The blogging community knows not, the real life people know the truth. I can’t remember names!! Oh yes it’s true, and it’s horrifying. Especially when I go to the conference, and I am caught looking at the name tags to recall my colleagues’ names. And these are all the people, I have studied with, worked with, and I meet them quarterly in conferences. It’s become a joke in these places, as most people know it. Quite embarrassing!!!
And you guessed it!! I do have a conference in the forthcoming month, so I downloaded this book 7 Simple Tricks to Remembering Names just to get a basic gist of how to remember my colleagues’ names. And to my surprise, this book had quite a few easy ways to trick and train the brain to remember. There is repetition, image linking, spelling, grouping of common information, mnemonics, etc.
Repetition this is easy, but I need to link the name with the RIGHT face, so it is better if it is linked with image – seems simple, should work well!!
Spelling – imagine a big blackboard and spell the name till it is stored in the brain – seems a cool way!!
These two seem the easiest and should work in a jiffy, at the quarterly meetings.
In 36 pages, the author has taken time to touch upon all 7 points, in detail in simple, easy to grasp language, with clear cut examples, so that re-training the brain away from the older not so workable methods, become easy.
The author, Travis Tyler, also touches upon a very interesting point – the Memory Palace (sighhhh this reminded me of Sherlock and Benedict Cumberbatch, where an episode had a villain with the Memory Palace) Travis too also explains how to construct our own Memory Palace, so that remembering names and other details about a person becomes easy, and it is stored in a part of our brain – sounds great!! Right?? Well, anything to remember Sherlock.
For book lovers like me, fictionalising a person would also work, imagine him or her to be a part of a story and he/she are immortalized in the brain. Sounds good!!
But practice makes it perfect – so I gotta start training my brain to instantly (or with many tries) capture, repeat, link the names so that remembering them becomes easy. Well, I still have a month to train my brain.
P. S I am supposed to give a talk amongst an informal group of colleagues / Co workers / professors without name tags… YIKES!!
My rating : 4.5 stars
Forgetting a name can be worse than embarrassing—it can cost you in reputation, relationships, or even business. Most of us have trouble remembering things — we’re only human, after all. The good news: Your brain has enormous memory capacity; you just need to learn how to use it.
7 Simple Tricks to Remembering Names is here to help with easy-to-remember tricks you can use anytime, anywhere.
You will learn:
•Why the human brain discards information—even information you’ll need
•How to memorize names (and more!) and access them anytime
•How to build your “memory palace” and store all the information you want
•Memory techniques that work for YOU
Read 7 Simple Tricks to Remembering Names and start making better connections now.
Publication date : 12th January, 2018
Publisher : Self
Language : English
Remembering names made easy
Hi… How are you feeling?
Hey Simon, I am so much better. How you doing? How’s Planet Simon?
Glad you’re better. Simon is ok, planet Simon is toddling along lol
How sweet. Sorry I did not receive any notification of your message. I thought you were busy…
That’s ok, we’re all busy. I’m just catching up on some comments now.
How was the weekend?
Weekend was a relapse in my flu, so back on bed rest… Eeuu I hate this sick feeling
I’m sorry about that… It can’t be much fun!
Yea it’s not. It’s 2 am and I am unable to sleep. How was your day
Your should drink some rum. It’s been an ok Monday
I don’t drink… I tried the cough syrups they taste icky
Oh dear… What to do?
Nothing sleep, get up, have lotsa tea and coffee and go to work
I hope you’re well soon. ☺️
How was your weekend? Did you manage to do nothing?
No I didn’t manage to do nothing. 😂
I have to teach you someday how to do nothing
You will… I’m so crap at it.
I am seeing that… Hehe… Take a day off and just laze around. Time all for you, shut off the world
I wish I could ☺️
Oh… If you could then I would help. Since you can’t, then I wouldn’t as your can’t would make my nothing into something and I like nothing more than something – just a few logical words from the flu scrambled brain
You lost me. But the gist to me was that you wouldn’t try. 😜
Hehehe you don’t have time for me to try…
When does anyone have time for anything? 😜
Me… I have lots of time to do what I want 😉😉
Have fun with it 😝
I always have fun whether I am at work or doing nothing
I’m sure you do… I don’t know how you cope with it.
I prefer having fun in whatever I do, otherwise I get too stressed
That makes sense to me. ☺️
Yeah.. It makes sense to me too so I do it
Well there you go… ;-P
Loved that (and all.episides) of Sherlock. I had a grade school soccer refetee tell me to imagine the name branded on the person’s forehead. Gross, I don’t do that. But I sure remember his name. I’m good at it though not as much as before. The first thing you must finish STOP saying you’re bad with names. Say I’m great at remembering names. I also play games. I had a college professor named Nalini. So your name is easy. Others could be Hairy Gary or Prancy Nancy. I am A Dude Abikes. You likes?
