The 2019 Sales Pro Central MVP Awards!

Sales Pro Central brings together the best content from hundreds of industry thought-leaders. These awards will recognize the Most Valuable Posts as judged by our readers, award committee, and our machine intelligence and social media. We will recognize the posts that provide the highest value to industry professionals - useful and actionable information, that is tactical or strategic in nature, providing either long-term or short-term value.

Check out the 2019 MVP Awards Winners Spotlight:



Awards will be given for articles covering the following categories:

Audience Size

Every day, our articles are read by an audience of over 213,000 people on our site and newsletter. We use our machine intelligence and social media, bolstered by our editorial team, to curate this content.

But 2019 is coming to an end and we want to know: of all of our articles, which are the best of the best? Our machine intelligence, social media, and editors can get us close. But we want that extra special touch that comes from beloved reader feedback.

You can represent these 213,000 readers. Cast your vote and let us know what you like to see!

Judging Criteria

We're judging posts that we see to provide the highest value to industry professionals. Does your article include useful and actionable information? Is it tactical or strategic? Does it provide short- or long-term value? Those are the types of questions our judges will be asking themselves.


Submitting content for consideration

To nominate an article, please fill out the Typeform above. Articles must have been published between January 1st, 2019 and October 18th, 2019 to be eligible.

Nominations are open until October 18th. After that, our panel of judges will review the nominations and narrow them down to a list of finalists for each category.


Finalists will be announced on November 18th. Once finalists are announced, we will open up voting to our readers. Voting ends on November 25th. Winners will be announced on December 4th.

Program Committee

Meet our expert panel of judges!

Deb Calvert

President, People First Productivity Solutions

Deb is the president of People First Productivity Solutions. She is the author of Stop Selling & Start Leading® and DISCOVER Questions® Get You Connected (one of the “Top 20 Most Highly-Rated Sales Books of All Time” according to HubSpot). Deb was named one of the "65 Most Influential Women in Business" by Treeline and a top 50 Sales Influencer. She's the founder of The Sales Experts Channel and is a Certified Master of The Leadership Challenge®, a Certified Coach, a sales & leadership keynote speaker, and a former HR & Sales Director with a Fortune 400 media company. Deb is also the author of the award-winning weekly blogs: CONNECT2Sell and CONNECT2Lead.

Paul Smith

Speaker, Author, and Consultant

Paul Smith is one of the world’s leading experts in business storytelling. He’s one of Inc. Magazine’s Top 100 Leadership Speakers of 2018, a storytelling coach, and bestselling author of the books Sell with a Story, Lead with a Story, and Parenting with a Story. He holds an MBA from the Wharton School, is a former consultant at Accenture, and former executive and 20-year veteran of The Procter & Gamble Company. (

Russell Hornfisher

Author, How to Treat Your Employees Like a Dog

Russell Hornfisher has held positions ranging from District Sales Manager to President. He earned a Master’s of Science Degree in Organizational Behavior and Development, and taught in the School of Business at University of Northern Iowa and Eastern Michigan University as an adjunct instructor. In his spare time he has fostered, trained, showed and is currently an AKC and UKC Judge. Most recently, Russell authored a book How to Treat Your Employees Like a Dog.

Steven Rosen

CEO and Founder, STAR Results

Steven is the CEO and founder of STAR Results. STAR Results is a sales leadership consulting, training and coaching organization dedicated to leadership development. Steven works with sales executives and managers to help them Crush their Sales Numbers! He is the author of "52 Sales Management Tips – The Sales Manager’s Success Guide." He has been featured in Selling Power Magazine,,,, Top Sales World and Huffington Post. Visit Steven's website: