Hello Sign

A Simple & Quick Way To Remember People's Names

"Hi, what's your name?"

After they respond, repeat it back to them to ensure you heard it correctly. I'll usually say it 2-3 times within a few sentences to help me remember. While doing this, I'll associate their name with a famous person. John? Like John Connor from Terminator? Katie? Like Katie Holmes, the actor?

Not only does this allow me to say their name a few times, but the famous connection helps me create a reference point, and memorable reference points are more effective in recalling our memory.

And, I'll do this same referencing for them when they ask about my name. For example, I'll ask them if they've ever heard of Jason and the Argonauts from Greek Mythology. If they don't I'll revert to Inigo Montoya, from Princess Bride and the actor Jason Statham to help them remember Jason Montoya.

What about you? How do you go about remembering people's names?


Hero Photo by Adam Solomon on Unsplash
  • Created on .

New Content Delivered In Your Email Inbox Weekly

Sponsors

Jason Scott Montoya Logo Full

Grow Your Life With Jason Scott Montoya, Atlanta Georgia
Copyright © 2013-2020 | Interested in Working Together?

Some links on this website are part of an affiliate program, which means I get paid if you click and purchase.

the jump book promoDo You Feel Stuck In Your Small Business?
Rebuild Your Entrepreneurial Hopes & Dreams.
Download the first two chapters for free and also access our small business resource center.

Please let us know your name.
Please let us know your email address.

Life is Hard. Business is Challenging.
The World is Uncertain.

Get stories & systems for leaders, freelancers, and entrepreneurs navigating challenges.

Please let us know your name.
Please let us know your email address.