"We all know how effective a traditional trade show and in-person networking can be; face-to-face is always the desired sales technique," explains Louis Godin, Virtual Trade Show Organizer at http://www.WebEventPlanner.com. "Tradtional trade shows cost thousands of dollars in travel and material expenses, they last only a couple of days, and they are out of reach as a marketing tool to most sales professionals. We all know the drama that goes along with social and business network systems. Virtual Trade Shows provide year-round access to potential clients around the world. Networking locally with a virtual trade show allows community business and industry professionals to come together to promote and cross-sell each other with the best products and services to both local and national consumers. Word of mouth is still your most powerful and cost-effective form of advertising. New ideas always get people talking. Search engines provide no rapport building techniques and do not offer a complete list of industry businesses that may be beneficial in our search. Many times search engines provide us with the companies with top advertising dollars or with information that is unorganized and outdated. We have to dig and dig to extract an array of access links and information we are looking for." Virtual trade shows allow consumers to get to know their local companies virtually.
"Regular Internet search engines assume that consumers know what they are looking for," says Godin. "Virtual trade shows allow the consumer to browse exhibitor vendors, organize vendors by virtual trade show booth displays, and attend virtual show events in the comfort of their own home or office. For some industries, such as wedding planning, meeting planning and travel, consumers do not always know what they are looking for. They often want various options. Virtual trade shows provide grassroots search engine and networking creation for community and industry professionals."
"Who better to organize a search engine and networking concept than a community or industry professional--
Today's virtual marketing and advertising options offers little personal attention or customer service. Adding that little personal touch of "Sales 101" (customer service, rapport, and education) can make all the difference in closing the sale.
Virtual Trade Shows offers many cost effective benefits to both the attendee and exhibitor such as:
No travel expense
No time restraints
No Crowds and Lines - Attend shows in the comfort of your home or office
Available on line 24/7 365 day a year.
"Community business and industry professionals should spend more time creating innovative and cost effective personal online networking tools locally'" says Godin. "By incorporating a virtual trade show networking resource into his or her portfolio, a local community business owner or sales professional can stand out in business and social networking gatherings and take charge of their own personal networking resource. Network your community businesses, organizations and non-profits with your very own local virtual trade show network resource tool by offering free virtual exhibitor and event space on your show as your 'Personal Virtual Gift' to community and business professionals while networking and promoting yourself and your business services."
# # #
Louis Godin' Virtual Trade Show Organizer at WebEventPlanner.com, offers 18 years of experience in the event planning industry and 10 years of Internet Marketing Research and Development. WebEventPlanner.com provides all event planning and travel industry sales professionals with free custom networking and marketing virtual events that are a tangible resource for networking, marketing and sales development. A top 5 finalist for "Marketing Professional of the Year" by Event Solutions Magazine Idea Factory in 2012 and 2009.