What we're about

OUR STORY: This group started as a conversation in a Denver coffee shop between two CTA event volunteers. We discovered there was no forum for tech sales professionals to boost each others careers. Six years and 1100 plus members later, obviously we are resonating with the Colorado business community.

COVID-19 Notice. The health and safety of our members is of the utmost importance. During these exceptional times, we're paying close attention to CDC guidance on in-person events, especially with new, emerging variants. We will continue to adapt & make changes, as needed, to event logistics to keep our members safe. While we are not checking vaccination cards, please be vaccinated to attend our in-person events.

SCHEDULING NOTE: There will be no event in December, since we have so many holiday parties to go to, anyway. Our January event has been scheduled for the 10th, barring any drastic changes in Covid variant public health guidance.

MISSION: Since 2015, we have been elevating tech sales professionals in Colorado to advance their careers, have them get strategic with their customers to focus on the business outcomes and financial goals of our customers.

We are a dynamic, ambitious group of Colorado Technology Sales Professionals all about professional development and thought leadership. We meet to discuss our careers, projects, sales skills and day-to-day sales efforts. We are fostering a community of technology sales professionals who complement each other and can help enable each other, rather than compete with each other.

Please email bob.mcneil@coloradotechnologysales.com if you would like to volunteer, sponsor, or be featured as a speaker at a future event.

Are you a sales professional from a company selling solutions or services to the sales profession? Would you like to present your solution in front of 20 to 40 sales professionals? Sponsorship (specifically, the Pizza fund) starts at just $150 for in-person events next year, for a presentation slot at the start of a meetup. Its the fastest way to make sure everyone knows your name!

OTHER FUTURE TOPICS:

1. Networking

2. Bring us your insurmountable sales problem and lets discuss

3. Closing techniques

4. What mobile apps (or desktop apps) do you find useful for prospecting, sales, CRM, business info, etc.?

5. Prospecting

6. Sales 'Book of the month club'

7. Handling Objections

8. Relationship Building best practices

9. How to secure referrals from your book of business

10. Service After the Sale

11. Loyalty & Retention

12.Time Management.

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Free Co-Working day at Venture-X

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The first Thursday of every month we open our doors to the community for our FREE Co-working Day.

If you have been wanting to try out Venture X or just need a professional place to work for the day, now is the perfect time. You can come in and enjoy free WiFi, coffee, and community in a professional environment. You can also take advantage of complimentary professional services from some of our partner companies.

Feel free to stop in all day or just drop by for a few hours. Call us if you have any questions and we look forward to seeing you here![masked] or email Katie Chapin at [masked]

Please ask for Katie or Michael when you arrive.

Sales Career guidance from Jordan Greenberg

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Jordan Greenberg, Executive Recruiter/ President of The Pinnacle Source since 1986 will present his strategic wisdom and tactical guidance on developing your sales career in the technology sector.

Jordan is a legend in the Denver Business Community. Learn more here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jordanagreenberg/

AGENDA:
5:00 to 5:30 Networking, Pizza
5:30 to 6:30 Feature presentation

  • Transition Time?
  • Which interviews to take and why? What roles are you the best fit for? Do I pursue or go back to Sales Management/Leadership?
  • What do companies mean when they say they`re looking for a hunter? Am I hunter? How do I know? Does that really matter?
  • How to answer the hardest interview questions
  • Resumes for sales pros- why are they different?
  • Interview Tips that apply to EVERY candidate/ applicant
  • What questions do I ask the interviewer? Why?
  • How do I know whether its time to leave my current job?
  • Why do sales people think compensation is so important?
  • What does Corporate Culture mean?

6:30 to 7:00 More networking
7:00 Optional HH at Junction Bar

Free Co-Working day at Venture-X

Needs a location

JOIN US!

The first Thursday of every month we open our doors to the community for our FREE Co-working Day.

If you have been wanting to try out Venture X or just need a professional place to work for the day, now is the perfect time. You can come in and enjoy free WiFi, coffee, and community in a professional environment. You can also take advantage of complimentary professional services from some of our partner companies.

Feel free to stop in all day or just drop by for a few hours. Call us if you have any questions and we look forward to seeing you here![masked] or email Katie Chapin at [masked]

Please ask for Katie or Michael when you arrive.

Cold Calling is Dead. New ideas to land executive meetings, with Jay Allen

As IT sales professionals, we're tasked with landing meeting with some of the busiest, hardest-to-reach IT executives in the industry. Cold Calling is the bane of our jobs, but we still think its necessary.

Jay Allen has built and managed 10 major networks of C-Level Executives from across the U.S. over the past 20 years. He went from being a mediocre salesperson who hated cold-calling to being renowned and highly paid for having “access to anyone at the highest levels”. He’ll freely share his unique secrets for success, answer questions, and network openly with you.
Besides being a master networker, Jay is also notorious for collecting exotic reptiles like this Argentine Black & White Tegu, Zilla.

AGENDA:

5:30 to 6:00 the 1/2 hour social hour, pizza, salad, networking
6:00 to 6:15 Introductions around the room
6:15 to 7PM Feature Presentation
7:00 to 7:30 Q&A, more networking
7:30 Optional HH at Junction Bar --across the Plaza--

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