Last week we were at Pi Sigma Epsilon’s National Convention in Milwaukee, WI. One aspect of the week-long convention is the Pro-Am Sell-A-Thon. “The PSE Pro-Am Sell-A-Thon® is a year-long sales competition held at the PSE fall Regional Conferences and the annual PSE NEF National Sales and Marketing Convention.”
“The primary purpose of the year-long competition is to train and develop students in all aspects of the B2B sales process, not just in preparing them to make one sales call. The year long approach also emphasizes that the pursuit of sales excellence is a journey, not a destination. Students will become uniquely exposed to the way world class sales organizations approach sales.
The secondary purpose of the year-long competition is to award the top true “students” of sales, and not just those who makes an extraordinary sales call on one day of competition. The student has to study and perform throughout the school year in order to garner the top prizes and be called the PSE Pro-Am winners.
Although this is a year-long competition, a student may compete only at the regional conference or only at the national convention, if they wish. Each competition offers the opportunity to win prizes, including cash prizes or a Tom James suit at the national competition.
Finally, the competition is open to all PSE members. Students are encouraged to take the sales training and some learn that sales can be a career opportunity they would enjoy. Also, everyone needs to learn to sell themselves.”
MultiView’s Ben Devereaux presented the award for second place at the national convention to Alyssa Freitas from The College of New Jersey. Ben won 1st place in the 2015 PSE National Convention. Pictured below.
MultiView also awarded two $1,500 scholarships to students who embody the fearless spirit of the MultiView Inside Sales Specialist. These students take initiative, love a challenge and thrive in an environment that fosters creativity. The scholarships were presented to Ross Allen from Central Michigan University and Randy Roland from Kent State University. Picture below.
Below, Ben Devereaux is pictured receiving 1st Place in the PSE National Conference in 2015.