Remembering names is one of the most important things you can do when you are meeting guests on Sunday morning. I remember reading in college, Dale Carnegie's book, How to Win friends and Influence people ( a pretty manipulative title, I know!) and it had one point that I will never forget -
A person's favorite sound is hearing their own name.Using a person's name provides a point of connection. It communicates care and that they matter. We shouldn't just remember names for self-serving reasons, but rather because every person we meet is special, they matter to God.
But on a Sunday morning, if you are anything like me -meeting a lot of new people- it can be difficult remembering all the people you meet.
The key to remembering names isn't all that revolutionary. Paper and pen.
A Chinese proverb says that the faintest ink is more powerful than the strongest memory.
You can't rely on your memory. You got to keep a piece of paper, or small pad of paper, and a pen with you at all times. Just remember that ONE simple thing.