The IES recognized its first Sales Speaker of the Year at its 11th Annual Sales Excellence Award event on June 3, 2021.

And sales professionals around the world got to vote!

The winner was Sam Richter!

Which of these speakers has impacted your sales performance the most?

All finalists are world-class speakers who have appeared on the live IES stage, have been featured on an IES Creativity in Sales or Optimal Sales Mindset webinar, and have a history of providing exceptional service to sales professionals around the globe.

Alex Goldfayn

Alex Goldfayn grows sale.

Thousands of individual salespeople and hundreds of organizations have applied Alex’s systems to grow their sales quickly and significantly.

He is the author of two Wall Street Journal bestsellers, 5-Minute Selling (released in late August 2020) and Selling Boldly (2018). He is also author of the sales book of the year according to 800-CEO-Read, The Revenue Growth Habit and Evangelist Marketing. […]

Bill Cates

Bill Cates is an internationally recognized client-acquisition expert, author, and speaker. His 4 best-selling books are: Get More Referrals Now, Don’t Keep Me a Secret, Beyond Referrals and Radical Relevance.

Inducted into the Professional Speakers Hall of Fame in 2010, Bill’s client-acquisition system has been featured in such publications as Success Magazine, Entrepreneur Magazine, Selling Power, […]

Colleen Stanley

Colleen Stanley is president and founder of SalesLeadership, a sales development firm specializing in the integration of emotional intelligence skills and consultative sales and sales management skills.

She is the author of three books, "Emotional Intelligence For Sales Success," now published in eight languages, "Emotional Intelligence for Sales Leadership" and "Growing Great Sales Teams." […]

Mark Hunter

Mark Hunter, “The Sales Hunter,” has been recognized as one of the top 50 sales and marketing leaders in the world. He is also the Best Selling author of High-Profit Selling; Win the Sale Without Compromising On Price. Mark has earned this recognition by helping companies and their sales teams identify better prospects, close more sales and profitably build more […]

Rob Jolles

A sought-after speaker and five-time Bestselling author, Rob Jolles has spent over thirty-five years teaching, entertaining, and inspiring audiences worldwide.  One of the first speakers to present for the Institute for Excellence in Sales, Rob remains its most prolific speaker delivering numerous presentations for EIS for ten years now.

As a professional speaker, and workshop leader, his programs have allowed him to […]

Sam Richter

Sam is founder and CEO of SBR Worldwide/Know More. Through his in-person keynote presentations and online programs, Sam trains leading organizations and entertains tens of thousands of persons around the world. Sam’s programs promise to be the highest-content, most take-home-value presentations attendees have ever experienced.

The National Speakers Association inducted Sam into the […]