Combined with the free video, the Names Ninja App is the most effective tool to make sure you never forget a name again! The App uses the same powerful "Audionym" technique taught in the free video. It takes just a few seconds to look up and remember a name in our database of 3,000 of the most common names in the United States.
If you prefer to read the Names Ninja course rather than watch the video, the text version of the course is below:
Have you ever heard anyone say, “I remember your name, but I just can’t recall your face.” NO – but, you have surely heard this: “I remember you face, but I just can’t recall you name.” How many times have you been introduced to someone and, almost immediately, you forgot their name?
Even worse, is when the other person realizes that you don't know their name, even though you just met! I promise you, that does not ever have to happen to you again, as long as you WANT to remember names!
You are about to experience the fastest, easiest, and most effective method ever developed to remember names! You can choose to take the text based course below or watch the video course above.
It is really exciting because it really works!
Almost everyone can remember faces. Almost everyone forgets names. Research shows that we remember most of what we see and we forget most of what we hear. We see the face and we remember it. The problem is, we hear the name and we forget it.
This revolutionary system solves that problem by changing every name you hear into a sound-alike object you can see. We call this sound-alike object an “audionym.” “Audio-“ means, “sound.” “-nym” means, “name.” An audionym is a sound name. The audionym must sound like, or, at least, suggest, the name you want to remember. Remarkably, this unique and effective system includes only two very simple steps which I will teach you very quickly:
Step 1: Change every name you hear into an audionym - a sound-alike object you can see. For example, if you were to meet someone named, “Dominique,” change the name, “Dominique” into an audionym like, “domino.”
Now, that is simple, isn’t it?
The audionym does not have to sound exactly like the name you want to remember – just close enough that your natural memory and common sense will remind you of the person’s name.
Audionyms are based completely on sound – not spelling.
Step 2: Associate the audionym illogically with the person you meet.
For example, in the case of “Dominique,” you would imagine her in different places with the domino in illogical ways.
Use your imagination. Be sure the association is unusual. Be certain it is illogical. The more illogical, the better!
You cannot make it too illogical! (Play Video Illustration below)
Use your imagination. Be sure the association is unusual. Be certain it is illogical. The more illogical, the better! You cannot make it too illogical!
Try to make it so illogical that no one has ever seen anything like it!
When you do, the next time you see the person, you just can’t help but remember the audionym. That will remind you of the name. When you do, the next time you see the person, you just can’t help but remember the audionym. That will remind you of the name.
Summary of the Two Steps for How to Remember Names
Step 1, the audionyms should be simple. In Step 2, the associations should be illogical!
Here are a number of common names and the audionyms I use for each of them.
It is really important that the first syllable of the audionym sounds like the first syllable of the name.
Mary – mare Mateo – mat Bonita – Bonnet
Santiago – Santa Marsha - marshmallow Chris – Christmas tree
Although it is seldom necessary, if a name has multiple syllables, you may need multiple audionyms for the name. If, for example, the name is “Conrad” an audionym like “cone/radish” would work.
Although cone and radish are two separate audionyms, they can be connected (a cone with a radish stuck in it) to form a single audionym for the name “Conrad”.
To remember a first and last name – even when a first name is also a last name, we have a strategy that works. Just combine the last name audionym with the first name audionym.
But, always make the first name audionym larger and, of course, the last name audionym smaller.
Here is how this simple approach works: Let’s suggest that you meet James Stanley.
An audionym for James could be jam.
An audionym for Stanley could be stand (a music stand)
Since James is the first name and Stanley is the last name, see a large jam with a small stand on it.
If you meet a Stanley James, just see a large stand with a small jam on it.
In both cases you would then associate the combined audionyms with the person in an illogical way. When you meet anyone, you may want to wait a few minutes, or even later, to create the audionym and the illogical association, just to give yourself a little extra time to do it. But, be sure to do it as soon as you can. I usually see the person carrying the audionym but, I imagine it so large that no one could actually carry it in real life! Imagine the people you meet in various places doing different things with the audionym you create for them.