Have you ever talked with an inanimate object? Well, today, we’re sharing a recent conversation we had with a name badge!
We sat down over the long, holiday weekend with a Name Badge and asked several questions about how a name badge works and why they think their job is so important. Here are the top three questions from that interview.
Question 1: Describe Your Job
Reporter: I would like to start with a simple question, Name Badge. Please explain your job and what it is that you do on a daily basis.
Name Badge: Whoa! Slow down there! That’s a super detailed question, and it will take more than just a few minutes to answer. Are you sure you want to start with that one?
Reporter: Yes, I am sure.
Name Badge: Alright, glad you’re sitting down. So, here it goes. Although my job isn’t a simple one, it is reasonably easy to do. You see, the basic concept of my job is to let people know my name. But, here’s where it gets complicated. My name changes. My design changes. Sometimes I have color and sometimes I’m plain or even blank.
Reporter: That is a lot to take in, Name Badge. But I think you’re deviating from the question. What is your job?
Name Badge: First off, call me NB, it’s easier. In a nutshell, my job is to tell others who I am.
Reporter: That doesn’t sound too hard, NB. So, why do you think it’s so complicated?
NB: My job is complicated because of the many different ways people customize and use me.
Question 2: What Customizations Are Available?
NB: As I mentioned before, my design changes. Some people use their first name. Others use first and last names, while still others add titles, company names and sometimes even logos. And, I come in many different colors. I’m a chameleon that way. Oh, and sometimes people write on me.
Reporter: So, basically what you are telling me is that you have many faces? If that is the case, how do people know how to use you?
NB: Yes, I do have many faces. And sometimes that makes it a bit harder to use me. Although, to most people, using me is a natural thing; especially when those people work in stores or offices with tons of employees. Most know that I wear best on the right side of their shirt, but sometimes people put me in their pockets or place me where I’m hard to read. I do my job best when worn correctly.
Question 3: Finding Your Best Feature
Reporter: So, NB, if you’re appropriately worn and used correctly, what is your best feature?
NB: You like asking loaded questions, don’t you?
Reporter: What do you mean?
NB: Well, my best feature is the one the consumer likes the most. So, if they worked hard on their company’s branding, the logo would be my best feature. But, if the person wearing me needs others to know that they are a volunteer, then my title would be my best feature. Does that make sense?
Reporter: Yes, I suppose it does. So, your best feature is what others need it to be?
Reporter: Wow! I’ve learned a lot from you today, NB. Thanks. I should probably be wearing a name badge, too!