Promotional items you should know how to use before giving

Companies that spend part of their budgets on promotional items enjoy a lot of success. But what happens when you give a gift that you have no idea how to use? And what’s worse is, what if you give that gift and then the customer asks you how to use it but you don’t know how to? You don’t need that type of embarrassment in your life and the last thing you need is for your customers to think that you don’t know what you are talking about. The giving of the promotional gift has as much power as the gift itself. You want your gift to make the bigger impact and in order to do this, you need to educate yourself about your gifts before you start. Giving corporate gifts is an art, and you can start perfecting your art by knowing what you are giving.

Here are a 2 promotional gifts that you should learn to use before giving:

The Boomerang

Boomerangs are interesting promotional items
Boomerangs are interesting promotional items

 

They already look rather odd, but if you have watched enough movies you are likely to have seen the boomerang being used. It flies smoothly through the air, does a turn and flies all the way back to your hand. But that is not always the case. You have to know how to use it in order for it to work correctly. So…

Step 1: Focus on the wind direction

Step 2: Grip one side

Step 3: Release it with a spin to the side of the wind (not directly into the wind, throw it at a 45-degree angle). The spin is very important, think of it almost as throwing a rugby ball. It will turn midair on its own. Remember not to throw the boomerang aggressively, it is a calm but firm toss.

Step 4: Watch it cut through the air and prepare to catch it before it hits you.

With the boomerang, practice makes perfect. Give it a few tries before you attempt to show a customer and be sure there is wind. If you are able to accomplish the throw and catch, your clients will be impressed.

The Compass

Figure out how the compass works before you give it as a gift. Teaching your clients how to use compass might just impress them
Figure out how the compass works before you give it as a gift. Teaching your clients how to use compass might just impress them

It might seem as if it is very easy to use a compass successfully, you might still see people walking around completely confused with a  compass balancing on their outstretched palm, not exactly understanding what they are looking for or which direction they are going. Luckily we don’t depend on compasses as much anymore, but having the knowledge of how to use a compass is still pretty valuable. So…

Step 1: Hold the compass in the palm of your outstretched hand. It needs to be held flat so that the needle can turn.

Step 2: Orientate yourself by determining which direction you are facing. First, turn the degree dial until the arrow lines up with the magnetic arrow so that both are facing north. Once this is done, unless you are already facing north, you should be able to determine the direction you are facing.

Step 3: Work out your degrees by checking the degree marker. You can find this by looking at where the travel arrow is pointing. Once you have your bearings you will be able to use a map to navigate.

Those who are going to be receiving your promotional items will receive a lasting impression if you are able to show them how the gift actually works. At Gift Wrap, you can find a number of interesting promotional gifts all at affordable prices.

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