Archives | 2018

December 06, 2018

Interviewing tips and questions

Category: Yearbooks Blog

Filling the yearbook with your school’s stories can feel like an overwhelming task; in order to unearth great stories, you must have strategic planning in place. I always tell my students to “look at the planning process the same as you would if you were to bake chocolate chip cookies, you need a recipe and […]

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December 06, 2018

Design Tips

Category: Yearbooks Blog

Being responsible for the design of a book that will become a lifelong keepsake can be an overwhelming process. Here are a few things to keep in mind: Settle on a theme and carry this from the cover, to the endsheets and through the content of your book. Choose a maximum of 3-5 fonts. Any more […]

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December 06, 2018

Organization

Category: Yearbooks Blog

The way you organize the order in which your content will appear in the yearbook is one of the first decisions you need to make. It may even have an impact on what theme you choose for a given year. Section Approach The first is the sectional approach where you divide your book into sections […]

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November 13, 2018

Sell it Tips!

Category: Yearbooks Blog

Why Advertise your Yearbook? Because it provides information! Why Market your Yearbook?  You work hard to create it – Highlight it!  Promote it!  Be Proud! Whether your school provides your yearbook to each student or you Sell It, promote it!   Top Sell It Suggestions & *Friesens Tools: Provide the option to purchase your yearbook […]

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November 13, 2018

Organizational Tips

Category: Yearbooks Blog

Calendar of events: Make sure this is constantly updated Contact office staff, administration, teachers and student council for updates.   Page ladder: Set your page ladder early in the year once you have selected your theme Decide what will be on each page, who will be designing the page, who will be the photographer and […]

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November 13, 2018

Is your yearbook committee equipped to succeed?

Category: Yearbooks Blog

Over the years of working with “best-in-class” and “not-so-best-in-class” yearbook committees, I’ve seen high functioning groups and completely dysfunctional ones. I’ve seen yearbook advisors pull their hair out just to move their yearbook along while others sit on the sidelines, mentor their students and enjoy the energy and creativity unfold before their eyes. I’ve often […]

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October 23, 2018

How to Overcome your Cover Challenges

Category: Yearbooks Blog

A yearbook cover is a blank canvas for you to introduction to your theme, setting the stage for what the reader will discover in the rest of your pages. It needs to be engaging and appealing. How to extract a cover design from your theme idea can sometimes be challenging. To start the design process, […]

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October 22, 2018

Sell more yearbooks, spend NO money!

Category: Yearbooks Blog

How you ask? Here’s how! Yearbook Pep Rally; the football team can, why can’t you? Get out there and create some hype, you’ve earned it! Social Media; create a fun Meme or post a sneak peek of that amazing spread! Custom HTML; email is the new snail mail (just a tad faster), get with the […]

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October 12, 2018

10 Reasons Why… a student should buy a Yearbook!

Category: Yearbooks Blog

  It’s a collectible; a piece of history. You never know who’ll become famous after graduation. An entire year worth of memories is in one book. Future children will laugh at the changes in generations. A piece to smile, laugh and reminisce with down the road. They may never be published in another book again. […]

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October 12, 2018

Deadlines/Page Ladder

Category: Yearbooks Blog

Developing a yearbook page ladder and setting reasonable deadlines is key to a successful year.  A Page Ladder is a page by page diagram showing the contents of the yearbook. Here are 8 steps to help you successfully plan out your yearbook pages.  8 Steps to plan your ladder To begin you need to know […]

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