Trade Show Fun

Recently I had the pleasure of sketching at a trade show just north of Cincinnati. A super group, everyone was happy to be there and enjoying the conversation and endless activities at hand. One of the many drawings I did that night was this one, two gentleman from out of town. I hope they had time to visit and enjoy Cincy — one of the greatest American cities, absolutely. 

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Caricature drawing of bride and groom with their dog

Wedding Venue BAD Choices

WEDDING VENUE, How To CHOOSE?? One of the major headaches for some couples planning their big day is going over the wedding venue choices. Where we gonna do this anyhow?? There are a LOT of factors required to be in that mix, so let’s try to list some of the most important ones to help your decision-making along. This is not a small thing, since the wedding overall is likely to cost $29,000-$31,000 on average, according to Wedding Stats.  Weddings are now a $48 billion industry (yes!), so obviously getting married is quite an investment on every level. But for now, let us focus on choosing the right place to… Read More

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Staff Morale Booster!

We have struggled along for the last year or so without the usual fun (and income!) from Live Drawing. And boy has it been an empty spot on my list — the fun part I am speaking of, not getting out to parties and weddings, conventions, trade shows. And not getting to do the oddball, one-off projects like going to a Cadillac dealership and PRETENDING to be a consultant, per instructions from the manager, to do stealth drawings of the sales team and also give him input on my take on each person, to help him work with each to be better at sales. Or drawing on bowling pins, or… Read More

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MORE POWER, SCOTTY!

Hey, I do not know about you but lately I am way low on energy. Have to crash for maybe an hour in the afternoons, and still kinda drag around most of the day. Getting sick of it. But what to do? What to do?? Last night the obvious finally occurred to me — do that suggestion thing. Sure. You know about that. You program yourself and sometimes you feel better via sheer suggestion, right? Just repeat your direction to yourself a lot — more is more effective of course — and notice things changing. I discovered that when I started to draw live. Scared to go in that room… Read More

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Planning a Trade Show Disaster?

There are a LOT of reasons why a given Trade Show is a money-sucking waste of time, but among those are some items Within Your Control. So that’s a good thing. Here are a few things to mix into your planning to help create a Trade Show success. GET PROFESSIONAL HELP: Where? From your Best Clients. Yes! Early on in your planning process, contact your top dozen or so customers and ask these vital questions: What was their decision point on choosing your company? What is the best thing about your product or service? How does your product or service help their business? What trade shows do they usually attend? Which exhibits really got their attention? Clearly… Read More

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