Do you ever meet someone and hear their name, then immediately forget what it is? It's easy to get distracted, because you're taking mental notes about all kinds of other things . . . like their hair, their eyes, and what they're wearing.
--But obviously, knowing their name is much more important than any of that stuff, especially if it's business-related.
--The first step is to FOCUS, and actually listen to what they say. Here are four MORE tricks for remembering someone's name. You've probably heard some of them before. But if you've never tried them, you should. They work.
#1.) Repeat the Name. If it's UNUSUAL, ask them to spell it for you. But obviously not if it's something like "Dave" . . . because you'll look like an idiot. If it's a COMMON name, just repeat it a few times in your head.
#2.) Think of Someone Else with the Same Name. It could be a celebrity, or just someone you knew in high school. As long as you link the name with someone who's already part of your long term memory, you probably won't forget it.
#3.) Think of Something It Rhymes With. But you shouldn't always choose the first rhyme that pops in your head. The CRAZIER the rhyme is, the better your chances are of remembering it.
#4.) Find Something Unusual About the Person. If his name is Fred and he has big ears, remember him as "Big Ear Fred." It sounds ridiculous . . . and kind of mean . . . but it gives you an extra mental "trigger" so you'll remember the "Fred" part.