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2014 Summer Sales Symposium

July 24, 2014 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join us for a our 3rd annual Summer Sales Symposium. This full-day sales development event is on Thursday, July 24, 2014. Whether you are a sales person, sales manager or a professional that relies on building your revenue through sales, this event is designed for you.

Your day will start with coffee and rolls during registration and networking from 8:15 to 8:30am. You will receive a copy of Jill Konrath’s award winning book “SNAP Selling” with your paid registration. Additional books will be available for $20 each or 5 for $100.

Just $129 per person, includes coffee, rolls and lunch, for the full-day.

sss2014_register_buttonPre-registration required. Space is limited.


Opening Sessions

David Goldman Humor sellsDavid Goldman Presents “Humor and The Bottom Line”

David will show you how you can use humor to improve your sales, health, relationships no matter what the economy brings you.

David toured internationally as a Stand Up Comedian and keynote speaker for more that 25 years. He opened for Jerry Seinfeld, Ellen Degeneres, and Jeff Dunham. He is the creator and voice of The Laughing Stockbroker Show on ABCNews.com, wrote for CBS Market Watch and was featured in Investing Online for Dummies.

Click here to learn more about David Goldman.


Jeff Ferrazzo Constant ContactJeff Ferrazzo Presents “Spend Less Money and Get More Results from your Marketing and Sales Efforts”

Many small businesses and organizations find themselves seeking the right strategies to make their marketing and sales efforts as effective as possible. With so many different marketing and sales activities available, a business can lose focus. Therefore, it often misses important concepts. This presentation is designed to uncover core concepts and show that a little marketing knowledge can go a long way. Attendees of this presentation will learn:

  • What marketing really is (and isn’t).
  • How marketing has changed to benefit small businesses.
  • The importance of setting marketing goals and objectives.
  • How they can spend less money and be more effective

Click here to learn more about Jeff Ferrazzo.



Jill KonrathJill Konrath Presents “AGILE SELLING”

In a world of constant change, your ability to learn quickly is your only sustainable competitive advantage. In this session with sales expert Jill Konrath, you’ll discover the four agile selling mindsets as well as strategies to:

  • Rapidly acquire new knowledge;
  • Quickly pick up new sales skills;
  • and Increase your thinking flexibility.

The result? You’ll shorten your path to proficiency in new positions, jumpstart new product/service sales and adjust faster to evolving business conditions. Being agile matters.

Jill Konrath is the author of AGILE SELLING, SNAP Selling (#1 Amazon bestseller), and Selling to Big Companies. She’s a frequent speaker at industry events, sales conferences and kick-off meetings. Her clients include IBM, Hilton, Staples, Microsoft, Accenture and numerous mid-market firms.

Jill publishes a weekly newsletter read by over 125,000 salespeople globally. Her expertise has been featured on ABC, Fortune, Forbes, Fox News, The New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal.

Click here to learn more about Jill Konrath.


Afternoon Sessions

John CrudeleJohn Crudele Presents “Courage to Connect in Critical Times

It’s not enough just to work hard. It’s not enough to do a great job. If you want to succeed, you must learn how to connect with people! Your sense of community improves, your ability to create teamwork increases, and your influence skyrockets. People who connect with others have better relationships, experience less conflict, and get more things done.

With over 25 years experience, John Crudele’s presentations and coaching cultivates personal leadership and prepares participants to embrace and “grow-through” change and challenge. Throughout his career, more than two million people have been inspired by his stories, attracted to his authenticity, and challenged by his candor. John is a founding partner with the John Maxwell Team and is the founder of Partnership for Youth. He is the co-author of “Making Sense of Adolescence,” a contributing author to the “Teen Power” series and has a story in one of the popular “Chicken Soup for the Soul” books. He speaks to organizations and coach’s individuals with a depth, insight and perspective, which invite both personal and professional growth.outcomes.

Click here to learn more about John Crudele.


John GeenanJohn Geenen Presents “Jack up Your Thinking”

Ignoring John Geenen is not easy. As the “World’s Best Jack Nicholson Impersonator” he’s a “Dead Ringer” for the most recognized movie actor in the world.

John is also a captivating keynote speaker with a powerful inspirational message. His keynote delivers the message of “perception is a matter of perspective” with just a touch of “Jack” to make it fun.

Change your thinking and a whole new world appears. “Jack Up Your Thinking” is unique, dynamic and empowering to everyone who feels challenged by life.

It combines lessons and time tested universal truths to “change the way you think” for personal growth and profit. We all need tools that create a positive mental attitude, not just to survive, but to prosper. John’s “Jack Up Your Thinking” keynote is a tool everyone is able to use.

Click here to learn more about John Geenen.


Event sponsored by:

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sss2014_register_buttonPre-registration required. Space is limited.


Social Networking

Starting at 4:00 networking begins. Even if you did not attend the event, you are welcome to gather at Toby Keith’s at the West End – walking distance from the event.

Event proceeds go to support the Professional Sales Association (PSA). More information at http://www.psamn.org.

Probably better to register with payment and commit, since we offer a full refund if you email scott.plum@mnsales.com on or before NOON on July 21st if your plans change and you are not able to attend. Substitutes are welcome.

LOCATION: Hamline University – St. Louis Park Campus
1600 Utica Avenue
Seventh Floor (394 and 100)
St. Louis Park, MN 55416


Any questions about this event, please call Scott Plum at 612-345-7251 or email at scott.plum@mnsales.com.


July 24, 2014
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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