Now this is good to know because I am so bad at this. I so like to remember peoples names that I have met and embarrassed when I don’t.
Here is a few handy hints.
When you meet someone new at a party mostly their name just slips from your mind.
There is usually no harm in asking them to repeat it and these tips will ensure you won’t need to.
1. When you first hear their name, repeat it. Use it in a question or check you’ve got it right. saying it out loud early on will help you commit it to memory.
2. Experts say a good trick is to make a verbal or visual association. Picture the persons name written on their forehead, or use a rhyme (Big-shot Scott) or alliteration (slurring Scott) to make it memorable.
3. The key factor is your attitude. The main reason we forget a name is because we’re distracted, or not actually very interested in learning it. So if you make a conscious decision to try and remember someone’s name, chances are you will.
4. Another way of finding out someones name,(Use this method many times) that you have forgotten is always say to your friends that if you don’t introduce them to someone its because you cannot remember their name.
I tell my friends to say ” My name is ……….. you need to excuse my friends manners and yours is?”
Thats a win win as you get to find out their name without having to embarrassingly ask them. You should know and your friend will not get annoyed with you thinking they are not important enough to be introduced to that person.