How to Remember Names and Faces

How to Remember Names and Faces

by Dale Carnegie


“A person’s name is to that person, the sweetest, most important sound in any language.” — Dale Carnegie


– Make sure you hear the name clearly. If you don’t hear it, ask them to repeat it so you get it. If you still don’t hear it well, ask them to spell it.

– Get an eye impression as well as a mind impression of the person with their name.

– Get a distinct impression of facial features, height, voice and weight, it will help you remember their name.

– Repeat the name as quickly as possible and as often as possible.

– Use their name several times in a conversation.

– Don’t just say how are you, say how are you and use their name.

– Repeat the name of the person silently to yourself.

– Refresh your memory of someone’s name before meeting with them.

– When you leave the person, use their name again.

– Associate a name with a face.

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