Give Me a Sign

As many of you know I am part of Toastmasters International. Toastmasters trains members on how to improve their public speaking and how to build leadership skills. As a not-for-profit, we accept free or inexpensive meeting space wherever and whenever we can get it, be it in churches or colleges or other establishments. We always need to alert guests where we meet at these locations. This often means posting flyers with tape, if we have it. Upon arrival, many guests must ask where the Toastmasters meeting is being held within the building.

Recently I became a founding member of a new Toastmasters club named Good Humor Toastmasters that got free space upstairs at an eating/drinking establishment named Durty Nellie’s in Palatine, IL. I wanted to direct guests up a flight of stairs to our meeting room, especially when the hostess was seating diners and was away from her station. Short of buying several freestanding signs I wasn’t sure what my options were. Then I realized that C-Line had the perfect solution.

Durty Nellies sign where Good Humor Toastmasters meets.

The red Shop Ticket Holder with Hanging Straps was perfect for placing on the stair banister. It did not need to be taped to any walls, so it wouldn’t cause any damage. The last thing I wanted to do. I created a sign with large green type and an arrow pointing up the stairs, which I placed at the bottom of the staircase.

I also used a Magnetic Shop Ticket Holder to direct visitors to follow the signs, and another shop ticket holder with hanging straps on the door that lead visitors outside to where we would be doing our speeches that night. I’ve attached a couple of pictures of the venue and the sign we used as our stage backdrop (a vibrant beer sign). The signage worked great: plus, I can reuse these shop ticket holders to direct guests at all my future club meetings. 

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