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Remembering names - here's how you do it

Want to learn the names of your customers?
There are words that are stronger than others. Words that capture our attention more than others.”Sex” and ”Free” are two of the words. But to hear our names is stronger than everything else. You can even hear your name spoken across the room in the middle of the buzz at a party.

As a seller, it makes a huge difference, of course, to remember people's names and there are tricks that you might not have thought of.

Today we'll talk about how you can remember the names of the clients you meet:

6 great ways to remember names:

1. Stop saying”I'm so bad at remembering names”
Many people almost brag about how bad they are at remembering names. By doing so, they have already decided to forget all the names almost instantly because they expect themselves to forget.
Stop saying that you are bad at remembering names. It's not true. You just forgot to create a system to help you remember the names. And ... perhaps you're even a bit lazy.

2. Imagine the faces in front of you
If you already know a person with the same name, try this:
1. Imagine the known person's face.
2. Let the known person's face jump up and down in front of you.
3. Now imagine the new person's face jumping up and down next to your old acquaintance.

3. Use the audio trick
If you don't know someone with the same name to try to create the sound:
Repeat his/her name several times in your mind while exaggerating the name. My name could be Steeeeeeeeee-Faaaaaaaaan. The more fun and the more annoying you can make the sound, the easier it will be to remember and connect that person with his/her name.

4. Hear the sound that's repeated
Look the person in the eye and repeat his/her name several times. It helps you to connect the name with the face.

5. Write down the name
Make sure to have a piece of paper and a pen, and when the person is not looking, you write down the name quickly - preferably with some useful traits associated with his/her name.

6. Practice
Often we are so busy thinking about ourselves when we present ourselves that we forget to hear what the other person says. Start practicing remembering names with the technology that best suits you. For example, make it into a sport to be the one who remembers everyone's name at the next party you go to. You can do it!

Practice now and become a master of saying the word that everyone loves to hear.

About the author

Stefan Ekberg has worked in marketing for small business for 20 years and has written around 30 books on how small business owners can market themselves with limited resources. . In 2012 Stefan was nominated as Entrepreneur of the Year in Stockholm.

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