Minneapolis, MN. April 16, 2010 – The AA-ISP Leadership Summit 2010, the only conference dedicated exclusively to Inside Sales Leadership, will be held on May 11th and 12th at the Hyatt Regency in Downtown Minneapolis, MN. The Summit, recognized for delivering informative, thought-provoking presentations, brings together Inside Sales leaders from across the country to learn, share, and network.
“The sales world is changing, and Inside Sales is taking on an ever increasing role in the success of organizations,” explains Larry Reeves, the AA-ISP’s Chief Operating Officer. “This is overwhelmingly supported by recent studies that indicate corporate America is growing their year-over-year inside sales positions by 15%, while field sales are flat or decreasing. Today’s Inside Sales Professionals are top notch individuals proficient in a wide variety of skills that were never part of the sales role a few years ago. The face of sales is changing . . . and Inside Sales Professionals are leading the way.”
The Leadership Summit brings together thought leaders, innovators, and sales professionals to discuss and share the technologies and methodologies that enable high-volume selling. “I learned what other Inside Sales leaders were doing and came away with best practices I could use right away that positively impacted my teams and myself!”, commented one Leadership Summit 2009 attendee.
This year’s Leadership Summit will address industry trends and include key leadership topics and challenges facing today’s Inside Sales leaders. Topics include: The “State of Inside Sales” in 2010, what does the future look like, key’s to developing high performing inside sales teams, ways to improve as an Inside Sales Leader, leveraging social media, Sales 2.0 methodologies, proven ways to hire and motivate, developing compensation plans that work, hybrid and other sales models, the latest in inside sales training, tools and technologies, technologies as well as many other industry-relevant topics. In addition the Annual AA-ISP Member and Service Provider Award winners will recognized and the AA-ISP Top 25 Most Influential Inside Sales Professions list will be unveiled.
The Summit will feature more than 25 industry experts, including Trish Bertuzzi, Founder of The Bridge Group, Josiane Feigon, founder of TeleSmart and best-selling author of Smart Selling on the Phone and Online; Anneke Seley, author of Sales 2.0; and the AA-ISP’s Founder and CEO, Bob Perkins. In addition, Olympic Gold Medalist, cancer survivor, and motivational speaker Jeff Blatnick will address attendees on the topic of achieving sales goals in 2010.
For a complete list of speakers, to register, or for all summit reference materials, please visit: www.aa-isp.org/events.php.
“The AA-ISP is playing an important role and we’re excited to be part of it,” said Ken Krogue, Co-founder and President of InsideSales.com “Inside Sales is leading the way, and we’re proud to support the Summit which is focused on advancing this profession.”
About The AA-ISP Summit
The Leadership Summit is a unique industry event addressing inside sales strategies and technologies. The conference which will be held at the Hyatt Regency in Minneapolis on May 11th and 12th combines powerful keynote speakers and panel discussions with technology demonstrations and valuable industry networking and collaboration. Leadership Summit 2010 is presented and hosted by the AA-ISP, the only association dedicated exclusively to Inside Sales as a profession. For more information about the AA-ISP and the upcoming Leadership Summit 2010, or for registration and sponsorship/speaking opportunities, please visit: www.aa-isp.org.
The AA-ISP is the only association in America formed and dedicated to advancing the industry of Inside Sales. It does this through promoting inside sales best practices and inside sales tips for business practitioners. It also promotes inside sales careers and inside sales jobs in what is already becoming the fastest growing segment of sales and marketing. For more information please visit: www.aa-isp.org.
Sr. Director of Sales & Member Services