How to Get Better at Remembering Names

It’s a common challenge: how to get better at remembering names. We are always looking for strategies that will help us avoid embarrassment when we can’t remember the names of business prospects, the neighbor next door, the relative of our best friend, and so on.

you'll avoid embarrassment when you know how to get better at remembering names

Here are the first 3 steps of a 6-step method from our friends at Freedom Personal Development.

How to Get Better at Remembering Names

1 – OBSERVE the person by making good eye contact. Select a facial feature that is striking, noticeable, unusual etc.

2 – LISTEN to the name. REPEAT the name to make sure you heard it correctly and are pronouncing it correctly. Use the name two or three times during your initial greeting.

3 – TURN the first and last NAME INTO AN IMAGE using your rules for changing abstracts into IMAGES. (Hint: Asking questions about the person’s name helps tremendously when developing your pictures.)

You can read about the entire 6 steps here.

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