I gave a speech to civic club in Portland recently. One of the audience members shared this story about nametags.
"One year I played Santa Claus in the mall. A large group of kids came into the booth, and I noticed they were all wearing nametags. One particular child, Vincent, looked pretty shy, so I said, 'Come on Vincent, and have a seat on Santa's lap!"
He smiled, ran over to me, jumped onto my lap and gave me a big hug. He then asked me, 'How do you know my name?'
Looking down to his nametag, I said, 'Remember Vincent, Santa knows EVERYBODY'S name!'"
LET ME ASK YA THIS...
Have you ever made someone's day by identifying and amplifying their name?
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Author/Speaker/That guy with the nametag
Monday, December 22, 2003