One thing I’ve always had a hard time with is remembering people’s names. It kills me. To me, having forgotten someone’s name is far more embarrassing than them having forgotten mine.
Forgetting someone’s name gives them the impression that you don’t think they’re important, something that can hurt both their ego and your relationship with them.
Dale Carnegie stresses the importance of names in his bestseller, How to Win Friends And Influence People:
“We should be aware of the magic contained in a name and realize that this single item is wholly and completely owned by the person with whom we are dealing … and nobody else. The name sets the individual apart; it makes him or her unique among all others.”
There’s absolutely no excuse for forgetting someone’s name. All it requires is a conscious effort.
With all this in mind, I took an afternoon to create a solution which would allow me to be better about remembering names. I wanted something that would be simple, easy, and fun.
I’ve been testing it out for the past week and have already found myself remembering more names. If you find yourself having a hard time remembering names, I invite you to try it out as well, and let me know what you think.