We were planning on being vendor's at The Ultimate Women's Expo. Given the investment, we decided to go check it out this year to see if this is a good fit for Kemery Kreates next year. The expo was a lot of fun. Mommy-daughter is always big fun.
Today was really cool because we observed how many companies market. We saw demonstrations. We saw companies giving discounts. Some company representatives were assertive while others played on their cell phones and never looked up as we walked by. We took note of what strategies worked for us and which ones we easily passed up. We can incorporate some of the more successful strategies when our vendors and see how they work for us.
There was two really cool parts of the expo. I met two people. One of them was a man. His business is Nappy Styles hair products. Many of the products are marketed toward men but they are great for the whole family. Yes, we bought some. Mom likes it in my hair, my brother's hair, and her hair. Dad hasn't tried it on his beard yet.
We also met Ms. Cynthia Bailey. She was onstage talking about how the gentleman who does her website got that position by taking initiative and being dedicated. My Mom and Dad always encourage me to let my light shine and not miss opportunities because of fear. They are teaching me to own, what they call, my CEO! When Ms. Bailey was finished talking and was headed back to her booth, I went right up to her with my business card in my hand. I introduced myself and my clothing line, Kira by Kemery Kreates.
Guess what happened? She took my card and she listened. She was kind and made me happy that I chose to let my light shine. Whatever comes from our conversation, Ms. Bailey helped me move forward in my business by letting me practice...building my confidence instead of tearing it down. Thank you, Ms. Bailey! Have your people call my people. We can do lunch. :-)