Sales University at Thoughtbox

Join Canrockā€™s Sales University

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Thought Box is a collaborative incubator for technology companies. Members benefit from Thought Box’s close proximity to New York City, which is only 45 minutes away by train (train station is only 300 yards away); nearby health and fitness amenities, which includes a full-size indoor swimming pool and basketball court; inexpensive overhead; and a deep pool of exceptional sales talent. See below for class offerings.

Monthly Sales Book Club
People read the same book and discuss the relative merits. The group writes an Amazon review. Each participant will be asked to do a presentation on the book. This is a learn by teaching and discussing event.

Bi-Weekly Seminars
Includes such topics as “Using Linkedin to Prospect”, “How to Get the Most out of Salesforce.com”, “Using Social Media as a Sales Tool”, Emails that Sell”, “Negotiation for Sales”, “Enterprise selling”, “How to do a Drip Marketing Campaign”, “Opening the CEO Door”, “Network to Success”, “Writing Telemarketing Scripts that Sell”, “A-B Testing – Test First”, “Presentation Skills” etc.

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This program teaches public speaking. Most students complete this course in about 26 weeks but it can be spread out longer and students are welcome to attend to refresh anytime.

Monthly Sales Forums
In an intimate 8-12 person group, members share their sales stories and challenges. These meetings follow a structured format. Groups like this are more successful if people know each other well so there is an attendance requirement to be a member of one of these forums.

Sales mentoring
Members meet biweekly or monthly with their sales mentor to review their sales pipeline and progress. We attempt to match mentors with the appropriate students (as in someone who has the right background for the particular type of sale)

Marketing Plan reviews
We offer to review the marketing plans/materials of any company in the program.

Sales recruitment
We will have regular job fairs and keep a roster of sales people looking for positions. This service also give comfort to sales people working for startup companies. There is a high likelihood that a salesperson who is good and personable can easily find another position within the group should that need arise.

Resume writing, interview coaching and job search
We assist sales people with finding their next position.

Most of these programs as offered on “work friendly” hours (i.e starting at 6 PM or on weekends)
Cost is $119/month and includes access to all resources and events.
Contact: Jim Estill at 516-455-5216 or jimestill@gmail.com

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