We’ve all been there. You’re at a holiday party, and you make eye contact with someone across the room. They smile and start walking over, but you’re in crisis mode. You’re painfully aware you’ve met them before, but you can’t for the life of you remember their name. Forgetting names is incredibly common (and can be incredibly awkward), so you shouldn’t be too hard on yourself about it.
That being said, there are definitely strategies you can use to improve your recall of names.