How to Remember People’s Names in 7 Fool-Proof Steps!

My Week in Pics: Working hard at some of the cute neighbourhood cafes, enjoying farewell brunches, gelato, and local cuisine, watching Vivaldi being performed at the ancient Klementinum, camping for a night at Melt Festival in Germany (and swimming in the lake with Pippi Longstocking!), completing a Prague Outdoor Escape, visiting Little Hanoi, and going to a beer spa!!! 


How to Remember People’s Names in 7 Fool-Proof Steps!

Happy Friday!

And greetings no longer from Prague, but rather my beautiful home town in Oakville (which has actually exceeded the population for a town, and so is technically now a city. Yet everyone still refers to it as at own because, well, it sounds more quaint!) Random Friday fact for you!

I flew back across the pond yesterday, and am excited to be en route to New Orleans, where I’m looking forward to presenting at the International Association of Administrative Professionals (iaap) annual Summit.

I have to say I love attending and participating in conferences and summits. I love the energy, I love the learning, and I love the meeting of a whole lotta new people.

And ideally, I love going beyond simply meeting them to actually connecting with them.

In last week’s post, I shared some ideas and easy to implement strategies that help to build instant and lasting connection. One of them was asking, and remembering, people’s names. And I promised to go deeper into this strategy this week.

So, that is exactly what we’re going to do today! Watch today’s video to learn the 7 easy, fool-proof steps to remembering people’s names. 

***WARNING!*** After you watch this video you’ll no longer be able to use the excuse “I’m useless at remembering names!” because now you’ll have the steps… And once you learn something, you can’t unlearn it. 

Once again, the steps are:

  1. Present
  2. Listen
  3. Association
  4. Impression
  5. Scribe
  6. Interest
  7. Repetition 

Are you ready to put these techniques into practice?!? I hope so! And I want to hear how it goes. Test it out, and then share your experiences in the comments below, or on my YouTube channel. And be sure to SUBSCRIBE!

Do you know someone in your life who could benefit from this video? Sharing is caring after all, so send it on over to them!

Have a FAB week!

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Carol Schulte

Carol is a published author, has been featured in numerous magazines and podcasts, and is a returning guest expert on Rogers TV. Having lived and worked in 16 countries including Ashrams in India and vans in New Zealand, rocked dreadlocks in Thailand and shaved her head for breast cancer, she certainly walks her talk and brings a global perspective to all she does. When she’s not traveling or speaking on stage, you can find her volunteering as a bereavement facilitator, training for her next triathlon, or practicing her serious carpool karaoke game.

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  1. Mary Elizabeth Dilly says

    In my line of business (sales), I meet people all the time. Since I turned 50, I can’t remember names!! I am going to practice this and let you know how I do.

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