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What’s Your Name?

whats_your_nameBillions are spent each year on perks and incentives to motive employees, but what everyone fails to understand is the best music to everyone’s ears is the sound of their own name.

Simply calling someone by his/her name makes you appear sincere and caring. It shows that you care enough to: 1) remember their name and 2) to use it! That is the reason I always wear my name tag. I have a very difficult time remembering names and when people see my name tag they usually respond by saying, “Hi, Betty. I’m Suzie.” A blessing in disguise for me — now I know her name is Suzie. What did you say your name was?

Betty Otte, SCORE Orange County
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Discussion (2) Comment

  1. bettyVisitor

    Hi Sanju: Yes, there is always a fear of rejection, but how bad can that be? So they don’t give you their name — means they must have had a fight with their spouse and are in a bad mood. The loss is theirs. You will find, however, that folks are very receptive to friendlessness and it is a great way to open a conversation to find out if they can be a prospect for you or not. Maybe they won’t be, but they have a friend who is looking for exactly the services you provide.

  2. sanjuVisitor

    yes,i agree with i have a doubt that will everybody respond in the same way.please clear this betty.


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