Top Ten Tips for Participating in Online Business Expos


Are you ready for a BASH? Have you ever been a vendor or exhibitor at an expo, craft show or other offline event? Well, when you are a participant in an online bash or online expo - many of the same expo tips apply. Here are the Top Ten essential business expo tips for online events.

* Business Expo Tip #1 - Welcome guests and vendors to the event - seems pretty simple, but being friendly online goes a long way!

* Business Expo Tip #2 - Introduce yourself, and give a little personal info about yourself. People love to do business with vendors they know! Do you have kids? Are you married? Do you love to knit? Share tidbits of yourself! Connections are made at online expos and bashes.

* Business Expo Tip #3 - Set goals for yourself before the event. For example, I will book three parties or I will increase my sales by $xx. Setting goals (and writing them down!) helps you achieve goals.

* Business Expo Tip #4 - Decide what games, prizes, discounts, sales incentives you will offer for the expo or bash attendees. Write the incentives down or better still, type them into a word document - that way they are ready to cut and paste the day of the online event. It will make your life easier, believe me!

* Business Expo Tip #5 - Prepare your presentation notes as well too - what products will you be featuring? Is there something new or exciting? Be sure to put all pertinent info into your word file as well. It's also a great idea to put a brief overview of your shipping info, guarantees etc into a word file for the event too. Cut and paste makes it easy!

* Business Expo Tip #6 - Promote, promote, promote! Success at an online expo or bash depends on many factors, the primary factor is you! Be sure to invite friends, colleagues, family, customers to join you at the online party. Online shopping is hot! Everyone loves the convenience of shopping from home! Be sure to let everyone know that you are a vendor at XYZ Bash and let them know the dates, times etc. Send invites to your personal contact list at least three times - a week or so before the online event, a day before the event and the day of the bash or party!

* Business Expo Tip #7 - Network! The biggest benefit of online bashes and online expos is the networking that can be accomplished. It's important and beneficial to build relationships.

* Business Expo Tip #8 - Be sure to say thank you! It makes a huge impact.

* Business Expo Tip #9 - Follow up with any guests or vendors who have requested information, who ordered, who won prizes immediately within 24-48 hours at the most! Stay in touch with those guests and vendors who have requested contact.

* Business Expo Tip #10 - Have fun! Online bashes and expos are created to be like a party - enjoy yourself, have fun!

Business Expo Tips was written by Kim Monaco, wahm on a mission, online bash vendor and promoter (wahshoppershaven.com/Bash.htm">http://wahshoppershaven.com/Bash.htm), owner WAH Shoppers Haven (wahshoppershaven.com">http://wahshoppershaven.com) and Toy-Lady with Discovery Toys (www.kimstoyshop.com">http://www.kimstoyshop.com). Monaco has participated in many online bashes and expos.


MORE RESOURCES:

Post-Brexit policy to include no preferential access to UK labour market for EU citizens

Theresa May’s cabinet has agreed a post-Brexit immigration system that will offer visas to immigrants in a tiered system based on skills and wealth, a flagship policy that is expected to be one of her key announcements to the Conservative party conference next week.

Downing Street hopes the migration policy will appeal to party members concerned about May’s leadership and the Brexit negotiations, which last week appeared to have reached an impasse at Salzburg when EU leaders declared her Chequers proposals would not work.

Continue reading...

Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger leave the social media company amid reports of tensions with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg

Instagram co-founders, Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, have announced their resignation from the company, which is owned by Facebook Inc, saying that they are leaving to “explore our curiosity and creativity again”.

Systrom and Krieger did not say why they were leaving their positions as chief executive officer and chief technical officer, but there were reports that their departure might be due to tensions between the men and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.

Continue reading...

In an interview beside his wife, the US supreme court nominee said he had a ‘record of promoting equality for women’

Brett Kavanaugh, the embattled US supreme court nominee who is fighting to defend himself against mounting allegations of sexual misconduct, has gone on the media offensive, insisting in a TV interview that he was a virgin throughout high school and beyond and that “I have never sexually assaulted anyone in high school or otherwise.”

