You have the perfect setting for a meeting. The attendance is higher than last year. The program will be amazing. The food had been ordered. The Audio Visual is in place and working. The registration list is in alphabetical order and triple checked. What final thing are you missing? Oh yeah, name badges.
Name badges. They can range from personal pieces of art to “Hello My Name is …” written with a Sharpie. Name badges show everyone that you belong in the event and help in making connections from one person to another. Most people don’t think about name badges until there isn’t one with their name on it at an event.
I don’t remember when I bought my first box of Post-it® brand name badges. I do know I haven’t purchased another brand since then. They seem heavier and more substantial than other badges. They are perforated around each badge and separate easily. They stay on longer but don’t leave a residue. Like all adhesive name badges, the Post-it® brand is not recommended for certain fabrics including suede and silk. One more thing is the name badges don’t work with my laser printer even though they are supposed to work with laser printers. It could be that Post-it® brand name badges are thicker than other name badges. I also have an ink jet printer and have no problems with the badges. Post-it® brand name badges also work with Avery name badge templates so you don’t have to change your badge set up.
If you are using adhesive name badges, try Post-it® brand and you will be glad that you did.
Mary Pam Kilgore, CMP, helps corporations and nonprofit organizations serve their target market with effective meetings and events. She is the owner of Kilgore Business Services, LLC, www.kilgorebusiness.com and teaches Event Planning As A Career at CCAC. She may be reached by email firstname.lastname@example.org
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