Many others have written about wearing name tags. Last Friday on 20/20 there was a segment about a guy who has been wearing one of those sticky generic name tags for 2,424 days straight. He has written a book about it and is now a big public speaker on the art of being approachable.
I'm intrigued by the idea of wearing a simple name tag with nothing other than my name. Nothing real estate related that is screaming that I am a salesperson. Just a simple "Hello, my name is Tim".
When I see someone with a name tag like that I figure that they were at some kind of meeting or convention. It tells me that they would probably be open to talking with me.
Wouldn't that be a great ice breaker? You wait for someone to ask you about your name tag. You then have the opportunity to start asking them about what they do. Most likely they will ask what you do. Hopefully they kind of like you before they find out you are one of those dreaded salespeople. Not that everyone avoids real estate agents but I'm sure there are quite a few people who have a certain stereotypical picture in their head that probably isn't too attractive.
I'm going to have to test it out for a few weeks. I'm talking about wearing it every where. I just don't see a downside.
What do you think? Would it look silly wearing it out to dinner? Would it open more doors?