An etiquette tip: When attending an event requiring a nametag, place your name tag on your upper right shoulder area.
As you newly greet an individual standard protocol is to shake right hands. Positioning your tag on the right will place it in direct eye alignment of the viewer during the shake. No more awkward zigzagging—make eye contact, shake hands, look down and across at name tag, look back up and say hello. It’s an easy step for you and eases name strain for them.