Wearing Name Tags
Do you know where to place your name tag?
According to Dale Carnegie, “A person’s name is, to that person, the sweetest and most important sound in any language.” Our names matter.
Do you make people feel valued by using their name? Remembering a person’s name is a simple way to create connection, but it can be tricky. Thankfully, name tags help us learn and recall the powerful sound of people’s names.
Don’t want to be forgotten? Start by wearing your name tag in the right place. Do you know where to place your name tag?
DO place your name tag high on your upper right chest towards your shoulder.
Why? Wearing your name tag high on your upper right chest puts it in the line of sight when shaking hands. People shake hands with their right hand, so their eyes naturally travel up your right arm to see the name tag and then your face.
DON’T place your name tag where you don’t want people staring. This sounds obvious, but we forget that people stare at name tags and it creates so many awkward moments (think: lanyard hanging near your crotch, or a name tag placed low on a woman’s chest).
Remember to write your name tag clearly and print your name large enough so that it can be easily read from two arm’s length away – approximately 10 feet.