Remembering names can be a challenge. Some remember faces, but struggle to put names with them. Still others seem to always know the person and name. Nicolas Cole shares his name recall strategy which is basically conscious repetition to affect short term memory.
Source: Inc., September 27, 2016.
What makes remembering someone’s name so hard? Well, it’s usually because you’re focused on a million different pieces of information at once. You are taking in the environment. You are thinking of what you’re going to say, how you’re going to respond to what they’re going to say. You’re aware of other people around you, maybe even what they’re saying. You are subconsciously (or consciously) analyzing what people are wearing, what you’re wearing, the way they are speaking, the way you are speaking–you are taking in and analyzing it all. So when someone does finally say his or her name, you miss it.