Have you ever been in one of those situations where you run into someone that you have met before and can’t remember that person’s name? It can be an awkward situation for both you and the other person.
When we remember someone, we’re telling him, “You’re important.” Therefore, when we forget a person, we may leave the opposite impression.
You want great service at a restaurant? Call the waitress by name when you place your order. Want to be the center of influence at a party? Introduce people you just met to others at the party. People love to hear their own name. In fact, Dale Carnegie said that, “a person’s name is to that person, the sweetest most important sound in any language.”
There Is Hope!
One of the first things we teach in High Impact Leaders is a simple technique about how to remember names. A technique so simple that many people in a class of 20 will be able to recall the first and last names of every single person in the classroom within the first hour of class.
One of the ways that we show people how to remember names and get people to strengthen their memory is by getting participants to “stick” the name into their long-term memory using LMER glue. This acronym gives us a simple four-step process.
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Our High Impact Leaders class offers Nine different ways to help people learn how to remember names as well as two other memory skills that are pretty amazing.