Read & Succeed
The Council has informed all participating corporations that our MBEs have been instructed in the following areas in preparation for the Expo:
DO NOT be overly friendly with corporate representatives
(no matter how many times you have met them). Be professional, courteous, and respect their personal space. Do not hug them. Be mindful of your language and how you present yourself.
DO NOT dress informally.
Click here for examples of appropriate Expo attire. Appropriate professional attire should be worn on all business occasions and to all business events.
Present your value add, goods/services, and elevator pitch
to all corporate representatives as if it's your first time meeting them (even if it isn't).
Register in all target corporate Supplier Diversity websites prior to the Expo.
Prepare for your matchmaking appts and/or in-booth appts.
Ensure that you have all necessary presentation material, brochures, etc. and have practiced in advance.
Research your target Corporate Members.
Prepare for your meetings with Corporate Members by reviewing their website, annual report, etc. Learn their "pain points" and see how they might best benefit from your services.
Be prepared to articulate your company's core capacities in 1 minute. Click here to learn how.
Visit our Videos & Presentations webpage for video clips on how to prepare for Expos and trade shows.