Kavanaugh used the secure environment of a Fox News interview broadcast on Monday to launch an extraordinary PR counter-attack, portraying himself as a lifelong campaigner for women’s equality. Sitting beside his wife, Ashley Estes Kavanaugh – her first appearance since the allegations surfaced – the judge was given free rein to deny accusations that have now been leveled against him by two named women in addition to a third whose identity and detailed claims still remain elusive.

Continue reading...

New Zealand prime minister is the first female world leader to bring an infant to the meeting in New York

New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern has made history as the first female world leader to attend the United Nations general assembly meeting with her newborn baby in tow.

Ardern appeared with her infant daughter at the UN on Monday evening, and played with her before giving a speech at the Nelson Mandela peace summit. While she spoke, Ardern’s partner Clarke Gayford held the three-month-old baby on his lap.

Continue reading...

Police found blood stains but no bodies at the home of Alan Hogg, who is from Edinburgh, and his wife Nod Suddaen

Police in northern Thailand have arrested three men over the murder of a British millionaire and his wife.

Alan Hogg, 64, who is from Edinburgh, and his Thai wife Nod Suddaen, 61, were reported missing from their home in the Phrae province on Thursday after they failed to meet friends in the nearby city of Chang Mai.

Continue reading...

Commerce minister says the resumption of talks depends on US ‘will’ as Beijing also accuses Washington of bullying

The United States is putting “a knife to China’s neck” on trade issues, a senior Chinese official has said, as the two sides struggle to find a way to end a months-long standoff over trade.

A day after both sides heaped fresh tariffs on each other’s goods, vice-commerce minister Wang Shouwen said the resumption of talks on the matter depended on the “will” of the US.

Continue reading...

South Korean president hails Trump’s ‘bold decision and new approach’ as they sign trade deal in New York

Donald Trump has said is he looking forward to a second summit with the “very open and terrific” North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, to be announced in a “pretty short period of time”.

Trump was speaking at an appearance in New York on Monday with the South Korean president, Moon Jae-in, who claimed that North Korea’s decision to dismantle its nuclear weapons programme was irreversible.

Continue reading...

The satirical news programme aired on Swedish television a week after police removed three Chinese citizens from a Stockholm hotel

China has complained to Sweden over a satirical news show on Swedish state television that advised Chinese tourists how to avoid culture clashes in a way that Beijing said insulted the Chinese people.

The satirical programme Svenska Nyheter (Swedish News), was aired a week after police removed three Chinese citizens from a Stockholm hotel. Local media reported they had refused to leave the hotel despite the fact they were not booked to stay there.

Continue reading...

Contractors ‘irreparably traumatized’ by having to witness child abuse, rape, torture, suicide and murder, says former employee

A former Facebook contract employee has lodged a suit against the company, alleging that content moderators who face mental trauma after reviewing distressing images on the platform are not being properly protected by the social networking giant.

Facebook moderators under contract are “bombarded” with “thousands of videos, images and livestreamed broadcasts of child sexual abuse, rape, torture, bestiality, beheadings, suicide and murder”, the lawsuit said.

Continue reading...

Reports had said official overseeing investigation of Russian election interference and links to Trump campaign would resign

Deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein remains in his job, after reports on Monday said he had resigned or offered to do so.

The White House said Donald Trump and Rosenstein had “an extended conversation” about news stories published last week reporting that Rosenstein discussed with colleagues secretly recording Trump or having him removed from office.

Continue reading...

Sanitarium complained Weetabix was too similar to its product Weet-Bix

Antipodean breakfast giant Sanitarium has lost its case against a British shop in New Zealand, with a judge ruling that importing the British cereal Weetabix did not breach the Fair Trading Act.

