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Name Cards at a Party Video Tutorial

Last updated: May 29, 2024


In this video, I’ll show you step-by-step how to create personalized party name cards.

It involves jotting down key conversation points and people to meet on each card.

It’s like matchmaking for great discussions!

Video Walkthrough

Take a look at this 4-minute video where I talk about using name cards:

Can’t see the video? Watch it here on YouTube: Name Cards at a Party Video Tutorial

Sample Card

At parties or events, you can spice things up with a cool trick: Name Cards.

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This is a sample name card that I used at a party.

Unlike traditional name tags, these cards serve as a dynamic tool for creating connections and sparking meaningful conversations.

Here are the things you should know about these name cards:

  • Personalized: list down names of people that each guest should meet. Think shared interests, matching personalities, or potential network.
  • Real Time: Create these cards on the spot to allow adaptability. And ensure that every guest who receives it has a personalized experience.
  • Content of the Card: You need a 4x 6 inches note cards and use a handy Sharpie marker for the details. Put the guest’s name at the top, underneath, write two or three potential conversation buddies.
  • Keep it Simple: Don’t stress about making cards for everyone. Pick a handful, maybe five, ten or fifteen folks who could hit it off. Each card is like a special invitation, explaining why these people should meet.
  • Hand it Over: Here’s the personal touch– physically give the cards to your guests. Tell them why they should meet these people.

Friend Testimonial

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Meet Maddie, a friend of mine who shared her experience with name cards.

I chatted with Maddie, one of my guests who recently experienced the magic of these name cards to hear about her first hand experience:

Q: So, I made a card for you last time. How did it go? Did you enjoy the experience?

Maddie: It was so great. It was like Nick was playing matchmaker with me, and then I had a reason to go talk to these people that I wouldn’t have talked to otherwise. And you had some revealing things on the card, and I had some amazing, really vulnerable conversations.

Q: If we were to give advice for people to try to do these cards themselves at their party, you mentioned that I listed some vulnerable things.

Maddie: Somebody was going through a breakup, and it was mentioned in private on the card, and so that was helpful. I’d say use discretion and use your intuition in writing what’s on the cards, but feel free to have a bit of fun.

Q: one thing that I’m thinking of is, at the last party, I didn’t make it for everybody, just certain people. Would the experience be weird if you didn’t receive a card, or if somebody didn’t get one? It’s okay, right?

Maddie: I think it’s okay. If somebody else here had a card, I wouldn’t think anything of it.

Conclusion & More Videos

These name cards, as I like to call them (though the name is a work in progress), have proven to be a fantastic way to enhance social interactions at parties.

By giving them a shot at your own gatherings, you not only encourage more meaningful connections but also make everyone feel a bit more special.

So, why not add a touch of magic to your next event and see how these cards can turn an ordinary gathering into an extraordinary experience?

Happy mingling!

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About the author

Nick Gray is the author of The 2-Hour Cocktail Party. He’s been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and in a popular TEDx talk. He sold his last company Museum Hack in 2019. Today he’s an expert on networking events, small parties, and creating relationships. Read more about Nick Gray here.

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