Remembering people’s names when you’ve just met them is tough, but it’s one of the most important parts of networking. If you’re in an environment where you know others, introducing the person you just met can help you solidify their name.
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When you’re at a party or a work event, and you have a great conversation with someone new, you want to make sure their name sticks in your memory instead of disappearing into the dark depths of your brain. Cassy Parker at CreditDonkey suggests you grab the closest person you know and introduce them while saying their name out loud. Not only is it polite, but it’s a moment of accountability that tells yourself I need to know this information.
Even if you think they may already know them, a simple “have you met Ted?” will still help you without hurting anything. Of course, you have to be sure you really listen for their name in the first place. Learning people’s names is beneficial to you, so use whatever method you can to make sure you remember.
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