MILWAUKEE, Wis.,--Leah Liinangi and Ben Eberlein, students at Central Michigan University and members of the new Pi Sigma Epsilon chapter on campus earned the number one and two spots at Pi Sigma Epsilon's North Central Regional Conference held November 7, 2009 at Ohio State University in Columbus, OH.
Liinangi and Eberlein participated in Pi Sigma Epsilon's Pro-Am Sell-a-Thon competition. Learning conceptual selling sales techniques developed by Miller Heiman, Liinangi and Eberlein were first individually coached by a sales professional, after which they presented a mock sales calls to a panel of judges. Liinangi and Eberlein, along with 6 other chapter members, competed against students from the University of Toledo, Indiana University, Ohio State University, Miami University of Ohio, Purdue University and the University of Akron.
Liinangi earned first place honors and will receive a complimentary Pi Sigma Epsilon National Convention package and transportation to Milwaukee, WI in April, where she will have the opportunity to compete for cash prizes. Eberlein also earned a Pi Sigma Epsilon National Convention package and will compete at the Pi Sigma Epsilon National Convention.
Made possible with the generous support from Vector Marketing Corporation, Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, Miller Heiman and Kodak, the PSE Pro-Am Sell-a-Thon has helped develop and train aspiring sales people since 1992.
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Pi Sigma Epsilon is the nation's only professional business fraternity for men and women interested in marketing, sales management and selling. Pi Sigma Epsilon has enriched the lives of over 45,000 people and has spread to over 150 campuses nationwide since its inception in 1952. For more information on Pi Sigma Epsilon, visit www.pse.org.