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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.


Women in Sales Alert: The First Ever Conference for Women in B2B Sales featuring Women Sales Experts

Contact: Chris Bedwell, Sales Shebang
Phone: (763) 783-9200
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St. Paul, Minnesota, September 14, 2007 – Where are women sales gurus? If you browse bookstore shelves, read popular sales magazines, or attend national sales events, women sales “experts” are largely non-existent in an industry dominated by male sales experts.

Jill Konrath, author of Selling to Big Companies, is challenging the conventional wisdom that the sales industry is a men’s club.

Launched in 2007, Sales Shebang – the Internet’s #1 resource for women who sell products, services and solutions to the business community - is exploding onto the scene with a big Sales Shebang Conference on November 5-6, 2007.

This unique event will bring together women sellers and female sales experts, who will discuss how to crack into corporate accounts, shorten sales cycles, outsell competitors and win big contracts.

The Sales Shebang Conference will be held at the Sheraton-Bloomington Hotel in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The event will help women in sales get more business and expand relationships with their existing customer base through a mix of break-out sessions, content-rich presentations and networking events. The Sales Shebang Conference will offer women sellers the opportunity to meet like-minded peers and learn from top sales experts. Although marketed to women and featuring primarily female speakers, males are welcome to attend!

Konrath believes that a conference for women sellers is long overdue. "Women make up almost 40% of the business-to-business sales force are frequently top sales performers,” says Konrath. “Moreover, there are many women sales experts who are quieter than their male counterparts because they aren't overtly self-promotional.”

Konrath was thrust into the limelight when her book became a bestseller – recalls how many viewed her as an anomaly in a male-dominated field. "When I was interviewed by the media, I’d often hear how nice it was to find a female sales expert,” says Konrath. “I’ve always wanted to empower women in sales to succeed. The Sales Shebang will deliver proven strategies for women sellers to increase their visibility, impact and earning power."


About Jill Konrath

International sales strategist Jill Konrath, author of Selling to Big Companies, frequently speaks to corporate sales forces and industry associations. A serial entrepreneur, she launched the Sales Shebang in 2007 to help saleswomen achieve extraordinary success.

Konrath is 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.

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