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Those Godawful Trade Shows

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In the late 1990s, I had a love/hate relationship with the financial trade shows that popped up around the country (and by “trade shows”, I’m talking about things like the Money Show, Traders Expo, and other such events). I loved them because they were bustling, exciting venues where I could check out the latest products, size up the competition, and have more human contact with traders and customers than anywhere else. I hated them because they were a lot of work (I typically manned the Prophet booth as an exhibitor and/or speaker) and were really repetitious with respect to questions, customers, and presentations. (more…)