“It’s an extraordinary thing about names. You’ve probably noticed it yourself. You think you’ve got them, I mean to say, and they simply slither away. I’ve often wished I had a quid for every time some bird with a perfectly familiar map has come up to me and Hallo-Woostered, and had me gasping for air because I couldn’t put a label to him. This always makes one feel at a loss.”―
**This is not about bullying, calling names to demean a person.***
Here is something I learned back in the eighties while doing some upgrading. In a Psych 101 class there was a subject about remembering people’s names.
- It takes work with memory skills
- Say the person’s name within the next few sentences.
- If possible assign an object to the person that is suitable.
I try my level best to use people’s names in conversations, letters, emails, phone calls, etc.,
People love hearing their name spoken. They remember a person who uses their name, they’re impressed by this.
Dale Carnegie addresses this in his most known book, “How to Win Friends and Influence People”.
This is a simple thing, but, it packs a lot of weight. I used this as a Pastor, I was able to remember the names of most in my congregation. Also, I would remember returning visitor’s names.
So, to end this on an exercise notion, my name is “Dwain”.