It seems as if companies try to outdo each other in trade shows. Of course, this could be the perfect venue for you to show off your new products or services. You actually get people to walk up to you, and like comic conventions, you get the eager beavers who ask millions of questions. But you can’t complain now, can you? This is your chance to win someone over, and like a peacock out to attract its mate, it’s time that you make your very own trade show as much of a success as possible. How exactly can you do this? Here are a few simple tricks of the…well, trade:

1. Plan how to decorate your spot with the right trade show materials. You’ll be competing with several other corporations who may be similar to nature with yours. It’s important to make a timeline so you know how much you can spare. Then, list down your list of expenses and see just how much you’re willing to spend.
2. Talk to possible suppliers and give them enough time to get your requests in. If there are changes to be made, make sure you include them in the entire equation. As much as you’ve built close ties with some of your suppliers, some things need time to be executed. The trade show exhibits and signage should ideally be in a few weeks before the actual event so that you’ll see how the finished products work with your whole theme.
3. Plan where you’ll put the banner stands, display boards, and all other kinds of trade show display. Remember, your goal here is to make a good impression, and you can only do that if you’re able to reflect your company’s image well.
4. Check out new designs for signs. Sometimes, technology plays an integral part in attracting possible clients. The more attractive your booth looks, the more people will notice you.
5. Make sure you have enough brochures and calling cards available. This is why you should know how long these trade shows last. The days may vary, and of course, common sense dictates that you need more if you plan to stay there longer.
6. Set up a counter where people can approach you if they have questions pertaining to the services you offer. Assign a person who is pleasant and who knows the ins and outs of the business very well. Once people sense ignorance, they may somewhat get turned off and seek the help of someone else.

7. If you’re budget permits it, you can also have corporate giveaways available. These don’t have to be expensive, unless, of course, if you know that you’ll surely win from the experience. Other than that, simple everyday items will do. As long as they’re useful, people are bound to use them, and thus, they’ll see your name more often.
8. Lastly, plan the staff who’ll man the booth for the days it’ll be there on the trade show. Make sure these people believe in the company they work for so they are better at convincing prospective customers to buy into what you have.


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