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IES Honors Thomas Ellis as its Member of the Year

The organization where selling professionals go to innovate, reinforce, and network will recognize the best of its best at an awards event in June

VIENNA, Va. – May 2, 2017 – PRLog — The Institute for Excellence in Sales (IES) is the premier organization for business sales leaders and their teams. Each year it honors sales […]

May 3rd, 2017|News|

Mike Weinberg’s Classic Article on #SocialSelling-Only and Inbound-Only Prospecting is Dead Charlatans

This blog post originally appeared on Mike Weinberg’s Insider Insights on May 1, 2017. Mike was a past IES speaker. IES executive director Fred Diamond called it the Jerry Maguire treatise for professional selling.

Ladies and Gentlemen of the Jury…

For six years I’ve been prosecuting the case against what several of my friends and I have […]

May 2nd, 2017|Sales|

2017 Sales Excellence Award Finalists Announced

Top Sales Teams across the US Vie for Awards on June 6

April 20, 2017 – Vienna, Va. – The Institute for Excellence in Sales (IES) announced today the 22 finalists for its 2017 Sales Excellence Awards. Referred to as the “Oscars” for sales organizations, the awards recognize the organizational sales and operational excellence of sales […]

April 19th, 2017|News|

IES Executive Director Interviewed on The Sales Evangelist Podcast

IES Executive Director Fred Diamond was interviewed on The Sales Evangelist podcast by Donald Kelly. Fred said it was one of the best interviews he had ever participated in. The podcast is described as follows:

“One of the qualities of top salespeople is their willingness to do whatever it takes to close the deal. How about […]

March 17th, 2017|Sales|

IES Announces Sales Executive Leadership Program with former Cisco Global Partner Leader Bruce Klein

The IES announced that it is participating in a new sales executive leadership program with former Cisco Global Partner leader Bruce Klein and management consultant and executive coach Jeff Patnaude. The program is open to sales leaders at companies across the United States.

The program is the first of its kind in the US and features […]

March 10th, 2017|News|

IES 7th Annual Lifetime Award Recipient is RedHat’s Paul Smith

Deltek Sales Leader Mary Beth Cockerham to Receive Women in Sales Leadership Award
The Institute for Excellence in Sales (IES) announced that Paul Smith, Senior Vice President and General Manager for Red Hat’s Public Sector business is the recipient of the IES seventh annual Lifetime Achievement award. Previous recipients include Art Richer and Steve Charles of immixGroup, […]

March 1st, 2017|News|

Help! My salespeople can’t write!

This article originally appeared on the BizJournals web site. It was written by past IES speaker Lee Salz.

I recently received a phone call from a frustrated executive: “Lee, I just read a proposal that one of our salespeople sent to a prospect and I fell off of my chair. It was an embarrassment to our […]

February 14th, 2017|Sales|

Change Your Daily Selling Habits. Become a Micro-Marketer

This blog originally appeared on the Sales Performance International web site here.

Dario Priolo, Chief Marketing Officer at IES Gold Sponsor Sales Performance International, published an interesting article where he states that sales executives need to generate as much as 70% of their own leads., according to a a study conducted by CustomerThink and cited by […]

February 12th, 2017|Sales|

The Elusive Critical Factor for Sales Success

By Fred Diamond
IES Executive Director

I’ve been fortunate to have spent thousands of hours with some of the smartest sales leaders and thought leaders in the years since I co-founded the Institute for Excellence in Sales. I’ve been a witness to hundreds of sales professionals who have grown their careers by implementing the tactics and strategies […]

February 2nd, 2017|Sales|

IES Executive Director Fred Diamond Shares Critical Sales Success Tips on Sales Podcast

IES Executive Director Fred Diamond appeared on episode 29 of the Smart Sales Pro Podcast with Michael Mason. It’s a great interview with a lot of information and things to contemplate. Fred said that Michael was a pleasure to speak with and one of the most prepared interviewers he had worked with.
Key Takeaways from the […]

January 31st, 2017|Sales|