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I want to talk about a risky subject that most people won’t talk about. That is the art of name dropping. A lot of people have taken this the wrong way and get mad when people do it incorrectly. But I will tell you that there are people who name drop all the time. I want to teach you a couple steps to properly dropping names. Right before we get into the right way of doing it, I think we need to talk about the wrong ways first to get those comparisons in the fore front of our minds.
Don’t do this!
Don’t be that guy who says they know everybody. I know all too well this type of mentality. I use to be this guy and wanted people to view me as important. A lot of times we do this out of ego, thinking some how people are going to think I’m cool and worthy to be in their presence because I know so-and-so.
Again I want to stay on subject here, but I just want tell you this, if you struggle with this type of thing it’s okay to be you. I learned that you got to quit caring about what people think about you, the more you don’t care what people think; the more happier you will be with yourself.
Remember you are Awesome the way you are now!
Don’t name drop if you don’t know them personally.
I see a lot of people do this all the time, and think they are going to impress somebody with this tactic. This doesn’t impress people, it just makes you look untrustworthy and nobody likes doing business with people they don’t trust or like.
These are two things you can do to name drop properly.
- It’s not bad during your conversation to drop a name that might build a bond between you and the other person you are talking too.
For Example: conversation might go something like this. Somebody is asking you were you are from, and you might say I’m from Phoenix; how about you? They say I’m from Chicago, oh cool I actually have buddy who lives in Chicago. Yeah my buddy so-and-so I believe is connected to you. Do you know him?
See again I’m not trying to be ego driven in this conversation, I’m just trying to create a bond in this conversation through being relate-able and saying we might know some of the same people.
2. It’s okay to talk about people you work with or know to build credibility during your conversation.
For Example: you are talking to somebody and they asking you about what you do, and you say I do this and that. Then they would say something like oh that is cool. Yeah I have worked with so-and-so who I believe you know, we are really good friends. I was just at his house last month.
We are doing this to build credibility with that person, and maybe potentially do business down the road. I hope you guys like this article.
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