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Anonymous asked in Social SciencePsychology · 1 decade ago

How could I remember person's name accurately? I easily forget one"s name so that sometimes I embarressed whet

I am so often give seminars in some places. That is why people know more me than I do for them. I dont have any methodology to memorize people's name who have met me someday in somewhere.

7 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    STEP 1: Pay attention when you are introduced to someone. A few minutes after you meet the person, say his or her name to yourself again. If you have forgotten it, talk to the person again and ask for the name.

    STEP 2: Write down the new name three times while picturing the person's face; do this as soon as possible after meeting someone.

    STEP 3: Ask how to spell a difficult name, or glance at the spelling on the person's business card, if it's offered. If you know the spelling of a word and can picture it in your mind, you'll remember it better.

    STEP 4: Connect a name to a common word you will remember. For example, the name Salazar could sound like 'salamander,' 'bazaar' or 'sell a jar.'

    STEP 5: Make a connection to the person's hobby or employment. 'Bill the pill' might help you remember the name of your pharmacist, for example.

  • mtngrl
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    When you two are introduced, and they say their name, repeat it back to them. If you didn't hear them the first time, say, "I'm sorry; your name is...?" and repeat that back to them as well. I have trouble with that too, just cuz I focus more on being friendly to them than minor details like names...all the time!!!

    Really listening to what they say to you helps too. Don't just tune out when they talk to you. Have a good, solid, two-sided conversation! It's simple, but unfortunately, these days are producing people who can't communicate. It is hard to memorize people's names, but don't even try to if you won't see them again for a long time. If you do, just say, "I'm sorry, but I can't quite remember your name..." I'm not offended by that most of the time, and I'm sure that if those people are attending your seminars, they like you already and they'll understand your circumstances.

    Good luck & Merry Christmas!!!


  • 1 decade ago

    Since you give seminars a lot, you probably present to large groups of people. Its not really expected that you will remember everybody, especially if you do this on a regular basis, though it is certainly helpful if you can do so.

    While others have chimed in with tips of their own, its also possible that you have no problems at all with remembering names, or at least not in comparison to remembering faces. If you can remember things about people but can't remember what they look like using the face as the primary recognition clue, then you have prosopagnosia.

    Source(s): I have a web site about my experiences as a person with prosopagnosia. You can read that here:
  • 1 decade ago

    I have this problem too, I just tell people that I am really bad a remembering names, if you can try to remember something that they told you about themselves or something else and you can tell them, I remember you like..... or that was a great idea you had about.... I sorry I just can't remember your name, and let the person know that you are really embarrassed. You might be surprised how many people have the same problem

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The best way is memory tricks. You can get books on this topic. Make up a little game with people you meet in your head. For instance if you meet a person make upl a rediculous image of them in your mind that sound like their name. Not to be mean could be good or bad. The image will remain with you and you will never forget their name. For instance Robert. You may picture a robber with the rediculous mask on etc. You can also play with the last names in a similar fashon.

  • 1 decade ago

    try associating the person's name with his/her face. say it aloud 2-3 times during the conversation.

    Source(s): Book by Harry Lorayne
  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    What happened to me once was that I heard my name (someone called someone in a train station), and I thought that it was weird, it didnt sound like my name, in the end I couldntthink what my name was, i had to check the cards in my wallet!!! lol, i thought I was the only one this happened to!

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