3 Tips to Remembering People better at networking events

From Leil Lowndes, 2003. How to talk to anybody

Create hooks to remember it


  • “How do you spell your surname?”
  • “Where does your name come from?”
  • “What does it mean?”
  • Say the name 3 times and use it in the conversation
  • Create a picture of them and the name as a hook to remember
Write it down
  • Grab their business card, and write notes on them:
  • Favourite restaurant, family, film, sport and tiny details
  • Keep this information and add this to the notes on their contact details
Tombstone Gem


  • Ask someone what they would like on their tombstone and remember it
  • “What would you like carved on your tombstone”
  • Use those words as a compliment later
  • “What are you most proud of?”
  • “What would you like the world to most remember about you?
Decide whom to follow up with after the party

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