E- Zine - December 2005



Tips to Outclass Your Competition – Be Name Tag Friendly

Most people hate wearing nametags. There’s never a perfect place to put them. They may ruin your clothes. Yet the Three R’s of Networking: Repetition, Repetition, Repetition, demand you wear your nametag. Since a person’s name is the most forgotten human memory, the other person has to see your name so you are approachable. Follow these nametag rules so others will see you as friendly and easy to approach:
  • Wear them. Everyone else is wearing them.
  • Make it easy to read from 10 feet away. The recommended font size is 24 point.
  • Black and white is easiest to read. Avoid fancy letters.
  • Wear your nametag on the right side about 4 inches below the shoulder.
    The reason for this is most people are right handed and use their right hand to shake hands. The line of sight goes to the right.
  • Put the information on both sides in case your nametag flips over.

    The Coach’s Corner – Networking vs. Social Capital

    To succeed in today’s competitive world, you must have strong networks. Networking builds contacts and connections with people to share ideas, information and resources. A strong network provides community and support that provide you expertise and knowledge.

    Social Capital is based on the quality of the relationships you build through Networking. Though Social Capital, you develop long-term relationships that add mutual value and fill your pipeline with bigger and better opportunities.
    Coaching questions:
  • What does my network look like?
  • What do I give to my network?
  • What do I receive from my network?
  • How can I make my network add value to others and myself?
  • How can I develop an ideal Social Network?
  • What would this mean for me?

    I would love to help you design a thriving Social Network. Call today for your no-obligation, coaching session. This 30-minute confidential session will give you the experience of coaching. To schedule your session, call 405-341-3216.

    Quotes of the Month

    "Because you’re not what I would have you to be, I blind myself to who, in truth, you are.”
             --- Madeline L’Engle

    “What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say.”
             --- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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