Here are 2 steps for you to try out. 1. Make a word association. E.g. Tansel = Tinsel, Claire = Bear, John = Toilet (Sorry John’s). 2. Connect the word association to information about the person. Some examples below of both imaginary and real life information about the individual.
memory techniques for names
Remembering someone’s name is important. But do you know why? Here are just some reasons.
– Makes the other person feel important
– Builds relationships
– Builds trust
– Can be a confirmation of understanding that person whilst they are talking
Here’s the scenario: You are the CEO of a large organisation. You get called into a meeting where there are several employees and stakeholders present that you haven’t yet met. One by one they reach out to shake your hand and tell you their name. You sit down and prepare yourself for the meeting. However there is just one thing — you’ve forgotten the names of the people you just shook hands with. What a bummer!