In late October, Indoff, Inc. (UPIC: Indoff) hosted its national sales meeting in St. Charles, Missouri. The distributor’s sales partners came in from all across the U.S. to take classes and learn from each other about being better, more effective salespeople.
“The NSM was a great opportunity for our partners to reconnect with old friends and colleagues and meet new friends,” says Angela Suntrup, Indoff’s national marketing manager. “The theme of our meeting was social media and technology – Be Different. Be You. Be Social. Hopefully, the partners not on social media will take the jump and ‘be social.’”
The weekend started with registration and a cocktail hour on Thursday evening, while Friday began with classes that were hosted by some of Indoff’s leading vendors. The partners got to learn about new selling opportunities as well as strengthening their relationships with key vendors. Friday afternoon’s vendor show featured more than 100 exhibitors and afforded everyone a great opportunity to talk one-on-one and learn about new products and opportunities.
Saturday was the final day of the national sales meeting. Indoff corporate employees and sales partners shared their knowledge on various topics from social media to online ordering in breakout classes. The afternoon consisted of a few more classes and a general meeting for all of Indoff. The sales meeting concluded with an awards dinner celebrating the partners that have excelled in the past year.
Overall, the partners, vendors and the corporate staff in attendance really enjoyed themselves. One Indoff sales partner in particular agrees. “I love the fact that we have a sales meeting once every 18 months—not two and three a week,” Indoff Partner Ken Hebert says. “Indoff values our time selling and doing what we do best.”