OK, I did it again. I said I wanted to visit some of the competition sites for the FIRST Robotics competition. But I didn’t write it down (the first step of David Allen’s “Getting Things Done” lifestyle) and I didn’t make an appointment with myself. Then I just saw where the finals were last week. Check the link to see videos. I hope I learn from this.

This is a good idea–The Fieldbus Foundation has announced it will conduct a series of free, half-day Foundation technology sales force training seminars for industrial automation salespeople, system integrators and manufacturer representatives during 2011. These events will be held in conjunction with the foundation’s end user seminar program across North America.

Intended to provide a greater understanding of the operational improvements and business benefits delivered by the Foundation automation infrastructure, the sales training seminars will be presented by leading experts in fieldbus technology. The seminar content is designed to be vendor-neutral, addressing key topics of interest for salespeople involved with control and instrumentation products. In particular, the seminars aim to dispel myths about Foundation technology and provide hard facts and data salespeople can rely upon.

Most people learn about new technologies and applications through a trusted local sales engineer. Training them is a good thing. It’s an excellent way to spread the message.

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