Sales Guru Jill Konrath Speaks on "Selling in a Volatile Economy" as Part of Experts Connection March Webinar Series

Bestselling Author of SNAP Selling and Selling to Big Companies to Share Her Secrets on How to Close New Customers When Times Are Tough.

NOVATO, Calif. (March 6, 2012) -- Experts Connection for Business ( will host a new webinar this month featuring world-renowned sales strategist and author Jill Konrath. The webinar, entitled “Selling in a Volatile Economy,” will offer strategies to get prospects to adopt new thinking and help them take risks in tough economic times. The event is scheduled for Tuesday, March 27, from 4:00 to 5:30 ET (1:00 to 2:30 PT) and is sponsored by NETSHARE® (

Trying to get a sales prospect to change from the status quo is difficult at any time, and when money is tight it’s even more challenging. All successful sales are driven by a strong business case that demonstrates to the prospect that the reward is worth adopting a something new. Of course, when times are tough everyone is overwhelmed with too much work, which makes the sales process even more challenging.

Tough economic times call for a fresh sales approach that gets prospects to see the value of your offer and return your calls. In this webinar, Jill will present some fresh ideas to help you close new business, including:

- How to amplify your prospecting platform.
- How to create new sales opportunities where none existed before.
- How to shrink the time it takes to get a sale.
- How to craft sales prospecting campaigns that cannot be ignored.
- How to get sales first, before the competition steps in.
- How to optimize your personal effectiveness.

Jill is one of today’s leading sales experts and has developed closing strategies that just plain work, no matter what you are selling,” said Katherine Simmons, CEO of NETSHARE and host of the Experts Connection series. “We are delighted to be able to offer her expertise as part of the Experts Connection webinar series. No matter what you are selling or marketing, hearing what Jill has to share about sales is something no one can afford to miss.”

The Experts Connection webinar series allows business professionals to connect with experts in a wide range of areas, gathering information about business-critical topics presented with an eye toward the practical, not just the theoretical. Experts Connections recruits the most knowledgeable specialists to address problems facing small companies, multi-national corporations, B2B, B2C; businesses of any size serving any market. The cost of the seminar is $100, and access is provided via web and telephone. A web archive also is available for registrants. For more information, visit the Experts Connection online at

About Jill Konrath

Jill Konrath is an internationally recognized sales strategist and bestselling author. Her newest book, SNAP Selling, soared to the #1 sales position on Amazon within hours of its release. Her previous book, Selling to Big Companies, has been an Amazon Top 20 Sales Book since 2006. Fortune magazine selected Selling to Big Companies as one of eight "must reads" for salespeople along with classics such as How to Win Friends and Influence People.

Jill began her sales career at Xerox, moved into technology sales and finally she sold services. As a consultant, she's worked with companies like IBM, GE and Staples. She also has been featured on ABC News, Fox 2, Entrepreneur magazine, the New York Times, Selling Power, The Business Journal and many other publications.


NETSHARE ( is a confidential, membership based organization dedicated to providing executives across all disciplines and industries with quality $100K plus job lists. NETSHARE also offers networking opportunities and a community of peers for the exchange of strategic information related to job search, professional development and best practices. NETSHARE has been recognized by Fortune and Forbes magazines as the best online destination for executive positions.

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Luxury Travel Ltd to Offer Chic off-the-Beaten-Track Tours in Cambodia

Luxury Travel Ltd launched a number of exciting Cambodia tours for 2012-2013.

Hanoi, Vietnam, March 6, 2012 -- Vietnam - based Luxury Travel Ltd is a long established Asian specialist in luxury privately guided and fully bespoke holidays in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar and Thailand. Luxury Travel Ltd launched a number of exciting Cambodia tours for 2012-2013.

Luxe Cambodia is on the rise. Teeming with history, marvelous architecture and awash in natural beauty, Cambodia is fast becoming a must see destination in South East Asia. The largest religious monument ever built, Angkor Wat ranks at the top of globetrotting VIP - must see list of wonders in the word. The newest tours includes "Discover Cambodia from highlights to relaxation in 12 days", "Mixing Charm and Adventure in a Tour of Cambodia", "Treasure of Cambodia 8 days".

The majority of travelers to Cambodia come for short trips to Seam Reap and the Angkor Temples but Southern beach around Sihanoukville is gaining popularity, thank to new tourism infrastructure, new hotels and airlines links. The perception of Cambodia being dangerous has entirely changed and we now see our clients doing overland tours between provinces and overland country combinations between Laos, Thailand and Vietnam” said Pham Ha, Founder and CEO of Luxury Travel Ltd.

