Craft Sales techniques part 2
Reading at Craft Shows

Posted By: Sharon G (Oklahoma)
Date: 2004/5/19 11:47 a.m.

Reading in your booth at shows. Should you or shouldn't you?
Some people do, some don't. Personally, I don't take books or reading material w/me because I hope to be too busy to do any of that

-Reading a book might have you so involved in the plot that you forget to do what you came for.
-Shows disinterest in what you are doing.
-Shows the buyers that you are bored and not busy.
-Distracts you from the real intent of the booth.

can't think of any...can you?

Magazines: a little more acceptable than books IF you are using craft related materials.
Example: If you do beading, have a beading book etc.
Cons: same as books only to a lesser extent
Pros: you might learn a new technique

If the magazine if laying around, customers might browse it if you are busy w/another customer (well this could be good and bad...they could be browsing the booth) Definately display the magazine if you are featured in it.

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