Updated: Oct 25, 2022
Think about the last time you were introduced to a new person.
How did that interaction go?
What questions were asked immediately after meeting each other?
A lot of times the interaction goes something like this:
Friend: “Oh hey Karli, what's up?! Hey this is my friend Amanda from work. Amanda, this is Karli!”
Karli: “Hi Amanda!”
Amanda: “Hi Karli! So, what do you do for work…”
*or some other totally predictable, scripted question you have a perfectly predictable, scripted answer to*
In the world of Social Excellence we call these surface level, small talk questions:
Name Tag Questions.
As in, we have all have name tags on, so let the awkward questions and forced conversations begin *insert forehead slap emoji*.
What's your name?
Where are you from?
What do you do for work?
Where do you go to school?
What's your major?
How about this weather...
Name Tag Questions are perfectly normal.
And - helloooo - we don't do average.
Who even is Average? We don’t know her here.
We are interested in EXCELLENCE.