The Brooks Group Named As Finalist In 2011 Stevie® Awards For Sales & Customer Service

5th annual Stevie® Awards will be presented on February 21st in Miami Beach

Greensboro, NC – January 13, 2011  The Brooks Group was named a Finalist today in the Sales Training Practice of the Year category in the 5th annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service.

The awards are presented by the Stevie Awards, which organizes several of the world’s leading business awards shows including the prestigious American Business Awards.

More than 800 entries from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted to this year’s competition, an increase of more than 60% over 2010.

The Brooks Group has been consistently recognized by the Stevie Awards, Selling Power Magazine and Training Industry, Inc. as a top ranked Sales Training Provider.

Members of the Awards’ Board of Distinguished Judges & Advisors will select Stevie Award winners from among the Finalists during final judging, to take place January 24 – February 4. Finalists were chosen by business professionals worldwide during preliminary judging.

“Being named a Finalist in the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service is an important achievement,” said Michael Gallagher, president of the Stevie Awards. “It means that independent business executives have agreed that the nominee is worthy of international recognition. We congratulate all of the Finalists on their achievement and wish them well in the competition.”

“This recognition is really an acknowledgement of our clients and their drive for meaningful sales behavior change. We exist to help them improve their sales effectiveness through assessment, training, and coaching. Their results are our real achievement,” said Will Brooks, President of The Brooks Group.

About The Brooks Group

Founded in 1977, The Brooks Group has helped thousands of organizations in more than 500 industries transform their business practices through practical, down-to-earth skills development in sales, sales management and personal performance growth.

We offer our clients proven, best-practice tools – an easy-to-implement sales methodology, industry-leading reinforcement and accountability systems, and sales management training for performance coaching – all geared toward producing long-term, sustainable results.

About The Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. 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 www.StevieAwards.com.

Sponsors of the 5th annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service include American Support, Infogroup, the Sales Management Association and ValueSelling Associates.