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Do you have trouble remembering names? Here is a five-step plan to help make names stick.

  1. Soon after you’re introduced, say the person’s name aloud. This does two things: It validates that you heard the name correctly and it allows you to hear the name in your own voice.
  2. Keep saying the name — at least three times in the conversation.
  3. Be a good conversationalist. Ask questions that require more than a “yes” or “no” answer.
  4. Think about the person’s name. Try to make a vivid link with the name and something he or she says.
  5. End the conversation with the person’s name.

Source: The Complete Sheet

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