The Brooks Group Named As A Finalist In The 2014 Stevie® Awards For Sales & Customer Service

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8th annual awards will be presented on February 21, 2014 in Las Vegas

Greensboro, NC – February 7, 2014 – The Brooks Group, a top-ranked global sales effectiveness firm, was named a Sales Training Practice of the Year Finalist in the eighth annual Stevie®Awards for Sales & Customer Service. The Brooks Group will ultimately be a Gold, Silver, or Bronze Stevie Award winner in the program.

The awards are presented by the Stevie Awards, which organizes several of the world’s leading business awards shows including the prestigious International Business Awards and the new Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards.

The final results will be announced during a gala banquet on Friday, February 21 at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Finalists from the U.S.A. and several other nations are expected to attend.

More than 1,500 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were evaluated in this year’s competition, an increase of 36% over 2013.  Finalists were determined by the average scores of 129 professionals worldwide, acting as preliminary judges.

This is the fourth consecutive nomination for The Brooks Group, with Gold Awards in 2013 and 2011, and a Bronze Award in 2012. “We are truly honored to be recognized once again as a finalist in this year’s awards. It is a testament to our clients, who entrust us with their sales teams and give us the opportunities to provide them with transformational change within their organizations,” states Paul Bilodeau, VP of Sales at The Brooks Group.

More than 100 members of seven specialized judging committees will determine the Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award placements from among the Finalists during final judging, to take place January 27 – February 5.

“In a record-breaking year for nominations, the judges saw extraordinary quality in the achievements portrayed in these Finalist nominations,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards.  “The final judges should enjoy reading and evaluating such a treasure trove of excellent work.”

“Continually being recognized as an industry-leading firm in the sales training arena is an incredible accomplishment for our entire organization,” said Jeb Brooks, President and CEO of The Brooks Group. “Our primary goal when working with our clients is to ensure that they experience transformational change within their sales culture, and this nomination tells us that we are doing our job!”

About The Brooks Group

Founded in 1977, The Brooks Group is an award-winning B2B sales training company focused on bringing practical, straightforward solutions to your sales force selection and training challenges.

The Brooks Group’s sales and sales management training programs are street-smart, logical and taught/reinforced in a way that guarantees clients realize a return on their training dollars. The Brooks Group’s clients get the best available resources for screening, training, developing and retaining sales and sales management talent customized specifically to their organization’s needs.

  • 94% of The Brooks Group’s training participants win new accounts as a result of the training
  • 99% see increased sales volume
  • 75% say they’re better at building trust and rapport and are more confident in approaching prospects.

About The Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in five programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service.  A sixth program, the German Stevie Awards, will debut later this year.  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

Sponsors and supporters of the eighth annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service include the BusinessTalkRadio Network, Competence Call Center, and ValueSelling Associates.