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The Secret to Memorizing Anything

Working in the field of Training and Development I meet A LOT of workshop participants. Meeting all these new people is one of the best parts of my job, but when I just started out running training workshops I had serious trouble remembering the participants names...    I believe calling someone by their name is a simple way to make them feel recognized so I quickly resolved the problem.  By using name tents.  It didn't take long before I knew this was a big mistake. It just didn't fee right. I felt like a fraud calling out someones name right after I secretly peeked at their name tent.    Dale Carnegie once said, “A person’s name is to that person the sweetest and most important sound in any language.” s o I knew I had to find a way to remember people’s names if I wanted to truly connect with them. I started using the same  formula that I use in my workshop design to help people retain more from their training course. It's called Spaced Repetition. I