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Monday, October 26, 2015

AmpliVox Showcases Sound Products at W.B. Mason’s 2015 Annual National Sales Convention & Trade Show

W.B. Mason
held its 11th annual National Sales Convention & Trade Show this month, and just as in years past, AmpliVox Sound Systems’ presence was felt in the exhibit hall.

AmpliVox was one of 200 vendors present at the expo, which took place from October 13-16 at the Foxwoods Resort + Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut.

The event marked an opportunity for members of AmpliVox to meet interpersonally with W.B. Mason’s 1,200 sales and product representatives, showcasing how AmpliVox portable sound products can best serve their audio needs and the needs of their customers.

The products on display at the AmpliVox booth included:

Lightweight megaphone with three unique modes and lithium-ion rechargeable battery pack
Battery operated portable PA system perfect for presentations, goes anywhere you go
Modern, elegant podium that’s easy to move and comes with an optional built-in sound system

All-in-one PA system that allows you to play audio from any Apple device with built-in Bluetooth
Powerful, Bluetooth-enabled with built-in storage compartment for microphones and protective cover
Waistband amplifier PA system that leaves you hands-free and comfortable, great for tour guides

Founded in 1898, W.B. Mason has grown to become the largest privately owned office products dealer in the United States, eclipsing $1.4 billion in sales in 2015—a nearly 13% increase compared to 2014.

The company’s sales team operates in 13 states, from New York to Massachusetts to Pennsylvania and several others in the Northeast.

If you’ve attended a Major League Baseball game, there is a good chance you have seen W.B. Mason signage adorning the outfield walls. The company sponsors seven big league teams, including the New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies, Pittsburgh Pirates, Cleveland Indians, and Washington Nationals.

AmpliVox is proud to offer our line of lecterns, podiums, megaphones, and portable sound systems to W.B. Mason and its customers via our partners at Essendant and DropShip. We can’t wait to meet with members of the W.B Mason team at next year’s show!

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Vince Lombardi’s Top 5 Principles To Winning

Legendary Green Bay Packers coach Vince Lombardi took his team to three successive and five NFL championship titles, many view him as one of the most successful coaches in NFL history.

Football is a sport based on the fundamentals of winning, strength, speed, and self-discipline. One could argue the fundamentals of a successful life are much the same.
  • What were the ingredients to Lombardi’s team success?
  • Could his concepts and tactics benefit others?
  • How does AmpliVox’s concepts for success compare to Lombardi’s principles?
Vince expressed there are “5 principles of a successful football team":

1. Plan to Win
Lombardi’s first principle of a successful football team is the “Plan to Win”. AmpliVox's plan to win relies heavily on our customer service reputation!

Customer Service: AmpliVox considers customer service its top priority. We pride ourselves on responding promptly and accurately to every request.

We value customer feedback and respond with meaningful, proactive solutions to improve every aspect of the customer service experience.

2. Hard Work
Lombardi’s second principle of a successful football team is "Hard-work: The Crucial Second Effort”.

AmpliVox makes the crucial second effort to audiences with marketing tools such as our newest catalog and our social media channels.

Our new 2015-16 catalog is out, the 56 page e-book features all of our current products as well as detail shots, color information, and dimension details.

3. Discipline
Lombardi’s third principle of a successful football team is "Discipline”. AmpliVox is proud of the consistent quality of our portable PA systems and lecterns.

Our commitment to excellence in design, testing, and quality control has made AmpliVox an industry leader for product development and production. Our employees are committed to consistently provide the finest PA systems and presentation equipment that can be produced.

AmpliVox also strives to stay consistent in providing quality products for the following industries: Education, Hospitality, Public Safety, Athletics, and House of Worship.

4. Planning Ahead
Lombardi’s fourth principle of a successful football team is "Planning Ahead”. Planning ahead for mistakes, failures, and disasters makes AmpliVox different from its competitors.

AmpliVox is a proud supporter of emergency planning for unforeseen disasters. Effective communication is vital when a crisis occurs.

Disaster preparedness plans should equip all emergency personnel to handle any obstacle and keep communication lines available.

5. Confidence
Lombardi’s fifth principle of a successful football team is "Confidence”. AmpliVox is proud of the quality products we manufacture daily.

Our goal is to ensure that the AmpliVox image is reliable and trustworthy. Utilizing social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, Instagram, and LinkedIn ensures the authenticity of AmpliVox, and displays the confidence we have in our products to deliver in the presentation setting.

We also offer subscription options to our blogging channel and "Ampli-blast" emails that allow audiences to stay current with all AmpliVox updates. We encourage communication and building relationships through the efficiency of our products.

Vince Lombardi’s Top 5 Principles To Winning are guided through leadership and executed with teamwork. AmpliVox is successful because of the foundations the company is built on, a plan to win, hard-work, discipline, preparation, and confidence in what we represent.

Monday, October 05, 2015

NAA Hall of Fame 2015 Inductee: AmpliVox Dealer Kurt Kiefer

Kurt Kiefer, an AmpliVox dealer from Kiefer Auction Supply, was inducted into the National Auctioneers Association Hall of Fame at the NAA 2015 Conference and Show by 2013 inductee Tommy Williams, CAI.

When Williams was elected president of the NAA in 2008, he brought Keifer back to the executive board. Kiefer had served a term as treasurer beginning in 1990 and Williams wanted him back to handle the organization's finances.

"No one has been more important to the overall financial integrity of the NAA than Kurt Kiefer", Williams said.

"Kurt has the ability to look at financial situations and prioritize things as well as anybody I've ever met".

Kiefer and his company perform live real estate auctions and has taken the majority of his auction business online.

He's specialized in inventory for the last 15 years and is a big fan of the AmpliVox Half-Mile Hailer PA System.

"The half mile hailer has been the auctioneers best friend for nearly half a century", Kiefer said.

"It was my first sound system I bought in 1980 as I started as an auctioneer in Ft. Lauderdale. We started selling "the Hailer" in the mid-1980s to other auctioneers.

In more than 30 years of selling "Hailers" we know it's still #1 in the auction industry with the best warranty and support in professional sound."

"Today's Hailer is a much improved sound system than 30 years ago but still carries the auctioneers voice half a mile and give you command of the crowd at any size auction.

You can spend a lot more and still not be anywhere nearly as good as a "hailer". I still have my original Hailer from 35 years ago, and it still works fine. Investing in quality always makes sense.

AmpliVox congratulates Kurt Kiefer for his accomplishments and commends him for his efforts and support of the auctioneering community.

For more information on Kurt's favorite AmpliVox products, please visit: