Tori Cole, columnist

Tori Cole, columnist

There’s nothing worse than passing someone who smiles and greets you by your name, only to fumble your words in the realization that you don’t remember theirs. A name is a crucial part of one’s identity, and remembering the names of others is equally as important. And on a campus like Corban’s, the expectation is to remember a huge number of names. So how does one go about doing this?
  1. Make sure you listen. It is incredibly easy to hear someone’s name for the first time and not actually hear the name and acknowledge it.
  2. Repeat it back to make sure you heard correctly. This will also make it easier to remember.
  3. Continue using it in conversation.
  4. Associate their name with something. Find something it rhymes with or a word it reminds you of.
  5. Ask someone if you don’t remember.
  6. Start consciously using their name in following interactions.
It’s a process which takes effort and time to improve, but will ultimately be worth it.