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NATIONAL SALES MEETING 2014 > July 16th & 17th


"Everyone that we interacted with from Empire did a fantastic job and your detail and follow up was remarkable. Congratulations and we hope to be invited back!"

Rob Weidhaas, My Press Needs LLC

Building a legacy

Thanks to all who attended this year's National Sales Meeting Legacy Show! We'd like to thank our vendors, customers, GPI members, special guests, and employees for their participation and hope to see you for our next meeting!

For those of you who missed out on this opportunity, here's what all went on during our two-day printing celebration!

Wednesday, July 16th

patrick henry hansenPatrick Henry Hansen

Patrick Henry Hansen led us through an educational lecture known as "The DNA Selling Method." Using historical references and entertaining clips to emphasize his points, Patrick taught us valuable selling philosophies and new techniques that can make any sales team stronger.

Endorsed by the likes of Dr. Stephen R. Covey, Brian Tracy, Larry King, and dozens more, it was no surprise when his professionalism and presentation enspired the crowd to practice his teachings and improve their skills.

Wisconsin Backyard BBQ

Later that evening, Empire's president John Freismuth hosted a backyard BBQ with a scenic countryside atmosphere, offering some Wisconsin hospitality and excellent food. All through the evening, guests were able to network with new faces and catch up with familiar ones.

Thursday, July 17th

The Legacy Show Vendor Fair

lucky duckBetween the 60+ vendors to our cast of special guests, registered participants had a plethora of experiences to take in.

The vendor show itself was filled to the brim with companies showcasing their latest products and technologies. Representatives were available to talk about their samples along with establish new connections and leads. Everyone was also given a vendor passport that could be stamped at any booth, qualifying them for door prizes.

We also had celebrities hanging out on the showroom floor, such as Stephanie Hayden and Kris Ford from the hit Discovery Channel show Sons of Guns; country singer Jared Blake, who was a contestant on The Voice; and former Green Bay Packer player Gilbert Brown. Each offered autographs and merchandise along with photo opportunities.

Empire Plant Tours

Thoughout the day, everyone was invited to take the grand tour of our facilities. This informative walk demonstrated our various printing capabilities such as screen printing, digital printing, flexographic printing, and doming. We also modeled our world's first UV LED screen printing press during this.


Dan Black Breakout Sessions

dan blackBack by popular demand was Dan Black*, Director of Client Engagement for Tortal Training Systems. He held breakout sessions to speak about the, "science behind why some people don't 'get' you."

This humorous and enlightening discussion taught how humans communicate with each other. People walked away with a new understanding of their own tendencies and simple techniques they could use to increase their effectivenss in sales, management, leadership, or at home.

*Dan was our keynote speaker for our 2012 National Sales Meeting and agreed to return to further educate and inspire on the subject of sales.

If you have any questions regarding the event, contact Doug Billings.

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