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Beyond the Mundane: Using Nametags to Build Community in Volunteer Programs

Beyond the Mundane: Using Nametags to Build Community in Volunteer Programs

Nametags are your best friends – especially in volunteer situations where new people constantly come and go. They provide outlets for communication not unlike front porches, in that they make people less uncertain and more approachable. What’s more, with the disclosure of personal information, nametags close the chasm between synergy and isolation, thereby transforming strangers into friends.

This Training Design explores four basic principles of nametags:

  • Preparation and Creation
  • Designing and Wearing Nametags Effectively
  • Implementing Nametags during Meetings and Activities
  • Leveraging Nametags in Specific Fields

And it does so with humor, illustrations, and even a cartoon! Scott Ginsberg is "the world's foremost field expert on nametags" and the author of HELLO my name is Scott.

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