Seminars – Demo Classes – Workshop – Special Events – Set up - Schedule for all!
Wednesday 7/12/17 - Evening 4pm all Vendors can set up in Ballrooms & network at Happy Hour Embassy Suites 5:30-7:30 all Embassy Guests meet you there!
Thursday - July 13, 2017 - Registration 8:00 – Classes 8:30am begin– 9:30pm
8:00 am Registration (outside Embassy Suites Ballrooms at table with Ben!)
8:20 am Enter the Ballrooms and Please pick your favorite Seat (coffee bar will be ready for you!)
8:25 am All Staff members please meet Tom & Pam at the stage to get ready to welcome attendees!
8:35 am – 9:15am Welcome and Introduce Staff & Get to know each other!
9:15 – 10:00 - What’s Your Story – What does your business say about you? Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Let’s make a Plan! This year’s event is all about you and Looking beyond 2017. Tom & Pam are making big plans to help you do just that come ready to plan and redefine your business goals together! (This is an interaction class – have a goal in mind!)
10:00 – 10:50 - 12 Steps to Starting A Business - You've got an idea for your business ... great! What's next? Sue will take you through the steps to getting your business up and running in a way that will set the stage for a strong profitable future. Taking action doesn't need to be hard if you know what to do! Just take it step by step!
10:50 – 11:00 am Bathroom Break and refill of your coffee! Hurry back we don’t want you to miss anything!
11:00 – 11:55am - Basics of Social Media: Why use it, which channels and what to say: Have you been thinking about marketing your business with social media, but you feel overwhelmed and not sure how to get started? Or maybe you’re not convinced that it works? Karen has designed this seminar to show you the value of using social media to reach your customers, how it can lead to new customers and how it drives repeat business from your current customers. Make sure to take lots of notes!
*****11:55 – 1:30 pm Lunch on your own! The Embassy Suites is offering an amazing Buffet for $11 (Chef’s Specials for GBP Rally & Trade Show Guest & Families)
1:30 – 2:15 pm - Automation Campaign with a WOW factor : Karen knows just what your website & campaigns need and should tell the customer to keep them coming back and making it easy to order. Karen will help you get your campaign started quickly.
2:15- 3:00 pm "Making Your Cell Phone your best 2017 office must have" with Nick! (CLASS) Nick will let you know what's new in the world of cell phones for our business as only he can. You have an Aamazing tool for the 2017 Holiday season in your hand! Nick will show us all just how valuable it can be! Nick will help us into holiday 2017 and beyond with the must have Cell phones top secrets. This class is a must for our future & today's business! Beginners & Seasoned a must!
3:00 – 3:15 = Bathroom Break – Hurry back!
3:15- 4:00pm - Designing a Wow & Winning Gift Basket – Making your design unforgettable is very important! It needs to be eye appealing, secure, presentation with a wow, branded, and dressed for the occasion! You may be a beginner or a seasoned professional both will find this class surprising and helpful! Let’s rise over the top and give our customers an amazing 2017 new style! – Corporate Clients in mind, examples, and live demo by Pam!
4:00 – 6:00 pm - Thursday = Sneak Peek Trade Show with Surprises & Fun – 2 hours of Samples & One on One with Amazing Vendors – All Vendors get to talk one on one with Attendees and Make sure you stop at the Table top vendors area for Product showcase!
Dinner on your own - Embassy Suites has happy hour 5:30-7:30 for guests only Plus Embassy Restaurant is open 7:00 - 10:00pm for menu dinners - Great FOOD!
7:30-9:30pm - BASKology will be a bit different this year! You ask for it and here we go. More practice you say well we have designed an after- hours Practice Clinic with all staff on deck! Yes our Practice night will be more one on one help with questions answered! We will work on designing, wrapping, structure, bows, and personal hands on experience! This will be a blast with everyone leaving a winner! All Staff please help out! Attendees will make gift basket, candy design, & top off with balloon bouquet! Hands on Clinic!!!!
Friday July 14, 2017 9am – 11pm
9:00 – 9:10am - Welcome back with Pam, turn in your homework! Coffee Bar will be Ready!
