Revisit this very good video on memory techiques and note-taking.
How can you practise consecutive interpreting at home?
There are many sites with video/audio materials that you can use to practise note-taking and consecutive interpreting skills. You can check educational institutions where translating and interpreting is taught, websites dedicated to famous speeches by politicians, famous speeches on films, TEd talks, university podcasts (iTunesU), radio programs (e.g. ABC Law Report), etc. Check the permanent links on the right side bar.
Today I am introducing WISE Interpreting Workshop speeches for consecutive practice. This is a project by The London Metropolitan University and the Universidad Europea de Valencia.
The video below is about cricket (English).
The video below is in Spanish and its topic is tourism (Las Fallas, Valencia).