Career Coach: May Day! Forgetting Someone's Name
Dale Carnegie wrote: "If you want to win friends, make it a point to remember them. If you remember my name, you pay me a subtle compliment; you indicate that I have made an impression on you. Remember my name and you add to my feeling of importance."
What's in a name? Gold. Learning, using, and properly pronouncing names is a great first step to building solid relationships built on trust, respect and admiration. Remember people's names and make a name for yourself.
Pamela Kleibrink Thompson vows never to be embarrassed about asking for someone's name if she can't remember it. You can reach her for recruiting, speaking engagements or career coaching at PamRecruit@q.com. She will be presenting her Career Strategies Workshop at IADT in Tampa in June. You can read her online column, "The Career Coach," at http://mag.awn.com; her Linkedin profile may be found at http://www.linkedin.com/in/pamelathompson.