Making Your Conference Badges Succeed

From badge holders to conference name tags, we have the item you’re looking for!

It seems that most people these days don’t complain too much when wearing a name badge during events such as a convention or a conference. And there are so many reasons why they should be wearing them.

From security issues to just knowing a person’s name, name tags should be readily available for everyone to use. And, if you’re planning one of these conferences, getting the right name tag for your needs should be on your to-do list.

So, here are a couple of pointers to choose the correct badge for your next event.

Make a great impression at the next conference, meeting or seminar you host by providing name tags for each attendee. Networking is easy when everyone has a professional name tag, and the low cost won’t destroy your event budget.

Adhesive name badges are a great item if you need a quick, single-use, short-term option. These quality sticky tags are great for writing or printing a name for easy networking. And they work for everyone, no matter what they are wearing. The adhesive will stick to most clothing and hold for a short event.

Adhesive name badges to use at your next conference or event

PROS:

  • Easy to use and wear.
  • Printable or writable for everyone to use.
  • Available in five fun colors.

Name badge holders are an event staple as they are frequently used for conferences, conventions, trade shows, meetings, schools and visitor passes. And, with printable inserts, they are easy to put together for a quick way to get people recognized at your next conference.

PROS:

  • These badges provide a more uniform look versus adhesive name tags.
  • Use each tag with event swag such as lanyards or a badge reel.
  • Several fastener options are available for wearing each name badge.
use badge holders for attendee identification at your next conference or event

Conference name tags provide an easy-to-use printed and laminated badge solution. And, readable identification will make all the difference in how well people interact at your event. Print logos, graphics and more to make these name tags memorable. And, they are a bit more permanent than the other options.

event name tags and name badges conference name tags come in three sizes

PROS:

  • Easier to use and distribute than most other name badges.
  • The lamination provides a unique, but professional style.
  • Different fasteners are available for this look as well.
So, no matter what you need for your quick, easy-to-use conference name badges, let us help!

Networking with Name Tags

It’s the little things that count, right? And that applies to networking as well.

Andrew Rigie wrote “Why Name Tags And Other Little Details At Events Matter” for Forbes at little less than a month ago. And, we love what he said about networking!

The pressure is always high when you’re hosting a business networking event. Whether it’s a cocktail party for clients, an event to foster new business relationships, or a team building activity for your company, creating the right vibe and experience for attendees is a must. It doesn’t matter if you’re hosting a large event or small, it’s the little details that make a big difference.

wear a name to when networking and make it easier when you know everyone's name

Think for a moment. What does good networking look like? How do people act while networking? What are their attitudes? Most people would agree that a good networker is sincere, friendly and outgoing, supportive and a good listener. It isn’t just about staying in touch. It goes beyond that. A good networker is someone you want to trust and be friends with.

Providing high-quality name tags at networking events is a little detail that makes a big difference. They are worth the extra money. When we host networking events for hospitality industry professionals, we invest in high-quality name tags that stick to clothing using a magnet, instead of those with a pin. We’ve learned that people don’t always want to put a pin through their clothes and that using high-quality magnetic name tags elevates the perceived quality of the event.

Presentation Matters

badge holder cases and custom trays to display your name tags for your next networking eventRemember that people need to find their name tag easily. You don’t want several people milling around a table for too long before they locate their credentials and pass to enter your event. Take into consideration how they will be looking for their name. Are they use to finding their first name or last? And organizing names by a company makes it just the much more manageable.

Use our Badge Holder Cases and Display Trays to make your name tags easily accessible.

Utilize All of Your Tools

While badge holders and name tags are a great item to have on hand for any event, remember that you have other tools available. Try adding badge ribbons to each name tag for a custom look. Design ribbons to correspond with titles or positions at your next event.

While we have over 50 titles available as stock choices, custom ribbons are also available. Choose the color and title that best suits your need. And, if branding is needed, most of our ribbons can have a logo or graphic added.

People sometimes wince at the concept of name tags because they think they make the atmosphere cheesy or they’ve found ‘Hi My Name Is’ stickers stuck to the bottom of their shoes. But guests at our events make positive comments about the magnetic name tags, and they always want to take them home.

Name tags just fit the bill with networking. So, make your next event work even better with custom name tags and name badges.

Gaining Our Wings with Donations

All angels have wings, right?

Coller Industries loves giving back to our community. It’s what helps define our business standards and practices. And, without these donations, we know we wouldn’t be complete. And this contribution goes to a fantastic corporation who knows the exact definition of helping and is helping us to get our wings.

The Arc of King County

donations to the arc of king county to that people can get their wingsFormed in 1936, The Arc of King County is a group of parents raising children with intellectual and developmental disabilities came together to advocate for their children’s rights to live, learn, work and play in the community. From these grassroots origins, the first parents of The Arc fought for their children’s rights to access housing, education, employment, and community resources such as transportation.

Their goal is to further the civil rights movement for all persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities to thrive as equal, valued, and active members of the community.

Brianne Roberson, Office Coordinator at The Arc of King County, summarizes by saying, “We offer supported living, homelessness prevention and civic engagement to promote and protect the rights of people with IDD.”