However, the high court did find that the shop, A Little Bit of Britain, had breached the Trade Marks Act and 108 boxes of Weetabix held by customs must be destroyed, RNZ reported.

Continue reading...

From trudging through snow to navigating streets with a buggy, Guardian readers share what it’s like to walk in their cities

We were overwhelmed with nearly 300 responses to our callout for your experiences of walking in cities – thank you to everyone who got in touch. Here is an edited selection.

Continue reading...

For three months from November 1973, the Dutch government banned cars on Sundays to curb oil consumption during the Opec energy crisis. City residents enjoyed picnics on empty motorways and got around on foot, by bike ... and on horseback

Continue reading...

The rules of the art of ‘following’ are simple: choose a stranger and secretly copy their route – you’ll see the city in a new light

Two days after I arrive in Belgrade, I’m being shown the outskirts of the city by a man in pink trousers. I think he must be a local: he knows exactly where he’s going, striding confidently down narrow alleys and across wide roads, showing me parts of the Serbian capital far from the beaten track.

Sometimes I have to break into a little run to keep up. But I don’t get too close, because he doesn’t know he’s acting as my guide to the parts of Belgrade that are off the tourist route – and the last thing I want is for him to find out he’s being followed.

Continue reading...

When residents complained the noise from a pedestrianised street was causing sleeplessness and psychological distress, city authorities reopened it to cars. Was there a better way?

Trying to walking through the pedestrian zone of Sai Yeung Choi Street South, walkers were always shoulder-to-shoulder, bumping into every other passing person. There was simply no way to avoid fellow pedestrians.

Hong Kong’s Mong Kok area – “busy corner” in Cantonese – is a sea of people, shops and chaotic energy in the heart of the city’s most densely populated district.

Continue reading...

With 4 million subscribers and hundreds of thousands more watching free weekly videos, Yoga with Adriene is a social media sensation. What makes her fans so devoted?

There are more than 2,400 people in the main hall of Alexandra Palace in north London, breathing in unison. “Take the deepest breath you’ve taken all day,” says the woman at the front, “and let it out through the mouth.” Lungs empty en masse. It feels like we’re in the belly of a beast.

The woman is 33-year-old yogi and actor Adriene Mishler, and this is the largest live yoga class she has ever held – she is more frequently to be found teaching alone in front of her camera at home in Austin, Texas, than IRL. And it is this intimate version of her that 4 million subscribers to her Yoga with Adriene YouTube channel have come to know and share their homes with.

Continue reading...

Divers search River Severn close to where Thomas Jones, 18, is believed to have disappeared

Police have released two men they had arrested on suspicion of murdering an 18-year-old student who went missing during freshers’ week and are continuing to search for the teenager.

Police and fire and rescue divers have been searching the River Severn in Worcester close to where Thomas Jones is believed to have disappeared last week.

Continue reading...

If we leave Europe, we should finally have the decency to return Greece’s plundered heritage

The Acropolis Museum in Athens is an architectural marvel that has rightly won awards. The way the remaining Parthenon marbles are bathed in sunlight and overlooked by the temple that was their original site is profoundly beautiful. But what I found most affecting when I visited last week was the deliberate absences in the exhibits – spaces pointedly left blank for the day when, Greeks hope, the rest of the sculptures that were carved by Phidias and his assistants circa 447–438BC will be returned.

Many readers will no doubt be aware that many of these priceless sculptures, once better known as the Elgin marbles, reside in a gloomy room in the British Museum, having been torn from the Parthenon in the early 1800s by Lord Elgin. It is a subject of great controversy, but one that most Britons, especially those who are young and not of an imperialistic bent, struggle to care about. When polled in 2014 by YouGov, only 23% of British people wanted to keep them.

Continue reading...

Jean-Yves Le Drian issued warning at start of general assembly week as John Bolton vowed not to pull US troops before Iranians

France has warned Syria faces a future of perpetual war unless Russia agrees to turn the one-month ceasefire in Idlib into a wider UN-endorsed political agreement.

