With the Internet, B2B, sales calls, B2C, Facebook, open houses, Twitter, industry conferences, email, texting, conference calls, webinars, video conferencing, Google, trade shows and many more, we are being pulled in many directions as we try to navigate our businesses. How do you choose what you should be focusing on and how do you balance these business tools to stay on top of your business? This is a tough task for most of us. I personally struggle with managing everything on a daily bases due to time constraints.
One of the things I learned from my father is that proper planning prevents poor performance … if you plan your work then you can work your plan. One example that helps me is when I attend industry conventions or trade shows, I make sure that I sit down and THINK about what I want to accomplish while I am at the event. I make notes for discussions with manufacturers/distributors that I will meet with and will include items such as current issues and/or opportunities. I schedule my attendance at educational tracts that are relevant to my responsibilities and highlight all other goals I want to accomplish. This process becomes my plan/road map for the event and it allows me to focus on my objectives and accomplish them!
Having a predetermined plan enables me to walk away after the event with a feeling of success and a good return on my investment in time and dollars. I also never discount the value of networking at these events. It is remarkable how much information you can gather during a simple conversation that allows you to understand a market, get a unique perspective, gain ideas, etc., all which may help you with your business. This networking can take place anytime and anywhere…during the receptions, walking the halls, eating, working out, etc.
Too many people show up at industry conventions, trade shows or meetings without a plan and they expect just because they showed up, something will happen. No plan of action will usually result in unmet expectations and leave the individual feeling that the event was a waste of his or her time and money when the real reason was because he or she did not properly prepare themselves to take advantage of the opportunities presented at the event. All of this is applicable to you because you choose where you will spend your time and money!
As business owners and leaders, one of the greatest things on most of our minds as we are attending conventions and trade shows is how the sales force is fairing while we are away. Are they taking the day off or are they chilling out in the office while the boss is away? It is a concern. There is one salesman you can always trust to work for you. Supply Store Pro is a marketing and product tool set that works 24 hours a day 7 day a week.
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