How are your Speed Dating Skills?

To me, trade shows are just like speed dating. Let me explain.

Normal shopping or purchasing is not focussed. You may be there to buy what you want or you may be hanging around the shopping centre with friends. Maybe

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Booth Location

Over the weekend, I spent time at the Mind, Body and Spirit expo in Melbourne. I was there to work with a client of mine and also to check what others were doing at the Trade Show.

I was chatting

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Freebies – do you need them?

Have you seen the freebie trolls?

You know the ones I am talking about, they walk around the trade show or expo taking freebies from every booth they pass. They are sort of like the anti-Santa. They just keep filling

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Check Your Facts

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I get all fired up about what I think and not what I know. Let me explain.

Out the front of our house are about 10 large pine trees. The previous owner planted

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Back to Booth Basics

I am never surprised at how un-common common sense is. Nowhere is this more obvious than in the business arena.

I was just working with one of my Trade Show clients who was getting ready for next weekends Mind, Body

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Some Imponderables!

I was sent this by a friend and thought that some are worth the time to ponder!!

  • If you take an Oriental person and spin him around several times, does he become disoriented?
  • If people from Poland
    Been making. Faster:

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Become the Hub

Have you ever noticed at a trade show how certain stands become THE place to be? Sort of the hub of activity. Naturally you want your stand to be that hub.

Don’t forget that the crowd is fickle. It is

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Happy Anniversary

It is a month of anniversaries!

Today my lovely wife, Sam (see the picture for her loveliness), and I celebrate our first wedding anniversary. That 12 months has gone soooo fast yet also it has taken ages. During that time

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Get out of your road!!

I have been Twittering with @AlohaArleen and @TheDailyBlonde about the the joys of Australia. They are both from the USA and said they would love to visit one day.

It got me thinking.

So many people get in their own

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The Bane of Booth Babes

You have seen them at nearly every trade show you go to. Attractive women (and men) handing out brochures. If you start asking them some questions about the product or service, they almost deflate in front of you! I have

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How to Get Up when you’re feeling down

Ever had those moments?

Everything seems to be cruising along nicely. Relationship is good (if not getting better and better), friends are good (still get invites to go out), hobbies are good (love cruising on the motorbike or doing what

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What is Success?

As with all things in life, you cannot measure what you cannot define.

Famously, Ralph Waldo Emerson had this to say about success:

To laugh often and much;
To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children;

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Clean Feed or Internet Filters?

There has been a lot about clean feeds and internet filters that has come across my radar this week.

In summary, the Australian Government wants to filter the internet so that “naughty” sites will not be accessible. Different community groups

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Yes, you can say No

This comes up time and time again in my workshops, with my coaching/mentoring clients and even with my friends. So I wanted to clarify this.

It is OK to say No.

You may not feel that way, you may feel

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Accidentally Famous

You never know who reads your site, blog, twitter, facebook or whatever else you do.

While “Famous”, as referred to in the title, is a bit of a stretch I was pleased to find out that my ex-Poodle was referred …

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