Top Stories From San Diego Comic-Con 2014

Alright, alright, alright, I know there is a Comic-Con post right beneath this one BUT this one is totally different in the fact that the previous post was written by someone that was not, in fact, me and was about what you should expect from this year’s nerd mecca. This post is, as you can tell, written by me and is going to talk about some of the biggest things to come from Comic-Con this year. Previous post = before Comic-Con. This post = after Comic-Con (Henceforth this post > than previous post).

Ok, so one of the biggest reveals at this year’s Comic-Con was at the Superman v. Batman: Dawn of Justice panel. Director Zack Snyder was joined on stage by the movies trio of stars Superman (Hanry Cavill), Batman (Ben Affleck) and Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot). While the stars didn’t say much, Snyder did reveal the first footage from the highly anticipated Superman sequel / Batman “reboot” / Wonder Woman debut / Justice League setup film. The teaser showed a dark, rainy city rooftop with Batman (in full costume) pulling a tarp of the famed Bat Signal and lighting it up. In the sky we see the famous logo with Superman floating in the light. The camera pans to Batman whose eyes are glowing white (probably some type of bat-visor) and then to Superman whose eyes are glowing red (laser vision!), then the teaser ends. As if that wasn’t enough to get your blood pumping for the film, Snyder also revealed our very first look of Gadot in her Wonder Woman costume and, needless to say, it’s pretty darn impressive. No word on the Jason Momoa/Aquaman rumors that have been circulating but, at this point, I don’t think people cared.

The other massive superhero movie that was blowing up the con was, of course, The Avengers 2: Age of Ultron. Panel host Chris Hardwick (The Nerdist, The Talking Dead, @Midnight) was joined on stage by Director Joss Whedon and (almost) the entire Avengers cast which included: Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Colbie Smuldres (Agent Maria Hill), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Chris Evans (Captain America), Mark Ruffalo (Bruce Banner/Hulk), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Quicksilver), James Spader (Ultron), Paul Bettany (JARVIS/Vision), Elizabeth Olson (Scarlet Witch) and special guest Josh Brolin (Thanos). All throughout Comic-Con individual character posters were released for the Avengers and, once put together, these posters formed a bigger poster of the heroes surrounded by Ultron’s minions. Some footage was shown of this film as well but, like Dawn of Justice, it was private for the Comic-Con audience.

Other superhero news came from the people developing the Ant-Man film. The film has been struggling lately with the departure of Edgar Wright and the subsequent departure of some of the cast members. There were a few things revealed, however. What we found out was that Evangeline Lilly (Lost, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug/ The Battle of the Five Armies) will be playing Hank Pym’s (Michael Douglas) daughter Hope Pym. It was also revealed (from early footage) that Pym is not fond of superheros in the slightest. Corey Stoll (House of Cards) is set to play Darren Cross (Yellowjacket) with Cross being a sort of protégée to Pym. The road to this film has been rocky so it’s good to see it showing up at Comic-Con and getting back on track.

To wrap things up the first trailer for Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies was revealed. This is the final chapter in Jackson’s Hobbit Trilogy and from the trailer it looks pretty epic. To keep it short we see Smaug burning down villages, Bard the Bowman respected by an Elven army, Azog leading a massive army of Orcs, the Dwarven company clad in kick-ass battle armor and Thorin choosing war over peace. Honorable mention goes to Godzilla 2, which announced the new monsters that the giant lizard will be facing in the sequel. These monsters include: Rodan, Mothra and King Ghidorah.

Trust me when I say that these stories aren’t even the tip of the iceberg that is Comic-Con 2014, they’re more like the snowflakes falling onto the iceberg that will eventually freeze and add to its mass. Comic-Con is the ultimate nerd mecca and the only source for latest news regarding, well, literally almost anything you could ever want to know about in the entertainment industry.

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What To Expect From Comic-Con!

There are very few conventions that I legitimately get excited for anymore. Unless they have to deal with anime, new technology, or video games/nerdy things, I’m probably not too pumped on it. I just love the nerdy stuff, but that’s why there are specific conventions that are created for the many nerds like me in the world. Some of us are nerds without even knowing it. Do you like Star Wars? Are you a fan of AMC’s The Walking Dead? If that’s the case, then you can definitely enjoy a specific convention that’s happening right now. How many of you are familiar with Comic-Con? If you aren’t, you have no idea what you’re missing

Nerds Unite!

