by by Jonathan Vatner | October 08, 2009

Name tagFacilitate conversations at a mixer with the "Ask Me" activity. First, write a variety of prompts on blank name tags; for example, "Ask me about the best course I ever took" or "Ask me about my role model." Attendees choose a tag to wear or write their own; when they get tired of answering that question, they can always take a new one or switch with someone else. This idea comes courtesy of Lynne Waymon speaker, trainer, coach and CEO of Contacts Count in Silver Spring, Md. (301) 589-8633;