(October 26, 2020) — The first day of the virtual Total Solutions Plus (TSP) 2020 Conference kicked off today with rousing keynote presentation by Jessica Rector, “Blaze Your Brain: Transform Negative Thoughts into Positive Results.” In the hour talk, Rector took the virtual audience through a process that explored mistakes people make with burnout and stress, strategies, exercises and suggestions to combat that familiar sense of overwhelm; consequences of not dealing with it, and strategies for moving forward in a more relaxed, supported and empowered way.
After the keynote, attendees had the opportunity to visit exhibitor virtual booths in a 75-minute Exhibit Hour. Exhibitors had a range of ways to interact and impart information, including starting a discussion or participating in a chat, watching videos, or experience a live visit with the company staff on hand.
Tomorrow’s program starts off with a presentation by Turkishceramics at 8 a.m. CDT, followed at 9 a.m. CDT by a 60 Minute Intro to Mindfulness by Gianna Vallefuoco on how to reduce stress in the tile industry. At 10 a.m., select a business presentation on Be Your Best Everyday: 5 Principles to Consistent Sales Success, or a technical panel discussion entitled Trends in Jobsite Installation Failures and Best Practices in Quality Control/ Prevention. At 11 a.m. – noon, choose from three hour-long collaborative discussions: Getting Back to In-Person Events (Tradeshows, Conventions, Workshops, Trainings and Certifications); Growing the Market for Tile though Why Tile and the Porcelain Tile Marketing Campaign; and How Contractors are Operating in the COVID World.
After a lunch break, come back for a LATICRETE product demonstration, from 1 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. CDT
CTDA, NTCA, TCAA and TCNA are Partners in Progress for this joint VIRTUAL Conference in 2020. Total Solutions Plus provides educational sessions, networking opportunities and a Virtual Exhibit Hall! TSP takes place Monday, October 26th through October 30th.
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Lesley Goddin has been writing and journaling since her first diary at age 11. Her journey has taken her through a career in publishing and publicity, landing her the editor position of TileLetter and its special publications in 2006. Her goal is to educate, inspire, recognize and encourage those in the tile industry -- especially the tile and stone contractor. Other interests include the soft, purring marvels known as cats, labyrinth walking, drumming and percussion, and a range of spiritual, musical and artistic pursuits.