Brand Design, Brand Marketing and Brand Psychology

Trade Show Exhibits: ENGAGEMENT in the Age of Enlightenment!

Posted by sarmistha tarafder on Feb 28, 2017 11:54:21 AM

 

 

When speaking at meetings or being engaged in conversations at conventions and trade shows, the conventional advice for preparing is to tell yourself you're great, there's no way you can fail.
The more effective stratagem: Instead of saying "I'm the best and I can do it," ask "How can I do it?" It's called "interrogative self-talk," and has been shown to be more effective than positive statements alone. Asking questions leads to answers. It gives you strategies for carrying out your task right at the top of your mind, and reminds you of your motivation. Source: To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others

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Topics: Exhibit Design, Art of Business, Art of Presentation, Custom Modular Trade show Booth, Art of Marketing, Modular Booth Design, Sarmistha Tarafder, Skyline Bay Area, Art of Creation, Art of Thinking

2014 Trends In Sight: Design Your Exhibit With This Insight!

Posted by sarmistha tarafder on Nov 22, 2013 12:15:00 PM

 While technology has provided convenience, flexibility, and global connectivity in our daily lives, it has also made us long for the warmth of more tactile experiences — things with a human touch. This creative research from Corbis Images suggest we’re recognizing the need to slow down and unplug, allowing time for low-tech activities, creative pursuits, and relationships.

We are living in a techno-centric era. Technology is firmly planted in our lives. As geography and time zones blurr giving access to 24/7 media, communication and entertainment – as global citizens we are tired, stressed out and chaotic than ever before. Technology is supposed to give us the opportunity to be creative and constructive. Instead, as a nation we suffer from massive ADD in the grips of imminent nervous breakdown. As a result, stress reduction has become a top priority.

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Topics: Exhibit Design, Art of Marketing, Exhibition Booth Design, Art of Thinnking, 2014 design trend, Sarmistha Tarafder, Art of Creation, Art of Thinking

Creativity Demystified!

Posted by sarmistha tarafder on May 24, 2013 3:14:00 PM



“Don't just be a consumer, be a creator. Somewhere inside you is a masterpiece waiting to be exposed.”

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Topics: Art and nature Inspiration, Art and Design, Art of Presentation, Mozart, Creativity Desmystified, Sarmistha Tarafder, Art of Creation, Art of Thinking, Art of Ancient Wisdom

Art of Creativity: Intent on Insight

Posted by sarmistha tarafder on Sep 11, 2012 6:53:00 PM

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Topics: Design Tips, Graphic Design, Art and nature Inspiration, Art and Design, Art of Presentation, Exhibition Booth Design, Intellectual design, Sarmistha Tarafder, Art of Creation, Design Principles, Elegant design, Art of Thinking, Inspiration 2012, Insight and creativity

Art of Design: The Zen of Detachment!

Posted by sarmistha tarafder on Mar 18, 2012 6:30:00 PM

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Topics: Design Inspiration, Art and nature Inspiration, Art and Design, Art of Business, Sarmistha Tarafder, Art of Creation, Design Principles, Art of Thinking, Rumi, Art of Ancient Wisdom, Art of Leadership, Zen, Bhagavat Gita, Wisdom 2.0

Trade Show Booth Design: The Diversification Dividend!

Posted by sarmistha tarafder on Mar 13, 2012 5:48:00 PM



In the summer of 2007, the US stock market plummeted by 5%. In the same week FTSE lost about 5.6%, Israeli TA 25 Index dripped 7% and Australia exchange shed 3%. This was mirrored across the global stock markets. Singapore, Hong Kong, South Korea, India and China all followed suit. As the financial instruments of the developing and the developed countries have started to look alike "we have voluntarily narrowed our options to the point of jeopardizing our ability to survive."

Nature, does not condone singularity. It leads to extinction.

Rebecca Costa in her book, The Watchman's Rattle: Thinking Our Way Out of Extinction, says, in evolutionary terms, diversity acts like a genetic insurance policy—to guard against the complete eradication of species. This is reason why there are  17,500 species of butterflies in the world, and around 750 species in the United States (Encyclopedia Smithsonian). A species that develops a broad range of characteristics and behaviors—wide diversity—increases its odds of surviving a broad range of environmental challenges. In December 2004, when the great Tsunami claimed more than 150,000 lives, the stone age tribes of the Andaman and Nicobar islands escaped unscathed because they took to the forests and higher ground well in time.

Dr. Yaneer Bar-Yam of Harvard University exposes the critical role diversity plays as complexity in business grows: "A system performs well in facing complex challenges when it has high variety. We can understand this in the case of the modern economy and technological and corporate innovation." The greater the diversity of ideas, products and services, the more effectively businesses can respond to dramatic shifts and changes. For that reason, Apple has products that ranges from defining nano life style to the dream machines of the 3D designers and artists. For that very same reason, the latitude of Skyline products range from extreme portability to custom modularity and not to mention more than 30 elastic product lines in-between. For that very same reason, exhibit designers of our times should incorporate the essence of the brand in the visuals, architecture and of course, need-less to say in the interactivity that is the hallmark of face-face-marketing.

Socio-biologists confirm that some 5 million years ago, with the development of two-legged locomotion, our brains experienced intricate adaptation to an "avalanche of new sensory complexity". If that is true, we are yet again undergoing paramount  changes in the frontal cortex, the area that processes complexity. We are on for an interesting ride!

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Topics: Graphic Design, Trade Show Graphics, Art and nature Inspiration, Art of Business, Art of Marketing, Hanging Sign, Booth Design Lounge, Trade Show Tonic, Modular Booth Design, Rebecca D. Costa: The Watchman's Rattle, Modern Booth, Extreme Portable Displays, Sarmistha Tarafder, Island Booth Design, Art of Thinking

Art of Survival: The Mastery of Story Telling.

Posted by sarmistha tarafder on Jan 19, 2012 10:40:00 AM

In the words of the historian philosopher, Thomas Berry: "We are not just passing into another historical period or another cultural modification.......But more specifically we are terminating the last 65 million years of life development." He says, it's all a question of story. "The old story, the account of how the world came to be and how we fit into it is no longer effective. Yet we have not learned the new story."

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Topics: Design Tips, Graphic Design, Art and nature Inspiration, Art and Design, Art of Business, Brand Design, Inspiration, Intellectual design, Creative Marketing, Annette Simmons, The Story Factor, Brian Tracy, Thomas Berry, Tom Durel, Type 1 civilization, story telling in a trade show setting, Enchantment, Sarmistha Tarafder, Art of Creation, exhibit deisgn trends 2012, Art of Thinking

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