The 2020 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 2020 MVP Award Winner Acceptance Speech Compilation:
Awards will be given for articles covering the following categories. Click on the categories below to view the winners!
Every day, our articles are read by an audience of over 233,000 people on our site and newsletter. We use our machine intelligence and social media, bolstered by our editorial team, to curate this content.
But 2020 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 233,000 readers. Cast your vote and let us know what you like to see!
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.
PROCESS AND TIMING
Submitting content for consideration
Articles must have been published between October 18th, 2019 and October 13th, 2020 to be eligible.
Nominations are open until October 13th. 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 11th. Once finalists are announced, we will open up voting to our readers. Voting ends on November 23rd. Winners will be announced on December 4th.
Meet our expert panel of judges!
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. (www.leadwithastory.com).
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.
Julie Hansen, Founder, Keynote Speaker, Author
Combining an award-winning sales career with her passion and experience as a professional sales presentation coach and actor, Julie Hansen specializes in helping sales teams craft and deliver winning presentations and demos by applying today’s best practices from business, acting, improv, and storytelling. Julie is the author of two books, Sales Presentations for Dummies (Finalist for Top Sales and Marketing Book of 2015) and ACT Like a Sales Pro! and her articles have been featured in numerous business publications, including Selling Power, Sales Mastery, Entrepreneur Magazine and Sales Management Digest. Her blog has been named a “Top 50 Sales & Marketing Blog” for the past 3 years.