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Yesterday I wrote a post on becoming more approachable on AR--it was all about the power of wearing a name-tag. Today I read another fantastic article on the topic and wanted to share more about how to make that name-tag stand out!
So many of us on AR are super creative--so let's put it to good use! This idea is great for getting noticed at networking events, but has further applications as well. Why not give some of these creative ideas (again from one of my favorite bloggers, Scott Ginsberg) a try. I think they are utterly fantastic! You might even try converting these ideas to the AR environment by playing with your profile picture or the "signatures" that go along with your posted comments.
The question is: what if there was more than just your name on your name tag? You can read Scott's full article here, How to make your name tag stand out, but here are my favorite creative name tag ideas:
Creative Position Description Networking meetings, conventions, jobs or other business gatherings require nametags to identify people with their company or department. But an overlooked addition to your nametag in a business setting is to write what you do, not just your position. Instead of “Oscar Meyer,” write “I sell hot dogs to Walmart.” I promise everyone at the meeting will come up and say hello! Who knows, maybe they’ll want to do business with the person whose nametag made them smile!
Nickname Most people have some sort of nickname they have been called at some point in their lives. The best thing about nicknames is that there’s always a story behind them. As you discover these fascinating stories, you develop trust, levity and create a friendly bond between two people. After all, if you saw a nametag that said, “Laszlo the King”, wouldn’t you want to find out the story behind it?
Activities Write down your favorite sport, pastime or interest. Not only does this allow you to discuss something about which you are passionate, but someone else is bound to enjoy the same activities! Who knows, perhaps you will meet your next teammate or book club member!
Quotation Write your favorite quotation or bible verse on your nametag. This is a brilliant method to encourage conversations beyond the small talk level. Many people have some one-liner, old saying, proverb or verse by which they live their lives—so why shouldn’t we share them? Wisdom like this is meant to be passed on to other people!
Number I LOVE this idea! Get creative and add a number to your nametag. Simply write a number in the bottom corner of your nametag that signifies something. For example, write the number of children you have, miles traveled to the event, number of speeding tickets received, amount of pizza you have eaten in one night, anything! But no matter what the number signifies, people will find out why it’s there.
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