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Norsat’s Annual Conference Celebrates Top Sales

Posted on Thursday, February 23

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Once a year, the Norsat sales and marketing team gather from all over the world to meet at the Richmond, BC head office to discuss the previous year’s sales goals and targets for the upcoming year. The two-day session included presentations from departments such as sales, product marketing, engineering, and R&D. The purpose of this conference was to align the sales and marketing goals with the overall corporate goals. It also gave employees who work remotely, face time with their colleagues. Awards were given out during the conference to Rich, who won Top Sales Person for 2016, and Laura, who won Top Over Quota Sales for 2016. Congratulations Rich and Laura!

To wrap up the conference, a team building activity called Egg Drop was played to help energize the sales team in a creative way. The purpose of the activity was to build a structure with limited supplies that would protect the raw egg from cracking when dropped from a distance of 4 feet, 6 feet, 8 feet, and 10 feet.


Teams were given limited supplies that consisted of one raw egg, one balloon, one pair of scissors, one meter of tape, one meter of string, 50 plastic straws, and 15 minutes to construct their structure. The teams worked through trial and error to see what would work best for this challenge. At the end of the 15 minutes, three very unique structures were built and the testing began!

Congratulations to Olivier, Laura, and Douglas who built the best egg-protecting structure! They were the first team to finish building their structure and their structure survived through multiple drops at 10 ft. Great teamwork!

In conclusion, the conference was a success as it aligned the sales and marketing teams with the goals moving forward for 2017.

Norsat Celebrates Successes of Top Sales Team Members during Annual Conference

Posted on Thursday, February 11

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Recently Norsat hosted the Norsat Worldwide Sales Team at our Canadian Headquarters for our annual Sales and Marketing Conference. The three-day session included presentations from the Norsat executive, product marketing, marketing communications and engineering product demonstrations and training. Each of the sales managers presented their yearly sales plans as well.

Norsat’s VP Sales and Marketing, Brian Donnelly, presented the annual sales awards. Congratulations to Douglas Chun, Top Sales Person for 2015 and Olivier Scorsipa, Top Over Quota Sales for 2015. Both Douglas and Olivier were presented with a glass sculpture award for their accomplishments.

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To break up the presentations and provide a little fun throughout the week, we ran a team building exercise to get both internal sales and marketing staff engaging and working with the external sales team. This year’s challenge was called Frostbite. Teams had to work together to build a shelter out of construction paper, toothpicks, post-it notes and elastics, while their leader suffered from frostbite on his hands and could only give verbal direction, and the team members suffered from snow blindness, hence could not see. Congratulations to the team of Stan Mullery, Sheri Morita and Douglas Chun for their design that withstood the cold winter winds (a.k.a  an office fan!)

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Overall the week was productive as the teams were able to come together to discuss challenges and then discuss strategies to help the company improve to grow the business in the future.

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