Doesn’t it happen often – you are introduced to someone, and just the next minute you forget their name? You think it won’t be important so your mind doesn’t register the name. And when you do need to contact them, it becomes embarrassing because you have no idea how to call them.
And then there are some people who are instantly memorable. You remember their name because of some reason – maybe their looks or the way they present themselves and communicate… There is certainly “something” that makes some people memorable. If you could know that “something,” you can be memorable too.
1. BEFORE YOU WALK IN, GET A LITTLE “HIGH”
No, you don’t need to take a drink or something. Here, getting “high” means walking into a party or event with a little more vigor and high-spirited mood than usual. Get yourself pumped. Listen to your special music or watch a nice video – just about anything that never fails to deliver a kick to you. Make it a pre-event ritual. Forgetting someone dynamic and energetic is definitely not easy.
2. INVEST SOME TIME INTO YOUR WARDROBE
Beauty might be skin deep, but when it comes to first impressions, appearance matters. Add life to your wardrobe. Your clothes don’t have to be too outlandish, but make sure you have something with a little spark and color. The way you dress says a lot of about you. And for first impressions, your attire has to be saying something “interesting”.
3. ANSWER BORING QUESTIONS WITH FUN ANSWERS
You don’t have to give serious and straight, to-the-point answers all the time. At times, people do start conversations by asking some really dull and boring questions. This is where you answer with some wit and humor, making the people around smile, if not chuckle. You don’t have to be funny, but speaking to you should be fun.
4. TAKE SOME GENUINE INTEREST IN WHOM YOU MEET
Avoid asking obvious questions or things that are too personal. Instead try to know about what piques their interest. Stay on those kind of topics. You get them involved in a conversation, and they won’t have to take efforts remembering whom they were speaking to. It’s natural.
5. BE REAL
Don’t say what you don’t mean at all, and don’t create any false impressions. Be yourself. You can be yourself without being boring. It’s more about how you say than what you say. Focus on your words. Let them have a little glimpse of who you truly are, without losing interest.
6. PAY ATTENTION TO THE BODY LANGUAGE
Greet with firm handshakes, talk by making eye-contact, and trying maintaining a good posture as much as you can. These little things do count. You have to come across as a confident person – someone who knows what they are talking about. You might be saying something interesting, but do that with wandering eyes, and your words might fail to make an impact. You have to be mentally present while talking to new people.
The next time when you meet new people or get in an unfamiliar social circle, keep in mind these tricks and techniques and you will be remembered for long.