Every business needs qualified leads. Trade shows are an effective, efficient venue for lead retrieval, of course, but if you look around, you will see other examples of how businesses generate leads through face-to-face marketing.
Modern Tradeshow Intelligence
1) Set Goals – Going into a show you must have written goals. Showing up because your competitors will be attending, is not a goal. Acquiring new customers is a goal. Regaining lost customers is a goal. Apply quantifiable measures to each of these goals, like $50,000 of sales revenue from prospects over the next 3 months after the show.
2) Collect Qualified Leads – It is not as hard as you think to collect qualified leads at shows. The key is to set qualifiers pre show into your lead retrieval device. Those serious about lead generation need to utilize software post show to filter leads. To turn your leads into sales it is important to develop and stick to a sales process. Don’t leave your prospects buying decisions to chance. Effective follow-up with electronic leads management software is required if you are going to meet ambitious goals.