Saturday, June 21, 2014
Tips For Having A Successful Trade Show Presence
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You are going to be participating in a trade show; now, you just need to accomplish the simple task of knowing everything you need to know in order to be successful. At first, this might seem overwhelming; but actuall, it's all quite simple. If you understand this basic element of trade show success, you will have a valuable and enjoyable experience. What is this one thing anyone at a trade show needs to know in order to be successful? It is quite simple, really: In a trade show, no matter what you are selling, you are actually selling YOU. That's right - you're selling yourself, so it is important that you know exactly how to do this. Before you even arrive at the trade show, the act of selling yourself begins. Make sure your confidence is up; make sure you are dressed in a manner that invites the confidence of others. Don't look sloppy, or people will assume that your business is sloppy. Double-check everything, and make sure that you will be making the impression you wish to make. Remember when you arrive at the trade show that people need to buy you before they will buy your product. Everyone is someone; this is important to remember, because this is the case whether the person looks like someone or not. Look approachable, like you want to talk, and keep that smile on your face at all times. Treat every person as though they might be your next big client or customer, because you never know who that next one will be. When you are talking to people, make sure you remain engaged. Keep smiling while you talk to hem; maintain eye contact; make sure they feel like you care about them and what they are saying. As you talk to them, bring the conversation to areas of common ground. People feel more comfortable when they are on ground they are familiar with, and you can do this by leading the conversation toward common points of interest. Lastly, remember that you represent the entire company to every eye at the trade show. You will be on your way to success by keeping this thought in mind and treating people accordingly. Although the trade show might seem daunting, all you have to do is remember that it is actually all about the people, and that to the people it is all about you. Give them something that makes them feel comfortable with and confident in you, and they will feel comfortable with and confident in your business.