AGS Conclave Tunes In To Tomorrow

The American Gem Society's 2001 Conclave—dubbed "In Tune With Tomorrow"—was the largest in the group's history. According to AGS, 810 members and guests attended the event, held in Nashville, Tenn., March 28-31. Brian Tracy, an authority on the development of human potential, was the featured speaker for the leadership track. Author and executive Jim Cathcart shared his ideas on sales and marketing at the closing session on March 31. Cathcart covered target marketing, prospecting, sales planning, and assuring satisfaction. Topics in the business education line-up included getting to the next million, closing on high-ticket sales, tools for inventory control, getting employees to share your vision, and effective internal communications. The future trends segment examined watches, pearls, colored stones, and diamonds. Presenters included AGTA executive director Douglas Hucker (co

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