Presidents Corner


The definition of learn, according to, is to acquire knowledge of or skill in by study, instruction, or experience.

Learning is a large part of our jobs within the publication industry. I am pretty sure each of us will agree we haven’t gotten to where we are today without learning.

Many programs are available for us to learn or educate ourselves; however, not many of them are devoted to the free paper industry. AFCP has a very successful learning tool, The Leadership Institute (TLI). TLI is training that has been specifically designed by AFCP for the free paper industry. The Dean of TLI is Rob Zarrilli.

Now the BIG news … MFCP has teamed up with AFCP to offer every MFCP member the chance to learn at no cost from Zarrilli during the month of October! TLI training will be on Thursday Oct. 8, 15 and 22 at 8:30 a.m. Zarrilli will be leading the training via Zoom.

October 8

5 Keys to Setting AND Achieving Your Goals – TLI146

Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020 – 8:30 a.m. Central time

Experts say that the most successful people in the world have one thing in common “they set goals”! In this class, learn a simple, easy-to-apply method of setting and attaining your goals to ensure you achieve what you want in your life.

October 15

Prospecting: The Key To Selling Success – TLI102

Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020 – 8:30 a.m. Central time

Every great book begins with an exciting first page that grabs your imagination, pulls you into the story and leaves you wanting more. This course will teach you how to grab a prospect’s attention and turn your cold calls into warm appointments.

October 22

Turning Adversity into Opportunity – TLI141

Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020 – 8:30 a.m. Central time

Ernest Hemingway once said: “the world breaks everyone, and afterward, many are strong at the broken places.” This life-changing class will show you how to respond (rather than simply react) to adversity and stress in ways that will make you a better, more resilient person.

You can register for each of these ZOOM meetings at  You will need your publication login information. If you do not know the user name and password, please contact Lee or Vickie.

How often do we get the chance to learn right from our computers? Sign up today to gain your TLI training credits and learn directly from an instructor devoted to our free publications.

As a reminder, MFCP and AFCP have been busy planning the Spring conference to be in Des Moines April 22-23. Make sure you mark your calendars. Here is HOPING we can be together in person.

Lisa Miller
General Manager
New Century Press