Why are badges so important?

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BAH JULES SIDOINE MONNEMON, EA* (Cote D'ivoire) Top Author Forum Guru 2/13/2013 12:35 pm
Affiliate since: 04/05/2012, Power Rank: 1604 | Read BAH JULES SIDOINE's 28 other Ask SC answers
This is a good question. The badges are important in the sense that they are elements of recognition of their work. We sometimes work hard in establishing the foundations of our company SFI. All these actions can pass into oblivion, but the thing that can sustain them, are the badges. Badges are better motivators for ourselves and for our downline. The badge is a gift or a certificate of recognition for the work we have done. Who can say that he is not happy to receive gifts or tokens of recognition
235 votes
CHILE NWEZE, AFF (Nigeria) Top Author Forum Guru 2/13/2013 11:18 am
Affiliate since: 01/26/2011, Power Rank: 99999999 | Read CHILE's 20 other Ask SC answers
In every profession and business there is something that differentiates one cadre or category from one another. In SFI the same applies hence the need for badges.
The following are the reasons why I believe badges are necessary: -
It bestows prestige and honor
It shows level of commitment
It attracts attention
It portrays accomplishment
It advertises the element of hard work achieved through following the rules of success of SFI
It gives respect and attracts followers
91 votes
Indranil Lath, AFF (India) Top Author Forum Guru 2/13/2013 11:53 am
Affiliate since: 07/05/2012, Power Rank: 99999999 | Read Indranil's 51 other Ask SC answers
Badges provided by SFI have a significant role to play.

First and foremost , it gives satisfaction to you that you are going in right direction and gradually getting success in what you are doing.

Secondly,this badges earn you respect from your co-affiliates, as they know how difficult this badges are to be earned.

Finally, badges may be shown off to your new or prospective PSA's. But in my view as they all are new member's and don't know ,what this badge's means
72 votes
Abhishek Jha, AFF (India) Top Author Forum Guru 2/13/2013 11:52 am
Affiliate since: 09/30/2012, Power Rank: 99999999 | Read Abhishek's 24 other Ask SC answers
Good question !!!
First talking about myself, I love those badges on my profile. I have 13 now !!
When I was new in SFI and got to saw those badges on other seniors and my sponsor's profile, I used to get much excited and it gave me much encouragement !!
I always wanted all of them on my profile too !!
Then, eventually, i got badge of wave3, iahbe, top10 class, top 200 country, iahbe.... and now u have 13 and its a great feeling !!
So, In the same way, I can assume that
57 votes
Ken Moore, BTL* (Florida, US) Top Author Forum Guru 2/13/2013 11:32 am
Affiliate since: 04/09/2012, Power Rank: 988 | Read Ken's 15 other Ask SC answers
The badges are important because it shows your team that you are doing as you teach. For example if I tell them that it is important to earn EA or better every month and don't have at least EA myself, they won't think that it is actually important and probably won't become an EA themselves. However, practicing what you preach does show a commitment that is going to be respected, and followed by at least some of your team. Seeing the badges lets your team know what you are doing to build you SFI
49 votes
Giuliano Stefanini, BTL* (Italy) Top Author Forum Guru 2/13/2013 1:42 pm
Affiliate since: 09/13/2012, Power Rank: 1103 | Read Giuliano's 25 other Ask SC answers
Good question! SFI badges are so important because if you are active, you gain leadership title. Badges also reflect the kind of dedication you have with regards to your SFI business. It shows your dedication to your SFI business by having a number of PSAs and CSAs under your able leadership.
Badges also reflect the kind of dedication you have with regards to your SFI business.
The more SFI badges affixed to your account, the more tasks you are engaged in and give you the level of expertise
36 votes
Rita Petersen, EA* (South Africa) Top Author Forum Guru 2/13/2013 11:10 am
Affiliate since: 12/06/2012, Power Rank: 2183 | Read Rita's 12 other Ask SC answers
Badges are important because if a student does well at school, College or University, She/he get a certificate, Diploma or a Degree. So! If you do well you get Badges.........
36 votes
Mark Wallin, AFF (British columbia, CA) Top Author Forum Guru 2/14/2013 1:45 am
Affiliate since: 08/01/2012, Power Rank: 99999999 | Read Mark's 6 other Ask SC answers
FANTATIC QUESTION because BADGES ARE FANTASTIC!!! This is my first attempt at answering one of these questions, but I'm excited about this one. It's the motivator that keeps me going month after month. The recognition is even better than the commissions! I'm very proud of my 12 badges, especially the one that says #1 Power Rank. Even though that is for being the best of the affiliates that joined on the same date as myself it looks like I'm THE EXPERT to my new and old affiliates alike.

35 votes
Erich Winnecke, GTL (Indiana, US) Top Author Forum Guru 2/13/2013 11:45 am
Affiliate since: 02/08/2000, Power Rank: 93 | Read Erich's 25 other Ask SC answers
Badges are a good indicator of how active an SFI affiliate is with working and participating in the programs. You can see their rank from Aff thru PTL. They also tell you their Power Rank[s] and the programs within SFI they use and like. For instance An IAHBE badge informs us they like what they get from being a member there... and they can be asked why they like IAHBE and if they recommend to you.

So it's relatively easy to determine how much they know about all the facets available within
34 votes
Dr Sudhanshu Pati, EA (India) Top Author Forum Guru 2/13/2013 11:29 am
Affiliate since: 08/26/2012, Power Rank: 1288 | Read Dr Sudhanshu's 155 other Ask SC answers
Badges are very important in inspiring your PSAs. I can make few points how it really helps.

1. It shows your PSAs how serious about building your business in SFI.

2. The badges like top author and forum shows how active you are in helping others here.

3. Your badges like IAHBE, Wave 3 shows how you maintain your status and how you use all benefits given by SFI and TC.

4. Power ranks make them believe that you are among the top members and hence they feel