Are you a standup comic or a photographer?

Do you sometimes feel like you have to be a comic to book jobs?
James Alberson did. He become a standup comic in order to grow his ability to entertain, tell stories, and think on his feet, just to be a better salesman. But now he knows a easier, less confrontational way, and he wants  to share it with us at our March 6 meeting.

March 6, 2012 ~ SPPA Meeting ~ The Polish Home, 1714 18th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
6:30 – 7:00pm Networking
6:45   Competition Print Entries are due
7:00  Meeting starts – Announcements, SPPA business
7:15   Guest Speaker James Alberson

James Alberson is the Owner and Principal of Top Tier Training & Development, Inc, a Sandler Training Licensee, operating in the Seattle Metropolitan area.  He works with business owners and motivated individual salespeople to deliver and implement professional development strategies which help to foster the growth of individuals, teams, and organizations.

James started his career as a sales representative for Baxter Healthcare.  Originally having his sights set on an eventual career in marketing, he realized early in his sales career that his talents would be best suited to coaching and teaching.  With that realization, he set a goal to pursue a career in sales and become the best.  James even spent time doing amateur stand-up comedy in order to grow his ability to entertain and tell stories with clients and “think on his feet.”   Since then, James has earned top producer awards in sales and management for Fortune 500 companies like Johnson & Johnson and Genzyme Corp., as well as two start-up ventures.

With 20 years of sales, sales management, and sales training experience, and having held leadership positions with companies ranging in status from start-up to Fortune 500, James’ varied experience allows him to relate in some manner to the great majority of the sales issues, problems, and situations his clients currently face.  As a Sandler Training Franchisee, James was the recipient of the Rising Star award, and is a sought-after speaker by various organizations in the Greater Seattle area.

James is active in the Seattle, Renton, Bellevue, and Southwest King County Chambers of Commerce.  He continually looks for ways to increase his involvement to support and help the growth of the businesses and individuals in those respective business communities.

James earned both his BS in Computer Technology and MBA in Marketing from Purdue University.

View his company website at www.toptier.sandler.com.  View his LinkedIn.com profile at www.linkedin.com/in/jamesalberson.

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