RECOGNIZE THE VALUE OF A NAME
How do you feel when someone calls you by the wrong name? How about when you kindly correct the person and spend time with him, and he still gets your name wrong? How about when people haven’t seen you for a long time, and they still remember your name? Doesn’t it make you feel good? (And doesn’t it also impress you?) When people care enough to know your name, they make you feel valued.
My friend Jerry Lucas is known as “Dr. Memory.” He has spent the years following his hugely successful run in the NBA helping schoolchildren and adults improve their memories through a variety of innovative techniques. One of the things he teaches is called the SAVE Method.
Here’s how it works:
S —Say the name three times in conversation.
A —Ask a question about the name or about the person.
V —Visualize the person’s prominent physical or personality feature.
E —End the conversation with the name.
Years ago Jerry showed how useful his method could be by remembering the names of every guest in the audience at the Tonight Show. I believe it can also help you remember the first and last names of the people you meet. If you work at it, you will become better at remembering people’s names.
—25 Ways to Win with People
The nations shall see your righteousness, and all the kings your glory, and you shall be called by a new name that the mouth of the Lord will give.
A good name is better than precious ointment, and the day of death than the day of birth.
No longer shall your name be called Abram, but your name shall be Abraham, for I have made you the father of a multitude of nations
- Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.
- “The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.”
- “You have it easily in your power to increase the sum total of this world’s happiness now. How? By giving a few words of sincere appreciation to someone who is lonely or discouraged. Perhaps you will forget tomorrow the kind words you say today, but the recipient may cherish them over a lifetime.”
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I wanted to change the world