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Slimp to discuss keys to success during 2019 WNA Trees Retreat

Kevin Slimp will be this year’s featured speaker during the WNA Trees Retreat on June 6-7 in Eagle River, Wis.

From developing the way we print just about everything today, to founding the Institute of Newspaper Technology in 1997, to and Market Square Books, Slimp continually develops programs and methods for an industry too many people call “dead.” Tell that to his thousands of clients and millions of readers.

Kevin is a favorite speaker and trainer in the publishing world. He travels the globe, speaking at conventions related to publishing, news, customer service and more.

June 7, 2019

9 – 11:30 a.m.

Getting People to Pick Up Your Paper (Plus: What’s Really Going on at Newspapers Today)
This is Kevin Slimp’s most requested topic. Everyone at your newspaper will learn what they can do to get people to pick up your paper! He’ll also discuss research related to the health of the newspaper industry, and let attendees know what’s working and what isn’t at newspapers across America.

11:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Pylon Ceremony & Lunch

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Customer Service: A Common Sense Approach
Kevin spoke on this topic for the first time at New York Press Association 10 years ago, and it has become a favorite since then. You’ll laugh and take a lot of notes as Kevin shares tips to improve customer service at your newspaper

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Improving Your Page and Ad Design
Kevin will cover the gamut from space to fonts to content to help you improve the design of your newspaper.

3:45 – 4:30 p.m.

Great Idea Exchange



A block of rooms is available at the Days Inn Eagle River for $90.99/night on Wednesday & Thursday, and $109.99 on Friday. Reserve your room by May 5: Call (715) 479-5151 and ask for the “Wisconsin Newspaper” block. Dormitory-style accommodations are also available and can be booked along with your Trees registration.

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