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Old 22nd January 2008, 05:23 AM   #11
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Good luck on your trade show!

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Old 24th January 2008, 04:45 PM   #12
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Jackie - great little giveaway and I love the drawing idea, it will bring people in and then conversations can commence!

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Old 29th January 2008, 09:48 PM   #13
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Giveaway is a great idea...have a fishbowl with a sign that says "win an i-pod" or something that would make people want to drop their card in there.

Another thing that has worked well for me - have a bowl of candy or chocolates at your booth - everyone will stop by to get some chocolate! then you have an excuse to start a conversation.

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Old 30th January 2008, 07:32 AM   #14
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Giveaway is a great idea...have a fishbowl with a sign that says "win an i-pod" or something that would make people want to drop their card in there.

Another thing that has worked well for me - have a bowl of candy or chocolates at your booth - everyone will stop by to get some chocolate! then you have an excuse to start a conversation.

Good ideas!! I agree. I always grab chocoalte out of the bowl when passing by a booth.

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Old 30th January 2008, 10:30 PM   #15
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Sounds like a great plan!

I'm attending my first 'in real life' sale in a few months and am starting to think about setting up my booth too. Because I'll be selling direct to consumers, I'll have to have a sign up list instead of fishbowl for cards, but I'll be promoting it asking for people to 'sign up for special offers'.

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Old 31st January 2008, 03:37 PM   #16
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Chocolate was my saving grace at the ISSA show.. all about janitorial supplies!

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Old 31st January 2008, 04:25 PM   #17
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I thought of chocolate but once you throw away the wrapper, your name is gone. I will probably have some chocolate at the booth though.
Got lots to do to get ready for this!

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Old 6th February 2008, 05:18 PM   #18
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What is the best way to get people to stop by your booth at a trade show or expo? I am already doing pre show mailers and provide some sponsorships anything else you can think of? Thanks
Presentation makes a huge difference. Great banner, well dressed company representatives. Also everyone is always looking for something free. Try giving them a promotional product with your company name and info on it. You can also add a coupon for a percentage off or free shipping on their next order.

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Old 18th February 2008, 12:50 AM   #19
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A USB flash memory drive with your logo on it.
They are quite cheap and the customer will use it often.
Maybe not so cheap that you can give to everyone, but it is
definitely a hit with your selected clients.

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Old 4th March 2008, 08:20 AM   #20
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Apple allows you to put an inscription on your iPod Shuffle for free, which is a great way to give a gift to your valued clients.

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