Jacques, A booth with one bold and memorable element that stands out is I think a very important aspect to any well though out booth as it draws the eye and capture the interest to potential consumers. It certainly has more impact than an over crowded booth full of stuff... Your booth looks inviting, nicely done.Guys remember the lion when you see us at a show!
I am sure that SMILES attracts people. Surely being a stand holder, you are the one wanting something (selling your product) from the guests that passes your stall and not necessarily them wanting something from you. Further I am convinced that the stall owner should at all times be the one on his feet, not reading books/magazines (you can do that back at home as well) and rather try to make eye contact, hand out water, biltong and dry wors and entertain potential guests or friends. Be EXTRAORDINARY!biggest thing i have noticed and what stands out more to me is the friendly welcoming people, i have walked up to many stands just to wait or feel like i am imposing on them.
While most of the pictures show some great stands, some show exactly what i am talking about, i know the shows are sometimes boring, done many of them myself, but i have never resorted to reading a book/magazine
Sadly Patrick Mavros is no longer exhibiting at the SCI convention… I think that 2011 was the last year for him at SCI. From gossip that I heard, it is due to a rift between him and SCI. An exhibitor on the show floor was selling copies of his work or items very similar to his and after going to SCI complaining, they did nothing about it.Pictures of Booths from the Safari Club Convention