Thu, 26 February 2015
How can you remember other people’s names?
Today, learn three tactics to remember names in English, and why it’s important to do so!
A name is a person’s most basic possession and part of their identity. It’s the sweetest sound to their ears. For this reason, Alan believes it’s important to get a person’s name right, and to show an interest in it. But it’s not always easy to do that, especially with names you are unfamiliar with.
Here are Alan’s tips for remembering new names:
Alan suggests you also learn common names in the English-speaking world, and that you try asking others if their names have any special meanings or significances.
How do you deal with learning new names?
Share your experiences in the comments section below!
Alan Headbloom is an intercultural trainer, a professional English teacher and a talk show host. He frequently appears as a speaker on topics such as cultural diversity and workplace inclusion. He lives in Michigan, USA where he and his wife produce the show Feel Like You Belong, a show about immigrants creating a new life in the United States.
Direct download: AEE_277_3_Strategies_to_Remember_Someones_Name_in_English_with_Alan_Headbloom.mp3
Category:All Ears English -- posted at: 1:00am EDT