One of the things you can do while socializing is to be memorable. This will allow you to make an impact on those you interact with. They’ll be more curious about you. Ultimately, this will help you attract more people to befriend.
You’ve probably met a lot of people who are like this already. You see them once, they interact with you, and you still remember them to this day. That’s the kind of person you want to become. It’s amazing how greatly this can affect your social life.
That said, you’ll need to put in a lot of work and thought if you want to be memorable. Read on and you’ll learn 9 ways so you can be memorable from here on out.
Be mindful of your appearance
Your appearance is a great factor if you want to be more memorable. I don’t mean that you should be the most attractive person in the room. You don’t have to be that at all. Instead, what this means is you should look as presentable and respectable as you can be.
Be sure to wear clothes that are appealing and stylish. They should also match your personality. Ask help from someone who’s knowledgeable when it comes to fashion.
You should also make sure that you look neat. Make sure your hair is well-kept. Tend to your nails properly. Finally, make sure you smell nice. The scent is a powerful sense and it can make you be more memorable if you incorporate it with your appearance.
Have a clear and concise voice
When speaking to other people, make sure your voice is clear and concise. You can make yourself be more memorable this way. This is because others can understand everything you say easier. Your stories, jokes, and whichever stick to their minds more.
Practice at home with this. Practice in front of a mirror. Better yet, record yourself and listen to how you sound. Be sure you can make your voice as clear as possible.
Remember, you don’t have to be loud, you just have to be understandable enough.
Have the appearance of a confident person and others will find you more memorable. After all, being confident in social situations is a staple characteristic of a socially adept person. That’s the kind of person you’ll need to be.
You can do this by being mindful of your body language. Think about other people you know who are confident in public. Notice how straight and natural their postures are. See how they avoid crossing their arms. See how their body responds to emotions, like how excited they look when they hear a happy story.
You’ll need to have this kind of body language. Keep it in mind, practice it in private, and perform it in public.
Maintain eye contact when speaking with someone
Maintaining eye contact is another thing you can do to be more memorable. When speaking with someone else, be sure to keep your eyes on them. They’ll be able to understand you better this way. You’ll be able to connect with them more properly.
Maintaining eye contact can be a difficult thing for those who aren’t used to it. Be sure to take the time to read the linked article to learn more about this social skill.
Smiling is another thing you can do to be more memorable. People love it when the person they’re interacting with is showing positive and warm emotions by smiling. When speaking with someone, be sure to smile. In fact, you should also do so when you’re just greeting people regularly. Do so with a smile and you’ll be more memorable to them.
You should also remember to be appropriate with this. For example, if someone is telling a sad story, it should then be a given for you not to smile during that time. You should only start doing so once they’re done telling their stories and you’re already attempting to lift them up.
Master the art of conversation
The art of conversation is something every socially adept person masters. If you want to be more memorable, that’s something you’ll need to do too.
It’s understandable that this is easier said than done, and it is. In fact, the topic of conversation techniques is a whole other area that covers way too much ground. For this, be sure to refer to the articles we have discussing this topic. There are a lot of articles on this site that will help you fully learn the art of conversation.
Use humor to your advantage
Funny people are some of the most memorable ones in any social setting. That said, if you want to be memorable, you’ll need to use humor to your advantage.
If you’re a naturally funny person, then that’s very good for you. You can simply go out there and start making people laugh. If you’re not, however, don’t worry. Humor is something you can definitely learn.
Observe the funniest people you know and try to replicate how they say their jokes, what kinds of jokes they tell, and how they move as they’re telling them. You can also look at stand-up comedians and talk show hosts. See how they construct stories, how they use their voices, etc.
Then, take a story or two from your past that you think is funny. Practice telling that joke. Make sure you build up the punchline to make it funnier. Once again, observe how professional comedians do this.
The best thing you can do if you want to be funnier is to always keep a positive attitude. Couple this with everything above and you’ll be on your way to becoming a funnier person who can be memorable by making people laugh.
End on a high note
Whenever you interact with someone, be sure to always end your interactions on a high note. Make sure the conversation you had was very interesting, or you made them laugh too hard, or you listened to their stories very well before leaving. This way, the other person will really find you memorable.
This is also a good way to end any interactions you have, whether you’re trying to be memorable or not. You can really make a person’s day or night just by having an interesting interaction with them that ends on a high note.
Keep this in mind moving forward. It will greatly help you achieve your goal of being more memorable.
Improve your social skills
Finally, if you want to be memorable, you’ll need to be as socially skilled as you can be. Most of the most memorable people in social settings are the most socially adept individuals. These people are either natural at socializing or have studied and practiced to be where they are now. If you’re not socially skilled naturally, you also need to study and practice.
Be sure to re-read this article if you have to. Then, take the time to read the other articles here as well. Better yet, you can check out my book as it covers everything you need to know about the science of making friends.