Remembering people's names
One of life's little embarrassments
- when you realise you have forgotten someone's
name yet they clearly remembers yours.
So what's the trick to remembering
The key is putting in the effort
when you first hear that person's name - repeat
it in your mind. Try to link that person with
you know who has the same first
Invent bizarre visual imagery
to help you remember; for example if their surname
is Wood - imagine them staggering around trying
to carry an enormously heavy piece of wood.
Then while you are talking to
them - keep testing yourself. What's his name?
Ah yes - Tom. And finally, if you can get away
with it, use their name repeatedly in conversation.