Here’s a quick tip that I learned today that I think might be helpful if, like me, you have trouble remembering the names of people you’ve met just once. An article on Lifehacker suggested that a good way to remember someone’s name was to pair it with their eye color. The way this works is that you need to make good eye contact in order to figure out their eye color. That act, along with trying to remember the person’s name along with their eye color, makes you think harder about the person and their name.
If you have trouble remembering names, it couldn’t hurt to give it a try. I intend to start doing it the next time I meet someone new. It can’t hurt. At the very least, the person I’m meeting should be happy with the eye contact.