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Tips for Buyers at a Trade Show

1. You don’t have to buy, but that doesn’t mean you have to be rude.

Look, I know attending a trade show as a buyer can be tough. All the exhibitors are looking for their big break, and when they see someone walking by with a buyer badge they think their ship has come in. That said, it doesn’t mean you need to be rude when someone offers to show you their product. Instead, be honest.

I’d rather a buyer tell me that they aren’t buying or that they aren’t looking for new products than have them be rude. At least I’ll know there’s no shot and I’ll move on to the next prospect.

Which leads me to my next two tips…

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Trade Show Tips and Tricks Part II

A few weeks ago I attended the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market Show in Salt Lake City with a client.

Outdoor Retailer Summer Market

The show had me thinking of some more tips for attending a trade show as an exhibitor. Here they are!

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10 Trade Show Tips and Tricks

A few weeks ago, I went to the Shot Show with a client. Before I get into the tips for a successful

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trade show, let me start by saying WOW! The Shot Show was by far the biggest show I’ve attended. I know that shows like CES are bigger (I’ve never been), but this was almost overwhelming.

Anyway, while I was at the Shot Show, I noticed that a lot of the vendors didn’t seem to have a clue as to how to run their booth. Based on that, I thought I’d come up with a list of tips for those who are willing to admit they can use some help.

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