Why we don’t attach lanyards to name badges for registration

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Kim Hesse

In today’s episode of Event Ninja News I explain why we don’t attach lanyards to our name badges at the registration desk.

Watch this week’s episode for my full description or keep reading for a quick overview.
Our first reason is a practical one. It’s important to have your name badges laid out neatly on your registration desk, so you can easily find a guests badge when they come to register. This can get very messy, very quickly if the lanyards are attached. Especially if you don’t have a lot of space.

Secondly, and probably more importantly, it’s nice to have a touch point with each of your guests. The time it takes you to attach the lanyard gives you a chance to have a chat to each guest; ask them any questions or give them any extra information they need.

Do you attach lanyards to your names badges? I’d love to hear your thoughts. Leave me a comment below and I’ll be sure to reply.
Keep running events, connecting people and changing lives.
x Kim

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