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5 Ways to Wow People Who Wear Nametags


People wear nametags more often than you think. The majority of retail establishments, stores and other social gatherings require nametags for several purposes.

9 Ways to Spice Up Your Nametags for More Engaging Conversation


Nametags are worn for a variety of jobs and functions, but people don't like to wear them because they're annoying, damage your clothing, clash with your outfit, and eliminate anonymity.Picture this: you see someone's nametag and decide to strike up a conversation with them:"Nice to meet you Jimmy, my name is Gary.

Sticky Situations: Nametag Best Practices


Because a person's name is the single context of human memory most apt to be forgotten; because self-disclosure is the single most effective way to build rapport and connect with people you just met; and because initiating the conversation is half the battle - your nametag is your best friend.However, improper creation and wearing of nametags can work against you (and your business) if you're not careful.

10 Effective Ways to Remember Names


Sigmund Freud says "a person's name is the single context of human memory most apt to be forgotten." Feelings of embarrassment and social ineptitude are conveyed through this forgetfulness, and unfortunately, the problem persists daily.

How to Turn Water into Lemonade by Giving a Flavored Answer to a Fruitless Question


I remember the first time I opened the fridge to get a drink of water and accidentally grabbed the wrong pitcher..

Unforgettable First Impressions Part 1: Discover the CPI


People like others whom they are like. So if you want to make a flawless first impression, it is your duty to discover what you have in common with every person you talk to.

Unforgettable First Impressions Part 2: Its All About Them!


Jean de la Bruyere said, "The great gift of conversation lies less in displaying it ourselves than in drawing it out of others. He who leaves your company pleased with himself and his own cleverness is perfectly well pleased with you.

Unforgettable First Impressions Part 3: Time is (Not) On Your Side


You only have three seconds?Connect in under a minute?People decide if they like you within the first ninety seconds?Make the sale in the first five seconds?You get the job within four minutes?Always make a friend in less than 30 seconds?Ahhhhhhhhhh!! Which one is right!?I've read almost every book on first impressions, and the primary issue addressed tends to be time. (Or lack thereof.

Unforgettable First Impressions Part 4: Become a Social Gift Giver


Do you ever wonder why single people give flowers, wine, candy or mix CD's on first dates?Bingo! Because they want to get lucky!Just kidding. They bring gifts because they want make a great first impression.

How to Avoid Falling Asleep Behind the Conversational Wheel


Think about the last time you feel asleep behind the wheel. Dangerous, isn't it? Even if it's just for a split second, nodding off while driving puts you and the other drivers at risk.

The 7 Habits of Highly Horrible Networkers


Networking is a term that didn't exist (academically) until almost 40 years ago. It's a word uttered in and around the business world every day, yet is unclear to most as to how it actually works.

Have We Met Before? What to Do When You Cant Remember Who Yourre Talking To


You see him from across the room. You know him, but you can't remember how you know him.

How to Organize a Successful Bad Sweater Party


"Hey Scott, would you like to go to a Bad Sweater Party this weekend?""A what party?!" I said."A Bad Sweater Party.

The 4 Attitudes of Awesome Hospitality


Hospitality relates to the Latin term philoxenia, or "the love of strangers." And stranger is defined as "someone with whom you have not yet been acquainted.

The 4 Actions of Awesome Hospitality


These Actions of Awesome Hospitality? will help you manifest the power of approachability through your organizational front porches.AWESOME ACTION #1: Go Beyond the Door My friend, Pastor Bob Farr of the St.

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