2. Latest Read: How to win friends and influence people. By Dale Carnegie
The "Smile Challenge" He began the day by greeting loved one's with a smile then smiling at the door man of his building, then the cashier at the subway booth, then the traders on the trading floor and his colleagues in the office. The Result ? Make the challenge yours! Your family, Your friends, Your work environment.
Remember a persons name make it a deliberate habit. Use their name and use it in conversation frequently. Catch the name, if unsure ask for it to be repeated or even spelled out if needed. Then repeat it back to the person multiple times to associate it the person to whom you're talking. Write it down to enforce the memory.