Name Badges

Entertainers Tip 6
October 24, 2002 update notice – Halloween Pictures

It occurred to me the other day that, as entertainment, I should have multiple name badges besides the normal two I carry. The first name badge is used for the restaurant entertaining: “Magical Balloon-dude Dale – Suggested tip $2,846,352.35”. I’ve never received this tip, but the customer gets a good laugh at the suggestion, and the second badge is Magical Balloon-dude Dale. This is used when I’m performing private parties.

But why not have one for every season? It occurred to me this year that I should have a name badge that is decorated for each season. For Halloween, maybe an orange name badge with a pumpkin. I’ve seen companies create name badges with actual background graphics, like you would see at a chain restaurant. Why not create one for every holiday? After all, we spend money on holiday accessories. Why not name badges?
Well, I let you know how this turns out; I’m finding a name badge company to make my badges.
Things to think about when making your name badge.
  1. Simple text – you want people to be able to read your name.
  2. Keep it simple – don’t get too jazzy.
  3. Website address – Become a walking billboard for your website.
  4. Get badges with magnetic backing – this will prevent you from making holes in your clothes.
  5. Get backups of your everyday name badges—badges can easily get misplaced. Have a backup when you need it!6) Buy an extra magnetic back—backings are easily misplaced.

4 thoughts on “Name Badges”

  1. I know this was written quite a while ago, but did you ever have any luck with finding a badge company that could comply to your requests? If so, how did customers respond to the “holiday badges”?

  2. No, I wasn’t able to find a source at that time. I just had a new badge made at OfficeMax and they now do color images on a badge and the cost is really affordable.

  3. Hi I know a company that can help you with your name badges. Call Dave the Button Man 386-673-0015 Ask for Sherry ( she does all the work). They can make any kind of button, pin, etc. Please tell them I sent you.
    Have a great day. Laughter Always,
    Susie Giggle Beckwith

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