A Conversation With A Name Badge

Have you ever talked with an inanimate object? Well, today, we’re sharing a recent conversation we had with a name badge!

colors, text and logos are all key features of a name badgeWe 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.

use logo name tags and name badge to brand your companyName 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?

use a name badge to show your name, your company's name and your logoNB: 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?

NB: Exactly!

Reporter: Wow! I’ve learned a lot from you today, NB. Thanks. I should probably be wearing a name badge, too!

What’s In A Name? Identifying Your World

By wearing a name tag, you let the world know who you are.

name tag name badge scott ginsberg the name tag guyWhile one doesn’t necessarily need to be exactly like Scott Ginsberg, the Nametag Guy, (he wears a nametag 24/7, even to bed) nametags help with getting acquainted with others. Name tags are used by customer service companies so that patrons can identify employees quickly. Professional organizations where employees do not wear uniforms may also wear nametags as a way of distinguishing themselves.

Show Pride In Your Name

engraved plastic name tags help identify you to the worldThis name can represent you, your company or your goal or purpose. But any way you use it, you are showing how much pride you have in this name or purpose by wearing a nametag. While the presentation is simple, the message goes way beyond that. You let others know that you’re serious about your cause. And you help those around you know who you are what you’re all about.

Name tags are a friendly greeting and more importantly, a direct line from you to your end consumer or goal; such a simple and yet efficient idea. Wear it around your neck or on your shirt, maybe put it on your desk as a nameplate. A nametag identifies who you are and what your presentation or purpose is.

What’s In A Name Tag?

By wearing a nametag, you become the face of your purpose, and you are representing that to everyone around you. In many ways, this benefits both you and your goal so that the people around you can put a face with a name. We have all heard that “a picture is worth a thousand words;” tell that story simply and quickly with your smile and a nametag. Wear your nametag proudly and let it serve its purpose!

Keep your name tag simple, but remember branding!

use a UV color logo to brand your name tagsLeave your mark by adding a logo to all of the nametags in your office. Or, when creating nametags for a conference, add different company logos to each group’s nametags. Each company will appreciate this branding, and it also helps with continued recognition for each brand.

 

So, whether it is at a convention, at your workplace, or a simple neighborhood party, wear your nametag proudly and let it serve its purpose!

3 Fantastic Name Tag Uses

From branding to identification, name tags are more fantastic than ever.

There are many benefits to wearing a name tag. And especially in today’s business world where everyone wants to know your name. Many companies choose to have their employees use name tags for easy identification. Other businesses need the security which name tags provide. But, no matter your reason for using name tags, we are sure to have the fantastic product you need.

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Build Company Recognition

Corporate branding is a fantastic trend. Identify every employee or volunteer quickly and easily by adding a business or organization logo to a name tag. While name tags and name badges are typically used in an office or retail setting, inevitably they will be left on when going to lunch or even on an employee’s way home. Advertising a company’s name and brand is easy when employees continually wear their name tags in public. This type of branding can also be beneficial for special promotions, sales or events.

Job Titles and Employee Awareness

fanstastic name tags with titles for company branding and networkingNot only will a logo help with running your business, but so will title recognition. Help your customers know who’s who in your company by including employee titles on name tags. When an employee’s name tag states that they are a manager or a cashier, your customers will find it easier to navigate your business. Identify critical roles in your company with this fantastic tool.

Wearing name tags will also help employees stay aware of their job responsibilities. With a name, logo and title emblazoned for all to see, people tend to stay on task because they know that they are being watched.

Knowing Someone’s Name is Fantastic Networking

Kris Hay, the Communications Coordinator at the University of Puget Sound, offers her advice on networking:

When it comes to networking, a name tag is a necessity. Anonymity is not to your advantage in these situations. Appropriately worn, a legible name tag helps people remember your name and then quickly move on to exchanging information with you.”

Name tags will help you be fearless. Wearing a name tag in a room full of strangers is an invitation for people to talk to you, and for you to talk to people. You don’t need someone to introduce you, so be fearless and take networking into your hands.

