Sancy Suraj: How My Memory Has Helped Me As An Entrepreneur

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The path to entrepreneurship is often a difficult one filled with unexpected deviations, roadblocks and dead ends. There are loads of sleepless nights, plans that don’t work out, funding that doesn’t come through and customers that never actualize. It can be so challenging to begin a business that it may make you wonder why anyone voluntarily sets out on such a path.

However, despite all these hardships, every year, thousands of entrepreneurs begin this journey determined to draw their vision to realization and fill a need they see in society. Entrepreneurs open brick-and-mortar businesses, launch tech startups, or bring a new product or service into the marketplace. One skill that all entrepreneur need are people skills.

From remembering potential client’s names during a networking event to recalling numbers in a business pitch, a good memory will give entrepreneurs a competitive edge over their competition. A good memory is great for business. I can recall many examples where remembering gave me a huge advantage.

You do not have to be a genius to have a good memory, all you need are the right memory techniques. One memory technique that I love is the names-to-faces technique. I use this, as the name implies, to remember people’s name.

You will not be getting the most out of any networking event if you do not remember someone’s name 5 minutes after they gave it to you. For such events, I will probably need to remember over 20 names. So, you can see how useful this technique is. On top of that, I will also need to remember certain facts about everyone, such as the company they work for, as well as personal information like where their kids go to school or where they golf.

When I remember someone’s name and other information about them, it tells them they are important to me. I love this quote by Dale Carnegie, “A person’s name is to him or her the sweetest and most important sound in any language.”


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