Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) January 28, 2015
The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) today announces the launch of APSP University which will offer industry newcomers and experienced professionals with live classroom, virtual classroom and online courses for professional development based on correct, current and concise pool and spa content developed by experts in the industry.
APSP University will offer a variety of tracks for manufacturers, building/install professionals, retailers, designers, service techs, sales/executives and small business owners, with a training path to help them meet their goals.
On February 11, 2015, the first in a series of six APSP members-only webinars will be introduced, “How to design an effective pool and spa sales presentation”. Selling is a fundamental skill in today’s progressively complicated market. Many new methods and techniques have been developed to prepare salespeople in facing the new challenges of the market, however not all of them are successful in their approach. Students are provided with a number of interactive exercises which have proven effective in addressing important principles of selling.
APSP members can earn 1 CEU toward APSP certification/recertification by attending one of these webinars. In addition to the February 11, webinar on sales presentations, the following webinars are scheduled:
Feb 18: QuickBooks made easy
Feb 25: Microsoft Outlook
March 4: Project Management for Pools
March 11: Communication Skills
March 18: Effective Pool Sales Presentations with PowerPoint
APSP members can register here.
“Recent surveys from our membership indicate that technical education, certification and business skills are at the top of the list for our members,” said APSP President and CEO Rich Gottwald President. As the trade association of the pool and hot tub industry, we have a duty to provide our members with tools to become more technically advanced, industry certified, and to provide them with business skills that will enable them to become more profitable and competitive in the marketplace.”
The cost of each webinar is $99 (with coupon code APSP50) and is available to APSP members only. For further information email Patrick Giambalvo at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) is the world’s oldest and largest association representing swimming pool, hot tub, and spa manufacturers, distributors, manufacturers’ agents, designers, builders, installers, suppliers, retailers, and service professionals. Dedicated to the growth and development of its members’ businesses and to promoting the enjoyment and safety of pools and spas, APSP offers a range of services, from professional development to advancing key legislation and regulation at the federal and local levels, to consumer outreach and public safety. APSP is the only industry organization recognized by the American National Standards Institute to develop and promote national standards for pools, hot tubs, and spas. For more information, visit APSP.org.