Friday, March 27, 2009

The Home Show Gods!

It's been a while since my last post and happily its because I've been very busy. It's home show season and we have kicked off the season with several successful showings. The thing about these shows is that you get all kinds of folks coming through the booths, people with varying degrees of interest in what you are showing, some that just want to take the free stuff we're giving away.

We have just come off of three very successful shows that I hope we have provided very good insight and information to those that chose to come and visit us. A lot of vendors at these shows are trying to sell items directly out of their booths. You see the Sham Wow towels and the pots and pans people are schlepping through the isles. My idea of a successful show is if I can help someone understand the value of what we are trying to provide. Having someone understand what you are explaining and seeing their eyes light up with that understanding that it isn't actually our of their budget, or giving them ideas as to improve on what they already own is such a powerful thing. I know this will sound odd, but I truly get a warm feeling when someone leaves the booth and says "thank you for educating me, I'm so glad that I took the time to stop and chat with you".

My true favorites however, are the ones that stop and say, "I don't understand what you do". Looking at my booth I thought it was obvious, but I'm in the business so of course it is to me. So I begin to explain it to them and you see the light bulb go off in their eyes and it's very cool. I know they're hooked.

So we have really put our new show booth (pictured) to the test. We have several more shows coming down the pike, as a matter of fact the next show is scheduled for next week at the Howard County Fairgrounds Friday Saturday and Sunday April 3rd, 4Th and 5Th. Following that we will be traveling across the US to Jackson Hole, Wyoming for a show April 17Th and 18Th at the Snow King Center. If you have a moment, stop by and chat!

We are showcasing the Control4 Home Controller solution. At the booth we are showing the benefits of taking control of your lighting and thermostat in ways you may not have thought. You can search through the digital music we have installed on the system to play through the Control4 WiFi Speaker Point as well as play with the iPod and iPod dock integration for even more music choices. We are also showing how simple it is to operate your own equipment with our universal remote control such as your television, cable box and DVD players. Use the new Control4 7" Touch Panel or try the Apple iPhone/iTouch application or wireless control from anywhere in the home. Watch others pass by on our wireless camera that we have connected to the systems as well!

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