Lessons from a trade show

Speak Schmeak

I just spent the past three days at a specialty foods trade show. My favorite exhibitors by far (even if I didn't love the product), were the ones who had stories to tell and engaged with the attendees. They were passionate about their sauces and candies and it showed in their conversation. I've been attending this show for probably 13 years now, and I know the products and his store almost as well as he does. Download audio here.

Lessons from a trade show

Speak Schmeak

I just spent the past three days at a specialty foods trade show. My favorite exhibitors by far (even if I didn't love the product), were the ones who had stories to tell and engaged with the attendees. They were passionate about their sauces and candies and it showed in their conversation. I've been attending this show for probably 13 years now, and I know the products and his store almost as well as he does. Download audio here.

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SXSW 2010–Get out the Vote!

Duarte Blog

How do you get people engaged and collaborating effectively? Conference panel discussions present a forum for learning, business activity thrives at the Trade Shows and global networking opportunities abound. Join us March 2010 for the panels, the parties, the 13th Annual Web Awards, the ScreenBurn at SXSW Arcade, the Film and Interactive Trade Show and Exhibition, Microsoft BizSpark Accelerator at SXSW and, of course, the inspirational experience that only SXSW can deliver.

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What's best for the audience?

Speak Schmeak

While discussing audience engagement strategies the other day, a client suggested that these strategies might not work for her kinds of audiences, especially at scientific conferences, where there are standard protocols. The audience at a scientific conference is going to be very different from the audience at a food trade show. However, you can generally assume that all audiences want to be engaged. In that sense, an engaging opening is what your audience wants.

What's best for the audience?

Speak Schmeak

While discussing audience engagement strategies the other day, a client suggested that these strategies might not work for her kinds of audiences, especially at scientific conferences, where there are standard protocols. The audience at a scientific conference is going to be very different from the audience at a food trade show. However, you can generally assume that all audiences want to be engaged. In that sense, an engaging opening is what your audience wants.

Making a bad space better

Speak Schmeak

There was also an art show going on. Carpeting I don't know if Earl Warren provides carpeting as an option, but most trade show halls do. Preparation Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies The Business of Speaking Speaking EngagementsDownload audio here. Over this past weekend I shared a booth at the Women's Festival at Earl Warren Showgrounds in Santa Barbara.

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Set up your show

PowerPoint Tips

You can do that in the Set Up Show dialog box, but I realized that most people never go there, so they don’t know its settings. The Set Up Show dialog box has settings that determine what happens when you go into Slide Show view and deliver your presentation. Specify the show type. The show type is the type of window that PowerPoint uses when you go into Slide Show view. Slide Show view is full screen and you can click from slide to slide.

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