5 Reasons I’m Super Excited About PRINT 13
I won’t spend a lot of time setting this up because I don’t really have time and I think you all get the picture. I will be at PRINT 13 for three days this year, which is a heck of a lot better than the four hours I spent last year at GRAPH EXPO.
I am super excited that I get to...
1. Support—This is such a great event and we can all go to emphasize that we believe in our fantastic industry. We can visit our trusted vendors to show our loyalty. We can swing by our competitors to either steal their ideas or try to sabotage their booths. (I hope you know me well enough to know that I am totally kidding about this)...or AM I?
2. Schmooze—This will be a great time to see people I hardly ever get to see, like Mary Beth Smith, Bev Burger (I hope), and hopefully some of the fine folks at Printing Impressions. I’ll also be checking out Rider Dickerson’s Print Forum event on September 11—they’ve got some cool speakers and it’s always a great industry event extolling the virtues of print to the creative community. Topping it off will be a mixer with the Great Lakes Graphics Association, where I am told there will be beer. (There BETTER BE!)
3. Pontificate—I am honored to be appearing on the Girls Who Print Mentoring panel this year—I love the idea of women sharing experiences and helping the next generation of girls who print to find their way in this industry. FYI—It always makes me feel great when a stranger comes up to me and says, “Aren’t you Kelly Mazzolli?” And I say, “Close enough.” And then they tell me that they read my stuff and think I am brilliant and we both agree wholeheartedly that I am.
Blogger, author, consultant, coach and all around evangelist for the graphic arts industry, Kelly sold digital printing for 15 years so she understands the challenges, frustrations and pitfalls of building a successful sales practice. Her mission is to help printers of all sizes sell more stuff. Kelly's areas of focus include sales and marketing coaching, enabling clients to find engagement strategies that work for them and mentoring the next generation of sales superstars.
Kelly graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in Political Science and, among other notable accomplishments, co-founded the Windy City Rollers, a professional women's roller derby league. She is also the mother of two sets of twins under the age of ten, so she fears nothing.