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Furniture Training Company Announces Sales Training Contest

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The Furniture Training Company announced that a contest for sales people subscribed to the www.furnituretrainingcompany.com website will be held during the month of January, 2012. Each week during the month people who complete at least one interactive training module are automatically entered into that week’s prize drawing. Sales people can learn from nearly 100 interactive online training modules that teach furniture product knowledge, sales skills, room design, and telephone and prospecting skills.

How to Win: One winner will be selected by random drawing each Friday in January 2012 from the pool of sales people who have completed an interactive training module during the preceeding week. There are four weeks, four prizes, and four chances to win! (Limit one entry per week.)

Prize Awards

Week 1 – Amazon Kindle E Ink reader w/built in Wi-Fi to access millions of E books.

Week 2 –Canon Powershot A2200 14.1 MP Digital Camera with 4x Optical Zoom.

Week 3 – $100 Amazon.com gift card redeemable for millions of items at Amazon.

Week 4 – Kindle Fire color tablet for accessing digital music, video, magazines, and books.

The contest is an incentive to motivate furniture sales people to embrace the attitude that successful people train year-round. Salespeople participating in the weekly contest will get in the habit of studying weekly to improve in the knowledge and skills they need to meet confidently every customers needs and to sell more furniture.

Mark Lacy, President of The Furniture Training Company said, “employees as diverse as teachers, real estate agents, auto mechanics, and burger flippers are all constantly trained and retrained to stay effective and up-to-date in their jobs. Unfortunately, many furniture retailers tell me that their, sales people have been trained and don’t need or want any more training. Furniture stores will continue to struggle if they aren’t able to help consumers purchase comfortable, functional, and satisfying living spaces. Sales people must make a commitment to continuous year-round sales training if they want to reach their full potential.”

About The Furniture Training Company: The Furniture Training Company (www.furnituretrainingcompany.com) website hosts the largest collection of training resources in the home furnishings industry. Since 2001, FTC has provided low-cost selling skills, product knowledge, room design basics, and motivational training for hundreds of retailers worldwide, from small single-store independents to large retail furniture chains and department stores. RC Willey, Dufresne’s, Star Furniture, Pilgrim Furniture, Michael's Fine Furnishings, Chariho Furniture, Leader's Casual Furniture, Rothman Furniture, Vermont Furniture Gallery, Continental Furniture, Dearden's, and Olinde's, are just a few of the retailers using the website. Collected data shows 94% of the almost 10,000 people enrolled have increase their furniture sales by 10% to 25%. Access to the entire subscription website is just $20 a month.

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