This title might not make much sense until we look at the Evelyn Waugh quote below:
“One forgets words as one forgets names. One’s vocabulary needs constant fertilizing or it will die.”
How many times have you been at a party or office function and forgotten the name of the guy who worked a few cubicles down or the woman who brings the mail every day? While remembering all the names of a person in the office can be difficult, especially if you work in a large building, it can also be incredibly embarrassing to forget the name of someone you see all the time. The person will feel hurt, and you will be red in the cheeks wishing that everyone in the office wore a name tag.
While it’s difficult to remember the names of everyone around, there are some ways that you can avoid embarrassment. One way is to offer for them to introduce each other to a person who you know they haven’t met yet and then listen for their name. You could also ask them how they spell their name, and then have them spell it for you or compare signatures. But, you can find yourself in a pickle otherwise.
To ensure that nobody forgets your name, you can use reinforcement as the “fertilizer” that will help people remember who you are. Unique desk name plates that don’t follow the same boring schema that is seen time and time again with name plates is what is needed for people to remember who you are. If a coworker sees a unique desk name plate that is wood instead of metal or plastic, he or she is likely to remember the name on that name plate. By making your image different than the rest with a unique desk name plate, you’re making yourself more memorable overall. Begin building the unique desk name plate that will make you stand out from the rest here.