Do you miss people’s names when they introduce themselves?

Do people remember your name?

My wife and I went on a date to the Olive Garden a couple nights ago. We slid into our booth and buried our noses in the menu.

Within 2 minutes a tall, clean shaven young man walked up and said:

Hi,mynameisMikey.WhatcanIgetyoutodrink?

I missed his name. Was it my fault or his fault? His fault.

Here is the conversation tip that stood out to me and he should have used.

Pause before and after you say your name.

Mikey should have said this:

Hi, my name is…. …. Mikey …. What can I get you to drink?

In public speaking a pause signals an important point is coming and grabs attention. The same works when introducing yourself.

Try this and let me know how it works.

Have some fun and take your significant other out on a date. If you don’t have a significant other, brush up on your conversation skills.

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