The People Person

I’ve always been impressed by those who can remember names and connect them with specific faces. For me I can usually only remember one or the other, and generally can’t retain any sort of personal information about someone. I’m just not a “people person.” This can be a problem, and I can foresee complications when I begin my career in the field of marketing. Since marketing is a very people oriented field I need to find some way to increase my recall of names and faces and hopefully some personal information about the many people I meet.

In order to do this I am going to start using Evernote Hello. This app, made by the Evernote Corporation (duh), is designed to take your daily encounters with people and allow you to enter their name, photo (if they aren’t camera shy) and some facts about them into your phone. this way you can keep track of everyone you meet and where you met them and review it as needed. The ratings for the app are not high, however, so I dont know how this little experiment will turn out. But it’s a start right?

Another method I thought of was simply to carry a small notebook with me and record the information I had learned and people I had met as soon as I had free time. A low tech, no pictures version of Evernote’s app.

Does anyone have any other ideas of ways to boost face-to-name recall? If so please leave your comments below!


Back at School

Well break is over, and it’s time to travel back to the realm of academia. This semester if you are heading back to school, or simply going back to your daily work or home life it is important to remember to take advantage of opportunities as they come. We are only able to live each day once.

Lately I have been struggling to keep up my regular journal entries. Perhaps it is because on break my life closes in and leaves little time or energy for personal reflection. In order to fix this issue I am going to try an experiment to see if regular scheduled times will help improve my writings.

This goes for not only my journal but this blog as well. So for the next seven days I will spend each evening starting at 5:30 writing in my blog and my journal both. The next week may be full of posts that are short or long, introspective or meaningless, good and bad. I think this is a necessary step to improve my writing so you will have to forgive me for the sloppiness of the next week entries.