Some backyard musing about inspirational people – mostly women – that have been an influence on my life. Also: Tradeshow Tip of the Week, and this week’s ONE GOOD THING: The NBA Playoffs.
Emcee and Keynote Speaker Thom Singer joins TradeshowGuy Tim Patterson this week for a chat about what it is like to be am emcee and keynote speaker – and some tips on how to reach your full potential.
A ‘road-tripping’ version of TradeshowGuy Monday Morning Coffee, where I gather at the campground with old friends, hoist a few, pick some tunes, stare at the night stars, and smell the juniper and sage of the Oregon high desert. Totally off the grid for almost 72 hours with absolutely “NO SERVICE!” Good stuff.
As for the ONE GOOD THING? Hitting the road, doing a little camping – it’s a VACATION, no matter how long.
On today’s TradeshowGuy Monday Morning Coffee, I sit for an interview with Mel White, VP of Business Development at Classic Exhibits. We dig into my new book, Tradeshow Superheroes and Exhibiting Zombies: 66 Lists Making the Most of Your Tradeshow Markering.
ONE GOOD THING: Archive.org
Today’s Coffee has no guest, so I take some time to take a closer look at what is getting my attention these days:
And here are links to all of those things:
- Muck Rack Daily
- Tim Ferris – 5 Bullet Friday
- New Yorker Daily Newsletter
- Five-Thirty-Eight Newsletter
Music I’m Listening to:
- Rolling Stones ON AIR
- 70s Reggae Music from Studio One (and more – this links to an 80-minute collection of Studio One singles from the 60s and 70s on YouTube)
- Bruce Springsteen live concerts via Nugs.net
- Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra (Wikipedia listing)
What I’m reading:
- Chris Ducker: Rise of the Youpreneur
- Harry Bosch novels (link to author Michael Connelly’s site with a listing of the books in chronological order) – and here’s the series on Amazon (Wikipedia listing)
With so many places to order branded merchandise, how do you know what you’re really getting? Sometimes it takes an expert to help you figure it out. This episode of TradeshowGuy Monday Morning Coffee feature Mike Stanton of Agitprop Productions discussing the ins and outs of tracking down quality promotional branded items.
This week’s ONE GOOD THING: LED lighting!
What is geofencing and how is it used for trade shows, events and conferences? TradeshowGuy Tim Patterson discussed the marketing method with Justin Croxton of Propellant Media. And if you’d like, download the Localized Guide to Geofencing Marketing here.
ONE GOOD THING: Homeland on Showtime.
What makes a good sustainable exhibit? I caught up with John-Paull Davidson of Boothster out of Portland, Oregon on this week’s TradeshowGuy Monday Morning Coffee to take a look at what kind of work his company does for exhibitors who place a high value on using sustainable materials.
This week’s ONE GOOD THING: Star Trek – the Original Series.
Thought I’d take a look back at all of the guests that I’ve had on TradeshowGuy Monday Morning Coffee since the turn of the year calendar in January. It’s been quite a few in three months, and I’ve enjoyed sharing these conversations with you (all links open up new tabs). Have you heard/seen all of these?
January 8: Charles Pappas. Charles discusses his new book “Flying Cars, Zombie Dogs and Robot Overlords.”
January 15: Steve Miller. His new book “Uncopyable” is the topic of discussion.
January 22: Jim Palmer. Another fun interview with a fun guy. Business-builder and marketing coach with a lot of great ideas.
January 29: Anders Boulanger: Anders is a professional presenter and helps clients bring in more leads through his company The Infotainers.
February 5: Stephan Murtagh: Known in his native Dublin at The Exhibition Guy, a natural counterpart to TradeshowGuy.
February 12: Vikram Rajan of Phoneblogger.net discusses how he uses tradeshows and conferences to build his business and brand.
February 19: Ruth Railer, CTSM Silver Level. Business developer, Tradeshow Specialist, Booth Staff Educator. Yes, she knows her stuff!
February 26: Eric Rosenberg. Eric used his appearances at events, tradeshows and conferences to help build his successful blogging career in the personal finance industry.
March 5: Leslie Ungar. President of Electric Impulse. Leslie shared a lot of great ideas here.
March 12: David Feinman of Viral Ideas Marketing talks about using video on social media.
March 19: Nicky Omohundro of Little Family Adventures discusses her experiences as an official blogger at Natural Products Expo West.
March 26: Shep Hyken. As Chief Amazement Officer of Shepard Presentations, Shep’s been working with companies such as AT&T, Disney, Lexus and Merrill Lynch on customer engagement.
These guests have all been great fun, entertaining and educational – and thanks to all of them! I look forward to speaking with many more people later this year on the TradeshowGuy Monday Morning Coffee! Subscribe to the audio podcast here.
How do you get people to attend shows? And once they attend, what’s the best strategy to keep them coming? That’s the topic and TradeshowGuy Tim Patterson and Trade Show Ready’s Nick McCallion tackle in this wide-ranging interview. Plus: Tradeshow Tip of the Week and ONE GOOD THING!
ONE GOOD THING: Seth Godin’s podcast AKIMBO.