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How To Remember Someone's Name

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Meeting dozens upon dozens of awesome people each day at a festival is a blessing and a curse. It’s a blessing because all of these people are likely adding awesome new DNA into your friend ‘gene pool’. It’s a curse because meeting lots of people in the same day makes it hard, if not impossible, to remember their names. Thankfully, there is a secret that makes learning people’s names much easier than ever before.

The idea is to introduce yourself in a way that helps other people learn your name, and encourage them to do the same. The first time someone hears the name game it might take a little explaining, but they should catch on fast with your help.

Okay, here it goes.

Step 1: Think of an object or activity you like that starts with the same letter as your name. It’s best if you can think of a hand motion that goes with it.

Step 2: Introduce yourself by saying, “My name is ____________ and I like ___________” (use a hand motion if possible).

Step 3: Ask the person you are meeting to introduce themselves with their name and something they like.

Once you hear this, your mind will automatically remember the object or activity and associate it with the name.

My name is Tucker and I like Tyrannosaurus Rex (I use the little arms as my action).

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