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Anyone else miss tradeshows????

I used to hate working them, but they were always in a decent enough city and fun free meals, and oh yeah socializing. I didnt think i would miss them, but i do. Anyone else?


Also while on the topic, did anyone find them to be valuable for new sales, advancing existing opportunities, or was it just a marketing event and branding?

Tradeshows were good for sales (net new and advancing deals in pipe)
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MMMGood
Celebrated Contributor
+10
Senior Account Executive
Absolutely. Any opportunity to network in person, either with customers or parters, is missed.Β 
Coffeesforclosers
Notable Contributor
+11
Director Sales and Market Development
I look forward to hating working them again, lol
MMMGood
Celebrated Contributor
+10
Senior Account Executive
I prefer to stare my "opposition" in the face. ;)Β 
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Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
I miss in person events in general haha
Coffeesforclosers
Notable Contributor
+11
Director Sales and Market Development
Just anything not my family or on a computer screen. I'll take an air five in person rather than the awkward wave bye on zoom any damn day
Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
Ikr and zoom burnout is real. I literally feel exhausted after just a 30 min call
salesnerd
WR Officer
+16
Head of Growth
God I miss them so much. Virtual conferences are absolute dogshit for prospecting. No face-to-face communication, no shaking hands, no business cards... I miss it all so much.
Coffeesforclosers
Notable Contributor
+11
Director Sales and Market Development
I hear you and who wouldve thought after doing 1 a month at least i never wanted to do them again! And now i want to lol
SalesHead
Opinionated
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Manager, Enterprise Sales
Nothing better than being able to see multipleΒ  customers in a single shot and slang some brews with the big cheeeeese on a deal you're workingΒ 
Coffeesforclosers
Notable Contributor
+11
Director Sales and Market Development
Agreed on all countsΒ 
DizzyRascal
Opinionated
+5
BizDev
Yes! I love social element of it and I also love getting new branded swag.
Coffeesforclosers
Notable Contributor
+11
Director Sales and Market Development
adult trick or treating
DizzyRascal
Opinionated
+5
BizDev
yes!
UserNotFound
Politicker
+9
Mid Market Manager
I've never understood people who hate them... they must be really bad at them, I guess? I've always had great luck at trade shows, not in the immediate, but 6 months down the line they really pay off. Plus, scoping out the competition is always fun too!
Coffeesforclosers
Notable Contributor
+11
Director Sales and Market Development
loved seeing new stuff comp was doing
doinkey
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+2
Head of Sales
Yes... so so much. First one is coming back in August and I am beyond excited to book some meetings that will be in person!
Coffeesforclosers
Notable Contributor
+11
Director Sales and Market Development
Great news!!Β 
ChicagoCloser1717
Politicker
+7
Account Manager
I want to travel so badly. I hope the economy opens up asap.
Coffeesforclosers
Notable Contributor
+11
Director Sales and Market Development
It's coming. Just have to get to herd immunity. I think 2021 will be better than 2020 and 2022 could be similar to days old. But new company swag to give out will be masks and we will still be in those I'm afraidΒ 
Salespreuner
Big Shot
+11
Regional Sales Director
In person meets, yeah do miss ; for me, they have been valuable for rapport establishment, particularly!
detectivegibbles
Politicker
+8
Territory Rep
I miss seeing people in person 100%. I also chose to work from home.Β 

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