Wow, was the craft sale at the Vineyard Church here in Winnipeg ever crowded today!
Plenty of businesses displaying their wares, plenty of people streaming around the room, pausing at various displays, chatting with the business owners running the tables, and hopefully plenty of money changing hands!
Of course, as a Social Media Manager who handles websites and Internet Marketing, I wasn’t one of the people who had a craft to sell. I was part-buyer, part-prospector.
Actually, I went to the craft show with a girlfriend, and had very little plans as to what I was going to do. I knew one of the business owners selling specialty hand-made soaps in Winnipeg at the show, so beyond going to find their table and saying hello, I wasn’t sure what my plan was.
I brought some business cards but didn’t really have a plan for how I was going to hand them out, and so I only handed out one, and that was when I saw someone else had used VistaPrint for their business cards just like I did, and I recognized the easy segue to give me an excuse to hand out my card.
But the card I had was for when I go to Meetups, not craft shows… so it was out of context…
This is the plight of the mesovert. I decide it’s a good idea to get out there and socialize, but then I don’t plan ahead, and once I’m there, I am overwhelmed by the crowds and a plan doesn’t naturally come to me.
That’s okay, next time I have a much better idea of what I want to do. I’ve already put my order in with VistaPrint for my prospecting-specific actions.
But I gathered information about what I can do NEXT time I go to a craft show.
I’ve set up this new blog to talk about my business and social networking experiences, since I’ve launched into this new period of my life.
I subscribed to Meetup.com in mid-December, and have gone to six or so different Meet Ups around the city of Winnipeg and have had a really great time! Read More…