Sunday, November 7, 2010

Fire Up that Laminating Machine

At a training session this week, 3-4 sentence case studies were printed on laminated index cards. I'd never seen case studies laminated. Later was an exercise to teach association execs how to do "impact answers" to challenging questions members ask, and the sample questions for the practice session were on ... laminated business cards.

I don't know why I found it so intriguing, but did think laminating:

1. Made the facilitator appear to have taken great care in providing professional materials
2. Retained the case studies and questions in a format that would easily be able to be used again

Going to have to find the laminating machine at the office now ... Here are a few other potential things to laminate:

1. Invocations and oaths of office
2. Wallet-sized contact info for officers, staff, etc.
3. The well known one: Business cards for luggage tags

Any other ideas of things to laminate?

1 comment:

Lisa Junker said...

Thank you for the post, Cindy! At my last association, we once had a major issue come up among our membership related to our annual meeting. We knew that board members would be approached by members during the conference, so we spent some time before the meeting training them in how to respond to questions about the issue. We also gave each board member a laminated card with key messages to remember on it. Of course, the key messages were the most important part, but I definitely agree with you that the lamination made it stand out and kept the card from getting lost among their other materials and handouts ...