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Name:_________________ Please do not start until you are instructed to!

let’s get started!
You are going to be shown pictures of eight individuals. You will have a five minutes to study the names and faces of these people. After a five minute break you will be shown these photographs again. You will need to write the name of the individual and if there was any reason you think you remembered their name. For example, if you

• Alissa Ellison

• William Boyles

• Daniel Alter

• Colleen Fitzgerald

• Kelley Bosecker

• Jeff Kuntz

• Grace Yang

• Henry Dean

Break Time!
Take a few minutes to relax before you are shown the faces again! Thanks for being patient- it’s almost time to learn the fun technique that will help you better remember names and faces! On the next page is a Christmas Word Search for you to do! Have fun!

If you finish please do not go on to the next page until you are instruc ted to do so! Thanks !

Improve Your Ability to Remember Names and Faces!
By: Kathleen Brennan Fall 2006 Target Audience: Adults who are interested in having a better ability to remember the names of people they meet. They are of any age, gender or nationality.

Name:______________________

Welcome!
We meet new people everyday. It is important to be able to remember the names of the people we come into contact with. You are going to learn a technique that will assist in your ability to learn names with faces and be able

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Table of Contents
Page Topic 3 Introduction 4 Objectives 5 Instructions 6-7 Describing the Substitute Word System Page Topic 11 Our New Friends! 12-15 Step 1 16-18 Step 2 19-21 Step 3 22-24 Step 4

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Introduction
Imagine that you are going home with your new boyfriend or girlfriend for Christmas and you will be meeting their whole family. Your job involves meeting new clients almost daily. If you want to keep their business, you must be able to remember them the next time you meet with them. knowing and remembering people’s names is an important aspect of our daily lives. A technique that would help you do this better would be a very 3 practical thing to learn! After working

Objectives
After you complete this unit you will be able to: • Use the Substitute Word System to help you remember names • Use characteristic imagery to help you link names and faces together

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Instructions
1. Read each section carefully and pay close attention to the examples. 2. Write out all of your work as you work through the practice examples because that will help you to learn all the steps of the techniques. 3. Have fun!
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The Substitute Word System
Remembering names and faces is probably one of the most common reasons people want to improve their memories. People like to be called by their names and being able to remember the names of every face you Since we can usually remember faces, the best system to use for remembering names and faces is one where the face actually Hi! My leads us to name is remember theBrian! name!
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The Substitute Word System and characteristic imagery tools require you to be creative. There is some drawing involved, but your artistic ability (or in my case, lack there of!) will not be a factor in your success of learning these skills. Drawing is just one of the tools that is going to help you to learn the names and faces. For our purposes, you will actually draw the pictures, 7 but when you are using

how this is going to work…
We are going to work through several examples using the two techniques needed to remember names and faces. First, we will work through each step one by one then, we will work on some practice examples where we can use all the steps together to reach our ultimate goal.
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The 5 Steps
1. Identify something that sounds like, or reminds you of, the name. If necessary, break the name into parts to come up with several images. Write these ideas down. 2. Create a ridiculous picture of the thing that reminds you of the name. Draw this image. 3. Identify or select a facial feature that stands out to you on the person. Write this facial feature down. 4. Associate your ridiculous picture to that facial feature that stands out 9 to you most. Draw this new picture.

Grading Criteria
At the end of this unit you will be given a short test that is very similar to the test you took before the unit. The only difference is that you will now know this great technique that will make the task easier for you! You will receive full credit if the following six criteria are present for each individual:
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2. 3.
4. 5.

An item that will remind you of the name is written with a brief explanation on why you chose this item. A picture displaying the chosen items is drawn. A facial feature that stands out to you is written down with a brief explanation why you chose this feature. A second picture is drawn relating the facial feature to the crazy picture drawn earlier. 10 A sentence is written explaining the new picture.

Meet Porschia Grace and Jared Hourihan!

This is Porschia Grace and Jared Hourihan. They are going to be our good friends that we will use to help us learn the steps of the techniques! You will know them well at the end of this unit! I will use them to 11 demonstrate the

Step 1: Identify something that sounds like, or reminds you of, the name. If necessary, break the name into parts to come up with several images. Write these ideas down.

