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Hints for Remembering Names

Air Force Protocol
from 'Til Wheels are Up'

Hints for Remembering Names.

Many people have difficulty remembering the names of people, even those just introduced to them! Valerie Grant-Sokolosky offers the following hints to help you remember names:
  • Prepare to Listen - Mentally force yourself to focus -- don't daydream!
  • Handshake - Firm, prepare for the introduction or name.
  • Eye Contact - Look the person being introduced directly in the eye.
  • Concentration - Give the individual your undivided attention; listen carefully.
  • Visualization - Mentally try to associate other words or events that will help you recall the name. If you've been having problems with AT&T over your telephone bill and it's been bothering you lately, and the individual's name is "Bill", there may be an easy word association there. Try it -- it takes practice, but often works!
  • Repetition - Immediately use the name in your response to the introduction. "Bill, it's nice to meet you."
  • Write it down - When you get the opportunity, discreetly write the name down on a card or whatever's available; even a napkin!