How to Remember Names (Really)

While forgetting names is not the worst thing you can do socially, conversely, remembering names is one of the best. It eases social situations, sets you apart from the other bumbling schlubs, lets your companion know that they had a positive impact on you, and, face it, is just plain old good manners. But let’s get real. Unless you have a photographic memory, you’re going to have to work at it a little. PJ McGuire, owner of Chicago-based Modet, offers her top tips for remembering names.

Originally published January 23, 2012
Last updated November 12, 2023
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