Everyone forgets names sometimes. Here’s what I do – put a natural smile on your face, keep eye contact, give a firm handshake, and say this with a confident voice (use a deep pitch and no “up” tone):
“I know we’ve met before and your name is on the tip of my tongue” or “I’ve enjoyed speaking to you before, but I’ve forgotten your name just now.” Your listener will immediately come to your rescue and state his/her name.
Good luck! If you have any questions please email me at Bonnie@speechscience.com, and I will be happy to respond as soon as possible. Also, you can give me a call at 416-323-3881/New York – 1-877-939-3881, and visit our website – www.speechscience.com.
I look forward to talking to you via, phone, Skype, email or even live.
“See” you soon,