Wear your allegiance on your name tag
I’m on the board of WaterFire Providence.
At our meeting last week, I got a good chuckle out of the name tag fellow board member Peter Van Erp was wearing.
An architect, it wasn’t surprising that Peter designed his own custom tag.
Knowing him as I do, I guessed immediately Peter’s board commitments — WaterFire Providence and Habitat for Humanity of Greater Providence are on the ends. Can you guess the organization in the middle?
I can’t begin to count how many name tags I end up disposing of and feeling terribly guilty about. I try to give them back when the organization wants them. I even own one of those long permanent pin-on name tags from a peace trip I went on to the Soviet Union back in 1981 — I think I know where it is but I always forget to bring it with me.
I thought Peter’s name tag was a commendable example of efficient reuse.
He said I could share it with you.
Do you think maybe I’ve been in this business too long… getting excited or irritable about name tags? This is my second post. My first Preparing name tags – a facilitator’s lament was about how crazy I get when the name on the name tag is so tiny it’s basically invisible.
Reminds me of the long conversation on a facilitator’s list serve a few years ago about what flip chart markers people used. It was one of the most engaged discussions I remember on that list.