The French foreign minister, Jean-Yves Le Drian, issued the warning at the start of a week of summit meetings at the UN general assembly, where the US national security adviser, John Bolton, also raised the prospect of an endless, grueling conflict, vowing not to pulling US forces out of Syria before Iranian troops and their allies.

Continue reading...

Laura Plummer to serve three-year sentence for bringing 290 painkillers into country

A British woman jailed in Egypt for possessing controlled drugs has been refused permission to appeal against her conviction.

Laura Plummer was sentenced to three years in prison for bringing 290 tramadol tablets into the country. She had told the court they were for her partner’s back pain.

Continue reading...

The ambitious project would protect six counties from storm surge and flooding and cost an estimated $12bn to 15bn

It was a Eureka moment, though with plenty more water than the story about Archimedes and the bathtub. And it happened in Texas.

As he looked out of the window of an historic building he owns in the coastal city of Galveston and watched as the storm surge and rains from Hurricane Ike inundated the property with eight feet of water, a thought occurred to Bill Merrell: “The Dutch would never put up with that”.

Continue reading...

John Turmel initially went into politics to legalise gambling and stop getting busted

The first time John Turmel ran in an election, it was 1979 and his primary aim was to legalise gambling. While his door-knocking efforts earned him just 193 votes, the race marked the start of an obsession that would eventually launch the Canadian into the record books for having contested, and lost, the highest number of elections in the world.

Related: 'Not just in the US': amateur historian highlights Canada's forgotten racism

Continue reading...

Ken Wyatt credits cameras hidden by family members for revealing neglect cases

Aged-care minister Ken Wyatt is open to placing security cameras in all nursing home rooms so any potential abuses can be detected.

Wyatt is also supportive of a star-rating system for residential aged-care facilities, ahead of a royal commission into the sector, which will begin by the end of this year.

Continue reading...

Survey across 15 countries finds 90% of teenagers in Kenya, Mexico, China and Nigeria hopeful for the future – in stark contrast to those in developed nations

Continue reading...

Young people talk about how it feels to grow up in 2018, from dealing with racism in New York and fighting for LGBT rights in Jakarta to facing exam pressures in the Kenyan Rift Valley and the importance of giving back to society in Delhi

Continue reading...

Every other minute, a woman or girl dies as a result of pregnancy complications or childbirth. Why has the global decline in maternal mortality stalled?

According to the latest UN global estimates, 303,000 women a year die in childbirth, or as a result of complications arising from pregnancy. This equates to about 830 women dying each day – roughly one every two minutes.

Continue reading...

The philanthropist warns that stability in Africa makes a huge difference to the world, and that investing in the health and education of its young people is vital

What worries Bill Gates most? The booming population of Africa looms over his foundation’s latest global survey. By the end of this century there will be 4 billion more people on Earth – and 3 billion of these extra souls will be born in Africa. The challenge, he says, is that “Africa must almost quadruple its agricultural productivity to feed itself. That’s very daunting.”

The philanthropist is torn between sending out a message of hope and a message of fear when I meet him at his foundation’s spacious campus in the heart of his hometown, Seattle.

Continue reading...

As the Gates Foundation launches its report on progress in the fight against poverty, the philanthropist talks to Polly Toynbee about the challenges ahead. Gates discusses the US president's approach to foreign aid, sharing his hopes for Trump ‘as a human being who cares about other human beings’

  • The Now generation is a series produced in collaboration with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. You can read more about it here


Continue reading...

The confirmation of the supreme court nominee is in doubt after Christine Blasey Ford accused him of sexual assault. A second accuser, Deborah Ramirez, has accused him of sexual misconduct

The confirmation process for Donald Trump’s supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has been thrown into turmoil by accusations he committed sexual assault decades ago. Here’s what we know so far about the allegations, and their possible ramifications.

Continue reading...

