How to remember Names (Thursday’s Tip of the Day)

A great way to remember names is to tell the person what you have heard about them, acknowledge their talents or share with them a good story you heard about them.

An example of would be, “Suzy, I had always heard you were a terrific baker, I am so happy to finally meet you.”

Use a personal connection or memory technique to jog your memory.  Such as rhyming the name with the person’s occupation. Dr. Riddle plays the Fiddle …

Or ask for a business card, and write any notes on the back of the business card.

Also use the person’s name – when you respond back to them to them in conversation. Repetition builds memory !


About Poisematters

Lori is a recognized Protocol and Etiquette expert who received her training in 1997 from The Protocol School of Washington. Lori is certified and trained in International and Corporate Protocol and Etiquette instruction. Lori began her career with the Disneyland Resort in 1975 and has over 40 years of service with Walt Disney Parks & Resorts. In 2001, Lori Dominguez received the Orange County Tourism Council's Service Excellence award in the area of accommodations (Hotels). Lori continues teaching workshops on Protocol & Etiquette to local schools in Southern California including Cal State Fullerton, Cal State Long Beach and Cal Poly Pomona and Chapman University. She enjoys Fashion, blogging, being a dog mom, loves social media and travel. Her family includes two grown sons; a husband who is a high school biology teacher; and one very spoiled Bernese Mountain Dog.
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2 Responses to How to remember Names (Thursday’s Tip of the Day)

  1. Lori, you are the very best at remembering names! I notice that you also use people’s first and last names when addressing them. Does that help you too?

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