Here are the results from a recent workingwounded.com/ABCnews.com online ballot:
How would you rate your ability to remember people's names?
Our winning strategy for remembering people's names at work comes from R.B. in Beaverton, Ore.:
"When I'm in a meeting with new people present, after the business cards are exchanged, I very respectfully arrange the cards on the table in front of me to match the seating order of the people in the room. This is my "Business Card Ceremony." Then, while the meeting progresses, the cards give me a visual cue to use the person's name. By the time the meeting is over, I know everyone's name well. For those who don't have cards, their name is written on my notepad for the same effect."
Source: Career Builder
Bob Rosner is a best-selling author, speaker and internationally syndicated columnist. His newest best seller, "GRAY MATTERS: The Workplace Survival Guide" (Wiley, 2004), is a business comic book that trades cynicism for solutions. Ask Bob a question: firstname.lastname@example.org or http://graymattersbook.com.
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