Index Cards Help Keep Projects Organized
A stack of index cards can provide the help you need to organize a project, run a sales campaign or monitor the progress of the development of a new product. Index cards in a rainbow of colors sort a project into categories and the smaller tasks that need to get done within the category. When someone in your office needs to give a speech or heads up a slide presentation, index cards can keep him on track and ensure that he covers all the main points and finer details.
Sales Campaign Stays on Track
Quill carries Oxford and Staples index cards so that your sales department can note milestones of a sales campaign or create a guide of its components. Your sales department can use index cards to track prospective customers, assign areas of the city or state to an individual, or organize a campaign with a new catalog, samples and fliers. Each card can represent a task, such as create graphics for fliers, order sample sizes from production or get quotes for printing the catalog. As each task is completed, the sales manager can remove it from the board or flip it over and note the date of completion on the back.
Creating a New Product
There are a hundred little details that go into creating a new product, ranging from artists and writers to materials and engineering specs, and Maco and Better Office Products index cards can give you the means to pull it all together. The new product development department can utilize colored index cards to represent each stage of the project or assign a color to the other departments involved in the project. Lined index cards are great for writing the details of a required item or task, or use blank cards as headers or to list potential staff members to help contractors tackle a specific aspect of the project. Tuck a couple of spare packs in a drawer for anything that comes up during the planning stages.
Stay on Track During a Speech or Presentation
When a member of your staff is giving a speech to a client or leading a discussion at a conference, offer him an index card binder to help him keep his points in order and remember all the important details. These binders secure index cards in the order that they are written so that even if the speaker drops them, there isn't any wasted time sorting them out before continuing on with the presentation. A nervous speaker can use index cards to stay on track and double check to ensure all the essential material was covered during a speech or slide presentation.