Opened in 2004, Luxury Travel Company Limited is the first luxury tour operator and DMC in Vietnam, has its own offices, luxury vehicles, luxury travel advisors, and serves thousands of high-end travelers every year. The company’s depth of experience and large infrastructure enable it to create unique itineraries with the operational confidence to fulfill client expectations. Luxury Travel Ltd has won numerous travel awards for excellent performance, including the most recent award: “Best Luxury Tour Operator in Vietnam.”

Media Contact:
David Nguyen
Sales and Marketing Manager
Luxury Travel Group Ltd
05 Nguyen Truong To Str.,
Ba Dinh Dist, Hanoi 84444

BusinessVibes explains How Events can Help grow your Business

Here are the top 10 reasons why attending offline events or conferences are good for business.

London, UK, March 06, 2012 -- With the booming trend of digital-marketing or e-commerce, it is no doubt that online business has become more and more important and efficient than any other forms of business. However, many experts and professionals also point out the irreplaceable characteristics for some offline business, especially the offline events and conferences. Here are the top 10 reasons why attending offline events or conferences are good for business:

10. Getting out of the office is always good for knowing your business environment. During the events or the conferences, you can actually build the direct connection with the people, products, new trend and the whole business environment. You can actually see and feel what is really happening in your business, and that is something you can never get from sitting in the office and staring at your computer screen.

9. Being more focused on business. Attending the event or conference, talking with other attendees or presenter is in fact the least distractive way to deal with your business, because being in the event or conference is almost impossible to multi-task, which is good for the consistent thinking and productivity. It is totally different situation from a webinar where attendees can still handle email, instant message, phone calls and so on.

8. Face to face communication is always better then online encounters. It is the truth that talking to people face to face is always much easier and more efficient than contacting them via email or even the phone.

7. Attending the event or conference allows you to meet the key personnel in the business. Directly meeting up with the leaders or the crucial personnel is definitely desirable for your business, and offline event or conference is definitely providing you the best opportunity to meet up with them.

6. Events and conferences always make you learn. Attending the event is actually a good test for your products or business strategies that you can always learn and improve during the event. Moreover, events also allow you to learn from your partners and competitors in the same time.

5. Being around with people in the same business could be inspirational. Event and conference are good opportunities to gather the like-minded people in the same business, which means more inspirational interacts and communications.

4. Attending events can give you a wider connections and contacts. That is the initial aim of organising the events - build the wider network of connections and contacts within the business.

3. Attending the events can help you build your own database of potential partners or competitors. Apparently, you can get a clear idea about what others doing during the event, whether they can your partners or competitors in future.

2. Event is the best place for looking for the partnerships. It is the common situation that attendees of the events always leave with several partnerships and joint venture opportunities, which will bring your business a dramatic impact.

1. Attending the events is best method to increase your products-exposure and brand-awareness. Showing your products and your brands in the events is also a good marketing strategy that makes all the attendees and presenters to get to know your products and brands.

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The Guardian and AAA back Oikocredit impact investment fund

A fund offering investors 2 per cent returns on ethical, socially responsible investment projects has won backing from The Guardian and AAA.

Boston, MA, USA, March 06, 2012 -- A fund offering investors 2 per cent returns on ethical, socially responsible investment projects has won backing from The Guardian and Alternative Asset Analysis (AAA).

The newspaper and the alternative investment advocacy group are both supporting the Oikocredit investment fund, which is based in the Netherlands and provides small loans to help people living in developing countries. A recent article in the broadsheet explained that Oikocredit was first launched as a faith-based fund back in 1975, but that its roots do not affect the investment decisions it makes.

The fund started off facilitating churches’ loans to marginalised people in developing countries. It now offers “life changing” loans to projects and people in countries including Uganda and the Ivory Coast. One of the projects it has helped is the Cocovico women's market, which was set up in 2008 by a group of village women in order to help them sell their produce without paying the fees charged by other markets.

Investors can expect a modest annual return a well as the knowledge that their cash is helping to change lives of vulnerable people all over the world. AAA’s analysis partner, Anthony Johnson said, “We fully support these kinds of small-scale loan projects in the developing world as the model has worked so well for so many people.”

Many entrepreneurs and small businesses owners in less economically and politically sound countries have no access to finance at all, and therefore, their ideas and business often fall at the first hurdle. Impact investing project such as these truly create a win-win situation.”

AAA is an advocacy and research organisation that promotes ethical and alternative investments of many kinds. Not least investment in forestry as both a profitable and ethically sound option. An example is the sustainable plantation projects run by Greenwood Management in Brazil.

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The remit of Alternative Asset Analysis is to analyse and provide news on the global performance of a wide range of alternative asset classes including, but not restricted to, commodities, real estate, forestry, foreign exchange, hedge funds, private equity and venture capital.

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Boston, MA 02109-1320