HELEN COSTER, FORBES.COM
Few situations will make you cringe more than standing next to someone you’ve met several times and drawing a blank on his or her name.
Memory tips … Give your brain some clues to help you remember names.
Is it Joe or Jim? Sally or Susan? Here’s some help.
Plenty of business deals and romantic rendezvous have been foiled because someone failed to recall the right name at the right time. In the web age, e-mail and social networks offer safe harbour, so being able to use someone’s name (and pronounce it correctly) in a face-to-face situation can set you apart.
// “Everyone struggles with remembering names,” says Jill Spiegel, author of How to Talk to Anyone About Anything. “When we first meet someone we’re taking in so much visually and emotionally. They say their name, but it’s up there floating in our heads.” Making matters worse are all the single-syllable male names, like Chris, Mike or Tom, that tend to blend together. Leer más “Tricks to remembering names”