3 Ways To Sell and Have Fun Doing It

Written by Jay Conners

Three Ways To Sell, And Have Fun Doing It

There are many ways to sell and have fun doing it, but some times we really need to step outsiderepparttar box and do something a little different if not drastic.

Listed below arerepparttar 145358 three fun and exciting ways to take that giant leap and start having fun selling your product!

ēThe Sidewalk Sale ēSupermarkets ēBlock Party

The Sidewalk Sale

If you are looking to put a big push on your production and obtain a lot of applications in one day, thenrepparttar 145359 sidewalk sale isrepparttar 145360 way to go!

Exactly what isrepparttar 145361 sidewalk sale?

Keep reading...

The sidewalk sale is when you take one full day out ofrepparttar 145362 week, preferably a Friday, because people tend to be more relaxed and receptive, and set up a table onrepparttar 145363 sidewalk outside of your office and have two to three reps manning it at all times.

Tie balloons torepparttar 145364 end of your table to attract attention, and give out freebies such as pens, and post it notes. Also have food available, this will attract people in droves, food such as cookies and lemon aid, or you can really go crazy and have a pop corn machine, or a hot dog griller, these props will definitely attract attention and put people in front of you.

Have lots of literature to hand out, business cards handy, and applications ready forrepparttar 145365 taking!

Play loud but decent music inrepparttar 145366 background, and be loud and cheerful, whatever getrepparttar 145367 attention ofrepparttar 145368 public.

As cheezy as this may all sound, it works, trust me, Iíve done it! Besides itís a great way to spend your work day, and have fun selling your products!

The Supermarket

The next time you are in your local supermarket, take a good look around. As you walkrepparttar 145369 aisles, take a good look around. Notice how many people who are not affiliated withrepparttar 145370 supermarket are selling their product. There are usually two or three. This believe it or not, is a lot!

Expecting the Unexpected Can Save Your Tradeshow

Written by Susan Friedmann

Catastrophes come from out of nowhere. Massive thunderstorms can roll through a region without a momentís notice, knocking out power and phone lines. An iffy meal at a local restaurant, and you have a staff member flat on their back with food poisoning. Open up your sales materials only to discover that you have allrepparttar wrong literature Ė and that itís printed in a language you canít read! What do you do?

The key is preparation. Most problems can be addressed using your creativity and common sense Ė but implementing those solutions can be tricky. Begin by laying a strong foundation for your team with advance preparation.

Advance preparation will makerepparttar 145357 difference between success and failure. By starting well before your trade show, youíll be assured of smooth sailing, no matter what happens. There are three areas to concentrate on: People, Places, and Things.

People: You are only as good as your booth staff. The best display, graphics, and give-always wonít save your show if your staff isnít up to snuff. Provide comprehensive training beforerepparttar 145358 show. Cross train your staff so that one member can cover for another. This doesnít mean your sales people need to be technical gurus or that your mechanical whiz-kids need to become top-notch sellers Ė but each should know enough aboutrepparttar 145359 otherís purview to pinch-hit.

Places: Itís not enough to merely know whererepparttar 145360 convention center is. Take a few minutes and do an internet search about your destination. Where isrepparttar 145361 closest medical facility? Airport? Copy shop? Shipping center? Having area knowledge will save you valuable time if you need to send staffers out ofrepparttar 145362 venue for errands. Youíre only atrepparttar 145363 show for a few days. Make your time there as productive as possible.

Designate a team leader beforerepparttar 145364 show. This person will berepparttar 145365 go-to person in case of any emergencies, and should have decision-making power. If an unforeseen event occurs, your team will know who they should turn to for direction.

Things: The biggest headaches often come fromrepparttar 145366 simplest items. If your brochures have been sent to Hong Kong instead of Dallas, thereís not much you can do to remedyrepparttar 145367 situation, short of hopping a red eye and physically retrievingrepparttar 145368 wayward literature yourself. Thatís not always practical.

Instead, depend on back-ups. For example: Having a CD-ROM back up of all your literature is a simple, easy step. Most major cities have print shops that will happily run off a few thousand brochures. Youíll pay a premium for rush service, but thatís a small price compared torepparttar 145369 potential revenue loss.

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