Etiquette: Remembering Names - as part of the expert series by GeoBeats. Often times we remember faces but we do not always remember names. So, keep these tips in mind. When you meet someone for the very first time, extend your hand, say your name, and then they will say their name. Listen very carefully because you will want to repeat that name a couple of times in conversation. Look at their name badge if their wearing one, ask for a business card. Notice how their name is spelled. Or you can always say if you forget, it is been one of those days please tell me your name again because we all forget names once in a while. Or the best way to remember names is to associate it with something unusual. For example, if a person's name is Jeff Appleby, picture Jeff eating an apple. Name association works almost all the time. Remember, remembering names should not hinder you from making conversation and networking effectively.