New Tech Tools To Remember Names
New Tech Tools To Remember Names, Old-school tricks like repetition or free association are OK, but they often let you down. New Tech Tools to Help Remember Names, You know that awful feeling: you’re at a party or – worse – at a business meeting, and you’re horribly embarrassed that you’ve forgotten someone’s name. While some tips for remembering names are probably as old as names themselves, technology has enabled a few new tools that might just save you from certain embarrassment.
Old-School Tricks – and Why They Don’t Always Work
1) Repetition: When someone first introduces him or herself to you (e.g. “Hi I’m Mark”), repeat the name within your response (“Hi Mark. Nice to meet you”), and again when you’re saying goodbye (“Mark, it was really nice meeting you”)
2) Visualizing The Name: When you first hear the name of the person you’re meeting, picture that name stamped across their forehead. You could also picture the name stamped somewhere else, but that might get you in trouble.
3) Association: When you are first introduced, think of a famous person with the same, or similar, name. So for example, you might associate “Neil” with Neil Armstrong or “Mark” with “Marky Mark.”
The problem is, these tricks don’t always work – because when we meet a new person, instead of focusing on them and their name, we get self-conscious. Maybe you’re worried that you might have spinach in your teeth – or maybe you’re just nervous about making a good first impression. When that happens, it’s easy to forget about repeating, visualizing, and associating.