Greeting someone by using their name establishes a personal connection.
Remembering someone’s name is the best way to get their attention. Using a name shows courtesy and respect toward them. It’s a way of making a positive impression on someone. And, to some, it’s the most important sound of their day.
Why is it so important to hear your name? Your name is what connects you to your family and friends. It’s what makes you so unique. Without your name, you are just another face in a crowd. And when someone uses your name, any situation becomes personal.
Dale Carnegie, an expert in relationship building, tells us, “A person’s name is to him or her the sweetest and most important sound in any language.”
Name tags are the perfect way to make sure that someone knows your name. And, they are increasingly important in the world today. How can someone, whether fellow employee or customer, connect with you without knowing your name?
There are so many reasons to be wearing a name tag.
When working, it helps provide security and a sense of belonging. It also helps those around you to know who you are and if you can help with something they might need.
“This morning I was at the local coffee shop. The young lady who prepared my coffee was wearing a name tag, and I was able to thank her by using her name. I could tell this made her feel good and appreciated.”
Using a person’s name shows that you have gone out of your way and taken the time to make a personal connection to them. Remember, business is not only about selling or making money. It’s about connecting with those around you. Without a personal connection, no goods are shared. Nothing will happen. Once that connection has been made, it becomes a trusted relationship.
Name tags make any connection emotional and personal. It causes people to remember with whom they are doing business. It sets an individual apart and makes them feel special. And, it’s the best way to get someone’s attention.