Memory expert technique
If you really want to become brilliant at remembering people’s names, you will need to perform an imaginary action on their face with the pretend surname.
Look out for a key feature on each person’s face. You can then start to associate the surname with the feature.
If you meet an Amanda:
Amanda – panda
Perhaps she has dark rings around her eyes?
Meeting a Darren:
Darren (Dar-ren) the wren(ch)
Has he got big ears that will undo with a monkey wrench?
Meeting a Shirley:
Shirley is curly
If you put grow-fast on her hair will it look like the above?
For a more detailed explanation, look at our later examples in which someone has a big nose.