• Wednesday, December 18, 2019
    • 12:30 PM

    Wild Wednesday Webinar featuring Stan Phelps, Founder Purple Goldfish.com

    “Diamond Goldfish: Excel Under Pressure and Build Better Client Relationships”

    Wednesday, December 18, 2019

    12:30 pm ET /11:30 am CT / 10:30 am MT / 9:30 am PT

    Expanding upon the well-known Silver and Golden Rules, this workshop covers how we act and react to situations when we are under pressure. Like a diamond, pressure and heat helps mold and shape us, but more importantly, it also has a similar effect on the people we interact with. Participants will learn the Diamond Rule and how to M.I.N.E. for stronger relationship.

    Attendees will learn:

    1. Tools: Get equipped with the M.I.N.E. process for building relationships under pressure.

    2. Skills: Understand your style, and the style of those you come in contact with.

    3. Empathy: Gain a deeper appreciation for what causes other people stress and find ways to reduce it.

    1 CAS Credit when you submit your PPAI Pin number with your survey.

    About Stan: Stan Phelps is the Founder of PurpleGoldfish.com. He is a TEDx Speaker, Forbes Contributor, IBM Futurist and Certified Speaking Professional that focuses on customer experience and employee engagement. Throughout his career Stan held many marketing leadership roles with adidas, International Management Group, PGA of America, and Synergy. He’s the author of 10 books: Purple Goldfish, Green Goldfish, Golden Goldfish, Blue Goldfish, Purple Goldfish-Service Edition, Red Goldfish, Pink Goldfish, Purple Goldfish-Franchise Edition, Yellow Goldfish, and Gray Goldfish. They all focus on the little ways to drive differentiation, increase loyalty, and promote positive word of mouth. He has spoken at over 400 events in 16 countries. Stan holds a JD/MBA from Villanova University and a Certificate in Achieving Breakthrough Service from Harvard Business School. He lives in Cary, North Carolina with his wife Jennifer two boys Thomas and James.


    Your Regional Associations — Where Professionals Go To Grow!

    • Thursday, January 23, 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Escape 1950 E Square Lake Road Troy, MI 48085

    What's more fun than the TOM Show? The night before the TOM Show.

    Doing the same thing over and over again and getting the same awesome result isn't insanity. It can be freakin' genius. It's why year after year, we keep on coming back to Escape! (though we still like the old name Troy Lanes better - we're funny that way).

    Roll on down Sponge Bob Square Lake Road the night before TOM and for $15.00, we'll loan you some really ugly shoes, and an incredibly heavy ball and direct you to a private room where we can all let our hair (those who have some) down. The MiPPA / TOM Show Bowling Party will begin around 7 pm and includes two drink tickets, lots of free-flowing soft drinks, appetizers, pizza and belly laughs. Those so inclined can toss those big heavy balls down a highly polished wooden lane and an incredibly embarrassing (if you bowl like me) display will tell the world how ept or inept you are at this chosen pursuit.

    All the while, you'll get a chance to laugh and share stories with old friends, make some new ones and stare awkwardly at former ones. What's not to love about an evening like that?

    • Friday, January 24, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • The San Marino Club 1685 East Big Beaver Road Troy, MI 48083

    Start your 2020 off on the right foot by checking out the latest and greatest from all of your favorite reps and suppliers at the TOM Show!

    The TOM Show brings you the highlights from the Las Vegas and Orlando national shows and allows you to be the first to see the new products, pick up the new catalogs and talk to your reps about the hottest trends for the new year.

    The exhibits are open from 10 am - 2 pm but you can come early and see and hear Kirby Hasseman deliver workable ways for you to increase your productivity and effectiveness throughout the new year.

    The first 100 MiPPA Member Distributors through the doors will receive a full size, full color TOM Cat Beach blanket sponsored by Terry Town (while supplies last). Throughout the day, we'll be holding drawing for Origaudio wireless speakers.

    • Tuesday, February 18, 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Sheraton Detroit Novi Hotel 21111 Haggerty Road Novi, MI 48375


    This popular four hour course is for anyone who wishes to turn a promotional products job into a professional career. Paul Kiewiet MAS+ delivers the history, culture, sacred cows, changing environment, channels of distribution and makes sense out of all of the players, pretenders, and organization of the industry. Power of the medium and more.

    When: Tuesday, February 18, 2020 from 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM EST

    Where: Sheraton Detroit Novi Hotel | 21111 Haggerty Road Novi, MI 48375

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