Luxury Coach & Transportation

October 2018

Magazine for the professional limousine, charter and tour industry.

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The NLA is getting ready for the 2018 LCT-NLA Show East in Atlantic City, but how ready are YOU? The East Show offers unparalleled networking opportunities and a valu- able educational program. To prepare yourself for the best possible show experience, the NLA has put together a list of the most important tips that will help you before, dur- ing, and after the show. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 Get a discounted rate and avoid the lines by registering before the show. Follow the NLA and LCT on social media and download the show's mobile app to stay up- to-date and get alerts on sessions and events. Read the exhibitor list before the event and make a list of companies you want to visit to take full advantage of the exhibit hall hours. When networking, your business card is key in making first impressions and connecting with attendees afterwards. LCT recommends a business casual dress code during the show. Be sure to dress professionally but comfortably, and wear flexible footwear to keep you moving on your feet all day. All attendees are looking to network, so put yourself out there to connect with as many industry colleagues as possible. You can't predict how you might feel or what might come up so be sure to pack anything that will keep you fully functioning. Remember to keep all electronics fully charged so you stay connected to your show experience. While some ideas may take longer to put into effect, you will probably learn a few things you can use now. llo Use the business cards and connec- tions you made to reach everyone you met. You never know where one introduction could take you and your business. The show is an excellent source of ongoing education for your team as well even if they did not attend the show. Take the time to walk them through what you learned and create a game plan for how your employees can improve their skills and grow your business. NLA07-1612.18 The NLA's Top 10 Trade Show Survival Tips.

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