One way to recall the name of a person, you need to make a slight deviation to an already existing method that you use to remember information for an exam or the telephone number of your mom. To seriously remember people’s name and in the process improve your memory and brain’s capacity to remember, follow the below mentioned methods:

1. Face Relation

This technique is similar to the Link technique. The link technique is a very popular mnemonic that is used in improving memory. It can be used to make easy associations between items in a list, by merging them with an obvious image containing a certain item. Taking the first image makes an association between it and the other object. Move on through the list making associations between one object with the next. You can make a variation of this technique, combining all the items to make a story. The flow of the story and the emphasis placed on the picture will clue you towards remembering the needed information.

You do not go through all the details on a person’s face. That would be assumed as staring rudely. You can find a peculiar feature that would distinguish the person such as forehead, mouth, hair, ears, skin complexion. Then, you need to create an association with another person you know with a similar name. You can also make an association into a limerick or imagery with that person’s distinct character.

2. Rehearsal

This technique is a small variation of the Roman Room System of remembering information. This technique is also known as Loci, which is an old yet effective way of remembering data where it is concretized.

Using this technique requires picturing a room that you are accustomed to like a bedroom, office or kitchen and the items in these rooms. Associate images symbolizing the names you want to remember with the objects in that room, imaging a certain object and the related images.

This method can be effective in assisting someone to remember names by going into a more exact detail and coding data to remember what you require.

One good idea is when you are introduced; ask for the person’s name again. Try using the name repeatedly, and if it is comfortable with the both of you, find out how his/her name is spelt, or even ask for a business card. Please remember, that the more the name is heard or encountered the more the name is remembered by the brain. If you are keen, you can also write the name down in your notes.

These techniques to remember names are definitely easy and understandable, but they are mainly proven to be very effective also. Relations with pictures or odd words with a person’s name can be very helpful. Repetition and association will help you a lot.

It is also important to practice, be patient, and use memory improvement by using different techniques.

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