SOURCE: American Marketing Association, DFW Chapter

May 15, 2008 19:58 ET

Bryan Flanagan, Director of Training for Zig Ziglar, to Teach Sales Skills at American Marketing Association Mastering Sales Seminar, May 23, Irving, TX

DALLAS, TX--(Marketwire - May 15, 2008) - Nationally renowned speaker, author and sales trainer, Bryan Flanagan, Director of Corporate Training, Zig Ziglar Training Systems, will teach professional sales skills at a seminar titled "Timid Salespeople Have Skinny Kids" on Friday, May 23, from 8-10AM at the La Cima Club, 26th Floor, Williams Square, Irving, TX.

In an engaging and highly interactive program, Bryan will offer insights to help sales, marketing and business professionals to have more confidence working with clients, to understand the key differences between refusal and rejection, and outline several key essentials for sales success.

Fourteen years separated Bryan Flanagan from his meager beginnings as a delivery boy at IBM and his first introduction to Zig Ziglar in 1984 as a gifted, polished speaker and trainer. Bryan's career with IBM saw him advance through sales and management using material he learned from Zig's first book. It was so effective that he decided he wanted to be associated with the man who had helped him achieve success.

"We're excited to have a world-class speaker and trainer in Bryan Flanagan participate in our Mastering Sales Series," said Jim Dawson, Past-President, American Marketing Association, Dallas-Fort Worth. "Not only does Bryan bring a wealth of knowledge, experience, and know-how to the training process, but having been in sales himself, he's able to offer insights that are not only practical, but easily implemented as well."

The AMA Mastering Sales Series™ is designed to help sales and marketing professionals get the training and knowledge they need to be more successful whether they're selling full-time, managing a sales team, or responsible for sales and marketing in their organization. Sales programs are held every other month and open to all.

Seminar registration includes a continental breakfast and is $35 for members of the AMA and the Irving Chamber of Commerce. Non-members and guests are $50 per person with advance reservations. Late and onsite registration add $10 per person. For more information and to register for this sales program, go to or call the AMA office at (972) 943-4615.

About the Dallas-Fort Worth AMA (DFW AMA)

With nearly 750 members in marketing, research, communications, public relations, consulting and sales as well as academics and students, the DFW AMA provides the latest in marketing theory and practice, thought leadership, education and development for business professionals. The organization hosts monthly luncheons at Brookhaven Country Club in Dallas and the Fort Worth Club in Fort Worth with nationally renowned companies and speakers, Power Breakfast Learning Sessions, Special Interest Groups, the Marketing Career Network for job seekers and employers, a Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council and over 40 events annually across Metroplex.

About the American Marketing Association

For more than 60 years, the American Marketing Association has been at the forefront of marketing education, information and best practice development. The organization has a membership of more than 38,000 with 74 professional chapters across the US and Canada.

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