Do you find yourself stumbling over conversations with other people all the time? Lifehacker reader whyalways shares a tip for making better eye contact and remembering people’s names all at once.
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Remembering names and making eye contact are important. I had trouble with both. After reading this series at the Art of Manliness, I realised I needed to get better at them. What I’ve started to do is: as soon as I meet someone new I pair their name with their eye colour. How do I find out their eye colour? By making good eye contact. To learn someone’s eye colour you have to look them in the eye. Its a specific thing to do instead of something more general like “make good eye contact”.
How does this help me remember their name? Because their eye colour/eyes act as a tethering image in my memory so that their name is attached to something very specific instead of just floating around to get lost/misplaced. Simple and immediate, but has helped me enough that I felt I should share it.