Networking can be an essential part of your job, but remembering everyone with whom you’ve networked can be challenging. Don’t fret, though, because there are some brainhacks you can use that will even help you remember what they had for lunch (assuming they told you – this isn’t a psychic lesson).
One hack is called the Costume Party Technique, in which you imagine that their name is part of an elaborate costume. If their name is Mike, imagine they are dressed as a microphone. If it’s Bob, imagine they’re dressed as a bobbing buoy. It may sound silly, but it works.
– Dave Farrow, Farrow Communications