Tips for Creating the Perfect Podium Banners
It’s not every day you get to stand at a podium, or you attend an event where a podium is the focal point of the gathering. They are almost always reserved for important milestones, like graduating college or presenting lifetime achievement awards. Because they exude so much importance, you have to adorn them carefully.
Podium banners can be a great way to elevate the look of a plain old podium, as long as you follow these tips for creating the perfect flag.
Bannerettes are a must
The very best way to decorate a podium is to use a custom bannerette. They can be shaped with flat or pointed bottoms, but nearly every bannerette is designed with fringe. A wooden or plastic dowel secures the flag at the top where it is hung by a string that is often adorned with tassels.
Bannerettes are the kinds of flags you would see behind desks in offices at a university, they’re the kinds of flags that you often find hanging in trophy cabinets, and they are the best choice for decorating the front and sides of a podium.
These flags, when customized online, can be ordered in different sizes to ensure they are just the right size to fit your podium. This kind of flag will definitely make the podium more interesting to look at, which is important, if guests are gazing at speakers who stand in place behind it.
The area around the podium
Decorating the podium itself is important, but don’t forget about the area around and behind the podium!
A podium flag can be hung on a pole and used to decorate the stage. Multiple flags look especially striking. The United States flag and state flags are a great way to decorate a political or government event, while school flags can be used to decorate at a college awards ceremony.
You don’t want to take too much attention away from the speaker behind the podium, but you do have an opportunity to decorate the wall behind the stage. A large banner can be a great way to decorate this space, or individual flags can be hung like a patchwork quilt. Bannerettes can also be arranged behind the podium, which could be a great way to honor the various organizations that are in attendance.
The design is extremely important
No matter what kind of flag you choose to display on or around the podium, the design is extremely important. Unlike other flags, like traditional pole flags or feather flags that are meant to be glanced at, guests will be sitting at a table and staring at a podium flag for a long time.
Keep things simple on bannerettes with a logo that is accompanied by the institution’s or business’s name. Create a design that can easily be understood up close as well as far away, as people at the back of the room don’t want to stare at a banner that’s covered in text they can’t read.
Any banners or flags that adorn the area around the podium should be kept simple. Simplify words of welcome or let an image or logo stand for itself.
When you order a custom flag, you can also choose solid colors, patterns, and simplified designs that can make the wall behind the podium look more like it has been decorated than covered in busy flag designs that are an eyesore.
Reusing your podium banners
If you schedule the same event year after year, which is the case for graduations especially, the flags you use during the ceremony can be used again and again. However, don’t make the mistake of thinking that you have to toss the flags you use at a one-time event. There are many ways to reuse your podium banners!
The same banners and flags you use at an event can also help you get attention at a trade show. Bannerettes can be hung from the front of a table while other banners and flags can be hung on the walls.
Instead of packing the flags and banners away in a box, consider displaying them in your office until they need to be used again. Bannerettes can make a big impact on a bare wall, while flags on poles can be displayed inside common areas or just inside an office door.
If you’re struggling to figure out what kind of flag or design you should create for your next event, contact The Flag Makers. Not only can we help you decide on the right flag product, our designers can help you come up with an image that you’ll be proud to display.