Etiquette Tip of the Week
Memory Maneuvers in the Meeting...
So many new names to learn and so little time. When you are at a meeting around a conference room table where each person introduces himself/herself, draw a map of the table in your notes with the names of each person, where they are sitting and any additional info: titles, where they are from, etc.
During the meeting, try to find patterns that will help you remember the names... two "M" names: "Mark" and "Mariah;" rhyming names: Terry and Larry; alphabetical order: Nancy, Olivia, Peter. Memorize the faces that go with each name.
Name recall does not require a photographic memory. It requires practice.