Meet the Sales Expo Advisory Board

The Sales Expo Advisory Board is consulting with Daktronics event planners to make sure this year’s Expo will be top-notch. See what we have in store.

Sales Expo 2018, hosted by Daktronics in Brookings, S.D., will be a free opportunity for sign companies across the country to come together to become inspired by new ideas, ask Daktronics experts questions and network. Behind the scenes, the Sales Expo Advisory Board is consulting with Daktronics event planners to make sure this year’s Expo will be top-notch.

“I like the idea of being able to help mold this into something that we all can get excited about,” said Daryl Kirt, board member and account manager at Scenic Sign Corporation in Sauk Rapids, Minn. “I am excited to see how our ideas get carried out.”


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This year’s Expo will have a Venus Control Suite workshop with basic and advanced sessions. There will also be tours of manufacturing and reliability labs, details of equipment design and a product showcase.

“The software training session is a great refresh for me, and also the great sessions Daktronics puts so much time into,” said Drew Weltin, one of the board members. “This is shaping up to be a great year to attend.” Weltin works at Indigo Signworks in Fargo, N.D., in custom sales, service sales and software training.

Discussions about business and selling strategies, as well as closing tactics and overcoming price objections, bring plenty of opportunities for learning and networking.

“My favorite part about the meeting is to get the opportunity to sit down with like-minded individuals and talk about things we have overcome and problems we are facing,” said Mike McGuire, board member and salesman for Piros Signs in St. Louis, Mo. “It is a great time to build relationships that last a long time.”

The two-day event will wrap with the Annual Banquet and Sign Design contest, but those who want to stick around an extra day can join for the optional golf outing or the annual Pheasant Hunt in Flandreau, S.D., just south of Brookings, on Friday, Sept. 14. A minimum of six participants must register for each event.

Sales Expo 2018 is Sept. 12-13 in Brookings, S.D. Click here to see more information and for free registration.

Are you a Sales Expo Alumni? Or registered for Sales Expo 2018? Be sure to check out our LinkedIn group to get all the details!

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