Monday, September 25, 2006

Adventures in Nametagging: WEN Style

I ventured back to Toledo last week for a few speeches...

First I worked with WEN of Toledo (Women's Entrepreneurial Network). It was excellent. There were a lot more men than I expected! I gave away a few free books to my "homeboys," aka "The MEN of WEN," who clearly stood out from the crowd!




When people walked into the break out session room, I collected business cards for my Top Secret Exercise. As you may remember from last year's most popular blog post, I walk around the room and flash the cards, challenging the audience to pick 1-3 that stood out the most.

Can you guess, based on the poster, which cards stood out the most?


Also, a quick side note: my apologies to the people who had to sit on the floor. It was a crowded session! And I wanted to thank the Hilton Dana Conference Center for not slapping me with a fire code violation, because I'm pretty sure we went WAY over capacity.

Woops.



Directly after the WEN Conference, I drove out to Cedar Creek Church to work with the YMCA of Toledo.

The room setup was very cool: open, sunny, spacious and great acoustics. I'd definitely add it to my list of Top 10 Venues I've Ever Spoken At!

Next, I learned upon entering their meeting that Toledo is one of the top branches in the entire country! Well done!

We had a great time during the training session. Once again, we discussed the OING Model as it pertained to member/guest approachability.





We also spent some time discovering obscure CPI's between staff members. It's a great exercise: everyone grabs their copy of The Power of Approachability and asks each other Let Me Ask Ya This questions from the appendix.

Many of these CPI's I was told NOT to repeat ;)




And of course, everyone's favorite exercise: Three Word Job Titles. This is when we stand in two lines, five feet apart, face to face. Everyone wears a nametag bearing their brand new job title. Then, they all close their eyes and I walk around reading aloud everyone's label.

Since it was such a large crowd, our lines spanned across the entire church lobby!

The winner for Most Memorable Job Title unanimously went to the staff member whose nametag read: YMCA Money Spender.

All in all, it was an awesome week. Big Ups to CNP Guru Debby Peters for setting everything up!

LET ME ASK YA THIS...
What's your job title?

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Scott Ginsberg
Author/Speaker/That Guy with the Nametag
www.hellomynameisscott.com

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