How to Remember Names and Faces Part
Continued from part1
6. Connect a new person with a
well-remembered individual of thesame name. Associate a new Mr. Coppenhagen
with an old customerof the
same name. When you see the new man, you would think of
theold one, and the name
would flash into your mind. You can
evenvisualize the 2
Coppenhagens attached to each other like
trigger the thought that they have the same
7. Reminisce the atmosphere or
environment. Recalling what you feltor what you did, when you met a person, could
trigger memories ofhow he
or she was introduced to you, how he or she looked like,
andother aspects regarding
8. Analyze the distinctive
features of the persons face. Notice
makes that individual stand
out or different from the rest. You
notice the eyes, nose,
ears, lips, hair, or other parts of the face.
Such notice and recognition tend to induce
an interest in the subject of features. It forces you to focus on the
persons face the first time you meet him or her.
Right now, you know the
importance of having interest to remember things. If you were
introduced to a man who would pay you over $500 on your next meeting,
you would be very inclined to memorize his name and to study
his face carefully to recognize him, as opposed to a man who has
nothing to give to you.
9. Link a name with a visual
object. Lets say you just met Mr.
To remember his name, you
can visualize a land full of queens (Quinlan). Imagine the queens dressed
in elegant dresses and wearing shiny crowns with big jewels. If Mr.
Quinlan is interested in basketball and you want to remember that too, then
imagine the queens wearing basketball uniforms over their elegant
dresses, and shooting hoops.
And if Mr. Quinlan is also a
doctor, then visualize the queens in
having large stethoscopes around their necks,
shooting hoops. You can even imagine the queens
saying in a bugs bunny-like way, Nyieh. Whats up doc? The
funnier, the better.
another example, but this time with a longer name.
Lets say youve been
introduced to Mary Bennetton. Now
how do you remember Bennetton? You can divide it into
Bend-a-ton. Imagine a large piece of
metal with the words 1 ton engraved at all its sides bending
like a soft pillow. You can exaggerate it a little
bit by making that piece of metal cry in agony as the bending is taking
place. If Ms. Bennetton is a tennis player, you can imagine the bending
piece of metal having tennis rackets stuck on top of its
10. Visualize the faces of
persons you have met during the day, in
evening. Try to develop the
faculty of visualizing their features
to practice your ability. Draw them in
your mind and see them with your mind's eye, until you can visualize the
features of very old friends.
Then do the same with
acquaintances, and so on, until you are able
the features of every one you know. Then start to add to
your list by recalling the features of
strangers whom you meet. By a little practice of this kind you will develop
a great interest in faces and your memory of them, and the power to recall
them will increase rapidly.
11.Make a study of names and
faces. Start a collection, and you
have no trouble in
developing a memory for them. A good idea
would be to analyze photographs in detail,
not as a whole. If you can incite adequate interest in names and faces,
you will be more prone to remember them.