Acting like zombies to each other

In certain parts of the world, eye contact is considered offensive. 

It’s sign of aggression. Sometimes it’s bordering on sinful. And unfortunately, it makes you feel like you don’t exist other than being an object to avoid. 

But that’s the beauty of wearing a nametag everyday. It’s just friendly enough, just honest enough and just quirky enough, to wipe out some of the fear. 

I’ve traveled all over the world, and people never fail to break the silence and say hello to me. They don’t even realize they’re defying protocol. They just see a friendly opening and they take it. And I always say hello back. Fifteen years, and I still haven’t grown tired of these moments. 

In fact, these interactions give me a spike of joy every time they happen. They force people, myself included, to look up, take a breath and direct our attention back out toward the world. Sure beats people acting like zombies to each other while their full attentions are focused far away.


How do you give people permission to engage with you?


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Scott Ginsberg

That Guy with the Nametag

Author. Speaker. Strategist. Inventor. Filmmaker. Publisher. Songwriter.

Never the same speech twice. Customized for your audience. Impossible to walk away uninspired.

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Author. Speaker. Strategist. Songwriter. Filmmaker. Inventor. Gameshow Host. World Record Holder. I also wear a nametag 24-7. Even to bed.
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