The Annual Top Sales Awards (Part Two)

Yesterday, I expressed my gratitude for having been awarded Top Sales Blog. But this isn’t about me, so let’s move on to where the real value in this contest is found for you: the content and the creators.

Top Sales Article: Paul McCord

In another crowded space with many deserving entries, Paul McCord won top honors. I don’t know Paul as well as I would like, but I read his blog regularly. He is as smart and thoughtful as they come, and sometimes provocative. For selfish reasons, this is one of my recent favorites. I recommend you add his blog to your RSS feed.

Congratulations, Mr. McCord!

While you are at it, check out Kendra Lee and Joanne Black, the silver and bronze medal winners.

Top Sales Book: Art Sobczak

Honestly, I haven’t read Art’s book. Yet. But I do read his blog, which is highly educational–as well as sometimes being very, very funny. His blog alone is enough to recommend his book.

Congratulations, Mr. Sobczak!

I have read and recommend Jill’s book, SNAP Selling, which won the silver medal. Read my interview with Jill here and here.

I purchased Tibor Shanto and Craig Elias‘s new book, Shift Selling, which won the bronze medal. I don’t have to read the book to recommend it. I wrote a post called The Case Against Trigger Events, and Craig responded in the comments. Tibor and Craig are way out in front when it comes to a framework for understanding and using trigger events. Read the comments, then go buy the book.

Top Sales Blog

There were 25 blogs on the initial list published. Each and every one of them is worth your time and attention. Think of them as tools in your toolkit; one of them is bound to have an idea or answer for whatever may be ailing you.

1. B2B Lead Generation Blog – Brian Carroll

2. The JF Blogit – Jonathan Farrington

3. The Sales Blog – S. Anthony Iannarino

3. Trust Matters Blog – Charles Green

5. Jill Konrath’s Blog – Jill Konrath

Ian Brodie’s Blog – Ian Brodie

6. Understanding the Sales Force – Dave Kurlan

8. Sales & Management Blog – Paul McCord

8. Sales Excellence Blog – Dave Brock

10. Wendy Weiss’s Blog – Wendy Weiss

11. Profit Builders Blog – Keith Rosen

12. Dave Stein’s Blog – Dave Stein

13. Closing Bigger – Shane Gibson

14.  Engage Selling Blog – Colleen Francis

15. Sharon-Drew Morgen’s Blog

16. The Pipeline – Tibor Shanto

17. Telesales Blog – Art Sobczak

18. New Sales Economy – Chad Levitt

19. Selling to Consumers – Skip Anderson

19. Fill the Funnel – Miles Austin

21. Heavy Hitter Blog – Steve Martin

22. The Brooks Group Blog – Brooks Group

23. Fearless Selling – Kelley Robertson

24. Sales Hunter’s Blog – Mark Hunter

25. Sales Playbook – Paul Castain

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