You know their name. It’s on the tip of your tongue. Maybe it starts with a J or was it a T? If you struggle to remember the names of the people around you, you’re not alone. The first time you meet someone, your brain is trying to process too much information about the person that it sometimes leaves little time or room to remember their name. Never be put in an awkward situation again by checking out these nine ways to never forget someone’s name.
1) Visualization With A Sound-Alike Word
Think of something that sounds like the persons name an associate it with that person. For example, you meet someone named Paul. The name Paul sounds like the word “pail”. Now associate the image of Paul’s face with the pail. The more outrageous or funny the image you conjure in your head, the more memorable. Next time you see Paul, that crazy image will pop into your head making you think of the word “pail”, which will make you remember that his name is Paul. You’ll be surprised how well this method works when you create the right picture in your head!