Business and networking events are usually high stress and tough to organize. So why not do everything you can to save you and your guests from completely avoidable stress and time wasters?
One of the ways to do this is to provide event name tags. Event name badges might seem like an insignificant detail in the grand scheme of planning a conference or networking event compared to the food, the venue, etc.
But making name badges for your guests will make the entire event better and more convenient for your guests. Keep reading to find out why.
1. Saves Time
We all know that introductions can be time-consuming, especially when you’re meeting so many people at a business event. Being able to quickly glance at a name tag and learn someone’s name, professional title, and where they work will cut down on a lot of chit-chat time that could be better spent networking and discussing business.
Also, you won’t have to constantly ask to be reminded of someone’s name, which is another time waster.
2. Promotes Networking and Conversation
You might think this is a stretch: a name tag promoting conversation?
But think of it like this. Seeing someone’s work and profession on a name tag can make it easier to strike up a conversation with them. You’ll be able to network with people that are relevant to your career and your interests instead of spending time speaking with people that might not relate as easily to your profession or your networking goals.
Knowing someone’s full name is also great for contacting them after the event. You could even instantly connect with them on social media sites like LinkedIn by glancing at a name tag.
3. Quick Access to Information
With the age of technology and the internet, even name badges have links to technology. Some of the best name badges can print a URL or even a QR code onto the name tag.
You could link a guest’s website, LinkedIn page, personal portfolio, and more on their name tag. Pretty cool for a name tag, don’t you think?
You can also print Twitter handles and Instagram account names to name tags so your guests can connect and get information on each other almost instantly.
All of this also goes back to the idea of saving time. If you can quickly find out this information about fellow guests, you’ll be able to have more meaningful conversations that aren’t weighed down with idle chit-chat and introductions.
Bottom Line: Event Name Tags Are Essential
From the food to the location to the guests themselves, you’ve probably been planning this business or networking event for several weeks, perhaps even months. But in your planning, don’t forget to plan out event name tags.
Both you and your guests will appreciate having name tags, and not only because it can be hard to remember everyone’s name at an event. They can facilitate conversation and make networking easy.
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