Choosing the right trade show that attracts your target audience is crucial.
In this episode of the Tradeshow Training Minute, Susan Friedmann, CSP, The Tradeshow Coach, talks about choosing the right trade show to exhibit at.
According to tradeshow research, approximately 60% of attendees come from a 200 mile radius of the show. Investigate which shows will give your company the best exposure to the target audience you’re interested in attracting.
New products at trade shows. According to trade show research, over 76% of visitors to a trade show are there to see “what’s new.”
In this episode of the Tradeshow Training Minute, Susan Friedmann, CSP, The Tradeshow Coach, walks you through her “new & improved” formula to display your products/services.
What aspect of your products/services could you highlight that are unknown to your target audience.
Think “new”, think “improved.”
In this episode of the Tradeshow Training Minute, Susan Friedmann, CSP, The Tradeshow Coach, explains effective ways to use tradeshow giveaways.
They should be a token of appreciation. A way to say “thank you” to your prospect for visiting your booth.
See transcript below.
Tradeshow Training Minute Transcript: How to Use Trade Show Giveaways Effectively
This is Susan Friedmann, the trade show coach, with another trade show minute.
Today, I’m going to focus on giveaways. You know, those little trinkets, the tchotchkes that people give away at trade shows. Well, what’s the purpose of them?
Tthe purpose is that it’s a token of appreciation. Somebody comes to your booth, has a conversation with you, and then you give them something as a token of appreciation as a thank you.
You don’t want to leave them lying out so everybody can take them. This isn’t a free for all. It doesn’t mean that people are going to remember you just because you leave it out.
I’ve got a pot of pens in my office. I couldn’t tell you whose name is on any one of them. The most important thing to think about is, give away something that is related to your business, something that reminds people of who you are, and what you do.
Something that’s useful to them. Maybe it’s a tip sheet, maybe it’s some guidelines, such as an income tax deduction sheet, maybe it’s a white paper, a special report, such as a case study.
Things like that, people do not throw away.
Also, they’re of no use to the kids, or aunt Sally as the scrunchie, the toy, the cap, the T-shirt – those are all great, but the fact is, at the end of the day, is it going to remind people about who you are and what you do?
Think about that next time you want to give something away at a trade show.
This is Susan Friedmann, the Trade Show Coach, visit my website thetradeshowcoach.com.
Read my book, “Meeting and Event Planning for Dummies”, and I’ll see you on the next Trade Show Training Minute.
In this episode of the Tradeshow Training Minute, Susan Friedmann, CSP, The Tradeshow Coach, shares the most important points every exhibitor needs to know on how to prepare booth staff to work a trade show.
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