The American Gem Society Provides More Education to the Industry

June 18, 2015

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The American Gem Society Provides More Education to the Industry

June 18, 2015. Las Vegas, NV. In support of its mission to provide industry education, the American Gem Society announced the release of its latest Conclave on Demand video series, featuring keynote speakers from the highly successful 2015 Conclave in New Orleans, April 22-25. 

The presentations touch on a range of topics from increasing sales to challenges and opportunities within the industry itself. The site features full-length videos of the keynote presentations from NFL Legend Terry Bradshaw, sales expert Connie Podesta and other nationally renowned keynote speakers, as well as featured and spotlight speakers.

The new Conclave on Demand includes these popular videos from the April event:

  • “The Tao of Ta-Da,” Joel Zeff;
  • “Win/Win Negotiation with Confidence,” Joy Baldridge;
  • “Creating Loyalty and Unity Within Your Team,” Bryan Dodge;
  • “Nonstop Sales Boom: Powerful Strategies to Drive Consistent Growth Year After Year,” Colleen Francis;
  • “Ethical Challenges and Opportunities in the Jewelry Industry,” Martin Rapaport;
  • “The State of the Industry,” Rob Bates.

Conclave on Demand is located at: It is open to all members of the American Gem Society and the jewelry industry at no cost. 

The American Gem Society, founded in 1934 by Robert M. Shipley, is a not-for-profit trade association dedicated to proven ethics, knowledge, and consumer protection within the jewelry industry. The American Gem Society is a professional organization awarding credentials for its members, who are held to the highest ethical and professional standards in the industry and must pass annual recertification examinations to maintain their titles. Only one in twenty jewelers in the country has chosen to meet the exacting requirements necessary for membership.


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