On Monday evening, I had the honor of attending the TVC event at Mike Lincoln's house thanks to the ever-fabulous Ellen Mundell of Deloitte (I have looked up to this woman for years- blonde, beautiful, and brilliant- a lethal combination). While there, a group of us opined over whether one should wear their name tag on the left or right side. I was nominated to do the investigating...
"If you have to wear a name tag, wear it on your right lapel,
not your left. Although 95% of America probably would naturally put their name
tag on their left, Senator Bob Dole will tell you that it's better on the right.
Why? Because if your name is on the left lapel, the person you meet has to shake
your right hand and turn their head right to read your name off your left lapel.
However, it's a much smoother move for the person you are meeting to shake your
right hand and see your name on your right lapel. Try it out, and you'll see
what we mean."
While this seems quite a logical explanation, I still like Ellen's idea of everyone just putting their name tags on their backs so you can have that "ah-ha" moment when you realize you put a name with the face... ;-)