The Importance of Wearing A Name Tag (Part 3)

Is it necessary to wear a name tag? (Part 3 of 3)

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“If everybody wears name tags, no more fighting, no more intolerance and no more disrespect.”

~Scott Ginsberg~

Name tags are part of many people’s daily lives. They are worn at department stores, restaurants and many other places in order to identify the wearer to the patrons of these establishments. Pulling from the definition of a name tag: it is an identification label worn as a means of showing one’s name and/or affiliation.

Scott Ginsberg has come up with a philosophy about wearing these name tags. “Everyone should wear name tags, all the time, everywhere, forever.” Scott is The Name Tag Guy. He is the only person in the world who wears a name tag 24-7. He has taken this simple idea and turned it into a business and his adventures have earned him recognition as “The World’s Foremost Expert on Name Tags.” Scott has written several books on approachability, marketing, branding, leadership, creativity and business strategy. He also speaks about these topics.

“A few years ago I gave a speech to a group of individuals with disabilities. I was terrified. I thought the message would go completely over their heads. And I assumed that their intelligence level would keep them from understanding me. I was wrong. They loved it. Best audience I’ve ever had. Afterward, a young man from the front row ran up to me with a huge smile on his face. And although his mental condition made it very difficult for him to speak, he placed his hand on my chest and said: ‘It’s not the name tag; it’s the heart behind it.’ Just because someone is broken doesn’t mean they can’t teach you.”

adhesive name badge name tagThese special people taught Scott a great lesson and everyone else can learn the same. Name tags may be a standard in many places, but they are unique. They present you in a way that is very specific to you. No one else can take credit for you, except you. So, in answer to the original question, YES! It become necessary at a point in everyone’s life to wear a name tag.

Whether it’s for professional or social reasons, name tags will always play an important role in your life. To quote Scott, “Through the basic unit of self-disclosure, we reduce the social distance between each other. We don’t have to snap our fingers to get someone’s attention. We just say their name and start engaging. The name tag is a conversational entry point. It’s an interactional accelerator. Permission granted, socialization ensues and the lines of communication are sparked open.”

The Importance of Wearing A Name Tag (Part 2)

Why should you WANT to wear a name tag? (Part 2 of 3)

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Let’s define what is a name tag: A name tag is an identification tag or label worn on the outermost clothing as a means of showing one’s name and/or affiliation. Name tags may be temporary, such as the iconic “My Name Is:” sticker, or permanent, such as a metal name tag worn at a retail store by the employees.

There are many types of fasteners to go with your name tag. These include deluxe magnets, pins, swivel bulldog clips, double clutch fasteners, pocket clips and more. Deluxe magnets have become more popular for name tags because they do not puncture clothing with pins. Name tags can also be worn around the neck using a lanyard or neck wallet.

Now on to the question of why one should WANT to wear a name tag. By wearing a name tag, one sets themselves apart from those in close proximity. Each name tag can bear a person’s name or title to help in this distinguishing. The point is that the wearer becomes unique by utilizing the simplicity of a name tag.

On a more technical note, name tags are used by many companies, such as restaurants and retailers, so that customers may identify an employee by name. Others use name tags for professional settings. These include universities, banks and other companies where employees typically do not wear uniforms.

The main usage of wearing a name tag is to provide a distinguishing feature to the wearer. These identifiers have become an important and vital part of many companies while allowing each employee to wear any required daily business style and still remain unique in their own aspect.

By wearing a name tag, one becomes more approachable. It’s all about friendliness and identity. Most people are cautious about strangers these days, but by donning a name tag, one provides an immediate breaking of the ice. By branding/personalizing yourself, you benefit those around you in helping them remember who you are. Set the trend and let those around you really know who you are!

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Creative Ways to Use Badge Holders

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It’s back to school time, and you need a way to make sure your child is ready! A great way to do that is to make a dry erase work book from our badge holders. You can replace the inserts with more challenging material as the school year goes on! Simply wipe away the dry erase marker with a cloth and reuse the badge holders again and again. This way you can make sure your child is ready for test, or quizzes. It is important to play an active role in your child’s life and this is a great way to get involved!

These badge holder can do a lot more than that!

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