Distinguished Sales Speaker Series: “The Art & Science of Professional Selling”

Distinguished Sales Speaker Series: “The Art & Science of Professional Selling”

This exciting series is scheduled to take place virtually each month through 2021, with a target audience of more than 50,000 alumni, students, community and global partners of Franklin University. The purpose of the Sales Education Speaker Series at Franklin University is to promote sales education opportunities to high potential individuals to consider the merits of careers in professional selling, provide sales and negotiations training to members of the business community that will empower them to grow professionally enabling economic development, enhance the professionalism of the sales force, and provide service to the sales profession.

Our goal is to build awareness around the broad array of opportunities within the sales industry!

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Professional Sales Microcredential

From negotiation to persuasion, sales skills can benefit individuals in a variety of fields. Whether you are looking to hone your presentation and communication skills or advance your career in professional sales, the Professional Sales microcredential can help you broaden your skillset and open the door to new opportunities. Learn more and get started this fall. 

Sales Advisory Council

Members of Franklin University's Sales Advisory Council serve as advocates to promote sales education opportunities in professional selling, enhance the professionalism of the sales industry, and support the university's efforts to develop the next generation of sales leaders. 

David Hoffeld
Author and CEO & Chief Sales Trainer, Hoffeld Group
Bill Chan
Vice President, Strategic Alliances - Franklin University
Shana Loveless
Assistant Director of Community Affairs - Franklin University
Dr. Ray Forbes
Program Chair, Master of Science in Business Psychology - Franklin University
Sherry Mercurio
Executive Director, Community Relations - Franklin University
Mick Slyman
Assistant Vice President, Strategic Account Management - Nationwide
Dr. Kelly Renner
Assistant Dean, Curriculum and Program Chair of Psychology and Social Sciences - Franklin University
Matt Backiewicz
Sales Consulting - Executive, Owner
Phil Fankhauser
President and Director - Epcon
Holly Sunderman
Packaging Consultant - TricorBraun
Dr. David Decker
President - Franklin University
Dr. Christopher Washington
Provost and Executive Vice President, Academic Affairs - Franklin University
Jeffrey Alexander 
Executive Property & Casualty Insurance - Maphre (retired)

Celebration of Excellence Award

Upcoming Events



Date Your Leads and Marry Your Customers with Attract, Sell, Wow: How to Sell and Market Better!

Date: Thursday, May 19 
Time: Noon (EDT)

Cost: FREE!


Join us as Franklin's Distinguished Sales Speaker Series: The Art & Science of Professional Selling presents “Date Your Leads and Marry Your Customers with Attract, Sell, Wow: How to Sell and Market Better!” event, featuring Ramon Ray, founder of Smart Hustle Media, best-selling author, and four-time entrepreneur.  

Are you looking for a fresh perspective of how to build your brand, increase sales and get customers to buy again?

In this virtual presentation, you'll learn how to build an "attraction" engine that helps you get the right clients and customers! 

Key Learning Objectives: 

  • Why selling is really about the power of education.
  • How to WOW your customers so they buy from you again, and again and again.
  • Making the SALE is only ONE STEP in the customer journey, if you want to grow a thriving business, learn the other two steps!

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Ramon Ray is the founder of Smart Hustle Media, a contributor to Entrepreneur.com and host of the podcast, Breakfast with Champions.
Ramon is a leading expert on small business success. He inspires and educates thousands of business owners every year through his content, events and media interviews.

He's a four-time entrepreneur, who has sold two companies and a best-selling author, his latest and fourth book is "Celebrity CEO," all about personal branding.

Ramon has shared the stage with many leading business thought-leaders, including, Seth Godin, Simon Sinek and Gary Vaynerchuk. He's also interviewed all five Shark Tank Sharks - Daymond John, Lori Greiner, Barbara Corcoran, Robert Herjavec and Mark Cuban.

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