Do you find it hard to remember other people’s name? Well I’m worse, sometimes I don’t even remember the name AND the face. You know lah, you see someone smiling at you, you returned a hesitant smile but inside your head its like “aiyaa who’s that oledi ahhh?” (and if that’s a hot gal its like “SH*T! SIAPA TU AH! WHY IS SHE SMILING AT ME! SHOULD I APPROACH HER!?!” – errr waktu bujang la ;)) ).
But usually we can remember a person when something bad or funny is associated with that person.
Person 1 : ko ingat ka si ahchai?
Person 2 : ahchai mana lagi ni?
Person 1 : alaaa.. yang hari tu kluar dari jamban zip tebuka tu bah!
Person 2 : ooohhh ituuuu.. ahchai ka nama dia tu?
but clearly we can’t associate everyone with any event that is memorable so that is why you should read CNN’s article on “Tricks to remembering names” – it’s just some simple tips when you are being introduced to someone new.
This is Tip #6.
6. Use it frequently: Try to use the name three or four times during your conversation. Use it when you first meet, when you ask a question and in your departure, e.g., “Daniel, it was a pleasure talking to you. Maybe we’ll get a chance to chat again sometime.”
So, I think I’ll go like this when a new staff is being introduced in the office.
Staff 1 : Jeff, this is AhLook, our new programmer. AhLook, this is Jeff.
Me : Hi AhLook.
AhLook : Hi Jeff.
Me : Welcome to the company AhLook.
AhLook : Thanks.
Me : Well – hope to see you around again AhLook.
AhLook : Ya sure.
Me : Don’t forget to check your zippers when you come out of the toilet ok AhLook?
AhLook : :-/ errr.. ooo-kay.
Me : Okay AhLook – you may go now AhLook.
Staff 1 : stop it.
Me : Okay. Bye AhLook.
AhLook : Yeah bye.
Staff 1 : minta puji oh dia ni!
Okay now I am sure AhLook will remember me instead hehe.
Link : CNN’s Tricks to remembering names
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