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Chapter 6. The First Day > Remembering Names

Remembering Names

Unless you work for a very small organization, you will meet many people your first few days on the job. If you try to remember everyone’s name at once, you may become confused and be embarrassed. The best bet may be to remember a few each day, Most people find it a big help to write the name of each person they meet in a pocket notebook. This will allow you to get the full name and the correct spelling. Most important, it allows you to refer to your notebook at night so you can recall the meeting, remember the face, and practice saying the name a few times.

Madelyn Burley-Allen in her book Memory Skills in Business presents the following steps to use in remembering names:


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