At functions, which side do I put my name badge?

Ms Manners,

At functions, which side do I put my name badge?

There are a few different theories out there on this (well only really two theories as there are only two options) but I feel the answer is pretty simple: the left.


Placing your name badge at the upper left side of your jacket, shirt or work dress allows the person you are meeting to read your name easily; as you shake with your right hand it opens up your left side of your body to see the badge clearly.


Please do not place the badge sideways at the buttons of your shirt. How are we meant to meet you properly with our heads tilted all the way over to read it?


Basically what this means is we won’t get to see your name, so we won’t remember it to do business with you later.


Enjoy your new confidence and the game of etiquette.


Kind Regards,

Ms. Manners


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