It's official - our first-ever CES is over. It was a whirlwind to say the least. For the most part, I had the honor of walking briskly from shuttle bus to booth to bathroom to booth to bathroom to shuttle bus. I finally got to see a little bit of what was between the shuttle bus and the booth today, and I am glad I got some of it on video, because it went something like TV, TV, TV, computer, 3D TV, Ginormous TV, speakers, crazy pimped out car, crazier pimped out car, dancing girls, djs, people, people, oh more people, nathan's hot dog, ipod/ipad/iphone cases, kinect, people jumping around to kinect, blinged out cases, bedazzled cases, insanity in the booth.
Either way it was A.W.E.S.O.M.E.
I took a lot of video and it's going to take me some time to cut it all together, but I promise I will get the recap video up. I think everyone will especially enjoy our secret weapon - Michail on his scooter pimped out with one of Engender's iPad kiosk holders. Pure. Genius. Between that and Brian dancing around handing out postcards and Michail spotting the ethnicity of a person based on their name or where someone was from because he happened to have been to the same town they hailed from in order to coax them into a conversation and demo at the booth, i say we did rather well.
Here's a great tip we learned - make sure you have at least one person who is bilngual. Oran speaking hebrew and Pascale speaking french was reeeeeally helpful! This is, of course, the "International" CES. And Natalie was at the ready if we needed some sign-language done.
Another great one - have awesome companies showing in your row. You are going to spend 4 days near them, and it's much better if they are really great ones like Engender, Macsales.com and Evouni. You should all check them out. But, after you finish reading this post :)
Yes, I still have the musical number from the video trapped in my head! No, I am not sick of demoing Surc, but I think I need at least one week of vocal rest before I can start up again.
If you stopped by, thank you so much, because you all gave some great feedback and encouragement for Surc! Despite all of the fun we had dealing with the WiFi and 3G networks (or lack thereof), we managed to make it through every demo and gained a few fans along the way.
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Safe travels to everyone!