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It's hard to believe that booth babes actually work in sales. I assume everyone knows that they are not going to get her number. She can't answer any questions obviously. Am I in the minority for feeling that hired fake flirty girls are insulting my intelligence with such a shallow attempt to manipulate me?

This actually made me wonder if they occasionally do get picked up. There must be some reason that guys think talking to them is not a waste of time...




They're not for you. They're for the huge majority of bozos, who, unlike you, are only at the conference because it's a junket and some free time away from work. Eye candy is a huge plus.

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By that logic, aren't the booth babes just as pointless? If the idea is to drive sales, and those people aren't there to make purchasing decisions, then it's a lost cause.

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> those people aren't there to make purchasing decisions

He didn't say they couldn't make purchasing decisions. Besides, there's still likely to be some value in being front-of-mind when people go back to their companies.

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Those people sometimes bring along a 'straight man'. I end up doing this all the time - the hypothetical boss just wants to drink for free and oogle pretty girls, and I talk to the sales engineer/sales guy. On the plus side, it keeps the boss distracted and stops stupid questions...

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You don't seriously think the male unconscious mind is that rational do you?

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Aren't booth babes not just a copy of car shows? I think in car shows they are doing this because of the "when you drive (buy) this car you can get all the babes in the world".

I also don't get it in sports. Why should a striptease-looking-girl give the winner the price (motorsport for example)?

I think booth babes are an expression of "I've got nothing interesting for you so I hired some babes to get your attention".

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