Texas-based Fastsigns International, a sign and visual graphics franchisor with more than 660 locations worldwide, recently hosted its 7th Annual Outside Sales Summit August 17-19 in St. Louis, Missouri. A record 305 people attended, including Fastsigns sales professionals and franchisees from Canada, the U.S., Puerto Rico, Grand Cayman Island and the United Kingdom. Attendees heard keynote presentations from: Kirsty Spraggon, International Speaker and Talk Show Host; Lance Allred, the First Deaf Player in NBA History, Motivational Speaker and Best-Selling Author; and John Boyens, Sales Coach and Co-Founder and President of the Boyens Group. One hundred and thirty-seven Outside Sales Professionals were recognized for sales achievements, including 11 individuals who received a Platinum Sales Award for achieving over $1 million in sales during a 12-month period. Additionally, 27 individuals became Certified Fastsigns Sales Executives after completing the Fastsigns Outside Sales Certification Program, which is an extensive program that includes curriculum and activities designed to expand their sales skills.
“Fastsigns Outside Sales Professionals use their knowledge and skills to find the right visual communications solutions to help customers’ reach their goals,” said Mark Jameson, Executive Vice President of Franchise Support and Development at Fastsigns International. “It’s exciting to celebrate and honour the sales achievements of these great salespeople.”
Held at the St. Louis Union Station Hotel, 126 vendors participated at this year’s event, including 42 first-time exhibitors. Diamond Sponsor was Grimco, Platinum Sponsor was Epson, Gold Sponsors were Fellers and Graphic Solutions Group, and Silver Sponsors were 4over and Guru DM. The company thanked all sponsors for their generous support and attendees for their record-breaking participation.