SOURCE: World Alliance Retail Excellence & Standards

World Alliance Retail Excellence & Standards

November 26, 2013 09:30 ET

Best-Selling Author to Keynote 2014 Retail Conference

Motivational Coach to Teach "Return on Relationships" to Executives

DENVER, CO--(Marketwired - Nov 26, 2013) -  With the world of today's retail industry becoming increasingly competitive, National Best-Selling Author and Motivational Speaker Tommy Spaulding will present his blockbuster solutions as the Keynote Speaker for the 2014 Retail Merchandising and Marketing Conference to be held in San Antonio, Texas from April 26-29th. Spaulding emphasizes that authentic relationships -- with customers, employees, clients, peers and other key stakeholders -- are the "cornerstone of success," as he inspires executives aiming to realize their in-store visions to build a new, cutting-edge culture within their organizations that leads to unprecedented bottom-line success. The author of the book, It's Not Just Who You Know, which has landed on the national best-seller lists of the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today, contends that if business leaders focus on developing meaningful relationships in the workplace, it will mean excellent "ROR," or, "return on relationships," the most valuable asset, and currency, of any company.

Eric Wyatt, Regional V.P. of Starbucks Coffee Company, highly recommends Spaulding and his inspiring message, saying that he "helped us connect the relationship to better lives and better business." Pete Coors, Chairman of the Molson Coors Brewing Company, is equally enthusiastic about the world-renowned Motivational Coach: "Tommy Spaulding's concepts of 'five floors of relationships' and 'relational competence' can produce positive life-altering returns." With brand name clients like Merrill Lynch, Coldwell Banker and Marriott Vacation Clubs International, Spaulding has been named one of the "Best Keynote Speakers" in the country by Meetings & Conventions Magazine. He also holds the honor of being the youngest president and CEO of the internationally-popular leadership organization, Up with People, during the years of 2005-2008.

The 2014 Retail Merchandising and Marketing Conference is sponsored by World Alliance for Retail Excellence & Standards. The annual conference offers the chance to meet, and network with, top-drawer industry experts from around the world, while also providing an opportunity to gather relevant, take-away and actionable information from leading national retail speakers. With the 2014 Theme of "Elevate (Your Brand), Energize (Your Workforce) and Enhance (Your Sustainability)," the conference features exciting, and highly relevant, topics designed to boost the industry and its organizations to the next level of profitability, efficiency and endurance in the face of today's challenges and uncertainty. Registration is now underway. Please visit the site for more information on other top-notch industry speakers and the full conference agenda.

World Alliance for Retail Excellence & Standards, formerly NARMS International, is a non-profit organization based in Denver that brings together all sectors of the retail industry: retailers, manufacturers, independent food and non-food brokers, wholesalers and distributors, retail service companies and support service members. Together, they are an alliance of at-retail companies entrusted with delivering exceptional sales, marketing and service support to B2C manufacturers, retailers and their customers, across all channels.

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Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Rhonda Bauer
    Sr. Dir., Marketing & Trade Relations
    World Alliance for Retail Excellence & Standards
    Phone: (720) 442-9011 x102
    E-Mail: rbauer@worldalliance-retail.org

    Wendy Bailey
    Public Relations
    World Alliance for Retail Excellence & Standards
    Phone: (707) 235-3554
    E-Mail: wbailey@worldalliance-retail.org