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BBSO Sales Competition Winners Announced

Feb. 9, 2018

2018 BBSO Winners

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(From left to right) Lauren Rosen, Colton Wiseman, Bailey Eastman, Katie Milberger, Clay Tinkham, Collin Causey, Melanie Moore, Madeline Senter, Nick Logan, Jake Todd

Baylor’s Center for Professional Selling recently held their Baylor Business Selling Outside (BBSO) competition, designed to engage students in a realistic sales situation involving a face-to-face meeting with a business executive. Role plays are judged virtually by over 100 business executives from around the country, offering students a chance to gain valuable feedback from the Center for Professional Selling’s Corporate Partners. The 3M Corporation provided the financial and executive support for this competition as students “sold” a 3M adhesive product to a manufacturer.

This year’s competition consisted of 93 competitors (individual and two-person-teams) who met face-to-face with 9 corporate buyers. The top ten individual finishers included:

1. Clay Tinkham, senior
2. Katie Milberger, senior
3. Nick Logan, senior
4. Madeline Senter, junior
5. Colton Wiseman, junior
6. Melanie Moore, senior
7. Bailey Eastman, junior (tie)
7. Jake Todd, junior (tie)
9. Collin Causey, junior
10. Lauren Rosen, senior

The BBSO allows Baylor students to see how they stack up against their peers and allows the center’s Corporate Partners to view Baylor talent as they prepare to enter the job market. In addition, top individual performers are awarded cash prizes.

“This year’s case – developed in partnership with 3M – prompted students to consider how to walk a buyer through a major manufacturing change process when introducing new materials,” stated Dr. Andrea Dixon, Executive Director of the Center for Professional Selling. “3M’s leaders provide competition materials, executive buyers, and a large number of judges to support this student development process. We value the opportunity to expose our students to a variety of real-life selling situations.”

About the Center for Professional Selling

Dedicated to excellence in sales education and based in the university's Hankamer School of Business, the Center for Professional Selling is recognized as one of the premier global information resources for the sales profession. For more information on the Center for Professional Selling, visit https://www.baylor.edu/business/selling.

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