When I was filming the promotional video for my ebook several months ago, I had to do a few takes (okay, a lot of takes…).
As a result of those practice sessions, our 3-year-old took to saying, “MetropolitanMama.net” out of the blue…which is pretty much the cutest thing ever.
In fact, I joked to Tim that she should just stand out in front of my trade show booth and say it…and we’d be the talk of the show!
Since that isn’t exactly a realistic way to attract attention, we opted for a retractable banner from DPS Banners. Take a look – It’s the tall, impressive-looking sign to your left. Catches your eye, doesn’t it?
The banner that I reviewed retails for $299 (but is on-sale right now for $229). It is 35″ x 82.5″ and it retracts into that tiny stand for easy storage and portability. It’s the perfect tool for an entrepreneur or work-from-home parent because it won’t take up much space in your home/garage.
There are a variety of banners available from DPS Banners with prices ranging from $160 to over $1000 – depending on the size and features. Entrepreneurs may be tempted to scoff at the price, but if you consider that the stand can be used again-and-again for years to come, it’s a worthy investment. It can be used at trade shows, conventions, conferences, speaking engagements, or as a prop for photo shoots. The banners are equally ideal for small businesses, bloggers, schools, and non-profit organizations.
Because I like dressing up and because I *know* you want to see “real life” pictures of a person standing next to the banner, here you go…
Exhibit A. My Favorite Plum-Colored Business Suit, paired with boots by Sofft (It’s the Tyla boot…no longer sold). When I walked out from the closet, my 3-year-old said, “I like that.”
Exhibit B: A new Little Black Dress that I bought at Target last week for $29.99 for a wedding that I was attending.
Exhibit C. Same Dress. Same Shoes. Sand-Colored Coat from Old Navy. I’ve had it forever and I like it, but I *never* wear it because it gets wrinkly so fast…and I’m not one to iron.
Okay. Enough of that.
Here’s what I’m *REALLY* wearing today. Blue Jeans. Boots. A Black Sweater. And…the best accessory of all – my blue-eyed baby!
WIN IT! One winner will receive a discount code for 70% OFF a deluxe retractable roll-up banner stand (currently on sale for $229) by DPS Banners! To enter, leave any topic-related comment on this post prior to Monday, January 18th at 11:59 p.m. (Don’t forget to follow the rules…all generic comments like “Enter me!,” “Love it,” and “Cool stuff!” will be disqualified.).
* I received a product sample for review purposes.
*UPDATE* The winner is #17 Chris. Congratulations!