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Professional Selling Majors Earn Recognition in Competitions

Oct. 31, 2011

Baylor students in the professional selling discipline have been heavily involved in regional and national competitions to hone their skills and earn recognition.

Regional

Sam Turtletaub, a student at Baylor University and a member of the Pi Sigma Epsilon chapter on campus, earned the first place spot at Pi Sigma Epsilon's Pro-Am Sell-a-Thon ® sales competition held at the Atlantic Regional Conference October 21, 2011 at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington.

Learning conceptual selling sales techniques developed by Miller Heiman, Turtletaub was first individually coached by a sales professional, after which he presented a mock sales calls to a panel of judges. Turtletaub competed against students from Appalachian State University and the University of North Carolina-Wilmington.

Turtletaub earned first place by a unanimous decision of the professional judging panel and will receive a complimentary Pi Sigma Epsilon National Convention package to Indianapolis, IN, including airfare, in March, with the opportunity to compete at the national level for cash prizes.

Made possible with the generous support from Vector Marketing Corporation, Northwestern Mutual, Miller Heiman, and Tom James, the PSE Pro-Am Sell-a-Thon has helped develop and train aspiring sales people since 1992.

National

Baylor teams earned No. 4 and No. 5 places out of 21 teams from 20 universities at the Indiana University National Team Selling Competition.

In addition, Baylor's 10 participants in the World Collegiate Sales Open all advance from Round 1 to Round 2. The results of Round 2 will be announced on November 9.

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