LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – March 5, 2016 – ISPEAK, INC. was presented with a Silver Stevie® Award in the SALES TRAINING PRACTICE OF THE YEAR category in the tenth annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service last night.
The Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service are the world’s top sales awards, business development awards, contact center awards, and customer service awards. The Stevie Awards organizes several of the world’s leading business awards shows including the prestigious American Business AwardsSM and International Business AwardsSM.
The awards were presented to honorees during a gala banquet on Friday, March 4 at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas. More than 500 executives from the U.S.A. and several other nations attended.
More than 2,100 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were evaluated in this year’s competition. Finalists were determined by the average scores of 115 professionals worldwide, acting as preliminary judges. Entries were considered in more than 50 categories for sales and business development achievements, ranging from Senior Sales Executive of the Year to Business Development Achievement of the Year; and categories to recognize new products and services and solution providers.
More than 60 members of several specialized judging committees determined the Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award placements from among the Finalists during final judging earlier this month.
iSpeak’s nomination was based on a custom sales training program created for a large gaming services customer. The program was to be delivered to more than 100 sales professionals in two states over a three year period. Positive results have already been seen in 2015 with sales groups surpassing $1Billion in revenues for the first time ever. “We’re very proud of the entire iSpeak team for all of the hard work to customize this program for our customer,” said Kevin Karschnik, iSpeak Co-founder and Director of Training.
“Entries to the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service continue to grow every year, further validating the essential roles that business development, customer service, and sales play in business success,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards. “The widespread support of this program made the 2016 competition that much more intense among finalists. The judges were deeply impressed by the winner’s accomplishments and we congratulate all of the winners on their commitment to excellence and innovation.”
Russ Peterson Jr., iSpeak Co-Founder and Managing Director, said “We measure achievements like this in our customer’s success, not our own. It’s a privilege to work with the organizations we do.”
Details about the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service and the list of Stevie winners in all categories are available at www.StevieAwards.com/sales.
About iSpeak, Inc.
iSpeak, Inc. is a leadership and sales communication training partner to Fortune 1000 companies around the globe. iSpeak was founded by Kevin Karschnik and Russ Peterson Jr. in 1999 and is based out of Round Rock, Texas. iSpeak has trained thousands of students since that time. Russ and Kevin are co-authors of Corporate Ovations: Your Roadmap to Better Presentations, Discovery Tree Press, 2013. www.iSpeak.com
About The Stevie Awards
The Stevie Awards are conferred in six programs: The American Business Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service, and the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards. A seventh program, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, will debut in April 2016. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at http://www.StevieAwards.com, and follow the Stevie Awards on Twitter @TheStevieAwards.
Sponsors of the 10th annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service include ValueSelling Associates.