Updated: 08/26/2014 8:54 AM
Created: 08/26/2014 8:16 AM WDIO.com
Life coach Pam Solberg-Tapper from Coach for Success gives folks simple steps for remembering names.
Pam Solberg-Tapper, CEO of Coach for Success, is a Professional Certified Coach, Business Consultant and Public Speaker. She provides tools to address the challenges that face individuals and companies today.
How to Remember Names
by Pam Solberg-Tapper
Remembering people’s names is a key to professional success. It shows others that you are interested in them. This leads to enhanced relationships and confidence in dealing with others.
Here are 4 success keys for remembering names:
1. Meet and Repeat – exercise your memory muscle using repetition.
Tactfully use their name several times in your conversation
Concentrate on pronouncing it correctly– if you are not clear ask
Repeat their name silently in your mind while they are talking and later that day/evening Write it down – put in contacts/FB/LI at some point while still fresh in your mind
2. Create an impression of them – who is the person behind the name?
What impresses you about them? – smile? Enthusiastic?
Why do you want to get to know them? – what do you have in common?
When we become genuinely interested in others, remembering names is easy.
3. Craft a mental picture of their name
Turn someone’s name into an image you can remember
Odd linkages work great
Examples: when you meet Shirley, think of a Shirley Temple Or Pam – think of the cooking spray Pam
4. What do you do when you can’t remember their name?
Prime the Pump – say your name first – “Hi, remember me, I’m Pam”
Be honest and ask. Otherwise you will be distracted trying to remember during your conversation.
Keep it simple – ask “Will your refresh my memory – your name is?”
Touchstone Award Finalist: SOAR Career Solutions and CORP
A program that helps people transition back to society after prison has been recognized for its good work, by the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation.
Wisconsin Man Pedals for Pipeline Awareness
An 80-year old Wisconsin man is boarding his bike and traveling across 16 counties in Wisconsin to raise awareness to what he sees as the threats Enbridge pipelines could have on public safety and the environment.
Folks Rock Out To Support Breast Cancer Survivors
Breast cancer survivors and their supporters were rocking out for a cause Sunday. The event was organized by Circle of Hope. It's a non-profit that supports breast cancer patients by helping them financially.
1 Four Mandy: UMD Retires Former Softball Player Matula's Jersey
The University of Minnesota-Duluth retired former softball player Mandy Matula's jersey at halftime of the school's homecoming football game Saturday afternoon.
Cloquet Man Suffers Serious Injuries in Rollover
A 46-year old Cloquet man suffered serious injuries early Saturday morning after his vehicle rolled several times, according to the St. Louis County Sheriff's Office.