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Make a Name for Yourself Paperback – April 16, 2007

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Make a Name For Yourself is funny, informative, educational, and compelling - all rolled up in one book. I am strongly recommending it to my network. --Dr. Ivan Misner, Founder of BNI and NY Times Bestselling author

Scott Ginsberg is THAT GUY. His book will make YOU that guy, if you buy it read it, and put it into action, not only will you make a name for yourself, you'll also make a bank account for yourself. Sweet. --Jeffrey Gitomer, Bestselling author of The Little Red Book of Selling

What started out as a lark -- wearing a nametag all day -- has blossomed into an amazing collection of great life lessons. Scott's advice is unlike any other you'll read. --Kevin Salwen, Editor of MOTTO Magazine

About the Author

While only 27 years old, Scott is the author of four books including HELLO, my name is Scott, The Power of Approachability, How to be That Guy and Make a Name for Yourself.Scott is the only person in the world who wears a nametag 24-7 to make people friendlier. (In case you re wondering, he has a nametag tattooed on his chest for certain occasions.) While transforming his simple idea into a business, his adventures have earned him recognition as The World s Foremost Expert on Nametags and secured a spot in Ripley s Believe it Or Not! Dubbed as "The Authority on Approachability," Scott is regularly interviewed by various online, print, radio and TV media for his unique expertise. He has been featured in hundreds of outlets such as CNN, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Inc. Magazine, The Associated Press, FastCompany, The Washington Post, Paul Harvey, The CBS Early Show and Headline News. He even wrote The Quiz on approachability for COSMO!

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 220 pages
  • Publisher: Hello, my name is Scott!; 1st edition (April 16, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0972649735
  • ISBN-13: 978-0972649735
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.5 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,856,556 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Scott Ginsberg is the only person who wears a nametag twenty-four seven. More importantly, he's the only person in the world who made a career out of wearing a nametag twenty-four-seven. As the author of twenty-one books, a professional speaker, award-winning blogger and the producer of, Scott's publishing and consulting company specializes in approachability, identity and execution. He's been featured on every major news network in the country - including The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, NPR, MSNBC, FastCompany - and, even wrote a quiz for COSMO Magazine. When he's not traveling around the world giving speeches, Scott lives in Brooklyn where he often talks to strangers.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Lauren on October 4, 2007
Format: Paperback
I bought Scott's "The Power of Approachability" and "How To Be That Guy" and they were worth every penny. However, "Make a Name for Yourself" was a waste of $19.99. Sadly, I suspect he has run out of good ideas and useful concepts. So, my advice is to skip this book and order his two earlier books or you will be kicking yourself like I am.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By tr65 on May 7, 2011
Format: Paperback
Scott Ginsberg is a unique guy, and this is a unique book. It won't take you long to read it, but the ideas in it will stick with you for a long time. It's one of those books you should keep near your desk or bedside table. Refer to it often. Flip to any page and you'll find a nugget of truth, an idea that can help you improve your focus, move forward in your business, just generally get your sh%^%$&%^t together. And oh yeah... It's funny.
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The third book from Scott (The Nametag Guy) and self-described as 55 Strategies to Fast-Track Your Professional Prowess, reads like a collection of blogs on a wide range of topics helping you to "make a name for yourself, because no one else will." Replete with quotes from every imaginable source (and some unimaginable), his practical, in your face advice includes the following gems:

Fans, not customers.
Nobody notices normal.
Opportunity knocks daily.
Prepare for serendipity.
Usefulness is worship.
Don't be friendly, be approachable.
Don't be different, be unique.
Don't be some guy, be That Guy.

As a result, you won't just be memorable; you will be unforgettable. You will make a name for yourself.

"Don't try to be different. In fact, don't try to be anything. Just be. Be yourself. Be the same person no matter where you go. As a result, you WILL be unique. And people will notice. Because there's nothing more approachable than authenticity."

Inspiring, in your face and eminently practical.
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