We’ve talked about how to remember things better on several occasions. Today I’d like to show you how we can remember names better.
Jim Kwik has wonderful tips for us. You can listen to his podcast or read his article on his website here jimkwik.com.
In a nutshell, he recommends us to be suave (“suave” means to be sweet, pleasant and agreeable). But here he’s using it as an acronym:
Believe you can remember. All behaviour is belief-driven
Exercise to make progress (all the time). You can practise in private first.
Say the name out loud to show you heard it correctly. Example: Mary, it’s nice to meet you.
Use the name 3 or 4 times intelligently in the conversation.
Ask about a person’s name. Examples: How do you spell it? Does it mean something? Who were you named after? Where’s it from?
Visualise the name. Turn it into a picture. Remember. A picture speaks a 1000 words.
End the conversation by saying the person’s name one last time.