August 26, 2014 // Franchising.com // CARROLLTON, Texas - On Aug. 21-24, FASTSIGNS International, Inc. held its fourth annual Outside Sales Summit in Frisco, Texas with 213 attendees from FASTSIGNS centers across the U.S. and Canada. Twenty-seven Outside Sales Professionals were honored as the first group to earn FASTSIGNS Sales Professional Certification, and 32 Outside Sales Professionals from different FASTSIGNS locations were recognized for personal sales achievements exceeding half a million dollars in annual sales, including eight who achieved more than $1 million in sales.
"Our FASTSIGNS Outside Sales Professionals are committed to helping their customers build their brand, generate more revenue and create a positive and motivating experience for their customer’s customer," said Catherine Monson, CEO of FASTSIGNS International, Inc. "We invest time and resources to educate our franchise owners and their sales teams to be ‘More Than’ a sign company and provide customers brand building products and services as part of a comprehensive solution."
Themed "Your Roadmap to Success", the 2014 Outside Sales Summit attendees participated in a variety of educational sessions and listened to keynote speakers including John Boyens, co-founder and president of the Boyens Group®, Inc.; Tim Wackel, founder and president of the Wackel Group; and former NBA athlete and motivational speaker Walter Bond.
In addition, over 100 attendees participated in a group ice bucket challenge and many donated to the ALS charity while attending the conference. Watch the video here: [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpirXXfmsBE&feature=youtu.be].
The Embassy Suites Dallas-Frisco Convention Center hosted the event that included a vendor show with 80 exhibitors showcasing the latest products and technology in the industry including desktop UV printers, magnetic receptive graphics, 3D printing solutions, digital signage and more.
Special thanks to the sponsors of the 2014 FASTSIGNS Outside Sales Summit: platinum sponsor N. Glantz & Son; gold sponsors Esko, Grimco, Mimaki USA, Roland and Vivacity-Display, LLC; and silver sponsors 3M Commercial Solutions, AVAD, Big Impression Graphics, EFI, Gemini Incorporated, GSG and Tex Visions.
FASTSIGNS International, Inc. is the worldwide franchisor for the more than 560 FASTSIGNS® centers located in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Brazil, Mexico, the Caribbean, Saudi Arabia and Australia (where centers operate as SIGNWAVE®).
FASTSIGNS is a sign, graphics and visual communications company that provides comprehensive visual marketing solutions to customers of all sizes—across all industries—to help them meet their business objectives and increase their visibility. To learn more, visit www.fastsigns.com or call 800-FASTSIGNS for a location near you.
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