Convergence Training at ASSE Safety 2011 Expo in Chicago – Not Your Boring Trade Show Booth

With a tagline like, “Bad Training SUCKS,” people know immediately that we’re a different kind of company. And at this year’s ASSE Safety 2011 Expo in Chicago, we didn’t disappoint.

We hired an actor/comedian, Matt Kissane, to be in-character impersonating “Matt Foley – Motivational Speaker,” made famous in several Saturday Night Live sketches starring the late Chris Farley.


The ASSE management actually came by our booth the morning of the second day asking if “Matt Foley” was going to be with us that day. We thought we might be in trouble because of the amount of attention he was getting. Just the opposite. They said if there was an award for the most entertaining booth, they’d give it to us, hands-down. We immediately suggested that it wasn’t too late for them to incorporate a “Most Entertaining Booth” award into their program and we’d happily accept.

And here’s Matt Foley, letting everyone know how Convergence Training can help get their training “back on the right track!”


OH&S (Occupational Health & Safety) Magazine also included a nice piece on us in their article, “Live from ASSE: Dirty Pictures and the Ghost of Chris Farley.

Maybe next year, they’ll actually have our award for “Most Entertaining Booth” waiting for us.

Jeff Dalto, Senior Learning & Performance Improvement Manager
Jeff is a learning designer and performance improvement specialist with more than 20 years in learning and development, 15+ of which have been spent working in manufacturing, industrial, and architecture, engineering & construction training. Jeff has worked side-by-side with more than 50 companies as they implemented online training. Jeff is an advocate for using evidence-based training practices and is currently completing a Masters degree in Organizational Performance and Workplace Learning from Boise State University. He writes the Vector Solutions | Convergence Training blog and invites you to connect with him on LinkedIn.

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