Banning groups that want democracy will only inspire and radicalise a new generation

After months of high-level condemnation, the government has banned the Hong Kong National party on the grounds that its pro-independence stance poses a threat to national security. It is the first time a political organisation has been outlawed in the former British colony since its return to Chinese rule in 1997.

But if the government thinks this will crush pro-independence sentiment among the city’s discontented youth, it would be quite wrong. On the contrary, this will only mark the beginning of a much tougher task of exterminating what the authorities see as subversive “pro-independence forces”.

Continue reading...

China is now a pillar of UN peacekeeping, with potential implications for human rights

The noise around Donald Trump will grab the most attention at the United Nations general assembly in New York this week, but the quietly growing influence of China is of equal concern to many western diplomats.

China, for years prepared to take a back seat at the UN, is now seeking positions of power, increasing its budget contributions and starting to assert its world view, notably the preeminence of national sovereignty over human rights.

Continue reading...

A South Carolina congressman makes a joke about allegations facing Brett Kavanaugh and manages to belittle Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the same time

The Week in Patriarchy is a weekly roundup of what’s happening in the world of feminism and sexism. If you’re not already receiving it by email, make sure to subscribe.

Continue reading...

A US Senate committee will investigate fresh allegations of sexual misconduct against the supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh – claims Donald Trump dismissed on Monday as a 'totally political' attempt to stop Republicans cementing a solid conservative majority on the bench. Trump spoke after the New Yorker reported on Sunday evening that a 53-year-old woman, Deborah Ramirez, accused Kavanaugh of thrusting his genitals in her face at a party when they were freshmen at Yale during the 1983-84 academic calendar. Kavanaugh has denied the claim, calling it a 'smear, plain and simple'.

Trump attacks 'totally political' investigation of new Kavanaugh allegations

Continue reading...

A teenager has been rescued after surviving for 49 days adrift at sea in a fishing hut. Aldi Novel Adilang, 19, from Sulawesi in Indonesia, works as a lamp keeper on a floating fish trap, known locally as rompong, 125km out at sea. In mid-July, heavy winds snapped its moorings and it drifted to the ocean. The teenager had a few days' worth of supplies and survived by catching fish and cooking them by burning wood from his hut; he sipped seawater through his clothing to minimise his salt intake. The Indonesian consulate in Osaka said a Panamanian-flagged vessel, MV Arpeggio, picked him up in waters off Guam on 31 August – more than a month and a half later.


Indonesian teenager survives 49 days adrift at sea in fishing hut

Continue reading...

Photographs of Tsar Nicholas II and family go on show at Science Museum in London. The images were captured by Herbert Galloway Stuart, an English tutor to the nephews of Tsar Nicholas II, between 1908 and 1916. They were unearthed by chance at the National Science and Media Museum in Bradford

Continue reading...

Cocaine trafficking and the battle to control land in the country’s Valle del Cauca department are forcing indigenous and Afro-Colombian people to flee their homes

Continue reading...

At least 136 bodies have been retrieved from Lake Victoria in east Africa after a ferry sank on Thursday afternoon. Scores more people are feared drowned. Initial estimates suggested the MV Nyerere was carrying about 300 passengers when it capsized near the dock in Ukerewe, Lake Victoria’s largest island. At least 37 people have been brought to safety

Tanzania ferry disaster: 136 bodies pulled from Lake Victoria

Continue reading...

Mexico’s president-elect had to wait three hours on the tarmac of an airport runway waiting for a commercial flight to take off, after promising to sell the country’s presidential plane. In video footage posted online from onboard the delayed flight from Huatulco to Mexico City, Andrés Manuel López Obrador said he would 'die of shame' if he used 'a luxurious plane in a country where there is so much poverty'.

Continue reading...

The volcano sends columns of ash and smoke nearly two miles into the air. The first and largest eruption took place on Wednesday evening followed by a night-time eruption three hours later. 


Continue reading...

odrnews.com ©