This one convention is the absolute culmination of all things nerd and holy crap it’s awesome. It really is. Everything that you could think of being nerdy is at this convention. Video games, comic books, the newest comic book movies, and fad TV shows all join in at this convention. Not to mention all of the celebrities that show up at the event. Every “nerdy” movie actor that you could think of has been to this event, and to be honest, even they like it! You know you watched the new Amazing Spider-Man movies. Andrew Garfield? Yup. He’s been here and he loves it. Looking for some new video games or nerd swag that you can pick up? Find it right at Comic-Con.

Speaking Of Nerd Swag

Vendors! Are you listening? This is one of the BIGGEST and most COVERED conventions that happens only once per year. This is something that NEEDS to be taken advantage of. Think of this. You have a convention that literally thousands and thousands of people attend in one of the most traveled to cities in the world; San Diego, at the San Diego Convention Center. This is prime territory for any vendor. Are you looking to set up something for gamers and comic collectors or even new technology? This would be some grade A real estate. With as many people are constantly walking around, coming and going, and trying to catch every event that happens during the day, you are bound to make some sales for your products/services.

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What To Expect

Any movie goers that love some of the comic book movies out there? Be sure to check out the newest comic book movie previews appearing only at Comic-Con first. Where do you think they show them? In their own private screening sections of course! This convention has a lot of technology and supplies that they need to rent to make sure that everything goes smoothly. All of the screening that happen have to be done through some of the top projectors and best projector screens right? These are expensive, so the event needs to make sure that these materials are rented to ensure that they can pay to have all of the movie stars make their appearances as well. Oh! And expect to see Storm Troopers… A LOT of Storm Troopers.

This convention has been renowned in the nerd kingdom for quite some time now, and with good reason. This has some of the coolest vendors, sweetest nerd swag, and awesome cosplays in the world. Period. It’s currently happening right now, so if you the chance to make it out there before it ends on July 27th, make sure to go! This is sure to be an incredible experience!


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VMworld 2014 Is All About The Cloud!

Nothing says tech nerd quite like information technology. Now realize that I’m not talking down about information tech at all. I embrace my tech nerd side. Even though I claim to be quite the techie, for a while there, there were still some things that I’d yet to understand. Mainly, the Cloud. I had no idea what it what was or what the purpose of it was either. I did some research, and over time I was able to understand what everyone was talking about. The fact is that we are becoming more and more of a virtual world. We are striving to access our information for many different venues. There are some who recognize this fact, and have since decided to make a convention that not only better explains it, but also welcomes new technology to help it grow!

VMworld is a conference hosted by a company called VMware. Unfamiliar with VMware? That’s ok. They might not be the most talked about company out there. VMware is a company that specializes in cloud and information virtualization software and services. Although the California based company was founded back in 1998, they’ve still not exactly become a household name. Since the company itself is based around the idea of cloud and virtualization technology, you should be able assume what VMworld consists off. Yup! The same ideals, but utilized in way that can help move your business forward with the speed of today’s technology.

There’s a lot to be offered at this years conference. Cloud-based technology and vitualization technology aren’t exactly well known topics or practices. It’s just recently started to become a more prevalent feature in modern technology. With that being said, if you attend this years event, you’ll be met with a massive wealth of information. Do you want to learn about building a private cloud or talk about ways to manage specific leveraging with the public cloud? They have that covered. Plenty of different cloud-based tech companies will be attending this year as well to talk about what some of the best business practices are when dealing with virtualization tech. After all, the main goal is to use this technology to help further the business. Any way that you could think of involving the cloud and virtualization to help move a business forward and expand, this years VMworld has got it covered.

If you’re unsure as to what cloud technology is, just know that it can be a huge help when dealing with storage. It’s way to easy these days to have too much information, documents, reports, etc. to store and still have enough space on your computer for other facets of work. By saving whatever you need to save to the cloud, you have it in a private storage system that either only you can access, or on a shared public storage space that different people can access. Naturally you can see where this type of technology could really speed up communication and, in turn, increase business productivity.

Are you interested in checking out this years conference. If so, make sure you are at the Moscone Center in San Fransisco, CA from August 24th-28th. This happens to be one of those conventions that really looks to move businesses forward by embracing new technology and its features. Cloud-based technology is becoming more and more prominent as the months go by. Make sure you’re not left behind when it really blows up!

