ROI Selling recently caught up with Mark Stralka, founder and CEO of Mobile Locker, at a marketing event. It was a great opportunity to learn more about Mobile Locker’s cloud-based platform that helps sales and marketing organizations quickly distribute content to the field, and measure its effectiveness with buyers. David Svigel followed up with Mark to discuss his views on the state of sales enablement.
In the world of B2B sales, it’s rare to uncover a new opportunity at a trade show and then actually close the deal at the same show. In reality, all the hours and dollars invested in the show won’t pay off unless opportunities that otherwise would not be discovered are either closed at the show or more likely, closed with diligent follow-up after the show. This makes it especially important to have a winning approach to post-show follow up.
Trade show require thorough preparation to ensure a successful outcome. As Stephen Covey said, you need to “begin with the end in mind.” In other words, you have to establish your goals for the show before you get there. Who are your targets and how many meetings do you want to schedule? What do you want to accomplish at the show? How much revenue do you need to generate to justify the investment?