Trade Show Prospecting Toolkit: The Ultimate Collection

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It’s no small investment to send salespeople to trade shows: Airfare, hotels, meals, transportation, and swag are just a few expenses – in addition to a lot of time. We have trade show prospecting down to a science. We’ve got the ultimate collection to get the most of your trade show – with step-by-step instructions, plus creative tips for everything from making yourself memorable to follow-up techniques guaranteed to get a reply.

Eleven Mistakes that Torpedo Your Trade Show Sales

The Sales Heretic

Trade shows are a vital component of many companies’ marketing mix. From general shows to specialty functions; tiny, local shows to gigantic, international affairs; consumer shows to industry events, trade shows are a 13 billion dollar-a-year industry in the U.S.

Trade Show Torture

Braveheart Sales

A few weeks back, I was at a trade show (ISC West), and I’m still haunted by a sales interaction I witnessed. Here’s the situation (without names to protect the guilty): I was walking the show floor with a good friend who is also a business operator in the industry.

Mobile Tours Can Replace Flagging Trade Shows

Sales and Marketing

Author: Steve Randazzo Once upon a time, trade shows were deemed the kings of B2B marketing events. Today the fairytale-like success of trade shows has dwindled, and the shows seem more like a hassle. According to the 2017 Center for Exhibition Industry Research Index Report, the fourth quarter of 2016 was yet another sign the reign of trade shows is over. Others, like the Food Marketing Institute show in Chicago, have disappeared entirely.

Why Your Candy Dish is Killing Your Trade Show Sales

The Sales Heretic

“When I attend a trade show, I only stop at booths that have candy dishes. Sales booth candy exhibit exhibitor prospect trade showBecause, if you have candy, you must be a terrific company.

Sales Tip: Making Trade Shows Pay

The Sales Leader

Trade shows are typically not what they’re cracked up to be. Sales Tips Colleen Francis Engage Selling Solutions how to make a trade show successful motivating employees optimizing sales Pipeline Management sales trade shows trade shows success

Twelve Ways to Get People to Your Trade Show Booth

The Sales Heretic

I registered to attend an upcoming trade show, so naturally I’ve been deluged with postcards and letters from exhibitors beseeching me to visit their booth. Sales attendees books booth business CD's DVD's exhibit follow up prospect seminar trade show trainingMost of the messages have been along the lines of “Come learn all about our super-cool, revolutionary, state-of-the-art, game-changing, mega-awesome product or service.”

Get the Most Out of Trade Shows with Pre & Post Show Prospecting Strategies

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Trade show season is here. With some pre-show negotiation for the contact list, and investigation on your end to see who is going, you can begin nurturing contacts prior to the show. This is equally as important as the post-show follow-up. Did you know that a recent study shows 98% of conversions happen within 28 days of a show and 65% of those are within the first two weeks?

Get the Most Out of Trade Shows with Pre & Post Show Prospecting Strategies

DiscoverOrg Sales

Trade show season is here. With some pre-show negotiation with the contact list and investigation on your end to see who is going, you can begin nurturing contacts prior to the show. This is equally as important as the post-show follow-up. Did you know that a recent study shows 98% of conversions happen within 28 days of a show and 65% of those are within the first two weeks?

Trade Shows and Trade Offs


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Treat Trade Shows As A Mini Sales Cycle!

Kim Orlesky

It’s Trade Show Season! Not everyone looks forward to this season for a number of reasons, but we looove trade shows. After all, that’s what trade shows are about! See trade shows as it should be: a mini sales cycle. Yay!!!

3 Reasons for Low ROI from a Trade Show (with ways to improve)

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One of the most popular avenues to generate leads is trade shows. During the trade show are opportunities to meet with colleagues for networking opportunities. There is a downside: trade shows are expensive. Send the first email a month before the show.

The Trade Show Follow Up Process


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Top Ways to Maximize Trade Show Opportunities

Score More Sales

Can you remember back to that time, perhaps not so long ago, when you had an amazing trade show booth opportunity to showcase your company and for whatever reason you did not capitalize on it? It is not as simple to do pre-work and follow-up for trade show booths as one might think.

Don’t Be a Trade Show Vulture! Here’s 10 Steps for Event Follow Up Success

Sales Hacker

In this article I’m going to explain how to PROPERLY execute an effective trade show follow up campaign without being a blood sucking lead vulture. 10 Steps for Effectively Following Up with Leads After a Trade Show or Event. The post Don’t Be a Trade Show Vulture!

How to Work a Trade Show or Sales Conference

Score More Sales

This week I’m attending in and participating in LS16 – a Leadership Summit hosted by the AA-ISP, American Association of Inside Sales Professionals. This is a big annual event, and yesterday I met many people who were there for the first time and feeling a bit overwhelmed.

11 Ways to Close Your Next Presentation with Impact

The Sales Heretic

Whether you’re introducing a new product at a trade show, addressing your team at your annual sales meeting, or making the case for your company to your dream client, you want to end with a bang, not a whimper.

Trade Shows Can Work!-new idea!

Your Sales Management Guru

Trade Shows Can Work-new idea ! NOTE: Several weeks ago I wrote a blog on “ Why Trade Shows Don’t Work” , shortly after a good friend, Todd Schnick, wrote me a note to discuss how he makes trade shows work!

