Signs that Every Conference Room Needs
Dave Jensen is an executive for one of the largest retail stores in the nation. Dave is well-traveled, well-versed, and well… making your entire company nervous. Why: Because Mr. Jensen has planned a trip to your office to meet your team and hear about your products. If things go well, your company could have a front end cap location at all of Dave’s stores. If things go poorly, well, it’s back to lunch meetings at 7/11. So how do you impress Mr. Jensen in his limited time frame at your office? A stunning conference room is the best place to start.
In 2014, a study centered around the workplace found that average mid-level managers spend up to 70% of their time in conference rooms and meeting rooms. Naturally, the amount of time that executives and management teams spend in conference rooms necessitates that each room is designed internally and externally in an aesthetically-pleasing fashion. Whether its Dave Jensen or John Doe, the mood of your visitors (and the sequential perception of your company) are both affected by the way your conference room looks and feels. Although interior design plays a big role in determining the aesthetic effectiveness of your conference room or meeting room, we’re a sign company; obviously, our focus of this article is going to be on the role signage plays.
According to a study by FedEX, about 68% of consumers believe that a business’ signage reflects the quality of its products or services. If you believe in the quality of your company, your company’s products, and your company’s services, you need to invest in signage that is of equal or higher quality. Since the conference room is a location in which many business deals are either initiated or finalized, the quality of your signage is that much more important. The right looking conference room signs might just land you a deal with Dave Jensen after all! Here are the types of conference room signs that every workplace needs:
- Meeting in Progress Sign: If you’ve ever been interrupted in the middle of a meeting with an “oh, I didn’t know anyone was using this room,” then you understand the need for one of these signs. Meeting in Progress Signs are implemented to ensure that everyone in the office is aware when the conference room is in use. When the slider reads “In use,” it communicates to the entire workplace a very important message. For conference rooms that do not have windows, or have frosted vinyl on their windows, this sign is even more important. Shop for yours by visiting officesigncompany.com or clicking the title link.
- Frosted Glass Logo: Brand specialists will understand the need for this sign; your logo and company name are the most sacred parts of your business. Why? Because nothing else garners new leads as effectively as recognition. Since the conference room is one of the most visited places by guests in your office, failing to adhere your logo to your conference room is a failed opportunity to brand and market your business further. One of the more elegant additions to your workplace is a frosted glass logo. Just look at the example below! This opaque vinyl will sparkle and shine, and make your clients feel fine (sorry for the corny rhymes, I’m a digital marketer, what can you expect?). Shop for yours by visiting officesigncompany.com or clicking the title link.
- Name Holders for Doors: From the window to the wall, to the door in that vacant hall; if you don’t put holders to identify your room names, the wayfinding effectiveness of your building is severely diminished. Investing in name holders and sign frames for your doors (especially ones that include a removable or interchangeable insert) helps to add clarity to the locations of your various rooms around the office. Although this is primarily a tactic that is done to benefit visitors, I’d be lying if I said I didn’t mistake the unmarked mechanical room with the men’s bathroom in our own office sometimes (I work really early in the morning, don’t judge me). Basically, name holders for doors help alleviate any sort of confusion as to which room is which in your work space. Shop for yours by visiting officesigncompany.com or clicking the title link.
- Custom Made Wooden Signs: I don’t need to go on again about how important it is to have your logo in your conference room, but I will say this: logos look even better in wood. I touched on the increasing trend of wood signage in the workplace in my “Top Interior Signage Trends of 2016” blog earlier this year. Well, the point still stands: wood signage is taking over workplaces across a variety of creative industries. To stay modern with interior signage trends, and to implement an awesome sign in your conference room, think wood. Shop for yours by visiting officesigncompany.com or clicking the title link.
- Window Decals for Sliding Glass Doors: Whether its frosted, etched, clear, or colored, window vinyl and vinyl decals are the best way to spruce up your sliding glass doors. Since a fair share of conference rooms are equipped with large glass doors, I am listing these window decals as a near necessity for every office. Your conference room window decals can include cut vinyl that describe the name of your room, contour vinyl that displays your logo, or simple decals and markers that display messages such as your company’s WiFi information, we do it all here at Office Sign Company. Shop for your window decals by visiting officesigncompany.com or clicking the title link.
- 11×17 or 8.5×11 Sign Holders: One of the greatest assets for either the inside or outside wall in your conference room is a sign holder. These 8.5×11 and 11×17 sign holders can fit your custom made inserts, and are the perfect solution to your conference room needs. Not only can you insert “Welcome to our office!” messages for visitors, but you can also create conference room sign up lists, post meeting agenda notes, etc. The possibilities truly are infinite and given the sizes of these sign holders, you can easily print and exchange your own inserts so the sign best fits your unique needs. Shop for these holders by visiting officesigncompany.com or clicking the title link.
There’s no doubt, if you implement all of these signs into your conference room, you are bound to seal the deal with Dave Jensen. It’s important for me to remind you that here at Office Sign Company, we create custom conference room signs literally every single day. If you have any unique requests, or if there are products that you are curious about but don’t see on our website, feel free to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org, call us at 701-526-3835, or connect with us on any of the following social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, or Instagram. Thanks for reading!
Written by: Jack Yakowicz
Marketing Coordinator at Office Sign Company
Contact at email@example.com