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            Remembering Names:
     The Celebrity Name Technique

    Having difficulty or trouble remembering names may be a
common problem.   Imagine that you are at a party and you have just
been introduced to nine people.  How many names will you
remember?
     Having to remember the names of people who you have just met
can be challenging.  If you do not make an effort to remember the
names, you may find yourself asking people their names several
times.  This can be embarrassing.  Thus, it is important to learn how
to remember people's names.
  Some time ago, I was sitting at a table and had to remember the
names of five people that I had just met.  I call the technique that I
used to remember the names the
celebrity name technique.   Using
this technique, I associated four of the five people with celebrities
who had the same name (I could not think of a celebrity with the
same name as one of the five people).   
  This may be a good technique to use to try to remember names.  
Of course, the celebrity name technique would clearly not be
effective in all situations (It would not be effective with names that
cannot be associated with the names of celebrities).
    More research may be needed to address the effectiveness of the
celebrity name technique.  Moreover, there may be other ways to
remember names and good remembering name techniques.
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