Ever wanted to remember someone’s name but just can’t? I have the gift of remembering odd details about someone.
At dinner this past week with a friend of a family member, I recalled what her husband did for a living, 9 years ago. Yet when I went to say something to her, I couldn’t remember her name for the life of me. She had just told me it 5 minutes prior. How is it that I could remember something so specific about her husband, from 9 years ago at the last dinner we had, but not her name?
I wish I could blame lack of remembering names on pregnancy, but I’m not pregnant. The baby brain excuse is out because my baby just turned 3. But in all seriousness – how many times have you heard someone say “I am awful with names?”
Memory Expert, Bob Gray gives you 5 hints to remembering a name. Check out this great video from Fast Company:
5 Tips for Remembering Someone’s Name:
1. Hear the name (really listen for it).
2. Spell the name.
3. Comment on the name.
4. Use the name during a conversation.
5. Use the name when leaving.
Are You Good At Remembering Someone’s Name?