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Never have the embarrassment of forgetting a name again

Tips to remember people's names

Whenever you find yourself in the difficulty of not remembering somebody's name, try some useful tips such as repeating the name several times, connecting the new name to something you already know or linking it to something else you have just found out about the person. Just bear in mind that associations work wonders.

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Never have the embarrassment of forgetting a name again

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The associative memory

We all experience, from time to time, issues with our memory. Involuntarily, we end up forgetting things, such as people's names, after having met for the first time.

One trait that we should consider when thinking about our memory is the fact that this works pretty much on associations.

Tips to remember people's names

Whenever you find yourself in the difficulty of not remembering somebody's name, try some useful tips such as repeating the name several times, connecting the new name to something you already know or linking it to something else you have just found out about the person. Just bear in mind that associations work wonders.

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