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This week's blog is unique. First, I'm excited to announce that our blog was recently rated No. 19 out of the top 50 sales blogs in the United States. This list is a great resource any salesperson or sales manager -- check it out. Second, I want to make you aware of an exciting five-day event (May 9-13), the "2011 Sales and Marketing Success Conference."

As the most ambitious online event of its type ever staged, this conference will have 35 sessions about succeeding, winning and exceeding expectations, presented by some of the world's top sales experts.

Against a backdrop of several years of below-par performance -- 50 percent of salespeople missed quota last year, for example -- we want to stimulate growth, provide the motivation and advice that will help frontline sales professionals and their leaders, and kick-start a new beginning. We have come through the toughest financial crisis in history, and we believe it is now time to be positive and look forward.

I will be presenting on May 9, the first day of the conference at 2:15pm EST. My topic is "Gourmet Living: A Personal Recipe for Personal and Professional Success." Check out all the speakers and their topics and register today!

We plan to charge just a $5 registration fee per presentation, and we are limited to 1,000 guests per session, so places will be allocated on a "first come, first served" basis. This is also an opportunity for anyone operating in the sales space to make a meaningful contribution to the Japanese Disaster Fund (via the Red Cross). Can I count on your support? Together we can make a worthwhile contributio (we estimate that after administration charges levied by banks/PayPal, we will be able to contribute around 95 percent of all registration donations).

Here are the May 9 speakers, to whet your appetite:

  • Jill Konrath
  • Kelley Robertson
  • Kevin Eikenberry
  • Ken Thoreson
  • Koka Sexton
  • Colleen Francis
  • Mark Hunter

Posted by Ken Thoreson on April 29, 2011 at 11:59 AM


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