I recently realized that one of the soft skills I need to develop urgently is
I don't even know if that is in fact a soft skill... Well, in my opinion it is! It's something I envy about other people and think would make a big difference both professionally and personally.
Remembering names has nothing to do with capacity, capability or potential. It really depends on motivation - why it matters. Motivation is the force that drives memory.
Ok, besides motivation maybe it will be better if I add 3 small tricks:
1. I will try to stay focused when someone is introduced to me.
2. I will repeat the name again and again during the conversation.
3. And I will go back over names at the end of the day.
I hope I make real progress on this! Do you have any other tricks that you want to share? Please.... ahm... what did you say your name was again? Sorry, I forgot!
My name is T. S. Coelho and I live in Lisbon, Portugal, with my husband and three kids. I work in the asset management industry, managing an equities fund.