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7 Memory Tricks to Remember Someone's Name and Face

By    |   Monday, 13 Jun 2016 04:53 PM

Remembering people's names and faces can be difficult, but these memory tricks may help the next time you meet someone you will want to remember.

1. When you are introduced to someone, repeat their name out loud as if confirming the correct pronunciation. Hearing it more than once may help you remember.

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2. Make sure you give your full attention to the person’s name when you meet them, suggests BBC Brainsmart. Social situations are full of stimuli, and it can be difficult to remember names sometimes simply because we were paying attention to something else when we were introduced.

3. Asking questions such as how the name is spelled or if it has any special meaning or cultural history can help you remember it, Dr. Majid Fotuhi, professor of neurology at Johns Hopkins University, tells Forbes.

4. Using the person’s name in a sentence or introducing the person to someone else will help you remember their name long term as well. This trick is also used by companies to help their customer service people connect better with customers.

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5. Memory champion Nelson Dellis uses a visual image to remember faces, he tells Lifehacker. He suggests choosing a striking facial feature and tying it with an image that loosely relates to the name. For example, the image for someone named Jack, who has a large mole, might be a jack rabbit chasing a mole. It doesn’t matter if it makes sense or not, as long as you can remember it and associate it with the person.

6. Pay attention to any unusual features about a person’s face or appearance. It may be easier to remember someone who has unusual eyes or the tips of their hair dyed blue.

7. Don’t be afraid to ask if you do forget someone’s name. People generally understand that remembering names takes a while, and may even be flattered that you cared enough to ask for clarification about their name.

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