Donations are part of who we are.

donations, mighty badges and helping people get their wingsFrom engraved logos to printable inserts, one of our most popular products is our Mighty Badges. Due to the versatility of these name badges, our customers keep coming back for them time and time again. The Arc is no different. Coller Industries provided Standard Mighty Badges with a white back plate for The Arc. Mighty Badges with logos make the process effortless. Now all they have to do is print out the easy-to-use inserts and assemble the badges.

“The name badges allow us to be easily identified and help our clients learn our names,” said Roberson. The Arc is using these tags during their Wings for Autism event.

Wings for Autism is back!

Wings for Autism is a program that is designed to alleviate some of the stress that families who have a child with autism spectrum disorders experience when traveling by air. It provides families an opportunity to practice entering an airport, obtain boarding passes, go through security, and board a plane.

The program also gives airport professionals an opportunity to interact and deliver their services in a structured, learning environment.

The next Wings for Autism event is March 3, 2018, at Seattle Tacoma International Airport.

How To Improve Visitor Security

Improving company security and efficiency are constant business goals.

And, using personal identification is a great way to tackle these goals!

using personal identification for visitor control and securityWhen was the last time you didn’t recognize someone in your workplace? Wouldn’t it help to have a way to label everyone who walks in the front door? Whether you work at a school, an office complex or the neighborhood medical clinic, security is always an issue.

While having personal identification for employees is a standard concept, often people find it challenging to make visitors wear name tags or other identifiers. Most schools now have easy access to printable sticky name badges, but many offices don’t have that availability. Reusable name badges are quickly becoming a necessity in these situations.

Speedy badges are great for visitors and increasing your company's securityWhether it’s a Speedy Badge or something a bit more temporary, identification is a must when dealing with security. So, try these three tips to make it a joy to wear a name tag in your office.

Use colors and logos to liven up your visitor name badges.

Sometimes, names just aren’t enough. Each name badge should have a way to identify that the visitor, or employee for that matter, belongs at your workplace. Business runs more smoothly when using company branding. So, don’t forget that when using temporary name tags to include a company logo.

Logo only badges increase security and are a great way to use resuable name badgesAnd, to make it a bit more fun, play around with different colors for different types of visitors. Maybe your school class is going on a field trip. Use one color for teachers and another for a parent volunteer. Use a third color for students so that they stand out from everyone else. And with both plastic and metal choices for logo name tags, the color doesn’t have to be limited to variations on your logo.

Brand your visitors like you brand your employees.

In many office environments, visitors are asked to check in or provide credentials for security measures. And using visitor identification will increase your building’s security. While it is important that visitors are easily recognized, they shouldn’t feel like they don’t belong. So, take your logo one step farther. Help your visitors to feel like they belong a bit better by incorporating your company branding into their name badges as well as the employee badges.

By providing visitors with name badges, your company or corporation will be able to welcome each visitor and help them feel a little better placed. Knowing is half the battle, right? And name tags always help in identifying who is in your building at any given time. Which, in turn, increases your security.

Badge Holders can Benefit Your Company

Make quality badge holders work for you!

From company security and finances to work relationships and camaraderie, you may find that badge holders are perfect for any company or corporation.

four ways to benefit your business with badge holdersDiscovering new ways to help your business thrive is a constant process. And finding simple ways to make that process easier is a great way to start. Enter badge holders! While they may be simple items, they are worth looking in to. And utilizing them will help your business in many ways.

Here are four ways a plastic badge holder can benefit your business.

Easy Accessibility

Your staff will quickly find their credentials or proximity cards when putting them in a badge holder. They won’t have to dig into their pockets or empty their purses. Clocking in and out is a much faster process for each work shift. Employees are also less likely to lose security items that are attached to their clothes or hanging around their necks. And nothing lost means that the company does not have to pay to replace them.

Interpersonal Relationships

Whether pinned to an employee’s chest or attached to a lanyard, badge holders with personal identification allow co-workers to get to know each other. They learn each others’ names, what job they have and which department in which they work. This knowledge fosters work relationships and camaraderie. It can also help new employees get to know their colleagues faster and feel more comfortable in their position.

Save Money

Is your company looking at name tags and thinking that they just won’t work? Or do you just have too high of a turn-over to invest in something so permanent? A badge holder may be just what you need!

Badge holders are typically lightweight and easy to use. They also come in many different sizes to meet all of your needs. And, to make these personal identification tools even better, use the printable inserts that go with them. Just print a new name and title for every employee, thus making turn-over an easier adjustment. And it will keep costs down.

Increase Security

increase your company security with badge holdersEmployee identification typically includes names, job titles and sometimes a photo. When everyone wears this information in something like a badge holder, security personnel can see who is permitted access to the building. And this can decrease theft, impersonation and unauthorized visits.

Don’t forget your lanyards!

brand and secure your company with badge holders and lanyardsA strong, durable lanyard goes hand-in-hand with a badge holder. When using these tools together, make sure to have both sides of the badge holder contain the same information that when it swings on the lanyard, credentials and other vital information remains visible.

 

Tips provided by guest author CreelaBelle Howard, content writer at Coller Industries.