Welcome to episode 35 of Ask Mark, where I answer your questions about personal development to help you become the best version of yourself.
From interviewing people from all walks of life on the What I Know Now podcast, I want to share with you what I have learned from my guests by answering any questions you have about personal development, networking and building meaningful relationships. The aim of Ask Mark is to help you achieve your goals sooner and stand on the shoulders of giants.
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Now sit back, plug in those headphones and enjoy because it is time to learn together about personal development, networking, building meaningful relationships and much more.
Today’s question comes from a listener who has been struggling to remember peoples names when attending networking events and I offer three pieces of advice on how to get better at remembering names.
There is not much worse when you meet someone you have met several times before and you draw a blank on their name. Remembering names is important because it makes people feel good and they pay greater attention to you as well.
There are a few things you should try out to help you remember someone’s name and the first is to keep repeating their name. When asking questions, add their name ie. “What are you most looking forward to at the event John?”
Another tip is to associate them with a person you know with the same name or compare them to a celebrity lookalike. The final tip is to choose to care more about meeting them and you will become better at remembering their name.
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