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The Art of Tabling

You can reserve tables in the SAU, outside the SAU at several outdoor locations, or in Grace Watson lobby. Register your tabling event through Event Registration (EVR).

For more information or help you can contact the reservations desk staff:
reserve@rit.edu
(585)-475-6992
Monday-Friday 9am-5pm

What is the purpose of your table?

  • Informational for your organization
  • Informational for your event
  • Recruitment
  • Fundraising/ticket sales

What should be on your table?

  • Signage indicating who you are (table cover or paper banner)
  • Signage indicating what you’re promoting or advertising (posters, tri-fold, easle)
  • Handouts with important organization or event information
  • Promotional materials (pens, pins, candy, giveaways)
  • Pictures of your organization or past events
  • Multi-media (laptop, iPad, video)

Who should be at your table?

  • Members of your organization
  • No more than 2-3 people at a time

Other helpful tips:

  • Wear clothes that are related to your organization or event.
  • Be cautious when using music. If using it, keep it at a reasonable volume.
  • Make eye-contact with passersby in your tabling area. SMILE!
  • Don’t force your information on people. Only reach out to those who seem interested.
  • Make your table interactive…try a game or trivia.
  • Be cautious of friends who stop by to chat – they are blocking your table from others.
  • Try standing at your table instead of sitting.
  • It makes you seem more engaged in the tabling experience.
  • Know when the busiest times are in the locations in which you are tabling.
  • Early mornings and late afternoons tend to not get much traffic.

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