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Improve Your Memory, Sixth Edition by Ron Fry

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Chapter 9. Remembering Names and Faces

Like it or not, you’re not going to be in school for the rest of your life. You’ll soon begin to look for a job, and to string together a network of acquaintances and contacts that will help lift you onto that first rung of the corporate ladder.

You’ll participate in that horrible convention called the cocktail party and other social events where you’ll be expected to be charming.

Every once in a while, I go to a cocktail party, if only to remind myself why I don’t do it more often. But seriously, cocktail parties give me a chance to practice a skill that I consider one of the key reasons for my earlier success as an advertising salesperson: remembering the names (and some of the other pertinent personal data) ...

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