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Seven Habits Of Memorable People

The Power Of Surprise

The brain likes to move toward patterns. Doing something unexpected will break the norm and make you memorable.

For instance, instead of the usual email, send a hand-written thank-you note. Or dress differently to everyone else.

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Seven Habits Of Memorable People

Seven Habits Of Memorable People

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Memorable people

People will likely forget up to 90 % of what you communicate. It means they are likely to forget your brand, your message, your call to action.

To become forgettable can kill your career. Remaining on people's minds requires you to become part of what they consider valuable.

The Power Of Surprise

The brain likes to move toward patterns. Doing something unexpected will break the norm and make you memorable.

For instance, instead of the usual email, send a hand-written thank-you note. Or dress differently to everyone else.

Appeal To Primal Values

Our brains generally react first to outside stimuli like danger, security, or pleasure. 

When you approach another person, ask yourself what you can provide them to help protect them, make them more successful or safe, even feel better about themselves because they know you and what you can give them.

Like To Help Others

People who really care about helping others succeed are memorable.

  • Those who open doors so that people can actually do the job they were hired to do are remembered even years later.
  • Sharing information with others without being asked is another way. It's the principle that if you want people to share with you, share with them.

Willing To Be Contrarian

Agreeing with everything becomes white noise.
People who are willing to voice their opinion when it is contrary, even if it is just a different way of framing a concept, are more memorable.

Doers

There is a difference between talking and doing. Those who consistently exceed expectations and always looking for ways to improve are remembered and valued.

Great Storytellers

Memorable people understand that stories stick. Those that can match a story with a message are more notable.

Use language to create a mental picture. Those around you will remember your words as if they were shown pictures.

A Broad And Colorful Vocabulary

In a world where vocabulary has narrowed down, those with a strong vocabulary stand out. Language should not be used for snobbery, but rather for creating a better understanding by using the right words.

Incorporating analogies and a dynamic turn of phrase can keep your vocabulary colorful.

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Our subconsious mind continuously processes information, even when we sleep, which our conscious mind finally learns or infers, lighting a bulb inside us.

We know the gut feeling is true because our 'right brain'(intuition and emotion-based) already knew the revelation that our left brain (logic and consciousness-based) now has come to know.

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Keeping score

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When you have to make a decision, always track your feeling to the resulting emotion to find the root cause.

Develop a working awareness
  1. Name what you are deciding.
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  4. Identify the emotions connected to these feelings.
  5. Process the emotion.
  6. Consider if you want to make a decision from this emotion or change course.
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Popular people have worked at and mastered this.

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  • The third step involves conversation exploration, where the pair or group goes from introductions to a topic. 
  • Step four is topic expansion, building on the topic at hand by focusing on what the other person is saying.
  • The final step is to end the conversation by expressing gratitude for the connection.
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Popular people take charge of making dates and sending out invitations. These interactions allow them to continue to work on their social skills. Shy people wait to be asked out.

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The diet of obese people degrades their memory and makes them more likely to overeat, a study revealed.

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Effective Ways to Improve Your Memory
  • Meditate to improve working memory. Take a pause to empty your mind and to reduce stress.
  • Although still debatable, drink coffee to help improve memory consolidation.
  • Eat berries for better long-term memory. Berries contain flavanoids,  which appear to strengthen connections in the brain.
  • Exercise not only to improve memory recall, but also to enhance cognitive abilities.
  • Chew gum to make stronger memories. It is proven that it increases activity in the hippocampus. It also increases heart rate which causes more blood to flow in the brain.
  • Sleep more to consolidate and easily remember memories.
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