Benefits of habit “Remember names of people”

✓ Improves relationships
✓ Improves your image of professionalism in work setting
✓ Reduces anxiety of forgetting someone

First step:

Once a week


1, Today, memorize the name of 1 person in your closest environment that you otherwise don’t remember. Do this once this week.
2. Next week, memorize names of 2 people in your immediate environment.
3. Keep this up, until you memorize the names every person you met.

Helpful tips to make it a habit:

✓ Trigger your mind. Actively focus your mind as someone is saying their name. It will become a trigger for memorization.
✓ Let the app help. A reminder can ring your memorization time or simply alert you every day to stay present and memorize people’s names.
✓ Reward yourself. Once you’ve gone a month of successfully memorizing names of people around you, reward yourself by getting a good quality contact book and writing their contacts down by hand. We always memorize better when we write things down and might as well do it in style.

Tips for beginners:

✓ Faces and names. Memorization can get pretty hard with amount of people surrounding you. When they introduce themselves, focus on their facial features and sear it in your memory. When they say their name, attach it to the facial features before you. You may do the same with any little details you notice about the person: their hair color, their clothing, the shape of their eyes, etc. Memorize through association.
✓ Social networks. They may become handy here. Once you got introduced to someone, try finding them on LinkedIn or other social network they might be comfortable sharing. Memorize their name and face through pictures by looking at them during your memorization sessions.
✓ Why you should do it. In professional setting, it will give serious points to your image if you will remember everyone you meet by name, regardless of their hierarchy ranking. In more relaxed, social setting, it will become much easier to make friends and acquaintances when you always address them by name.