Today we are making our own lapboards to use at in-home demos.
Before we jump in and get started, make sure you take a moment to download your FREE printable Lapboard instructions below. It has step-by-step instructions for you, and will make an excellent addition to your direct sales training notebook.
Ok, so first, what exactly is a lapboard? It’s a board you give to your guests at your home show when it’s time to look through your catalog and place orders. It gives them something to write on – sort of like a clipboard – but more attractive. You can stock your lapboards with order forms, brochures, sales fliers, and a pen without making it look cluttered, or running out of room like you would a clipboard. Plus, they lay flat for easy transportation.
Now, there are companies out there that sell lapboards in a variety of colors, like the ones you see here. But it can get expensive buying enough to cover a home party with 25-30 guests. So, if you’re on a shoestring budget, you can easily make your own.
Go to your office supply store and buy pocketed view binders with rings in the center. It is really important that you get the ones with the rings in the center, not on the back – if you get the ones with the rings on the back, you’ll only be able to get one lapboard for each binder, when if you get them in the center, each binder will produce two lapboards.
Invest in a strong pair of scissors and cut the rings out of the binder. Trim the sharp edges, and voila! You now have two lapboards ready to be stocked with your catalogs, order forms, and brochures.
Great idea, right? Make sure you click on the link below to download your free printable lapboard instructions.
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