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What's He Gonna Say?
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The Rant Continues!!

Angry Man

There are times when I tend to go on a tear with things that drive me nuts. When I published my first ...Really?? article, we seemingly hit a nerve.  This was our 2nd most opened newsletter since we started publishing this in 2006.  
I'm guessing these things drive you nuts too.  
I'm going to continue the Rant with two more stories. One is a supplier FAIL and one is a supplier WIN. We will be covering this again in a future ...Really?? story from the suppliers perspective



On June 20thMaurice DiMino The Sicilian Mentor  will be doing an Education Experience on Creating Your Verbal Business Card. This session is sponsored by Evans Manufacturing and AIA

On June 27th, we will be featuring Jeff Tobe, CSP an internationally known Certified Speaking Professional, presenting Recreating the Customer Experience. Jeff is an amazing speaker who created Coloring Outside the Lines. You won't want to miss this one! This session is brought to you by Maple Ridge Farms and Vernon. 
As we continue to bring fresh content to our industry, we want to thank our SuccessTracks Education Experience title sponsors: SnugZ USAWarwick and AIA.They make what we do possible. 
For more information on these sessions and the registration links, go to the FreePromoTips SuccessTracks page


Check it Out!


Make it a great day!  


Jeff Solomon, MAS

See Whats New!
 See What's New in GP2: 
with a video featuring Barlow!   
Mini Padfolios from Warwick
With a video featuring Dana Zezzo in the Bahama's!  
With a video featuring Spud! 
With our most expensive product review ever! 
Visit the GP2 Section as you look
for good products and good prices!    
Exclusive Education Experiences!
FPT SuccessTracks Online Learning Experiences
Our Next SuccessTracks Sessions:

Maurice DiMino
Creating Your Verbal Business Card 
Thursday, June 20th, 10:00 AM PST 
Presented by:
Award-Winning Toastmaster,  

Gain attention in any room! 
Create a transaction in 30 seconds! 
Create excitement to connect with you! 
The Sicilian Mentor is brought to you by: 
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All attendees receive Evans Italian cookware samples. 
Grandma DiMino loves this stuff and your clients will too!


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Coloring Outside the Lines... 
Recreating the Customer Experience 
Thursday, June 27th, 10:00 AM PST 

Presented by: 

Jeff Tobe, CSP    


Jeff is the Primary Colorer at Coloring Outside the Lines in Pittsburgh, PA. He spent 13 years in the promotional products business. He believes that we must accept that customer service is no longer the bar that distinguishes us from our competitors. 

We now have to consider our internal and external customers' EXPERIENCES from the minute they make contact with us to the minute they are done!  


Jeff Tobe, CSP (Certified Speaking Professional) is one of the most dynamic speakers in the business world as attested to by clients including MicrosoftMGMAReMax InternationalASI and PPAI. He prides himself on presenting up-to-the-minute, cutting edge material as it relates to designing the ideal customer EXPERIENCE.


Click Here to Register 
for These  
FreePromoTips SuccessTracks Sessions!


SuccessTracks are brought to you by:

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SAAC Doubles Education Session Prizes!   
The best education prize at the SAAC Show is the amazing sessions the will give you a competitive advantage.  Check out this All Star Line Up!

SAAC is adding another $5000.00 in amazing prizes to the $5000.00 in prizes that are already on the table! In addition to free hotel rooms, The grand prize winner will be able to choose from several different prize packages, including:
  • A home theater system (A/V receiver, 5.1 speaker system, plasma or L.E.D. TV, blue ray player, installation)
  • A PC desktop or laptop system (Android smart phone, tablet computer, productivity software package)
  • An Apple desktop or laptop system (iMac or MacBook Pro, iPhone 5, iPad Mini, productivity software package)
The full story can be found here!


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More Information and the Link  
to Register Can Be Found Here
David Schaaf from Newton... 
5 Tips for Finding Creative Ideas
for your Promotional Products  
David Schaaf

The pressure to have your promotional product stand out in an over-saturated and overstimulated world can be daunting. It takes creativity to grab attention, but unfortunately, many fall victim to the notion that they aren't creative enough to come up with a great idea. I'm going to let you in on a little secret. You know that person who you think is more creative than you? They're not.

...Really??  The  Rant Continues!
Stressed Businessman
I recently penned a commentary on a few things that have had me scratching my head asking ...Really?? 
This struck a nerve with our audience and was the most opened FreePromoTips
e-newsletter we have had in recent years. 
If you missed it this article, you can find it here.

Our personal and professional lives are filled with ...Really?? moments. 
At the heart of the issue is effective communication and having a mutual respect for the roles we each play in the business process.
We can both make mistakes and drop balls, but it is how we pick them up that makes the difference in the end.