Annual Sales Meeting Reveals LOTS of New Products on Horizon

Annual Sales Meeting Reveals LOTS of New Products on Horizon

Annual Sales Meeting Reveals LOTS of New Products on Horizon

Rich-and-Vince.jpgIt's been almost a week now, but my head is still spinning from all of our excitement last week! We started the week with a fantastic 25th Anniversary Event at our factory. Then, immediately after the event, the Lifetime Sales and Marketing Team, lead product engineers, and some leaders from other departments held their annual sales meeting.

This conference is a chance for a group of us at Lifetime to communicate, review our progress from the past year, and preview what's planned for our products and business in the coming years. We present and discuss new products, new accounts, manufacturing innovations, international growth, marketing, and more.

If I had to sum up this years meeting in one word, it would be: WOW! You won't believe the list of new products we are rolling out soon! While many of the products are still under wraps for a little while longer, I can tell you that some new Lifetime products already hitting or soon to hit store shelves include a Lifetime Paddleboard, a Lifetime Tailgate Table, a Lifetime Adirondack Chair, and a Sit-Inside Kayak!

During our two-day meeting, we also participated in a few team-building activities. One of the activities this year was some water-fun in our own kayaks, new paddleboards, and new sit-inside kayak. Any person who hadn't had a chance to test the new products, got the opportunity. Those who tried out the new sit-inside kayak were very impressed with the ease of which the kayak can move in the water. The sleek design really lends itself to speed and ease! 

The paddleboards also received two thumbs up. Most people were a little apprehensive to try them at first thinking they would tip easily or be hard to balance and paddle. But, everyone agreed that once we were on them for a few minutes and found our "sea legs", it was easy to get the hang of them and they really are quite stable.

To truly test and compare our different kayak models, we played a game of kayak rugby/football.... Ok, maybe a little bit of everyone's competitive nature that played into that decision too. Jan has explained the basic directions of how to play this game in one of her previous blog posts. As she mentions, it really is a great way to improve your paddling and agility skills.

This kayak rugby challenge was yellow Lifetime Daylite vs. blue Lifetime Calypso, and check it out, it was caught on film by Lifetime President Richard Hendrickson! To put us all on spotlight he used his head camera to capture video from his perspective (as you will see, even though he's president, we don't go too easy on him). I've included just a brief video clip in this post for you to see a glimpse of the fun.  We are planning to edit all of video clips together and create an instructional video on our YouTube channel for how to play Kayak Rugby so we can get even more people excited about this fun activity to do with our products!   

Long story short…stay tuned because we are going to be rolling out lots of new Lifetime products in the next few months and throughout 2012!

Katie

Katie

Katie_Salter0014_blog - Copy.jpgName: Katie

Position at Lifetime Products: Former PR/Communications Manager - but ALWAYS a fan of Lifetime products!  (Katie's blog posts were written while she was Communications Manager at Lifetime.)

My favorite Lifetime Products: 4ft x 2ft fold-in-half table, 30" Personal Table, Camping table, 6' fold-in half tableRound Picnic Table, Fold-up Utility Trailer.

Read all posts by Katie

Be the First to comment






Incorrect please try again
  • Get a new challenge
  • Get an audio challenge
  • Get a visual challenge
  • Help
Enter the words above: Enter the numbers you hear:

Nothing to report... Please be patient as it may take a few minutes to publish. Your comment will not publish right away because this blog is moderated.

 
  • Random
  • Popular
  • Recent
The Pre-School Experiment
If you run a pre-school, a day care, or just have children at home, you probably know all too well what creative littleones can do to furniture. I neither have children, nor have I taught children. But Ive seen Daddy Day Care and that was enough to know that things break when children are invited to do their worst. If children were to work with our Research and Design lab, I think theyd come up with some interesting new tests. I remember using Lifetime Banquet Tables as slides in our game room. Then my sisters and I would put foam mats on top of them and use them as tall beds for sleepovers. I have a vague memory of reenacting the princess and the pea once lucky for me, no injuries were incurred. Anyway,the other day a co-worker gavegave mean ingenious idea-- The Pre-School Experiment. She suggested that we donate a Lifetim...
5 Ways to Entertain Kids with A Folding Table
Christmas is over, the presents have been opened, and you still have one more week to entertain the kids before they head back to school! Dreading the boredom thats sure to hit soon? Being cooped up inside during the cold winter months can make kids (and parents) go stir crazy. If youve run out of new play ideas to try, pull out your Lifetime folding table and read on. Ive put together a list of easy ideas that kids can do with each other, or the entire family can do together. And, no batteries or expensive toys and gadgets are requiredits just good old fashioned fun! Youll soon discover that with a little imagination a folding table can be much more than just a simple table! 1.Build a fort. Kids love to have their own secret place to hide. Set up a Lifetime card table and throw a large blanket or comforter over the top to ...
Lifetime Shed Weather Kits
All Lifetime Sheds are very durable and built to last, but if you happen to live in an area that receives an excessive amount of snowfall and/or high winds, the engineers at Lifetime Products have designed a special shed accessory especially with you in mind--our shed weather kits! We are now offering a Snow Load Kit for the Lifetime 8 ft and 11 ft storage sheds, as well as an Extreme Weather Kit for the 8 ft storage sheds. (Please note that these kits are not compatible with the Lifetime garden stylesheds in which the doors are located in the longer side.) The Snow Load Kit consists of steel brackets to reinforce the roof truss and increase the snow load weight capacity of your 8 ft or 11 ft storage shed roof to 30 lbs per square foot. The Extreme Weather Kit for the 8 ft storage shed includes bracket reinforcements for thr...