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Calling All Hackers! DEF CON 2014 Is Right Around The Corner!

No matter how you look at it, there are so many tech conventions out there that you can easily get lost in. It can be extremely difficult to figure out which conventions would be beneficial to attend. It’s always fun checking out what some of the big time tech companies are creating and showcasing at their events. That being said, you may want to figure out the best way to operate something the new devices coming out. Maybe you’re into programming. Maybe you want to know enough about coding to fix your own troubleshooting problems and NOT call tech support. Well lucky for you, there are tech conventions out there that actually cater to that specific aspect of technology. One such convention, DEF CON, is coming up in August and looks to be pretty amazing.

Technically DEF CON is a hacking convention, but you can’t hack unless you can actually program code. The best part about this convention is that it isn’t specifically linear. What I mean by that is, you aren’t really expected to do, well… anything. You can attend the speeches. You can play capture the flag with tech gamers. You can even attend the movie marathons, take on scavenger hunt events, and even attend the live music that will be at this event. That being said, this event is not just a “random do anything you want” type of conference. It is still very driven by technology.

The convention itself is still about hacking, and they make sure to let you know that. They also allow for vendors to attend and set up booths on the floor to sell their merchandise. Since this is a tech event that directly involves programming and code, it might be the perfect for tech vendors to set up shop and make a profit. After all, coding, hacking, and programing require powerful computers and components that can take on all of that work. Why spend more money on resources you don’t need? Are you looking to sell off some programs or SDKs to some of the attendees? You’re going to need a platform to show it off. Why not rent your tech for this event.

Any type of program or coding is going to need a powerful CPU to show of the extent of it’s capabilities. Do you need a new laptop? Maybe you’re the vendor trying to sell of programs, but those programs need a powerful computer. Since you’re the vendor, you need to makes sure that there are enough devices to go around to attract attendees and make potential sales. Renting all of your iPads, Laptops, and Computers is going to make a world of difference when you’re out on the floor looking at other vendors products and wanting to buy something.

All rentals aside, if you’re in the market of learning more about the DEF CON conference, why not check out the many torrents on their site. They’ve collected all of the audio from all of the speeches that have happened since DEF CON 1. You can learn from the conference without even attending, but where would the fun be in that? It’s all about the experience and to be honest, this is the type of event that would attract me, and I’m not even a hacker. This is a convention that I would recommend to any tech fan out there. Hackers Unite!

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The Fortune Brainstorm Tech Convention Is A Convention For Both Techies And Business Officials

Literally every week there is a convention going on somewhere. Whether it be in your city or across the world somewhere, there’s always some type of convention happening. There are specific types of conventions as well. I, for one, tend to only really look out for conventions that pique my interest. Now, there may be some of us who are very particular about the conferences that we attend, and that’s okay. There are certain conventions that I feel NEED to be attended, however, even if they may not be your cup of tea necessarily. Tech conventions and business conferences offer a look into a very lucrative ventures and ways to profit from that venture. After all, what better way to make a living than through technology?When you have a convention that offers insight and advice for both technology and business, you have the makings of a truly great conference. The Fortune Brainstorm Tech event is exactly that.

This event combines everything you may need to know about upcoming technology, how it works, why it works, and why/how it can make your wallet fatter. Some of the concepts of our technology today are so simplistic that it seems almost laughable. In some cases you may even think, “Why didn’t I think of that?”. The tablet is ruling the mobile world for a reason after all. This type of technology is exactly what will be talked about at this year’s event. Even with hardware, the event hasn’t left out software.

The people attending and setting up the Fortune Tech event know that hardware is only as good as its software. Take all of the social media platforms that you use every day. Those, too, are businesses. Facebook. Twitter. Instagram. Vine. They all are tech businesses that have made it, and made it big. Even music apps like Spotify. They are all profiting from the services that they provide, whether it be through subscriptions or ads. There will, naturally, be a number of different guest speakers and representatives at this year’s event as well.

Companies like Intel, Microsoft, and Sony Entertainment will all be represented at this year’s convention. All of the biggest hitters in technology and modern media will be there. These are the people who have influenced, created, and innovated the services and technology that we use today.

