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How do some public speakers memorize so many statistics when speaking on stage?

My answer to How do some public speakers memorize so many statistics when speaking on stage? on Quora

It’s really not hard. If you’re memorising a complete speech, remembering a few statistics is easy in comparison. Also, the stats you use in a speech should be meaningful (otherwise thy include them at all?) which means the have a built in mnemonic.