trick to remembering names

The Name Game


If you’re hoping to advance your career, you’re going to need a good memory.

A job interview or your first day in a new office can be a nerve wracking experience. You only get one first impression so you want to make it a good one. But instead of worrying about what you're going to wear; worry about the first thing everyone you meet will tell you, their name.

According to professional career counselor Kim Thompson remembering someone's name says many things about you. For example it means you're a good listener and that you're paying attention. But despite sounding like an easy thing to do, most people forget your name as soon as you say it. Thompson says that's because when you're in a stressful situation you focus on yourself and everything else passes you by.  read more »