This convention aims to look at every way that technology can help advance society and businesses alike. What are the ways that we can contain a security breach from happening with the technology we have available currently? What can we expect to see next for Androids, 3D and 4D printing, and wearable technology? How will ideas shape current technology into ways that we can utilize technology and business together? These are all just a few of the questions that will be answered at this year’s event.

If you want to attend this year’s event, you’ll be heading to Aspen, Colorado. July 14th through the 16th there will be more techies than you can count all gathered there trying to figure out what the next big venture capital project is going to be. The list is full to capacity currently, but you can still register for the waiting list should you want to. It does appear to be exclusive to business owners, however. Either way, this is a conference that has the ability to change our ideas and what we should be excited about for the future of technology.

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There’s A Lot More That Goes Into A Convention Than You Think…

Conventions. Conferences. Gatherings. They all serve the same purpose, amassing a large group of people to a centralized location in order to express mutual interest in a particular subject. Mind you, it sounds extremely boring when I explain it like that, but that is what it is in layman’s terms. The one thing that most people fail to realize, should they attend a convention, is just how much goes into planning and setting up a convention. It’s more than just the content of the conference and the venue. It’s actually quite a lot more than that. Whether you are attending an anime convention, a comic book convention, E3, or Samsung’s Unpacked Event, there is a lot more than just the subject matter that makes up the convention.

Almost every type of conference requires technology that can’t always be bought from Radio Shack, i.e. lights, presentations, sound systems, speakers, microphones, projectors, projector screens, and more. These elements are essentially the back bone to the convention. As long as that is in place and set up within the venue, you have the makings for something truly incredible. I know for a fact that most of the conventions you read and hear about have to rent everything that they have within the convention venue. It’s the same scenario with the vendors as well.

All of the people that you see are selling products or services at these conventions. Every single one of them is sent in as a representative of their respective companies to attempt to make sales. As convention goers walk around and enjoy the festivities, many companies view this as a perfect opportunity to increase sales. You see their booths everywhere as well, if you have been to a convention that is. Any tech convention you see or attend is going to have quite a few mobile devices at each booth. Laptops, smartwatches, smartphones, tablets, computers, and more all may line the walls at a tech convention. As the convention fills up, companies have to make sure that there are enough tools and accessories to go around and that they can be used properly. A business may lose a potential sale or service signup if their stations can’t be readily accessed. There needs to be enough product to go around.

Let’s face the facts here. Purchasing 20 iPads at one time for just ONE booth at an extremely large convention is going to be a bit pricey. This is where rentals come into play. All of these vendors, and the convention itself, have a lot to take into consideration should they want their event to be something worthwhile.

If there is going to be a speaker at a convention (I don’t think there has ever been a convention  WITHOUT a speaker), they are going to need something visual for the audience to look at during the presentation. They’re going to need a powerful projector and a projector screen. Unless the company presenting has the $40k to just throw at a really nice 4K projector for a 3-day event, they’re going to rent their equipment and take the cheaper route.

These conventions are all about the convention goers, but also about minimizing spending and maximizing profit. The easiest way to do that is to rent the equipment you need. After all, there is a lot more to a convention than just buying your ticket and going. If you ever are involved in the production of a convention, it’s best to be educated on it.

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Gaming Nerds Rejoice! E3 Is Right Around The Corner!

I get excited for very few tech conventions every year. I mainly only pay attention to the main ones that involve the biggest names in the industry at that time. One event that I’ve been following, for years now it seems, has always captured my attention. I’ve come to terms with the fact that I have a gaming addiction. What is my biggest fix you may ask? Why the Electronics Entertainment Expo of course! E3 for those of you who may not know, is the biggest gaming convention of the year. This is the convention that every gaming nerd across the world pays attention to, and tickets to enter into this particular conference are far from cheap. If you are able to get into this event, know that I’m very jealous of you.

E3 is, as I said before, the BIGGEST gaming convention in the world. Think of Apple’s WWDC but with video games instead of iPads and Macbooks. This event takes place every year in the summer time. This is where all of the gaming industry’s finest come to show off what they have to offer currently, and what they will offer in the future. We all know the top three dogs that will making their appearance at this years event, and we can expect the gloves to come off as well.

Companies like Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo are constantly battling for gaming supremacy. If you are unfamiliar with what these companies offer in terms of the gaming market, I can offer a quick refresher course. Sony works with the PlayStation and is currently pushing the winning PlayStation 4. Microsoft developed the Xbox and has been working to outsell the PS4. Nintendo has been in the gaming market longer than both of these companies, but is constantly being left in the dust by the more “hardcore systems”. They offer the Wii U as their current next gen system.

