Jan 17 2009

How to Perk Up Trade Shows – Prizes 2

People are by nature a bit competitive, some more than others, and a game is a great way to get the party or trade show started. It helps people become acquainted with your goods and services, and adds a bit of fun competition to the proceedings.

Games can be anything from a trivia game about the products and company or a game of strategy and skill.

Games also provide the perfect opportunity to find people to donate prizes to.  Depending on how much time you have and how many prizes you have to give away, you can award first, second, and third place a prize.

Or you can play a couple of games and the first place winner of each game gets a prize.  Just be sure it’s not the same person winning each time.

Naturally, you would do this in person. The easiest way to do it would be to give them your collateral sales material, a sheet of paper with the questions, and get them to put down all their contact information, and Booth number, if any.

Or, show them a power point presentation about your goods and services, giving them a sheet with the questions prior to that.  Again, get them to fill out all their contact information.

You can also make it a hands up and correct answer quiz, to help keep things moving along. Some people even give out buzzers and bells.

But in most cases you will want to show your presentation in your booth only at set times, so in this case, you would be aiming for a large group, in which case, the latter suggestion would not be very practical.