Tuesday, May 20, 2008
remembering names. Can you?
“Remember that a person's name is to that person the sweetest and most important sound in any language.”
- Dale Carnegie
When we go networking it is simply to build new or build on exisiting relationships.
No single action conveys the message "you're important" as effectively as remembering another person's name. Here are some steps you might take to help ensure name recollection:
Hear and understand the name
Create a mind picture linking the name with the person
Add details about the person to the mind picture
Repeat the name in conversation
We often don't hear the name simply becuase we are too focused on ourselves. 'What will I say next?' 'Will I be interesting?' 'Will I say something stupid?'
when you give your full attention to someone you meet and greet and follow the guidelines above you have a much better chance of hearing, then remembering their name