Each of these brands will be throwing their very best in the ring at this year E3 event. This conference plays host to many different tech companies, gaming websites, and game developers. The vendors at this event offer only the finest gaming equipment and gaming swag for you to carry out. The only thing to worry about when working this convention is keeping the attention of the patrons. This event will only be from June 10-12 of this year, so vendors need to make the best use of that short time span. Everyone will be running around trying out the newest games and console attachments before their released, so vendors be ready to give the best pitch you can!

This years event will be held at a familiar local; The Los Angeles Convention Center in LA, California. This is arguably one of the biggest, most notable, and most used convention centers in existence currently.

There will be press conferences for all three major console creators; Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo. We should expect some pretty crazy things at this years E3. It’s going on a year anniversary for all of the next gen consoles. Now that the new systems have been out for a little while, be ready to see plenty of developers working on games geared towards the new platforms. Also, expect the console companies to offer more insight on their new consoles, including new exclusive titles. We may even see our first loook at slim models!

The gaming industry is very lucrative, so even if you aren’t into gaming, this is a convention to definitely pay attention to!

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Are You Ready For Apple’s WWDC 2014 Event?

There are certain events and conventions that people look forward to every year. I myself am a HUGE gaming nerd so, naturally, the E3 Expo is the one that I look forward to annually. My huge video gaming problems aside though, there is another convention coming soon that is going to make more of an impact. This particular convention tends to make an impact every time it happens, simply based off of its brand and how much society has changed recently. Let’s all just face the facts: the days of sending letters and homes having land-lines are gone. The future is here and it has hit us like a freight train, and one company plans to keep that freight train moving: Apple. Apple’s World Wide Developers Conference is literally less than a month away.

Anyone who works with tech, or even talks to people, knows the company Apple. Everyone knows someone with an iPhone. Everyone knows  iPad dominates the tablet market. Everyone had an iPod at one point in time. Apple has truly changed the game when it comes to the way that we communicate and function in every day society, and they’re aware of it. The homepage to their convention even shows that they aren’t oblivious to how we’ve changed in the past 6 years.

The WWDC will play host to 1,000 Apple Engineers and 5,000 Apple Developers. The number of minds coming together like that is already pretty astounding, but lets take something else into consideration. These engineers and developers are the people who have shaped the way we communicate and function on a daily basis. They have essentially “written” themselves into the history books with their product development and code writing. These are the minds that have given us the iPad, iPhone, iPod, iMac, and soon-to-come iWatch. Having all of these minds in the same place for a few days can almost guarantee that something else crazy and innovative is going to come sooner rather than later.

San Francisco, CA will be the breeding ground for countless new ideas, products, and apps. For 4 days (June 2nd – 6th), 6,000 of Apple’s best and brightest will be in the same place at the same time, and that kind of brain power is going to create something astounding. These minds will be hosting more than 100 different design-based and technical labs, and sessions showing exactly what is going into our laptops, mobile devices, and desktops. Everything from graphics and gaming technology/software, to working with Xcode will be discussed at the event. For those of you who may not know, Xcode is a code writing tool that allows you to bring your app designs to life on your iOS or OS X software.

This convention is pretty selective, just so everyone knows. It would seem with good reason as well. The registration for this event is now closed. To even buy your ticket for this event, you would have had to have registered by April 7th. Apple was then selecting randomly, who would get the chance to buy a ticket. Should you have been selected, you could then by the ticket for $1,600. This is quite the price tag, but then again, it may be completely worth it. This is an annual event that tends to create the products and ideas that we go off of every day now. You can be assured that they won’t hold back this year either. WWDC 2014 is about to bring us something huge.

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Planning Ahead And Being Prepared Could Make A Huge Difference At Your Next Trade Show

It isn’t always easy dealing with huge crowds of people. When you deal with convention settings, it can be very hard to differentiate yourself from the rest of the vendors. You have to remember that when you’re at a convention, there are plenty of other vendors there trying to do the exact same thing that you’re trying to do. When you are put in a sea of other convention vendors, you need to be ready to separate yourself from the pack. You need to be able to stand out. That doesn’t mean you should come wearing a clown suit, but there are ways  to plan ahead and get prepared for the convention itself.

