Remembering someone’s name is the best compliment you can give!
People love it when you remember their name as it makes them feel as though they made a memorable impression on you.
Halloween’s a great opportunity to try and learn the names of people in your neighbourhood as everyone’s out trick-or-treating with their kids.
One of the best ways to remember someone’s name is to say it out loud right away while working it into a conversation, i.e. “Hey Jim, I think I’ve seen you out walking your dog”.
Another trick is to visualize an image that relates to the sound of their name. For instance, if you meet someone called Abby, picture a bee.
Finally, you can always try to associate their name with a famous celebrity. There are many different tricks but at the end of the day, it’s important to focus on their name instead of what you’re going to say next.
It feels great when someone you hardly know remembers your name so this Halloween, make it a point to get out there and name some names!