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NTP-STAG Announces 2019 PRO Education Series Speakers

  • 12/17/2018 12:00:00 AM
  • John Spaulding

Exeter, PA – A fresh lineup of subject matter experts has been selected to lead the 2019 NTP-STAG Professional Retail Organization (PRO) business development seminar series. PRO provides NTP-STAG customers with live and web-based continuing education courses that focus on in-store and online retail operation proficiency.

The courses are free with content ranging from store readiness and customer relationship management to e-commerce and salesmanship. Each course builds a learner’s confidence with the subject matter and provides tactical, “put-it-to-work-today” recommendations that can improve retail operations and profitability. They are appropriate for all levels of experience and those enrolled have the chance to earn a scholarship to attend RV University during the NTP-STAG Expo.

“We launched the PRO education series 8 years ago and now have over 96 courses archived online. They can be accessed 24-7 making it easy for students to take classes when it is convenient for them,” states John Spaulding, Director of Communications & Events at NTP-STAG. “We believe programs like PRO help build awareness about the importance retail operations play in customer acquisition and retention as well as the value it brings to organizational sales and profitability.”

Marcus Sheridan

The 2019 curriculum builds on PRO’s tradition of delivering quality content from quality speakers.

Marcus Sheridan is a highly sought-after international keynote speaker known for his unique ability to excite, engage and motivate audiences. In 2017 Forbes named Marcus 1 of 20 “Speakers You Don’t Want to Miss.” Marcus has been dubbed a “Web Marketing Guru” by the New York Times and featured in Inc., The Globe and Mail, Forbes, and more. Sheridan will be talking about content marketing strategies and how they can generate traffic, leads, and sales. In today’s marketplace, what we say, how we say it, and where it is seen or heard can have a dramatic impact on business. Marcus’s presentation will help attendees better understand that dynamic and be more thoughtful about content strategies.

Gabrielle Bosche

Gabrielle Bosche is the leading expert in generational diversity and millennial engagement. She is regularly called on for her insight from print, radio and television outlets. Gabrielle conducts research on millennial retention and brand loyalty and has led research efforts in partnership with organizations such as The Catholic University of America and Burk International. A millennial herself, Gabrielle specializes in demystifying the millennial generation and motivating them to do and be more. Her PRO seminars will focus on hiring and retaining employees and managing in a multi-generational office environment. Finding good people and creating a business culture that is rewarding for individuals and profitable for the company is Gabrielle’s focus.

Valerie Ziebron

 

Valerie Ziebron has worked with hundreds of clients – big and small to increase not only CSI and profitability but also job enjoyment. She firmly believes that “Work that’s fun gets done!” She has delivered thousands of presentations around the world for dealers and their OEM partners. Her clients have included Yamaha, Chrysler, GM, Eastman Kodak and many others. Valerie makes a special study of what a dealership can do to “flip the switch from Reactive to Proactive” and how a proactive stance in customer service can influence loyalty and improve the lifetime value of a customer. With retail and service providing the most touch points for customer engagement in a dealership, Valerie’s presentation is sure to have a lasting impression with attendees.

For more information about RV University the PRO education series or the 2019 NTP-STAG Expo go to expo.ntpstag.com or talk to an NTP-STAG customer service representative.

NTP-STAG is the leading full service distributor and marketer of aftermarket RV products and services, uniquely positioned to offer customers and suppliers substantial scale, experienced associates, the most comprehensive inventory selection in the industry, high levels of customer service, and innovative marketing support. NTP-STAG is committed to expanding its offerings to meet the ever-growing needs of its customer base, providing them what they need, when they need it.

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NTP-STAG Opens 2021 with Expo
Exeter, PA (February 05, 2021) – NTP-STAG, the leading distribution company for the recreational vehicle aftermarket, opened the new year with the 2021 Expo, both in person on January 18 – 19 at the Marriott Orlando World Center in Orlando, FL, followed by a weeklong virtual event January 25 – 29.
 
“Supported by extensive customer surveys and supplier communications voicing a strong interest in our holding the live show, our events team worked closely with the Marriott Orlando World Center staff to establish parameters and protocols while integrating the technology and tools that allowed us to execute a safe and healthy event for all attendees,” said NTP-STAG President, Bill Rogers. “Although meeting these needs required us to reduce the number of staff, exhibitors and customers, the result was a high-quality event allowing dealers valuable networking opportunities while partaking in the various educational seminars and of course, show-only sales and promotions. We are grateful to our customers who took time out of their busy schedules to join us in Orlando and participate in Expo.”
 
In conjunction with the live event, the virtual Expo, hosted through NTP-STAG’s online portal, viantp.com, provided attendees weeklong access to a similar slate of sales and promotions, Power Hours and buying opportunities along with the impressive roster of speakers and product seminars that appeared at the live event in Orlando. Hall of Fame speaker and well-respected economist Dr. Mary Kelly PhD returned for the second year as a PRO Speaker to share her business insights while bestselling author and nationally-recognized social media expert, Corey Perlman discussed best practices to maximize digital business opportunities including developing and publishing effective, high-quality social media content. Numerous RV University product presentations by some of the industry’s leading suppliers rounded out the agenda both in person, and virtually.
 
