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Remember names at meetings by making a map
Merlin Mann | Jan 12 2007
As someone who suffers from frequent encoding errors and buffer overflows, I love Adam's idea to start a meeting by mapping the name and location of each attendant, along with their title, etc. Adam writes:
In the times I've used similar tricks, like Adam, I also go a step further by adding some "file card" sort of fact that will help jog my memory about who was who months later. E.G. "Jim - weird frat ring; Kathy - said she likes applesauce; Bob - Tall with a toupee."
I think making everyone into a character of some kind also tends to help me digest their thoughts and ideas more completely.
Good post, Adam.
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