When introducing yourself to somebody for the first time, say:

“Susan, Susan Thompson”

WHY? Repeating your first name twice is very effective. And this subtle repetition of one key name — it might be your last name that you want folks to remember — plants it firmly in the mind of the person you are shaking hands with or speaking to on the phone.


This article originally appeared in the February 2015 edition of INVISION.

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