OAK 5th Annual Sales Summit
On June 1st to 5th, 2015, OAK International Representatives joined Sales, RPO, Service, and Engineering staff at OAK headquarters in Sturgis, Michigan for the fifth annual Sales Summit. This week-long event included informative sales training, exciting new product information, technical shop sessions, and valuable service seminars.
This year's theme was Cultivate — cultivation of the relationships, processes, and resources necessary to provide customers with an exceptional OAK experience. The focus of this gathering was on training as a means to foster growth and enable potential for improvement in all areas of the OAK customer experience.
To further improve the OAK customer experience, sales consultant and author Michael J. Webb joined the Sales Summit to work with sales leadership on developing sales processes. Webb's methods involve the use of scientific approaches to solve sales problems and have been valuable in shaping the future direction of OAK sales best practices.
New for 2015 was Taste of the World, which brought together OAK staff and representatives from Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, China, India, Czech Republic, Germany, Brazil, Mexico, Canada, and the United States for a community celebration of food and culture. This popular public event was held at the Sturges-Young Auditorium and featured free samples of each country's native cuisine, as well as the opportunity for conversations with cultural representatives.