Bulletin Board Paper

Creative use of bulletin board paper and materials.

bulletin board paper suggestionsMost background options for a bulletin board will include bulletin board paper, fabric or plastic. Workplace communications tools, methods and techniques can be enhanced in the workplace by employees suggesting bulletin board decorating ideas so that they can feel a part of the office ‘family'. Communication board ideas using paper could include gift wrap, tissue paper or scrapbook paper. Covering the workplace board with colorful paper or fabric can help in transforming a dull board.

Other paper options could also include wall paper, butcher paper and wrapping paper for some lovely, creative bulletin board designs. Sheets of colorful paper can be used to overlay or connect to form a background on the bulletin board. Comics, newsprint, book pages, magazine pages or calendar pictures can make a colorful and interesting bulletin board background for an office. The items can be laminated or left plain.

There are some pretty effective ways for making the staff stop to notice a board!

Notice board content should always be constructed so that you are able to grab attention of the viewer. Employees are overloaded with information and messages during the day. This means that your messages need to stand out. Let them be colorful, unusual and appealing enough to capture the eye and the imagination. This is a step that must be followed if you want to attract loyal, constant readers to your bulletin boards.

Be interesting and varied with the posted content so that people will want to read the notice board on an ongoing basis. This will enable you to use the boards as effective workplace communication tools. Those boring, uninteresting notice boards are going to be totally ignored so make sure that yours are always ‘on point' and as perfectly composed as a prima ballerina!

Communication being undertaken through these message boards should be able to break through the clutter of daily schedules and frenetic paced work environments. Help your workers benefit from the posted information by creating boards with an impact. This will increase the reader's memory retention, offer him entertainment and effectively deliver your intended message.

  1. Keep the posted information concise and avoid posting lengthy, complicated articles on the board.
  2. Use short sentences.
  3. Rely on some catchy headlines or teasers to catch the attention of your reader.
  4. You may want to generate interest with a headline and then deliver the rest of the message via a flyer or email.
  5. Capture attention by creating clever copy and graphics. These are tactics that will make readers want to search the bulletin board for more information.
  6. Find a few sentences to post that will make an individual stop, investigate and then become hungry for more information.
  7. Short, simple sentences are your best bet. Simple sentences are easy to read, easy to understand and easy to remember. When you are at work there is not much time to mull over a complicated page filled with elaborate sentences.
  8. Key concepts are all you need. Eliminate unnecessary information!
  9. Edit your messages or get someone else to proofread and check your content for unintentional mistakes. Yes, those misspellings and other typos detract from the professionalism of your bulletin board.
  10. Display the content of your posts with bold letters, headers and bullet points
  11. Create interesting and compelling headers that list numbers such as "10 Ways to Save 60 Minutes out of your Day".
  12. Define the message of each goal. This will enable you to better construct the content for each message. Think about what you want your reader to take away once the article has been read.
  13. Identify, understand and be able to relate to your target audience

Encourage employees or students to comment and contribute to the bulletin boards each week. You can allow individuals to post messages on the board or keep a suggestion box handy. Take care to keep these lines of communication open.

Ask your colleagues for their ideas and suggestions before you create new bulletin board paper displays. Find out what is on their minds. Ask them to share their thoughts and concerns so that these issues can be addressed. A bulletin board must be one that everyone can form a connection with and believe that they are being represented.

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Bulletin boards in the workplace are still an effective form of communication.

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