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!

Classroom Creativity Using Name Tags

Name tags play an essential role in any classroom.

Get your back to school on with style and use personal identification products to help. From name tags to custom signs, use these identification tools for multiple things in any classroom. Use them for decorating and helping you to get to know your students. They are great for school games and organization. Need some more ideas? Here are several products to get you started with multiple ways to use each one.

Finding Multiple Uses for Badge Holders

badge holders make great hall and bathroom passes for a classroom

This identification tool is useful in so many ways. They are great for hall and bathroom passes. Not only can you print the name of the pass, but also print something colorful like a logo or graphic, so students are less likely to misplace the pass. Attach a lanyard to the badge holder, and the student can wear the pass so that it is visible as they are out of your room.

Badge holders are also the perfect solution for parent volunteers for your class or on field trips. Just print the parent’s names on the inserts and then you’ll have a better idea of who came with you the next time your class has a party or outing. Make sure you get the badges back, but then the parent can keep the insert for a scrapbook as a memento of the time they spent at school.

Save time with Reusable Name Plates

reusable name plates are a great identification tool for any classroomNot only are they cost-effective, but reusable name plates are more than perfect for the classroom. Use them for labeling your closet shelves. They are also great for any signage you may need such as a room number or a teacher’s name for their door.

And, with printable inserts, you can quickly change any information you need. Add graphics and logos to the inserts for a uniform look. Because you can print anything you need on them, these reusable name plates will fit in any room or office, so don’t forget all the support staff. Your secretary will appreciate a new name plate each year with any updated look you may want.

Bring a splash of color into your classroom with these blank name tags.

use blank name tags for your classroom for games, decor and labelingUse these identification tools for a fun new way of organizing nearly anything in your closets, on your desk or for student supplies. With the abundance of available colors, we’re sure to have something that suits your decor and needs. You can even write on them using a permanent marker so that they will go anywhere!

Bonus idea: use blank name tags for coat rack tags so each student will know which hook is theirs.

Are you planning on games throughout the school year? Use these colorful tags for game pieces or labels for each game. From bingo to color matching, these name tag blanks are perfect for any need you have in your classroom!

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.

use these fantastic name tags for all your branding and networking needs

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.

Improving Your Customer’s Experience

Building trust within your company is essential to business morale, and so is maintaining a positive customer experience.

use branded lanyards to help build a better customer experienceSuccess for every business comes when both employees and customers are left happy with their experience with that company. And, there are ways to ensure that happiness. We are here to help you find that success using personal identification.

From branded lanyards to reusable name badges, personal identification can guarantee a trust-building experience for all involved. Name tags humanize a company by putting a name with a face. And when you have your employees use not only their name on a name tag but your company logo as well, this builds a trusting relationship with your customers.

using name tags with logos and employee names to ensure a good customer experienceAnd, while customer satisfaction is a high priority for all businesses, helping employees feel comfortable in their working roles is also important. Name tags will help accomplish both. Use name tags to not only let customers know who your employees are but to quickly and easily identify those who can help.

Don’t underestimate the power of personal identification tools.

name plates are a great personal identification tool to ensure a good customer experienceName plates are also a useful tool to improve any experience within your company. From signage to room identification, help your customers easily navigate your business. Use them for employees who have an office. Or use them to identify different sections of a store. Yes, signs are also great for this purpose. Or customize each of these products for nearly anything you can think of.

custom plaques are perfect for a good customer experience by giving information about a businessAnd, don’t forget that we have a new plaque line. These plaques are a unique way to display instructional information about your company. From a motto at the front receptionist desk to information about how long your company has been around, customize a plaque that fits your business.

So, harness the power of your customer’s experience with custom name tags and other personal identification tools.