Monday, October 12, 2009

Nine Tricks if You're Bad With Names - Careers Articles

Nine Tricks if You're Bad With Names - Careers Articles: "Ah, names. Some people have gift for remembering them. But for far too many of us, they go in one ear and right out the other. Unfortunately, referring to everyone as 'hey' or 'you' can be suicide when it comes to networking.'In networking, names are the good stuff,' say Anne Barber and Lynne Waymon, co-authors of 'Make Your Contacts Count' (Amacom). 'It will be mighty difficult for you to initiate a relationship with someone if you don't know that person's name.'If remembering others' names is downright impossible for you, try out these tips from Barber and Waymon:

1. Repeat the first name or confirm the last name.Simply saying, 'It's nice to meet you, Chuck' or 'and your last name was...?' will help you register the name and give it a better chance to implant itself into your memory."

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