Working your Trade Show Booth

Written by Rick Hendershot, M.A.


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Blow your own horn. LOUD. Make a clear and concise list of your product's benefits, and rehearse them until they are second nature to you. (Of course as an effective sales person, you should have done this already). What does your product or service do that's unique? Does it have a 100% guarantee? Will it save money inrepparttar long run? Is itrepparttar 124444 first onrepparttar 124445 market? Find that selling point and make sure it's visible to passers-bys. It should be visible in your trade show graphics. And it should be prominent in your presentation. Don't just highlight your company name; participants are coming to find that special product or service. "If they see what they're looking for initially, they're going to come to you," says Leslie.

Make your handouts standout. How many times have you seen people toting a canvas bag chock-full of brochures? This material, according Leslie, is likely to become firestarter. People tend to keep things with bulk, such as product samples, cds and other more substantial give aways. He encourages substantial novelty freebies such as yo-yos. If you're not willing to spendrepparttar 124446 money on these types of handouts, at least invest in business cards with a picture or graphic of your product onrepparttar 124447 flipside a quick reminder of what you had to offer. Cards can be filed away in pockets and wallets. Says Leslie: "That business card will last much longer than multi-colored fold-out material."

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Trade Show Tips: Working your trade show booth

Rick Hendershot is marketing manager for www.tradeshow-display-experts.com. The parent company, Canada Display Graphics, has facilities in Mississauga and Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, and ships trade show displays and custom vinyl banners across North America.


Designing a better Trade Show Booth

Written by Rick Hendershot, M.A.


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First, since she has come some distance to see a number of specific exhibits, chances are she is looking for a familiar name or logo. Don't disappoint. Display your logo prominently nearrepparttar top ofrepparttar 124443 display. That way it will be as visible as possible aboverepparttar 124444 heads ofrepparttar 124445 people standing in front.

The same goes for your "primary product message". Try to boil your product or service down into one or two words that you can focus on. This could be a product logo, especially if it is well known and easily identifiable. But it could also be a two or three word phrase much likerepparttar 124446 "keywords" used in web pages. If you can't think of anything creative, then just take your primary product and stick an adjective in front of it (or a short phrase behind it) that gives it some "zing"...like this...

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The objective is to keep it nearrepparttar 124447 top of your display, on one, or at most, two lines, where it will get maximum exposure.

So that takes care ofrepparttar 124448 top 1/3 or so of your display. The rest should be devoted to enhancing or illustratingrepparttar 124449 "primary product message". Forget about using lots of copy to actually tell people about your product. Ifrepparttar 124450 show is successful, you will spend most of your time blockingrepparttar 124451 view of your display, and prospects won't be able to see it anyway.

That means you should find one or two large striking images and integrate them into a colorful background. The best designs often use just one large image. In our design section we offer some suggestions and show you some possible layouts.

The important thing to remember is that people are not going to walk up to your display and start readingrepparttar 124452 information on it. That is why a "graphic" approach is much more realistic than an informational approach. If you are considering sticking a bunch of information-intensive graphics on your display because you think that will give you more communication bang for your buck, forget it. It won't. The situation,repparttar 124453 environment, andrepparttar 124454 motivation are just not right for this to happen. You PopUp is a very specific kind of "bilboard", and it should be treated that way.

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Rick Hendershot is marketing manager for www.tradeshow-display-experts.com. The parent company, Canada Display Graphics, has facilities in Mississauga and Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, and ships trade show displays and custom vinyl banners across North America.


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