Note; I’m standing with a replica of myself! For 4 years, we have traveled with our cardboard cut-out body doubles and it creates a conversation every single time we’re at a conference. Less than $100 for these simple, but hilarious booth additions.
We have to remember that DPMs like to have fun! So try not to take yourselves TOOOOOO seriously. If creating cardboard cutouts is not up your company’s alley, that’s OK! There are tons of ways to get creative, but you have to step outside your comfort zone here and there.
Many times, the theme or the location of the meeting will inspire ideas (like it did for us in Nashville and for the Mardi Gras theme at SAM). But other times ideas come out of nowhere; so always have your “possibility cap” on in order to see potential where you never knew it was lying.
For example, I had to purchase some photo equipment for my office and client work. I went on Amazon and purchased this rotating display stand for $10!! I don’t know what it is about things that spin – but we love it! Click on the image to get it for your own booth.
I was also researching supplies for a party I was throwing for a friend and stumbled upon these amazing rope lights! As soon as I saw them, I knew I wanted to use them in our booth. Now we wrap them around an iPad stand to entice more DPMs to take our online physician survey on site.
Click on the image to get it for your own booth.
TODAY I was looking for cool prizes that we could offer to our DPM readers and I found this Essential Oils Diffuser that has flames in PodiatryMeetings.com colors. If you think I’m not going to buy this and add it to FIRE UP OUR BOOTH, you’re dead wrong.
All of these types of options are inexpensive and they are much more interesting than a flyer or a brochure.