The uses for lanyards are infinite. You do not have to confine its uses to the office alone. A lanyard is a versatile item that you can use in any number of ways and in all sorts of places and events.
So where else can you use a lanyard? Read on to find out.
1. In A Concert – It is very important for concert organizers and the artists performing to know which people are the security and other authorized personnel. In the event that there are unruly fans trying to get to the artist, they will know whom to look to for help. Backstage, there are even more people coming and going that it gets confusing who is authorized to be there.
A lanyard along with other concert specific clothing can help identify security and authorized personnel. The concert organizers can make the color of their lanyards in a color that is easy to spot and adding some personalized identification can ensure that these are unique to the wearer.
2. As a Souvenir – Many sporting events have sold lanyards as official merchandise for the event. Theme parks, museums and tourists spots sell these for customers so they can have a useful souvenir from their trip. A lanyard is usually an inexpensive item you can buy to commemorate your fun trip with your loved ones. They are also easy to store in your luggage as it is small and does not take up much space.
3. At the Beach – Public showers at the beach rarely have any space for you to put your shampoo and other toiletries. Rather than putting them on the ground or on the sand, some shampoos and body washes have built in hooks where you can loop your lanyard to. Hang it on the showerhead for easy reach even if you have suds in your eyes.
4. While Camping – Hang knives for easy retrieval so that you will not lose them. Hanging knives also keeps them away from children. Use it also to hang food that wild animals might get into if left out in the open. Any camping equipment that you can hang on trees can make use of lanyards. Use a chord type lanyard to loop your small waterproof cases around your neck.
5. On a Trip Outside the Country – If you are joining a tour, some tours hand out IDs with the tour’s information and contact number for you to use. If you are going to countries like China or Korea where the characters of the letters are not easily readable or understandable to you, use the IDs to put emergency contact numbers or the number and address of your hotel so that a taxi driver can take you back. Ask the hotel staff to write the details down for you or to give you a calling card with the address and contact numbers of the hotel.
6. In a Political Campaign Event – Lanyards with the candidate’s slogan or even the candidate’s picture can help promote their campaign. These are usually handed out by the campaign team for free to the people attending the campaign event and will ask you to support their candidate.
7. Any Organized Event Where There Will Be Lots of People – A Marathon, a bazaar, an outdoor art fair, a fireworks display show all pose some very tough security challenges. Similar to concerts, the lanyard to be used for these events can be personalized for the event organizers and security and authorized personnel to help identify the people to go to for assistance.
8. At Home – Use a lanyard to hold your glasses or phones or cameras around the house. Use it in the garage to hang frequently used items for easy retrieval.
Many sporting events have sold lanyards as official merchandise for the event.