Saturday, February 19, 2011

My Company's Exhibition

During the last month, I was busy with preparation for our company's exhibition. Well, actually that wasn't exhibition for commercial purpose. It was an exhibition for government programs. But still, it needs trade show exhibits to make it run well.

The preparation itself needed lot of times. My team was assigned to prepare the material needs for exhibition. In the mean time, I had to contact an event sponsor (organizer)to help us assist with selecting exhibit space and more event services.
After preparing space for booths, that was a time to choose representative booths with low budget.
Well yeah, it's true, we don't have any exhibition items. So another alternative at that time was "rent" it from a recommended company. Fortunately, we found the one which offered us a variety exhibition items with low budget.

One day before the exhibition, the booths was full with well-ordered table. There was table, table and table. As long as you can see, table was everywhere!
To make it more attractive, we used printed table covers which about represented the subject of exhibition. And at one corner, we used a table top display with panel system, which will inform the guests and the visitors about our company.

At the main stage, we also set the booths with some of director chairs on it (of course we choose the best one made of the hardwood material). Those was purposely set for our director and the main guests in the main show.
Well,honestly, it was such exhausted preparation at all. But, fortunately, we set all well, and those was the best experience ever!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Ebay oh Ebay...

During November 2010 - January 2011, I was in Washington DC. Yeah, the capital of US. Yippie!! That was my first time going abroad, and might be my only time stepping on US. ^_^

During my short internship (yes, I was in Internship, which means i was on duty), I was eager to feel and experience how to shop in Ebay.

Honestly, I'm not sure enough to shop while I'm in Indonesia, 'coz you know, things like tax duty, and etc, makes me sick about it.
In case I was there, at the top of the world (really???), finally, I decided to purchase somethings (with a lot of "s" behind, hehehehe).

First, I was looking for any cheaper and cheapest jewelry, which in Indonesia, a numerous tiny jewelry costs a huge amount. hmmm...
And after searching searching and searching... voila! Found it!

Using a credit card borrowed from friend (yes, I didn't have any CC at that time if u asked me '_' ), i was verifying my account in ebay, and getting start to purchase online.

For a shipping address, I wrote my office address on it. And only in 2 weeks, I received the item that I wanted. I wonder that in Indonesia I'm going to experience the same. :(

Getting excited with what I got, I continued to buy and buy..
Well, it was such a great experience, I think. Just imagine, You can get what do you want, only with a cheap and cheaper price.

Getting close with the time I should go back To Indonesia, I decided to purchase and change my shipping address to my home at Indonesia.
And you know, from 5 item I bought, only 1 item arrived successfully (and even it arrived within 1.5 months. Goooossshhh!!). And how are you, my 4 items?
Until I write this, I still don't accept it yet.
And I'm asking to my self? Who do I need to blame on? The Seller, or My country tax duty?

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Enlisting Your Business in The Web

Tribute to the author : Fara Martin

There are a lot of different sources for information nowadays. Say you want to look up a phone number for a local business, you could go the traditional route and use the phone book or do what most people are doing and find what you're looking for the online.

Looking for things online has become popular because it is so easy to find information and people are often online anyway. It makes it easy because all you have to do is know the subject and a city to do a search for a particular business. The phone book allows you to search by subject but things are often listed under unusual headings and can be hard to find.

So, if you are trying to attract attention to your business you need to have a online presence in today's market. That means a web site with meaningful content that you update regularly. People who search for your web site want to know that the information they find there is current.

Having a web site will open your business up to millions of potential customers. More and more people are going online each day and you want to be able to reach them with information about what you're selling. It's estimated that 135 million consumers perform local searches monthly.

These local searches are usually aimed at finding information about area businesses where customers are looking to make a purchase. This makes them very valuable to businesses. When someone does a search, the results usually display only a few matching businesses on the first page. So if you're business isn't ranked among the first few, you're missing out on potential sales.

Think about it. That's millions of customers who could be buying from you instead of your competitor. Local search marketing firms can help you get your business ranked high in internet searches.

Local search marketing firms use Search Engine Optimization to get businesses the high ranking they crave. It will make your business more visible to potential customers and improve your bottom line. These types of firms will help you to establish yourself as a leader in the industry.

If you aren't getting the online response you were hoping for with your web site you may want to consult a local search marketing firm. They are the experts in Search Engine Optimization and can help your business get the ranking it deserves.