Selling Today: Creating Customer Value (with FREE Selling Today: Using Technology to Add Value) (9th Edition)

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Selling Today: Creating Customer Value, one of the most popular sales information books on the market, offers readers a blend of time-proven fundamentals and new practices needed to succeed in today's information economy. It emphasizes the need for salespeople to be guided by the new principle of personal selling: establishing partnerships that are maintained by customer value, created by the salesperson. This edition stresses the need for sales professionals to cope with new forces shaping the world of sales and marketing, and emphasizes the strategies for long-term success. It provides comprehensive coverage of consultative selling, strategic selling, partnering, and value-added selling. Sales force automation is also a major theme. For sales and marketing professionals.

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ABOUT THE AUTHORS: Dr. Barry L. Reece, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Dr. Reece has devoted more than three decades to teaching, researching, consulting, and to the development of training programs in the areas of sales, leadership, human relations, and management. He has conducted over 600 seminars and workshops for public and private sector organizations. He has written extensively in the areas of sales, supervision, communications, and management. Dr. Reece was named "Trainer of the Year" by the Valleys of Virginia Chapter of the American Society for Training and Development and was awarded the "Excellence in Teaching Award" by the College of Human Sciences and Education at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Dr. Reece has contributed to numerous journals and is author or co-author of thirty books including Business, Human Relations--Principles and Practices, Supervision and Leadership in Action, and Effective Human Relations--Personal and Organizational Applications. He has served as a consultant to Lowe's Companies, Inc., Wachovia, WLR Foods, Kinney Shoe Corporation, Carilion Health System, and numerous other profit and not-for-profit organizations. Gerald L. Manning, Des Moines Area Community College Mr. Manning served as chair of the Marketing/Management Department for more than 30 years. In addition to his administrative duties, he has served as lead instructor in sales and sales management. The classroom has provided him with an opportunity to study the merits of various experimental learning approaches such as role-plays, simulations, games, and interactive demonstrations. Partnership Selling: A Role-Play/Simulation for Selling Today, included in the ninth edition, was developed and tested in the classroom by Mr. Manning. He has also applied numerous personal selling principles and practices in the real world as owner of a real estate development and management company. Mr. Manning has served as a sales and marketing consultant to senior management and owners of over 500 businesses, including several national companies. He appears regularly as a speaker at national sales conferences. Mr. Manning has received the "Outstanding Instructor of the Year" award given annually by his college. Keeping Current in a Changing World: Throughout the past decade, Professors Manning and Reece have relied on three strategies to keep current in the dynamic field of personal selling. First, both are actively involved in sales training and consulting. Frequent interaction with salespeople and sales managers provides valuable insight regarding contemporary issues and developments in the field of personal selling. A second major strategy involves extensive research and development activities. The major focus of these activities has been factors that contribute to high-performance salespeople. The third major strategy involves completion of training and development programs offered by America's most respected sales training companies. Professors Manning and Reece have completed seminars and workshops offered by Wilson Learning Corporation, Forum Corporation, Franklin Covey, Sedona Training Associates, Association for Humanistic Psychology, and several other organizations.

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