Essential Time Management Strategies for Exhibit Marketers

Does this sound like you?

You spend all day with endless to-do lists, shuffling e-mails, putting out fires, connecting with suppliers … and wondering where all your time went.

You’re so overwhelmed with all the details of exhibit planning that you’re afraid something will be overlooked.

But there is good news – your days don’t have to be filled with chaos!

I know how you feel. I’ve been a solo exhibitor trying to not only manage exhibit details, but every other aspect of my business as well.

Over the years, I’ve developed a number of tools and techniques to get everything done. I’m going to walk you through the steps so you can get beyond the overwhelm and come away with a plan to:

  • Focus on what matters instead of just busy work
  • Develop habits that produce results
  • Manage and eliminate distractions
  • Change the way you view your daily work
  • Improve your ability to focus and be more productive
  • Create a time management system that works with your natural style and rhythms

Did you know that investing 10-12 minutes to plan your day can save you up to two hours in wasted effort?

After taking this course, you’ll be able to:

  • Prioritize your to-do list with the most essential items (and avoid those that aren’t important)
  • Plan out the most effective and efficient way to accomplish your tasks
  • Produce results by executing your plan

Here’s what’s included:

  • Action Guide with worksheets for each section of the course
  • Printable resources and checklists to guide your planning
  • Exhibitor's Timeline & Checklist interactive tool for planning your next trade show (Trello template)
  • Curated lists of resources and tools to improve your productivity, plus tips on how to use them


  • "When can I get started?" – You'll be given access right after registering, so you can start right away.
  • "How long do I have to complete the course?" – You have ongoing access, so you can go at your own pace. Plus you'll be able to come back and review sections whenever you need to.
  • "How much time does it take to go through the course work?" – That depends on you! Watching the videos will take you less than an hour, but completing the Action Guide and other materials varies, depending on how in-depth you go.
Until you have a system in place to manage all the tasks involved with trade show marketing, you'll constantly feel like you're spinning your wheels. In this course, you'll discover how to get more done in less time. You will have ongoing access to all course materials.


Marlys Arnold

As an exhibit marketing strategist, Marlys Arnold combines image expertise and real-world marketing experience with a passion for trade shows. Not only has she been an exhibitor, but also the organizer of several expos and events. This unique perspective of the industry allows her to share new insights with both beginning and experienced exhibitors, teaching how to create experiential exhibits that produce significantly higher numbers of qualified leads.

She’s led workshops for groups including Meeting Professionals International (MPI), the International Association of Exhibitions & Events (IAEE), TSNN and EXHIBITOR, as well as providing exhibitor training for events in a variety of industries, ranging from local consumer expos to some of the largest trade shows in the U.S.

Her articles have appeared in trade show industry magazines and business publications, and she’s been featured on both traditional and online broadcasts. She writes the TradeShowTips Online e-zine, hosts the Trade Show Insights blog/podcast and is the author of Build a Better Trade Show Image, the Exhibitor Education Manifesto, and the ExhibitorEd Success System. She’s also the founder of the Exhibit Marketers Café, an online education community. Her latest book, Exhibit Design That Works, debuted in July 2017.

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