How To Remember People’s Names. It Makes them feel valued and leaves a great impression.
When you meet someone, try to use or say their name as many times as possible. Make sure it is natural to the conversation and doesn’t give the impression you are doing it on purpose. If you get a chance make a note on your cell or mobile phone. When engaged in dialogue always concentrate on that person and maintain eye contact if you can.
TIP 1: SAY THEIR NAME SEVERAL TIMES
Associate their name with a famous person or something catchy like Mickey Mouse or Bob the builder and commit it to memory. The sillier the name the better, as you are more likely to remember the name if it makes you laugh. Ask for a business card, if they have one. This will help to reinforce the association.
TIP 2: ASSOCIATE THEIR NAME WITH SOMEONE FUNNY OR MEMORABLE
At some stage make good notes and write their name down (more than once) with some details about them that are pertinent to your chat, such as career, kids, where they live. Everything that you do will lock their face and name in your memory.
TIP 3: MAKE GOOD NOTES AND WRITE THEIR NAME DOWN SEVERAL TIMES
Why Should You Remember People’s Names?
There are many reasons why you should make the effort to remember a person’s name. If you use a person’s name it makes them feel worthy, important and valued. You should always strive for the feel good factor. WHY 1: MAKES THAT PERSON FEEL VALUED
It also leaves a fantastic impression that you actually care. Most people when they talk to someone are just waiting for their chance to speak. You should always ensure that you use conversation generosity when talking to another.
WHY 2: LEAVES A LASTING IMPRESSION
If you say or remember the name it also makes you feel like a professional. But the whole key to doing this is so that when you speak to them again you know something about them that you can weave into the conversation. e.g “How is your job going at the insurance company…..?” This collection of useful knowledge helps you prospect much easier, because the other person is more open to what you say, as long as you are as genuine as possible and conduct yourself with integrity.
WHY 3: IT IS THE PROFESSIONAL WAY OF FINDING PROSPECTIVE PARTNERS OR CLIENTS
Remember: Although I wouldn’t recommend this way of prospecting on it’s own. It is the best way to help the conversation go smoothly. So practice, practice and practice some more. Face to face sends your confidence through the roof.
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