I was proud to be the cohost of the Annual Top Sales Awards 2010, a three-hour online ceremony that included participants located in Europe and the United States. The day prior to this prestigious event I received several emails from people expressing doubts about the integrity of the online voting process. These people expressed concern that some of the nominees attempted to game the online voting system in their own favor. After the organizer Jonathan Farrington explained that the online voting accounted for only 50 percent of the results and that an independent panel of judges accounted for the other 50 percent, I was satisfied that the Top Sales Awards were the result of a fair process that can be verified and audited.
If you didn’t attend the live Webcast, you can see who won what on this Website.
When I learned that I was elected as one of the three Top Sales Personalities, I decided to tweet my followers to cast their vote in favor of Jill Konrath, who ended up winning. It’s great to have the author of SNAP Selling close the gender gap.
I was proud to learn that Selling Power won the silver medal in the Top Sales Resource category.
I knew of the Top Sales Personality and Top Sales Resource results in advance of the event, but the big surprise came at the end when Jonathan Farrington announced the Top Sales Hall of Fame winners.
I feel humbled and proud to be included in the 2010 Top Sales Hall of Fame next to the legends of our industry.
During the three-hour awards ceremony, we invited a dozen top sales experts to participate, and we asked them for their predictions for 2011. Check back tomorrow to read the insights from the top sales gurus as they predict the trends for 2011.