging and upbeat presenter and kept participants engaged throughout the session.  It's surprising how quickly his methods on retaining information can be understood and implemented.  In an age where we are overwhelmed by information and detail, it's good to know that there are techniques out there that work."
-Executives Assistants Victoria Seminar


Your presentation not only demonstrated an awe inspiring capacity for memory but the step by step method by which we might all attain it. You gave those of us who struggle with memory and whose method of storing and recalling information had been a chaotic, unworkable jumble; a sure fire way of creating order, of filing knowledge where we could find it when needed. It has been a significant gift toward building our student's confidence to navigate academia, and one that will have ongoing value"
-Assistant Principal Senior School &
Year 10 TTL Assistant, Keysborough College

"A thought-provoking session that has had our staff approaching their work from a new perspective. Several staff have already started using the speed reading techniques. A great way to start our year."
Buchan Consulting


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Books on memory improvement


Books on memory improvement


Available now at all good bookstores and online. The Yellow Elephant and How To Learn Almost Anything In 48 Hours.

The inventor of Atari says...

"Over the next ten years education will be massively disrupted. Everyone will be able to learn anything they want five to ten times faster than they do now. Tansel Ali has already started this disruption, and in How to Learn Almost Anything in 48 Hours he introduces us to concepts and techniques that give the reader tools to learn anything in record time. This enjoyable book also provides practical exercises, tools, tips and tricks to practise these skills not traditionally taught in schools. Congratulations to Tansel for leading the way to faster and better learning, and setting the groundwork for the next decade of education. The future of learning is here."

Nolan Bushnell, Inventor of Atari



tansel ali in the media


tansel ali in the media

Coaching & Memory Training

How would you like to improve your memory? Tell me how I can help you by making relevant memory lessons for everyone to benefit.

Can A Better Memory Help You To Create A Better Life? A conversation about memory and self-improvement with Paul Barry from Acting 4 Camera in Los Angeles.

Nick Bracks talks about his experience with memory training and the benefits for acting and mental health.

Having a chat with memory expert and bestselling author Anthony Metivier.

Heritier Lumumba on his first memory coaching session.

How to Mind Map using xMind mind mapping software.

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