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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.


SBDP Elects Renowned Trainer, Speaker and Author Jill Konrath to Board

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St Paul, Minnesota – November 25, 2008 - The Society for Business Development Professionals (SBDP), the world's premier professional association of large-account sales and business development professionals (BDPs), announced today the addition of B2B thought-leader, sales strategist and best-selling author Jill Konrath to its 2008-2009 Board of Trustees.

"Anyone familiar with Jill’s work will understand the incredible value she brings to our organization,” said Jonathan Gilliam, Executive Director at the Society for Business Development Professionals. “Her passion about our field combined with her gifts in training and teaching bring a wealth of experience directly to our members. We are delighted to welcome her to our Board.”

In her role as an SBDP Trustee, Konrath will be responsible with the rest of the Board for helping to set membership standards that promote professionalism and ensure the successful future of the organization as a whole. The Board of Trustees has authority over the admission of members and examination standards. It establishes continuing professional education requirements, and is also responsible for modifying and enforcing the SBDP Code of Professional Ethics and all other matters necessary to maintain the high standards of the SBDP.

"The Society provides an extraordinary opportunity for business development professionals to network with colleagues, hone their skills, and get fresh perspectives," sail Jill Konrath. "I'm excited to be a part of this rapidly growing organization.

About Jill Konrath

Jill Konrath is a leading-edge sales strategist and business adviser who helps sellers crack into corporate accounts, speed up their sales cycle and achieve their revenue growth goals. As a thought leader in the selling and marketing arena, Konrath speaks frequently to corporate sales forces and industry associations. She is the author of Selling to Big Companies , which has been an Amazon Top 25 sales book for the past three years. Most recently, Selling to Big Companies was selected by Fortune Magazine as one of eight "must read" sales books, along with classics such as Getting to Yes and How to Win Friends and Influence People. In 2007, Konrath launched the Sales Shebang – an annual conference for women in sales. ( )

Konrath has been 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. Konrath's award-winning sales blog, is read by thousands each week. She is also a featured writer for the popular Duct Tape Marketing webblog as well as and

About The Society for Business Development Professionals (SBDP):
The Society for Business Development Professionals (SBDP) is a global professional association comprised entirely of large account-level Sales and Business Development professionals (BDPs). The Society is the leading source for information, knowledge sharing, community and career development in the enterprise sales and business development profession. The SBDP was founded to give enterprise Business Development Professionals a "professional home" to collaborate and share their challenges and experiences, and gain the sort of perspective that helps them achieve true success and balance in their lives. We are a member-run organization whose focus is on improving the personal and professional lives of our members. For more info, visit

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