With the first step, we need to identify something that will help us to remember the names of our new friends. Some names, like Bell or Daisy are easy because they have meaning but, other names, like Jared and Porschia, are harder.

With these harder names you need to come up with substitute words and phrases to remind you of the name. These substitute words and phrases can be anything as long as they remind you of the name. It can be something that rhymes with or 12 is similar sounding to

Step 1: Identify something that sounds like, or reminds you of, the name. If necessary, break the name into parts to come up with several images. Write these ideas down.

Lets come up with some ideas for Porschia Grace and Jared Hourihan! It is best to try and come up with separate images for the first and the last names. When you come up with an idea write it down and if the idea isn’t obvious, explain why that 13 reminds you of the

Step 1: Identify something that sounds like, or reminds you of, the name. If necessary, break the name into parts to come up with several images. Write these ideas down.

When I hear the name Porschia, I think of a Porsche convertible and when I hear the name Grace I think of a family around a Thanksgiving table saying grace before their meal. it’s ok if you think of different images. All that matters is that the images you use 14 are significant to

Step 1: Identify something that sounds like, or reminds you of, the name. If necessary, break the name into parts to come up with several images. Write these ideas down.

When I hear the name Jared, I think of that guy Jared on the Subway commercials. When I hear the name Hourihan, I think of the hour hand on a clock because of the way Hourihan is 15 spelled. Again,

Step 2: Create a ridiculous picture of the thing that reminds you of the name. Draw this image.

Now starts the fun stuff! You now need to draw a crazy picture that uses the images that remind you of the individual’s name. the crazier the picture, the more likely you are to remember the name!

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Step 2: Create a ridiculous picture of the thing that reminds you of the name. Draw this image.

Since Porschia Grace reminds me of a Porsche convertible and a family saying grace on Thanksgiving, I made the Porsche the Thanksgiving dinner table!

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Step 2: Create a ridiculous picture of the thing that reminds you of the name. Draw this image.

Since Jared Hourihan reminds me of Jared from the Subway commercials and the hour hand on a clock, I created a picture of a clock with Jared from Subway as the hour hand on the clock! What crazy images did you come up with?
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Step 3: Identify or select a facial feature that stands out to you on the person. Write this facial feature down.

Now that you have learned how to picture any person's name using substitute words and phrases, the next step is to associate that picture with the person's face. First of all, you need to look at the person's face and select one outstanding feature, such as a high forehead, or bushy eyebrows, anything

First impressions are, more often than not, lasting impressions, and whatever seems outstanding to you now will usually still seem outstanding when you next meet that person What's more important is that by looking closely at a face, you are 19 concentrating on it,

Step 3: Identify or select a facial feature that stands out to you on the person. Write this facial feature down.

The first thing I notice about Porschia is her high cheek bones. Did you notice something else? that’s perfectly fine if you did-you just need to make sure you choose a 20 feature that you

Step 3: Identify or select a facial feature that stands out to you on the person. Write this facial feature down.

The facial feature that stands out most to me about Jared is his prominent jaw.

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Step 4: Associate your ridiculous picture to that facial feature that stands out to you most. Draw this new picture. Now that you have decided on the outstanding feature of a person's face, you then simply associate the substitute word or phrase you've invented for that person's name. If you make a strong enough association, it will be almost like having the person's Remember the rules of association, and make your mental picture as ludicrous and exaggerated as possible. If you really see that image clearly in your mind's eye, you will know the individual’s name the next time you meet them! 22

Step 4: Associate your ridiculous picture to that facial feature that stands out to you most. Draw this new picture.

Since Porschia has such high cheek bones, I envision the Porsche Thanksgiving table parked on her cheek.

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Step 4: Associate your ridiculous picture to that facial feature that stands out to you most. Draw this new picture.

jared’s prominent jaw is what stood out to me most, so I picture the clock with Jared from Subway hanging on jared’s chin like it would on a wall.
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Step 5: Make a sentence describing the crazy picture using the person’s name.