Twelve Ways to Use Stories to Boost Your Sales

The Sales Heretic

Sales closing customer keynote networking objections overcome overcoming presentations product seminar service social media speech stories trade shows trainingStories are extremely powerful. They can be both informative and persuasive, while being entertaining.

Are They Really a Prospect or Are You Just Wasting Time?

The Sales Heretic

Sales budget business cold calls LinkedIn networking owner professional prospect time trade showAs a salesperson, business owner, or professional, you only have so much time.

Trade Shows Don’t Work

Your Sales Management Guru

. Trade Shows Don’t Work. I have heard that phrase and similar comments from people about why they don’t include trade shows in their marketing programs, when in reality the reason many organizations do not gain a payback from their trade show investment is “they” don’t work the trade show. Just as we see #5 not performed, many times post trade show work is not performed or tracked.

3 Quick Important Trade Show Tips

MTD Sales Training

After a recent visit to a trade show, I felt I had to point out a few of quick thoughts that we all need to keep in mind. I am going to make this short and sweet and not going to give you too much, because that is the problem—TOO MUCH! #1 1 – Too Much

The Power of Sales Intelligence #3: Lead generation

DiscoverOrg Sales

From there, I build targeted contact list and craft a super-specific message, written just for them – and reach out to these clients and prospects before the show. I’ll line up pre-show and post-show activities: happy hours, on-site visits, dinners, coffee, follow-up meetings with prospects and clients alike. After the show, it’s time to address that stack of business cards that the sales rep brought back.

3 Great Tips To Cultivate Trade Show Leads

MTD Sales Training

The prospect stops by your booth. You make a connection and engage in a productive conversation, discussing possible interests and developing some rapport. Then a few days, a week or more later, you call the prospect back, only to find that the situation is the equivalent of a cold call. If you have ever returned

Follow Up on Trade Show Leads the Right Way


In this article, learn the wrong way to follow up on trade show leads and explore examples of how you should be calling those prospects.Question: "What's the best way to follow up on trade show leads?"Answer: "Answer: Most sales people mistakenly call trade s

Working a Trade Show is a Job

Your Sales Management Guru

Working a Trade Show is a Job. I have been speaking at a variety of industry trade shows delivering keynote programs, educational breakout sessions and general networking opportunities. They have invested time and money to fly here and yet I see this at the 20 or so trade shows I attend each year. There are plenty of reasons to believe that attending trade show or association event is fun and exciting because it is!

Trade Show Etiquette


Be consistent. You are your company. If you are selling a clown act, be funny no matter how grumpy you may feel at the end of the day. If you are promoting business etiquette, be gracious regardless of other people's inconsiderate behavior

How Effective Are Trade Shows?

Sales Tips & Techniques

The effectiveness of trade shows depends on the type of company and what you are selling. Read full story → Sales Management

Maximize Your Talent At Trade Shows


For years and years, the rumor has been that 80% of leads obtained at trade shows do not receive any follow up contact and even within the last month, I have read a number of discussions citing this statistic and arguing both sides. However, I don’t

Solutions to Overstaffing a Trade Show Event


When representatives feel as though they could be better utilized anywhere else, they are less likely to take the event seriously. Unfortunately, this is not just a personal problem for them – a negative attitude in your booth is infectious and can

The Sales Association: Industry Trade Shows: Pot of Gold or Money.

The Sales Association

Industry Trade Shows: Pot of Gold or Money Pit? Do you find yourself doubting if all of the time and expense you put in to exhibiting at trade shows is worth it? I want to let you in on something – trade shows are an extremely valuable opportunity to strengthen existing customer relationships and to bring in quality new leads – but you only get out of a tradeshow what you put in! Labels: booths , conferences , Trade Shows.

How to Select the Right SWAG for Trade Shows


Selecting the right SWAG for your booth (or selecting not to provide any premiums at all) can be tough, but hopefully by identifying and explaining these seven categories, you will be better informed and equipped to make the right decision before you

Will Your Trade Show Attire Help The Company's Goal?


Just as you wear one outfit to exercise, a different one to work, and another to enjoy a nightclub, you must consider what your team will be doing while on-site to choose the most appropriate outfits. Take into account any necessary booth assembly/te

Trade Show Etiquette - Free Mints and First Impressions


This past year I decided to participate in three vendor shows. All were exercises in salesmanship and people watching. I must confess that I enjoyed the latter most. I made a number of observations which I promised to share with you before the holida

Connect with Your Current Clients at Trade Shows


For clients who are also attendees, start by including them in your pre-show marketing efforts. In the time leading up to the event, send them a tailored version of the e-mails, physical mailers, and other communications you have already prepared fo

How to Make the Most Out of Trade Show Downtime


Regardless of how you feel (stressed, tired, overworked…) when the show opens each morning, it is essential that you make yourself look like you do when you feel your best. Once you look like you are excited to be exhibiting at the event, you will st

And You Call Yourself A Sales Professional?

MTD Sales Training

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14 Ways For Sales Managers To Improve The Quality Of Leads At An Exhibition

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Is your Trade Show Follow-Up Repelling Leads? | Sell More, Word.

The Sales Leader

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The Science and Art of Selling

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