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My review

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

Book blurb

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.

Product Details

Publication date : 12th January, 2018

Publisher : Self

Language : English

Remembering names made easy

86 Responses

          1. 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

  1. 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?

    1. 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

  2. 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.

    1. 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😉😉😜😜

          1. 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 😉😉

    1. 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

          1. 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

          2. 🙈😂🙈😂
            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!

          3. 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…

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