Now you should Next time you see describe this this person out final, crazy and about you can picture using the instantly think of individual’s name this image and in a sentence. In sentence and doing this, you are remember their further name! Before engraining the turning the page associations of see if you can the name and face come up with 25 into your memory. sentences based

Step 5: Make a sentence describing the crazy picture using the person’s name.

Porschia Grace has the highest cheekbones that are so prominent that a Porsche Convertible, which is being used as a table for a family saying grace before Thanksgiving dinner, 26 can park right on

Step 5: Make a sentence describing the crazy picture using the person’s name.

With a jaw as prominent as jared’s hourihan’s, someone could hang a clock big enough to have Jared from the Subway commercials as the hour hand off of it! Were your sentences similar to mine? As long as they had 27 porschia and jared’s

Congratulations!
You have now learned all the steps of the Substitute Word System and characteristic imagery! now let’s see some examples that you can work through on your own! If you need to review, you can always go back to the steps and the explanations with Porschia and Jared. Try not to flip back to the list of steps in the middle of 28

let’s practice!
This is Melanie Lambert. Work through the 5 steps and show your work! 1. 2.

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5. don’t turn the page until you’re done! 29

Feedback
Did you remember all the steps and write out all of your work? If so, you are doing great! If you are having trouble remembering the steps, review them a little more. 30 Once we work

let’s practice!
This is Brian Fender. Work through the 5 steps and show your work! 1. 2.

3.

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5. don’t turn the page until you’re done! 31

Feedback
Did you notice it was a little easier this time? The more practice you do the better you will get at it and the quicker these ideas and images will come to your head! Is there a certain step you keep having problems with? let’s do one more practice 32 example and if you

let’s practice!
This is Thomas Cloud. Work through the 5 steps and show your work! 1. 2.

3.

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5. don’t turn the page until you’re done! 33

Feedback
How did that one go? I bet you are thinking this is so easy now! Do you think you are ready to put your skills to use? I think you are so, congratulations, you are ready to use the Substitute 34 Word System and

Conclusion
Now you are ready to use your skills to help you in your everyday lives! This technique will be very beneficial to you. You are now going to be tested on your skills and you will be given some ideas on how to use this technique in the “real world”. thanks for being so focused and good luck on your test! 35

Posttest
Name:_____________________ Please do not start until you are instructed to!

• Look at the faces and names and work through the steps of the Substitute Word System and the characteristic imagery. • Remember to show your work as you work through the steps! • Good luck! You can do it!

• Allyson Lazzara

• Edwin Bayo

• John Anthony

• Jessica Cruz

• Wade Boyette

• Susan Spradley

Remembering the people you meet in the “real world”
You have now learned all the steps of the Substitute Word System, along with characteristic imagery. This combination of skills will give you tools to quickly and easily remember the names and faces of all the people you meet. The way these skills were taught is great for practice, but are not necessarily practical for use in their literal form in the “real

use in the “real world”
When you are out in the real world you are not going to be able to physically draw the pictures and write out your ideas. This is why it is so important to be able to imagine these things in your head. When you meet someone you can just think of these ideas and images and it can happen very quickly. Although these pictures take a little while to describe in text, they can actually be

Break Time!
Take a few minutes to relax and think about how much this technique will be able to help you in both your professional and personal lives. Many 'Memory Man' stage performers throughout the world use this system to remember the names of five hundred or more names just once! This is an extremely impressive stunt when seen on television or in a theatre, but is actually based solely on the simple system that you just learned. Of course, you will need some practice before you can memorize five hundred names in quick succession, but

Break Time!
Over the next few weeks, whenever you are introduced to someone you have not met before, apply the systems you have learned to help you remember their name. If you do not hear the name clearly as you are introduced, ask them to repeat it. You will be amazed at how your memory for names will improve !

Thank you!
Thank you for your time! In just a minute you will be shown the pictures of the individuals again and you will be able to test your new memory skills. Please wait until instructed to go on!


				
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