ASI Show Chicago Education Schedule
 


HERE'S WHAT'S HOT IN 2019!

  • 51 ALL-NEW COURSES for every level of industry experience and interest
  • 2-HOUR SESSIONS anchor the end of the Beginner Sales Success, Advanced Sales Success, Social Media & Marketing, and Entrepreneur’s Essentials tracks, to end the day on a strong note
  • NEW SPEAKERS and returning favorites share their insight and expertise
  • POWER SESSION classes on both Exhibit Days, focusing on improving your sales, marketing, online presence and more
  • NO PRE-REGISTRATION is required for courses – simply view the schedule below, plan the courses you want to attend, and we’ll see you in the classroom!

 
TUESDAY, JULY 9, 2019 • EDUCATION DAY
MCCORMICK PLACE, NORTH BUILDING, HALLS B1 & B2
Time
         
Contributing Sponsor
Contributing Sponsor
   
9:00 a.m.-
9:45 a.m.
How to Get the Most Out of Your Trade Show ExperienceHosted by Matthew Cohn, ASI
10:00 a.m.-
10:50 a.m.
Time Is Money: Maximize Your Dollars Per Minute The Seven Habits of Seven-Figure Salespeople Content Marketing Musts: Keep Your Brand Alive & Relevant Made to Make It: Starting & Growing Your Business Corporate Gifts 101: Expanding Your Business With Corporate Gifts & Incentives Heat Press Transfers: What to Use When

Mastering Multi-Decoration Apparel With a Vinyl Cutter & Heat Press   Stand Out & Attract More Clients With Strategic Marketing
11:00 a.m.-
11:50 a.m.
Storytelling: Share Your Story, Convince Clients, Convert Leads Capitalize on Collaboration: Understanding Your Clients' Needs Increase Your Visibility & Leads Through LinkedIn Diversity Opens Doors: Selling to Major Corporations & the Fortune 500 Corporate Gifts 201: What Corporate Gift Suppliers Can Do for You Producing & Selling Profitable Rhinestone Multi-Decoration Apparel   Improve Your Website: Five Ways to Make a Dramatic Difference
Noon-
12:50 p.m.
Put Your Passion to Work: Hone Your Sales Strategy & Grow Your Base Selling to Women: Gain Insight Into These Influencers Reach Every Customer: Proven Marketing Strategies to Complement Your Online Presence Forget Market Fluctuations: Succeed Regardless of the Economy Corporate Gifts 301: How Distributors Are Profiting From Corporate Gifts Profitable Opportunities in Monogrammed Wearables & Personalized Products   ESP Websites Workshop: Make Your Site Work for You
1:00 p.m.-
2:00 p.m.
Meet the Experts Lunch (First come, first served)
Build Your Skill Set to Enhance Your Sales Effectiveness   The Perfect Product for Your Buyers: Find It, Present It, Order It Through ESP
2:10 p.m.-
3:00 p.m.
How to Make 50%+ Profit on Every Order Tailor Your Pitch: Sales Tactics to Persuade Each Gender Showcase Yourself: Add Video to Your Social Media Mix Family Business Success: Turn Differences Into Dialogue   Beginner Adobe Illustrator: Master the Fundamentals
* We recommend bringing your own laptop loaded with Adobe Illustrator software.
Essential Graphics Skills for Apparel Decoration & Personalization Garment Screen-Printing Basics: Proven Ways to Start Your Own Shop News You Can Use: The 2019 ASI Ad Impressions Study
3:10 p.m.-
4:00 p.m.
Overcome Client Objections: Effective Techniques to Win the Sale Wake Up! Reenergize Your Sales Approach & Yourself Make Your Website Work for You: Expert E-commerce Tools & Tips Vision, Strategy, Execution: How to Run Your Company Like a Boss   Maximizing Sales in the School, Team & Sports Markets Hands-on Workshop: Multicolor Garment Screen Printing Understanding the New Tax Law: How It Affects You & Your Business
4:10 p.m.-
5:00 p.m.
 

Intermediate Adobe Illustrator: Grow Your Skill Set
* We recommend bringing your own laptop loaded with Adobe Illustrator software.

Converting Vector Artwork to Embroidery & Appliqué Without Digitizing Social Networking Strategies That Drive Sales
5:00 p.m.-
6:00 p.m.
New Product Preview Reception
WEDNESDAY, JULY 10, 2019 • EXHIBIT DAY ONE
MCCORMICK PLACE, NORTH BUILDING, HALLS B1 & B2
8:30 a.m.-
9:45 a.m.
Motivational Breakfast with Heather Abbott: Paying It Forward: Finding the Purpose That Drives You
10:00 a.m.
5:00 p.m.
EXHIBIT FLOOR OPEN
 
11:00 a.m.-
11:50 a.m.
Fire Up Your Imagination: Five Secrets to Developing Your Creativity
Noon-
12:50 p.m.
Get the Most From Every Sale: Upselling & Cross-Selling
1:30 p.m.-2:20 p.m. Top 10 Twitter Tips to Close the Deal
2:30 p.m.-3:20 p.m. Seven Major Marketing Fails: Identify & Prevent These Common Mistakes
6:30 p.m. Counselor Awards (Ticket required)
7:00 p.m.-
10:00 p.m.
ASI Show Bash (Ticket required)
THURSDAY, JULY 11, 2019 • EXHIBIT DAY TWO
MCCORMICK PLACE, NORTH BUILDING, HALLS B1 & B2
7:30 am.-
8:15 a.m.
BASI/MASI Breakfast Reception (Invitation only) – Hosted by Timothy M. Andrews
8:30 a.m.-
9:45 a.m.
Keynote With Luke Williams: Disruptive Thinking: How to Spark Transformation in Your Business
10:00 a.m.-
3:30 p.m.
EXHIBIT FLOOR OPEN
 
11:00 a.m.-
11:50 a.m.
Managing a Customer Service Crisis: What to Do When It’s Your Fault
Noon-
12:50 p.m
Social Media Success: How to Create an Online Following
1:30 p.m.-
2:20 p.m.
Banish Sales Burnout: Take Care of Yourself & Your Clients
3:30 p.m.-
4:00 p.m.
Closing Celebration (Passport Plus drawing at 3:45 p.m.)