Inventor of High Tech Coaching Tool to Deliver Keynote Speech

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Coach Rex Sponhalz of First Flight high school, Kill Devil Hills, NC, has announced that Jerry Salandro, CEO and inventor of Landro play analyzer, will be this year's keynote speaker at the school's annual football coaching clinic. The clinic will be held March 31st at the Outer Banks Resort and Conference Center.

An entrepreneur, inventor and innovator of video technology software, Jerry Salandro founded IRIS Technologies in 1987. An expert with more than 30 years of experience using video technology to teach students, athletes and professionals, Jerry holds nearly 56 patent claims on video devices that are being used across the country in places like the Pentagon, NASA and Comcast as well as in colleges and high schools from New Hampshire to California. He speaks to students, coaches and businesses across the country on, "How leaders can create work environments were people will love coming to work."

Salandro discovered his love for technology while teaching and working on his Master's Degree at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. During his research he discovered that people only remember a mere 3 percent the next day when taught using lecture methods and a surprising 70 percent when taught using video, pictures or other visuals. This research changed how Salandro began training employees and students throughout his career. Compelled to make a difference in an educational environment where using videotape was a major obstacle, Jerry dedicated himself to making video easier to use for everyone.

A pioneer in using software and technology to make training easy for educators, Salandro was responsible for the largest training effort in state history. While he served as Education and Training Supervisor for Volkswagen Manufacturing Corporation of America, he was responsible for hiring and training systems for 5,000 VW employees. In 1980, Salandro also designed a franchise concept for the one hour photo industry. In 1982, he developed the world's first equipment to transfer photos, slides and home movies to video tape ... and later to digital media format. This was the advent of today's popular home media servers and personal video recorders.

Recognized as a "Business & Training Coach", Jerry now uses his video training expertise in mentoring and teaching employees and students, at his company and at companies, schools and universities around the country. Jerry's unique skill in making products easy to use has brought him great recognition from executives, teachers and coaches. "Allowing teachers, coaches and instructors to easily find and use video helps kids and people learn faster and remember more. A picture is worth a thousand words, but it's too hard to find the picture we need ... when we are training," says Jerry when speaking across the country. Solving problems like finding the right training video information when you need it have been his life's passion.

Jerry is a graduate of the California University of Pennsylvania and Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where he received his Master's Degree in Education. Salandro has received the Business Person of the Year Award from the Westmoreland Economic Development Corporation, the Distinguished Alumni Award from California University and the Business Ethics Award from American Business Ethics Association. His company was nominated in the top 50 fastest growing companies in Western Pennsylvania.

For more information on attending the clinic please call Coach Sponhalz directly at (252)-207-6582. For information on Landro play analyzer call Rob Firment, Director of Sports Marketing at 1-800-354-4747 ext. 712.        


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