Phone 212 - 352 - 2100 Email

Blog & news

News, views and trends...from the worlds of Branding and Naming.

I’m Terrible At Names

19 Oct 2012

I’ll admit there are times when I forget someone’s name but I just don’t buy the excuse when people say “I’m terrible at remembering names”.

Really it’s just laziness.

I try to make a conscious effort to repeat a person’s name in my head when I meet them.

And, in business meetings when I meet new people, I draw a rough overhead view of the meeting table and when folks introduce themselves, I write down each person’s name, sometimes with a note on a distinguishing feature like glasses, or shirt color, etc

You’d be amazed how easy it is and how you can really get someone’s attention when you begin a question with someone’s name:

“Brian, you say you’re terrible at remembering names, can I give you some advice on that?”

POSTED BY: want | IN: Blog
Be Sociable, Share!
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • email
  • Delicious
  • LinkedIn
  • Reddit
  • Tumblr
  • Archives