Tips for a successful car line yearbook distribution

Social distancing and closed school buildings have added new twists to the school year, but adviser Carey Pung of Okeechobee High didn’t let that stop him and his staff from a yearbook distribution via car line.

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June 22, 2009 / Theme

Developing a theme idea throughout the yearbook not only helps to unify the book, but also adds a special dimension of involvement for readers. In the late 90s, there are many theme directions you can pursue.

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June 22, 2009 / Theme

Here are examples of some themes schools have used in past years. Within each theme, there are examples of titles for possible sections in the yearbook.

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June 22, 2009 / Staff Management

A variety of distribution methods exist – from simple to flashy – no matter whether yearbooks are handed out in the spring, summer or fall. Advisers and administrators opposed to summer/fall delivery cite obstacles to distributing yearbooks, especially to seniors, for staying with spring delivery.

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June 22, 2009 / Staff Management

Nothing is quite as frantic as a badly organized yearbook room at deadline. Usually, most advisers have more than enough staff and more than enough time to make deadlines manageable. However, advisers’ main problem seems to be not having time to sit down and develop a plan for optimum staff efficiency. Therefore, with apologies to David Letterman, I would like to share my top 10 ways to improve staff development.

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June 22, 2009 / Staff Management

Unlike the horse that will move forward only when he sees a carrot on a stick in front of him, there are many ways to motivate people to accomplish tasks. Different people are motivated by different enticements. For yearbook, some staff members like prizes; most like food. With some, peer pressure and being invested in the project are enough. Consider some of these inducements, both lighthearted and serious, to get your staff to perform when the pressure of a deadline is not enough.

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