If there is one thing I learned in college, it was that you make people feel important when you refer to them by name. When I picked Connor up from school today a little girl that has been in his class since the first grade waved to me. I said, "Hi Faith, how are you?" She looked at me and said, "How did you remember my name?" I said, "you're worth remembering." She walked away and then ran back up to me and wrapped her arms around me and said, "Oh, I love you."
The next time you are introduced to someone, make a conscious effort to remember their name!