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6 Things NOT TO DO When You Are Exhibiting Your Business!

1. Neglecting pre-show planning: Failing to plan ahead can lead to disorganised and ineffective stand setup. Make sure to create a detailed plan, including stand design, promotional materials and staffing requirements.

2. Being unprepared: Arriving at the trade show without the necessary supplies and materials can make your stand appear unprofessional. Double-check that you have everything you need, such as brochures, business cards, signage and promotional items.


3. Ignoring stand etiquette: It's important to be respectful and courteous to other exhibitors and attendees. Avoid blocking aisles, engaging in aggressive sales tactics or monopolising conversations with potential customers.


4. Having a cluttered or unappealing stand: A messy or unattractive stand can deter visitors and make it difficult for them to understand your offerings. Keep your stand clean, organised and visually appealing to attract attention and create a positive impression.


5. Failing to engage with attendees: Sitting idly in your stand or not actively engaging with attendees can result in missed opportunities. Be proactive in initiating conversations, asking open-ended questions and showcasing your products or services.


6. Neglecting follow-up after the trade show: After the event, it's crucial to follow up with leads and contacts you made during the trade show. Failing to do so can waste the potential business opportunities generated at the event. Send personalised follow-up emails or make phone calls to nurture those connections.


By avoiding these common mistakes, you can maximize your chances of success and make the most out of your trade show experience.


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