Haha I think I don’t remember names because I don’t want to… My mind just categorizes as not important… Or they have played some politics at work, so I have kind of let go. I do remember all the people who have been nice to me, so I think it is kind of selective
Hmm I liked and made a comment via email link but don’t see either. Say I am good with names, and start to believe it. That helps alot. Alliteration and rhyming also help. Awesome A Due Abikes, Hairy Gary.
Is your name Hairy Gary…😵😵
Sounds like some interesting tips! That’s why I love the blogging world… Thankfully we all have the trusty ABOUT PAGE! Lol!
That’s why I wrote my name right upfront. Even if people forget, they got to address me by the name written😉😉 how do you like that?? And you are right, the about page made it easy, I got to know your name via that😉😉😜😜
Ha ha! You mean you didn’t think thebookwormdrinketh was my REAL NAME?? My parents named me after my mother’s mother BookWorm and my father’s mother Drinketh. Lol!! 🍻
Nahhh. But I couldn’t find your name in comments section, till I went to the about page, Nicole
Haha your poor mother’s mother and father’s mother
I’m horrible with names maybe I should check this one out too. 🙂
I remember some, some I don’t… I am trying repetition and assigning key words to names to remember….
I may be beyond help but who knows. LOL
Hahaha…. I will use the methods and get back to you
Haha I’d say I’d hold you to that but if you’re like me you may forget who you told you’d update. 🙂
Hahaha well I will try and update if it worked. One name I had been to trying to remember since a week… Well I did remember today. Would I remember after a week, will let you know 😉😉
Good luck with the experiment! 🙂
I try 😇😇
Memory palace that is innovative. What do u present in the conference
Ayya… I was told to talk on some medical topic. I have stage fright. I can’t go in front of people to talk. Blehhh I am running away. My friend is going to make me talk on basic anaesthesia blehhh I don’t want to
Naahh you have to. Just talk as your giving a review you will forget about stage fear.
I always used to put them in a story, but then I’d change their names and forget the real one. 🤣
My name is… Marshall Mathers… no, Slim Shady… no, Eminem…. no A Dude Abikes. What’s in a name, Shalini?
This certainly seems a nice read.
Well, I am trying to use it every day to remember names
😇 hoping to train the brain pathways
I have no idea, but it’s generally a good way to call out to people— by their name
ശാലിനിക്ക് നന്ദി 😉 Michael
Yp I do remember your name😉 starts with M ends with L
Hello! ?? Please explain to me, i ve ho idea,yet. 😉 Michael
Hehehe 😂😍😂 your name starts with an M ends in a L and has I C H A E
Looking forward to hearing how this works for you 😉
Well, I did remember the name of the accountant who paid me, so it did. Let me meet more people and see
Hahaha… I got paid, so it was worth reading the book and remembering her name 😜😜
Well… I was thinking, it’s always good to remember the ppl who pay us… 😉
Verrryyy true. I have been trying to remember her name since a month or so… Hehehe
Oh my goodness. You are hilarious.
But I guess the tips in the book helped then! 😄
Yes I linked her name a verb. Ask me after a month if I remember the verb….. Hehehe
one step at a time.
And one verb and one image at a time. I am so scared I will link the wrong name with the wrong image… Hehehe
Hahahahahahaha. Shalini you have me laughing so much.
I have this real nightmare… That I have called people by the wrong name… Then I realized it is not a nightmare. I have called people by the wrong name in a medical conference with super important highly eminent speakers… So embarrassing. I have stopped asking or talking to anyone till I see their name on the name tags.
Sometimes these tags twists, then I am not sure what to do.
Looking at women is another prob, they think I am looking at the wrong place… Gawd the tags sometimes end at the bust… How to explain…. I am the quietest in most conferences 🙈🙈 this is the honest truth
It’s funny but I can also honestly see how absolutely frustrating it must be for you! I hate when people come and start talking to me and I just cannot figure out who they are, where I know them from and far less for their name! I don’t want the person to think I’m too self-absorbed to remember them!
Hahaha same here. If I am with my mum or sister, luckily they remember all my friends and school mates. So they quickly help me out. If I am alone and someone approaches me, they are all dear. If it is a man, he is Sir. Unless he says don’t call me Sir, call me….. Then again I am saved.
Once I was frustrated with everything, I just announced, I don’t remember names, deal with it. I am teased a lot. But that is the truth…
C’est la vie… 😉
Best way to start to remember names is to start saying to yourself and everyone, “I’m GREAT with names!”
Cool will do that too.
Great article. Thanks so much for the tips👍👍
Thank you. I am using them too in real life…
I’m going to start doing the same