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NAEA One more long one

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Nagel, Judy (JNagel)
Wed, 31 Mar 1999 09:31:58 -0600

Hi All! I've been reading the NAEA posts and would like to make a couple of
comments FYI. First of all, to set the record straight, the vendors love
this convention. The first hour is kind of scary for a new person, but us
veterans (old) just kind of take it in stride. I guess I can only speak for
myself, but I love the enthusiasm. We do see some greedy individuals but
for the most part, we want the samples to be in your hands. The reason we
have most of the samples is for you to try the products and want to buy
them. The abuses come in the form of pilferage of display product (not
marked samples.) It is disappointing. I believe that the people who engage
in this activity do not understand that it is not only the product on
display that is taken, but all potential sales that might be attained as
well as well as information imparted to people such as yourselves. The
vendors had a meeting during the convention and this issue was addressed. I
think there will be a conscious effort to educate the abusers. Enough of
that. I also wanted to say that in case you are not aware of it, some
vendors (Sax included) provide support materials to some of the presenters.
It is our way of giving back and it is a surprise to me that some of the
materials may not be used as it is intended. As far as the nametags are
concerned, I'm sorry I didn't communicate better. There were enough
nametags for each individual to have one for each day. If the Getty does
not do a nametag next year, I would be open for suggestions and Sax will
consider doing something more useful. Just for my information, should I
send those stickered nametags to the state conventions in the Fall, until
the supply runs out? Let me know what you think. I also must concur with
the other listservers that the most enjoyable thing about this convention
was getting to know some of you a little bit better. My only regret was
that it was so fleeting. I encourage all of you who couldn't come this year
to try to make it next. It is worth the trip. Best regards to all, Judy