How to Remember Names


Have you ever met someone and forgotten their names a few seconds later? If so, here are some Tips, Tricks, Tools, and Techniques to Remember Names with Greater Ease:

  1. Believe you can – ignore the self-talk (i.e. I’m terrible with names”).
  2. Pay attention – focus on the person you are meeting.
  3. Link name to someone/something you know:
    1. Friends & family – do they have the same name as anyone you know?
    2. Meaning of names – think about the meaning of the person’s name.
    3. Create a visual image – most people tend to be visual, so try linking an image to the person’s name.

Next time you meet someone, try these techniques to remember their names.

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