Below are the 2022 IES Sales Speaker of the Year finalists. The winner was Lee Salz.

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. Congrats to them all.

John Asher

John Asher is an experienced international speaker on sales, sales management and marketing. He has been a frequent speaker at the IES and a guest on the Sales Game Changers virtual learning sessions and podcast many times. His books, “Close Deal Faster” and “The Neuroscience of Selling” have changed the lives of sales professionals around the globe. In 1998, he […]

Todd Cohen

A dynamic, engaging, and motivational keynote speaker, Todd’s message is relevant to any organization striving to increase revenue, strengthen relationships, and improve client satisfaction. Using humor and real-life examples, Todd demonstrates how “Every conversation is a selling moment” and how everyone can contribute to the growth and profitability of the […]

Colleen Francis

Colleen Francis is an award-winning speaker, consultant and bestselling author who helps leading businesses achieve dramatic increases in their sales results. She understands the challenges of selling in today’s competitive market, and that business leaders can no longer rely on approaches to sales based on techniques from decades ago—or even last year. Colleen’s results have attracted clients such as Chevron, […]

Julie Hansen

Julie Hansen has become the “go-to” expert on virtual sales presentation presence. Combining an award-winning sales career with her passion and experience as a professional sales presentation coach and actor, Julie Hansen specializes in helping sales teams craft and deliver winning presentations and demos by applying today’s best practices from business, acting, improv, and storytelling. […]

Sam Horn

Sam Horn is CEO of the Intrigue Agency, a branding/positioning/messaging consultancy, which helps people craft winning sales presentations, funding pitches, TEDx talks, books. Sam’s the author of Tongue Fu!®, POP! and Washington Post bestseller Got Your Attention? which have been featured in NY Times, Forbes, Readers Digest, Harvard Business Review. Her clients include Intel, […]

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 […]

Alan Stein, Jr.

At his core, Alan Stein Jr. is a performance coach with a passion for helping others change behaviors. He spent 15+ years working with the highest performing basketball players on the planet (including Kevin Durant, Steph Curry, and Kobe Bryant). Through his customized programs, he transfers his unique expertise to maximize both individual and organizational performance. […]