Jill Konrath, author of Selling to Big Companies, is a recognized sales strategist in the highly competitive B2B marketplace. She helps her clients crack into corporate accounts, speed up their sales cycle and win more contracts.
In 2007, she launched the Sales Shebang , the web's #1 resource & 1st conference for smart, savvy women who sell to the corporate market.
Jill is often featured in top business publications such as The New York Times, Business Journal, Entrepreneur, Business Week, Sales & Marketing Management, Rain Today, Marketing Profs and Selling Power as well as countless online magazines.
As a frequent speaker at national sales meetings and association events, Jill provides fresh perspectives and a much-needed wake up call to sales organizations. Her Selling to Big Companies website, industry-acclaimed blog and popular e-newsletter are filled with breakthrough strategies, serious provocation and practical how-to advice.
Sales Guru Jill Konrath Joins Landslide Technologies Advisory Board
St. Paul, Minnesota, November 28, 2007 – Jill Konrath, author of Selling to Big Companies (www.sellingtobigcompanies.com), announced that she has joined the Advisory Board of Landslide Technologies Inc., (www.landslide ) provider of Sales Workstyle Management solutions. Along with fellow indutry heavyweight Keith Rosen, Konrath will advise the company as it enhances and expands its strategic Sales 2.0 initiatives. Sales 2.0 is defined as integrating the power of Web 2.0 and on-demand technologies with proven sales techniques, to increase sales velocity and volume.
“Landslide recognizes that sales needs to function as a coherent process in this area of disruptive Web 2.0 technologies,” said Jill Konrath. “The company’s vision is to marshal communications and collaboration tools so that buyers and sellers can both benefit from a more synchronized selling experience. My charter is to guide the company as it breaks new ground in pioneering the sales process.”
“It’s a buyer’s market, so sales has to adapt,” echoed Keith Rozen. “The company has hit on the right combination of technology and the human touch to be successful in this new era of Sales, called Sales 2.0. Landslide is fully prepared to lead the industry in this new direction, with a balance of software and services to help sales prepare, engage and close customers using Web 2.0 tools.”
“Jill and Keith’s standing in the sales and marketing community will help us elevate our product direction and service offerings,” said Razi Imam, CEO and founder of Landslide Technologies. “We will incorporate their experience and understanding of how salespeople work and what makes them successful into future releases of Landslide’s Sales Workstyle offering. We hope to continue to empower salespeople to be even more productive in their daily job.”
Landslide’s Sales Workstyle Management software is a cornerstone of the Sales 2.0 approach. Landslide helps sales organizations easily establish a unified selling process for taking a lead from prospect to customer. The io Channel, a collaborative portal for exchanging information, creates a unique and compelling buying experience for prospects and allows salespeople to track a buyer’s activities and interest levels. Additionally, Landslide Live VIP assistants, who are included with the service, allow salespeople to offload contact management and reporting tasks to a real live personal assistant via phone or e-mail, so they can focus more time on selling.
About Jill Konrath
International sales strategist Jill Konrath frequently speaks to corporate sales forces and industry associations. She's often featured in top business magazines including The New York Times, Business Journal, Entrepreneur, Sales & Marketing Management, and Selling Power as well as countless online publications. She's been a guest of Entrepreneur Radio, Sales Rep Radio, Small Business Trends and more. Two years ago, Konrath was selected as a FAST 50 semi-finalist by FAST Company magazine for creating a web resource for small business owners. She was also selected as a "Women Changemaker of the Year" by the Business Journal of Minneapolis/St. Paul.
Konrath’s well-known blog, http://www.sellingtobigcompanies.blogs.com/ is read by thousands each week and she is a featured writer for the award-winning Duct Tape Marketing webblog.
About Keith Rosen
As a pioneer and leader in the coaching profession, Keith Rosen is the preferred coach that top executives and sales professionals in many of the world’s leading companies call on. His book, The Complete Idiots Guide to Cold Calling landed on the Top 50 Bestseller list on Amazon.com. Inc. magazine and Fast Company have both named him as one of the five most respected and influential executive coaches.
About Landslide Technologies, Inc.
Landslide Technologies, Inc. is a pioneer in Sales Workstyle Management. The company is the first to directly address the software, collaboration and support needs of individual salespeople. Built for salespeople by salespeople, the Landslide product line maximizes salespeople’s time, drives them to action and delivers results. The company is privately held with headquarters in Pittsburgh, PA. Additional information can be found at www.landslide.com .