Some people remove their name badges when they leave their work area. When employees go out to eat, they remove the name badges and hide it in their pockets. When the working hours are over, they also take them off before leaving. These actions raise some questions. Why do they remove their name badges? Are they embarrassed to be seen with name badges? These people do not realise the benefits of wearing name badges. They are a good way of advertising products and services. They are inexpensive and easy to carry. Name badges can help in gaining new clients. They inform potential clients of the name of the wearer and his occupation. Name badges encourage these clients to ask questions, if they have any, connected to the work of the wearer. For example, if the wearer is a car dealer and it says so on his name badge, other people can come up to him and ask about cars. The wearer now has an opportunity to gain the confidence of the person and possibly, make a sale. This possible business transaction would not have happened if not for the name badge.
Removing name badges is like removing your lucky charm. Proclaiming who you are and what you do is necessary especially in the marketing field. Successful salesmen publicise their specialty and skill to attract more business dealings. Using name badges is a way to broadcast your trade.
To make the most out of name badges, select good quality name badges. Do not settle for cheap and boring ones that can be interpreted as your personality. The size of the name badges should not be too large or too small. It should be just right or it might look funny on you. The print on the name badges should be readable. The font style should not be elaborate and the space not jam packed with too much information. Just the company logo, name of the wearer and job position will be enough. Display the name badge prominently on your chest where it can be easily read.
People cannot transact business with you if they do not know who you are and what you do. Your knowledge and talent should be shared with the public. Name badges can help you in the announcement.