9:10 – 10:00 am - Finding Your Unique Selling Power - You have or are opening a gift basket business. That's why you're at this conference. So you are doing (in essence) the same thing everyone else in the room is doing. PLUS, there may be someone in your town who has a gift basket business. How do you compete? How do you attract customers so you can make money? Sue's here to tell you there is room for everyone. How? By finding and promoting your Unique Selling Power. It's the key to success.
10:00 – 10:40 am - Networking and Keeping Them Interested! – Well Ben will be heading up this class so get ready to learn, laugh, and practice! If your plan is to grow your business, network with corporate clients, or stay ahead of the competition here is your class! It isn’t always about your design it is selling yourself and Ben will show you a new way of doing that at this conference!
10:40 – 10:50 – Bathroom Break – Coffee Bar Available
10:50- 11:30 am - “Candy Designs Gone Wild!” KIM is ready to show you a fun easy way to take your profits to the future! Leann has so much talent and will help your clients rave with your new ideas when you get home from this class! Yes you can take photos & notes!
11:30 am – 12:15 - What to say to your customer? – Barb has lots of experience with this subject! She will help you deal with difficult customer’s face to face, electronic e-mails, texting, and on the phone! You will be smiling when this class is over! “Remember without customers we really don’t have a business so if you are looking forward for the future you need all the customers you can get & keep!”
**********12:15 – 1:30 LUNCH on your own – Hotel will offer special buffet for our group only $11@! Hurry back for afternoon events!
1:30 – 2:30 Balloons – What to do with them for Profit & Excitement? Jan will wow you with a new outlook on Balloons! She is amazing!
2:30 – 3:15 - Work Life Balance- (CLASS) You may be the boss, salesman, designer, head wrapper, clean up boy, cook, parent, and so much more. How do you do it and still grow your business? You also want to keep the budget low, profits high, yet make a profit. Well we will look at a few eye-opening ideas in this class and also see if you are ready to grow from where you are now! Let's see if you are ready to make some needed changes! We will also address your FEARS! Tom & Pam
3:15 – 5:30 Trade Show, Sample, Shop, talk one on one with our amazing vendors! Ask what is new for 2017 Christmas and ask for suggestions on new trends! Show Specials at each vendor area don’t forget to get your secret prize every time you place an order!
5:45 – 6:45 pm – Meet in the Pre-Function area (just outside hall from Ballroom) and meet your team mates! Yes, this is a great team building event you will design, price, theme, sell, and win prizes as teams! Make sure you wear your name tags and spouses are also invited to join you!
7:00 Dinner will be served in the Ballroom with Entertainment 7:15 – 10:15! Included all Vendor, VIP tickets & Spouse tickets! – You must have a name tag – Ticket to attend! (spouses with name tag invited to attend as well) Come ready to eat, dance, and network together!
Saturday July 15th 2017 - 9am – 2:30pm
9:00 – 9:10am - Recap and Welcome Back with Tom & Pam - (NO COFFEE BAR AVAILABLE – Just water Station)
9:10-10:00 am - “Cold Calling made simple for today’s world!” This class is shared by Derek and will be a fun informative & action class!
New added class just for you!
10:00 – 10:40am – "The Art of Negotiations" (CLASS) Ben will share his 4 main ways of how to get what you want without breaking the bank (keeping your bottom line). This is important in life & business. This will be helpful for all of us to increase our PROFIT for the Future!
10:40 – 11:30 - Meat & Potatoes or Specialty Diet? – The time is a changing and so must we! The business is not the same as it was in 1979 when Tom & Pam 1st started their Gift Basket Business so let’s chat about what you really need moving forward! You will need new skills, vendors with a new outlook, and a business that revolves around new trends and changes! Looking beyond 2017! Corporate Driven Ideas & New trends!
11:30 – NOON – Recap – Thank you’s – Door Prizes!!!!!!!!!
12:00 Noon – 2:30 pm – Trade show – Cash & Carry – Last chance to shop – Hug – and sample! Turn in Pre-Dated orders for holidays