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Are You Approachable or Avoidable?
I recently ran across Benjamin Jenk's blog about name tags and it got me thinking about the approachability or even the likability of the successful people in the real estate industry. Is there truly any way to succeed without having an approachable attitude or a like-able personality?
I receive a e-newsletter from this guy named Scott. Scott's made it his life's mission to define approachability and improve the day-to-day encounters that he has with others. As of today, he's been wearing his "Hello, My Name is Scott" name tag for 2,339 consecutive days. WOW! To me, that truly proves that he is passionate about improving the world around him.
I know for me personally, if someone is wearing a name tag - whether it be a waiter/waitress, airline attendant or banker, I always try to acknowledge their name in our conversation. I've also paid special attention to the fact that people seem to positively respond to be called by their (correctly pronounced) given name and I usually receive better service.
Does taking that extra moment to acknowledge someone's name provide an opportunity to make a connection? Or perhaps that's all that we are all looking for - a connection. That "something" that draws two people together whether it be ... more
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