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Work Smart: 5 Rules for Remembering Names

Forgetting someone’s name is socially embarrassing, but in business it can be disastrous. Here are five ways to remember names from memory expert Bob Gray.

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Forgetting someone’s name in a social situation is embarrassing, but in a business setting it can be disastrous. In this week’s episode of Work Smart, I talk with memory expert Bob Gray about how to remember the names of the people you meet.

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Here’s a quick recap — watch the video for a more thorough explanation.

1. Hear the name (really listen for it).

2. Spell the name.

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3. Comment on the name.

4. Use the name during a conversation.

5. Use the name when leaving.

 

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Amber Mac is a bestselling author, TV host, speaker, and strategist. She has worked as a technology TV host with tech guru Leo Laporte on G4TechTV and currently co-hosts a popular show on Laporte's TWiT.tv network

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