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Power Transmission Distributors Association is...

comprised of companies that distribute and manufacture the components that keep your world running smoothly.

Help Me Explain What I Do!


Word-of-mouth or referrals from current employees are the most powerful recruitment tools an employer has. But, have you ever tried explaining what you do for a living to students, parents or career changers? Power transmission/motion control distributors and manufacturers do so many things in the course of a day that the job is not always easy to explain to others, especially when there is no prior knowledge of the field.

PT WORK Force® is making it easier to explain what you do so others are able to say “Ah, now I get it" with four “one-minute conversation starters” (based on who you’re talking to) to help explain what you do.
Click on the group you will be talking to below.

Each is approximately one-minute long when spoken. You can use these as they are OR adapt to your own style. The words highlighted in each one are what is important to that particular group. Feel free to change the wording so you are comfortable with what you are saying. Make it your own.

You can direct those who want to know more to www.idcareers.org, a website with information on the power transmission/motion control industry. A short video on what a day for an outside sales rep might be like is also available.


If you have any suggestions on how to explain power transmission/motion control distribution to those who may not know anything about the field, please send them to foundation@ptda.org.