The Best Features of Name Tags

What are name tag features and why are they so important?

From security to basic identification, name tags are used for a variety of reasons. And, because of their distinguishing features, name tags are the perfect tool for everyone! They prove useful at meetings, conventions and in an office setting. No matter where you are, you’re sure to find a use for name tags.

And, here’s why!

classic name tags have features to help maintain individuality with names and titlesNames, Titles and Pictures

The primary and most noticeable feature of a name tag is to display someone’s name. One of the most important things a name tag accomplishes is to identify the wearer. When a retail employee wears a name tag with a company name or logo visible on it, that name badge becomes a subtle form of advertising, and it reinforces that company’s brand into the minds of customers. Pictures also accomplish this same task.

Titles are also important, especially at a convention or large corporate meeting. Having a person’s title on a name tag is just as important as their name. This title defines the wearer and makes them more accessible to those looking for specific types of people at these large events.

By providing everyone at a conference or other event with identification, it reinforces their identities. And, this is indeed one of the essential features of a name tag.

the features found on photo id badges are perfect for security and brandingSecurity and Branding

This fundamental feature isn’t just for use at a convention. Use name tags in offices and retail establishments for employees to recognize those who belong. As an example, if an employee is accustomed to seeing his or her fellow employees with name tags, an abnormality would be spotted easier. This is particularly true for a company that deals with sensitive information or products. Anyone that may be out of place would be immediately detected to help maintain the company’s security.

And, don’t forget branding! Leave your mark by adding a logo to all of the name tags in your office. Or, when creating name tags for a conference, add different company logos to each group’s name tags. Each company will appreciate this branding, and it also helps with continued recognition for each brand.

add a logo and other features to your name tags to increase relatabilityRelatability and Professionalism

Business name tags subtly encourage the wearer to maintain some professionalism while being worn. Sometimes it is easy for employees to forget where they are, but by adding a name badge or name tag, this is less likely to happen. While there is nothing wrong with having a casual working environment, a name tag will ensure a certain amount of professionalism.

The features of a name tag such as a name and company brand will also increase relatability for customers and clients. By wearing identification, employees immediately allow others to see who they are and thereby make themselves more approachable.

So, no matter your reason for wearing a name tag, remember these key features. And don’t forget to include them on all of your personal identification tools.

Creating Consistency With Your Brand

Your logo represents not only you and your company but also your brand and overall commitment to your clients and customers. And creating consistency by adding your logo to everything you personalize (from name tags to corporate gifts), lets people know you’re proud of what you stand for.

Consistency in logo use will make your brand an industry leader.

using name plates and custom shape name tags for consistency in your brandingThe word consistency isn’t the most exciting word in the English language, and it often comes with a misconception that you have to be boring to be consistent. However, this is not the case, and you can be consistent with any brand image that you want to represent, no matter how garish or out there it may be. The key is never to let that image slip.

No matter how big your company is, using your brand is what makes you stand out. And, in the name tag world, using your logo consistently on all personal identification products helps to define and identify you and your company.

From colors to logos, consistency matters.

use matching colors and consistency with logos in branding your companySo, using name tags, name badges and other personal identification items will establish your brand. And finding the right consistency with logos, colors and fonts helps to solidify your message. By defining what your brand is up front, you help establish your company as an industry leader. And making sure that your logo balances your brand at the top can be quite the process.

Make sure to use the same colors for all of your logo work. Find a way to keep your logo and text the same on all name tags and name plates. If your office uses signage, make sure to include the proper colors and consistency. A company who ensures that their brand is well developed will retain and obtain connections with their clients and customers.

Don’t forget to brand all your personal identification needs!

From name plates to lanyards, your brand is how you define yourself. Add logos to everything! Especially when attending conferences and other events. By wearing name tags at these events, you make yourself more visible to others, which opens the door to retention and better communication.

This consistency only works when you use your name tags and other personal identification correctly with logos, titles and names. How do you find consistency in your branding?