“While logistics, capacity limitations and the geographical travel restrictions of the current environment restricted live event capacity, the virtual show allowed us to engage with dealers while showcasing the leading manufacturers in a safe, online environment,” continued Rogers. “The wider accessibility of the virtual show format also gave us an opportunity to expand our reach and communicate with a larger audience for an extended period of time. We foresee incorporating the virtual show elements into our event programming well into the future.”
 
For RV Dealers, many of whom were attending their first live show in nearly a year, the 2021 NTP-STAG Expo was a welcomed return to the calendar.
Attendee, PPL Motor Homes President, Diana LeBlanc summarized her sentiments at the conclusion of the show in Orlando. “We didn’t know what to expect coming this year, we just knew that NTP-STAG would take care of us. The feeling this year is completely different but it’s a good feeling and I think it’s going to be the future of the industry.”
 
For more information about Expo, please visit: https://expo.ntpstag.com/
The 2021 NTP-STAG Virtual Expo is Here

Exeter, PA (January 22, 2021) – The 2021 NTP-STAG Virtual Expo will be held this week, January 25 – 29. Accessed online through viantp.com, the 2021 NTP-STAG Virtual Expo will deliver the same great deals and promotions as the live event with an increased level of supplier participation in a digital environment.

Virtual Expo attendees will have access to a full slate of RV University sessions, including PRO (Professional Retail Organization) Education Seminars with interactive Q&A Sessions, in addition to online manufacturer exhibits, Power Hours and daily prize giveaways.

Also highlighted is the compelling keynote address, presented by Hall of Fame speaker, Dr. Mary Kelly PhD. Dr. Kelly a retired Commander in the US Navy as an intelligence officer, a chief of police, an HR director, and a chief of staff, as well as training more than 40,000 military personnel, now specializes in leadership growth that helps organizations improve their profitability and productivity.

For more information go to https://expo.ntpstag.com or contact your NTP-STAG sales representative.

About NTP-STAG

For more than 50 years, NTP-STAG has been serving RV dealers, retailers and service professionals across the industry. Today, as a division of Keystone Automotive Operations, the company is highly regarded as the leading distribution company for the recreational vehicle market and is uniquely positioned to offer customers and suppliers substantial scale, the most comprehensive inventory selection in the industry, high levels of customer service, and innovative marketing support. NTP-STAG is committed to expanding its offerings to meet the ever-growing needs of its customer base, providing them what they need, when they need it.
Venue Event Preparedness and Safety Information

Prior to your arrival, take a moment watch the following recording of the January 11th  call where NTP-STAG and the Orlando World Center Marriott (OWCM)presented venue preparedness & safety protocols.

You can also view a video that showcases an event that took place in October 2020 at OWCM:  https://marriottbonvoyevents.com/inspirational-stories/article/277.

 We look forward to greeting you.

 

Excitement Builds for 2021 NTP-STAG Expo

Exeter, PA (January 6, 2021) –  The 2021 NTP-STAG Expo Mobile App sponsored by Southwire is now available to download, providing many useful features such as access to the show agenda, an activity feed and “my schedule” which allows show attendees to customize their show day. With less than three weeks before the launch of the NTP-STAG Expo, show attendees are invited to download the show Mobile App and familiarize themselves with the show-enhancing tool. The 2021 NTP-STAG Expo is being held January 18 - 19 at the Orlando Marriott World Center in Orlando, Florida followed by a virtual event January 25 – 29.


“The Expo Mobile App is the best way to stay connected to all the show activities,” said Vice President, sales, Fred Petrivelli. “It’s simple to use and a very handy tool to help our dealers who will be attending Expo maximize their experience.”


The Expo Mobile App features the most up to date information about the show right at users’ fingertips. This includes access to the RV University schedule, PRO Seminar speakers with topics and much more.  Along with an interactive floor plan, the show app delivers live notifications on prize drawing winners, Power Hours and much more.


In addition to RV University, which includes PRO (Professional Retail Organization) Education Seminars, manufacturer exhibits, show-only sales and promotions and receptions, NTP-STAG has announced Hall of Fame speaker, Dr. Mary Kelly PhD will present the keynote address. Dr. Kelly a retired Commander in the US Navy as an intelligence officer, a chief of police, an HR director, and a chief of staff, as well as training more than 40,000 military personnel, now specializes in leadership growth that helps organizations improve their profitability and productivity. She will be delivering her insight that has contributed to more than 13 business books, including her best-seller, Master Your World, and her latest award-winner, “Why Leaders Fail and the 7 Prescriptions for Success which was profiled in both Forbes and Success magazines.


“We are looking forward to welcoming Mary to Orlando as our keynote speaker,” said NTP-STAG President, Bill Rogers. “As an award-winning economist, Mary is a compelling speaker and we are all excited about what she has to say, ultimately benefitting from her valuable perspective.”


For more information go to expo.ntpstag.com or call an NTP-STAG sales representative.


NTP-STAG continues to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and are in constant communication with the host venue and local authorities.


For more information about Expo, please visit: https://expo.ntpstag.com/


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