Just when you thought that Locksmith trade shows were becoming boring with lower attendance, the SOPL shatters that belief and makes it fun to attend! Professional locksmiths recently packed the SOPL exhibit during the NCLA Regional Security Trade Show in Concord, N.C. wanting to learn about new and exciting opportunities.
Attendees had opportunities to win one of many prizes worth thousands of dollars simply by playing fun games and engaging the exhibitors about their products.
The one thing that kills a trade show is people who walk around with their heads down and exhibitor spokespersons not doing their job and getting their attention. The SOPL is considered the most progressive, creative, and emerging locksmith organization, and is getting that attention!
Have you ever wanted to tell someone to "Go Scratch", well the SOPL does, and we mean it! One of the worst things to witness at a trade show is people who are found walking around with their hands out looking for "freebies", without any care to engage the exhibitors or learn about new products or services that could grow their business.
The SOPL and participating exhibitors gave away all kinds of products, including Access Control, Grade 1 Hardware, Masterkey Software, Door Frame Reinforcement, Transponder Keys, Neuter Bow Keys and even a Key Machine. Before any locksmith could get these freebies, they had to Go Scratch!
Attending a trade show is a 50/50 responsibility or relationship between attendees and exhibitors. Talk with the exhibitors, hear their presentation, and you get a chance to Go Scratch with a 50/50 chance of being an instant winner!
Get in the ZONE!
Don't be a loser, get in the zone, DropZone that is. If your not an instant winner, you may win an opportunity to play the Plinko game board to see where your luck falls. Every locksmith who finds themselves not in the zone can place the scratch cards into a drawing bowl and keep the fun going while meeting exhibitors and learning about the products which can help you be a winner!
Be a part of the future, be a part of the SOPL. We are in it to win it, are you?
Tom Lynch, CRL