One thing to prepare is your Sales Pitch. So many vendors can mess this one simple task up. For one, you should have it memorized and be able to ad lib a bit naturally. You need to take the potential customer into consideration as well. You have to think that all of these convention goers are in some type of hurry. Perhaps they got in late, or there is a specific showcase happening at a certain time. With everyone being in such a hurry, you need to have your sales pitch memorized to a point where you can get it done rather quickly without spitting up word vomit. Also remember to never open directly with your sales pitch! Be personable!

Now that you have your sales pitch prepared, the next thing to think about is your Booth itself. You need to view your booth as your home during the time of the convention. It’s an extension of your company for the time being. Make sure that your company’s name, what you represent, and what services you offer are pretty plain to see. Always make sure that when someone approaches the booth, they know exactly who you are and what you do. The more they know right off the bat, the easier it will be for you to strike up a conversation and gain a possible new customer. The other thing to think about is having something at the booth to attract people’s attention. Bright or shiny table cloths, a big display with lots of tablets or laptops ready for use by convention goers, or even a giant prize wheel. Things like that will definitely grab attention for your booth.

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This last tip is something that could easily slip someone’s mind. Nevertheless, it’s still one that could help you more than you think. Chairs! That’s right, chairs. It sounds so basic, but consider the facts here. Many people that go to a convention are going to be on their feet for hours upon hours. Walking, standing, running, and  everything in between. If you are able to snag a couple of chairs from the convention center itself or even bring some folding chairs from home and line them up by your booth, things will appear much more inviting. Since many of these convention goers are on their feet for hours at a time, having the chance to sit down and relax is always attractive to them. Let them come, sit down and take a load off for a second. While they are relaxing, it’ll be much easier for you to approach them, make a bit of small talk, and swoop in with the sales pitch.

There are plenty of ways to help make sure that you’re ready for your next trade show. Whether it be through renting your tech or just being prepared for the crowds of people, don’t be caught off-guard at your next convention!


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Simple, Cheap Ways To Make More Money As A Vendor

Summer is finally here, and that means that the bigger conventions are coming, and more people will be out going to them. As a convention vendor, you want to make sure that you are doing everything in your power to make this a successful season for you. There are certain things that you can do to maximize your profits without investing a ton of cash, and most of the items can be rented to save even more money.Here are a few good ideas about what to have handy and how to use them to make you more money.
1. Laptops

This is a no brainer. You should always have a good, powerful laptop handy. There are tons of things you could, and should be using them for. First off, you always need a way to keep track on inventory and sales. There are tons of programs out there that are perfect for doing that, but if you don’t have a laptop, you’re not going to be able to do that. It also comes in handy in the weeks leading up to the convention. Instead of outsourcing and paying someone to do it for you, you should think about designing and printing graphics to make your booth look good. You’re also going to need to create and print out some price sheets. You’ll look way more professional than the people who write their prices on sticky notes and stick it on their items and professionalism is key when drawing in new customers.

2. Tablets

Tablets come in handy for just about everything when you are vendor on the go. You can use them to keep track of inventory at the highest trafficked time of the day, when you are dealing with so many customers that you can’t keep going back to your laptop. You can also use them to take credit card payments if you have a Square card reader or even PayPal. Being able to take those types of payments is crucial, especially when someone is on the fence about buying something. Offering different payment methods will attract more buyers and also sway people to make more impulse buys.

Tablets are also handy for getting people to sign up for mailing lists on the spot, or allowing them to use the tablet to purchase something on your online store if you are out of stock.

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3. Square Card Reader

As stated above, a Square card reader is an awesome and simple way to accept any credit card payments. The actual reader is free after the rebate, and the app to use it is also free. After you make a Square account, you can accept credit card payments from your tablet or smartphone, and all of the money you make is deposited in your bank account at the end of every day, minus a 2.75% convenience fee payable to Square of course. It doesn’t get much easier than that!

4. A PayPal Account

PayPal has always been great for safe online purchases, but more and more major retailers are starting to offer it as a method of payment in person these days. And lucky for you, you can manage your PayPal account from your laptop and tablet that I told you to get as well.

Putting these ideas to use can guarantee that you will see a rise in profit at your next event. Don’t be out-sold by the competition. Conventions are your time to shine, don’t let it go to waste.

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