My friend Devin recently told me a random tip about how to remember names. It's not flashy or clever, but it works like a charm: If a new person tells you his or her name, picture someone else you know with the same name.
For example, the other day, we were hanging out at the playground, and my friend introduced me to her newborn baby, Jack. I immediately pictured this handsome fellow. Now I'll never forget it.
(The catch: It only works with common names. Otherwise you're on your own:)
How do you remember names? Any other good tricks?
P.S. How to introduce someone, and how to do anything.
(Photo by The Sartorialist)