The Science of Salesmanship - Leveraging the Key Intangibles

Calamos Wealth Management

Entrepreneurial Roundtable

April 21, 2014: 6:30 PM - 8:45 PM

Sales expert Ryan Kubacki presents the results of a comprehensive study of more than 50,000 deal reviews to reveal lessons on winning business and building customer relationships.


Calamos Investments HQ
Meeting Room at Plaza Level below restaurant
2020 Calamos Court
Naperville, Illinois

Driving Directions:

DIRECTIONS: Take I-88 to Route 59, go North on Route 59 and turn right at first street (Westings Drive). From Westings, take an immediate right onto Calamos Court. Parking garage is on right. Go to CityGate Grille. Meeting room is down the steps below CityGate Grille.

Event Details

A key driver to competitive advantage as an entrepreneur is sales effectiveness, ideally through both your personal and organizational capabilities. The related talents may seem, at first glance, more art than science with success determined by intangibles. But paradoxically, evidence on the selling process has shown that systematic management of customer-related intangibles involving factors such as politics, unexpected value, and strategy can be both possible and profitable.

Join us to hear an expert sales consultant who has thoroughly analyzed one of the most comprehensive sales surveys ever conducted to mine the record of more than 50,000 deal reviews for lessons on winning business and building the closest customer relationships. His expertise in linking productive sales training with learning management systems has helped span the gap between a gifted individual performer and a dynamically functional team. As a member of our April audience at our interactive forum, you will ideally come away with new ideas on important issues like:

  • Mapping a customer's organization for patterns of influence
  • Increasing transaction sizes and renewal rates while accelerating the sales cycle
  • Effectively using social media tools in a sales campaign
  • Increasing customer satisfaction and your competitive differentiation


Our audience will also enjoy a special opportunity to connect with the most accomplished founder of our venue. John Calamos of Calamos Investments has graciously offered to provide his firm's latest quarterly financial market update to kick off our program. So in addition to ideas for learn more about effective selling, that evening's attendees will get the views of some of the most insightful financial analysts in the Chicago area about near term business prospects.


Through April 17:

Booth Alumni, students, faculty and Entrepreneurial Roundtable members $15.

General public $20.

After April 17, $5 more.


Register Online

Save $5 if you register by April 17.

Deadline: 4/21/2014


6:30 PM-7:00 PM: Networking with light refreshments

7:00 PM-8:45 PM: Presentation and Q&A

Speaker Profiles

Ryan Kubacki (Speaker)
President, Holden International

Ryan has worked at Holden since 2006 to solidify its global leadership in sales training and consulting. He previously held sales and marketing leadership posts at Microsoft with coverage of an 18 state region and a $1.4 bullion quota. Prior to Microsoft, he was Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Calypso Systems and a consultant for A.T. Kearney. He is the co-author with Jim Holden of the updated edition of business classic, The New Power Base Selling. He earned his bachelor's degree in government at Harvard College and his MBA from the Harvard Business School.


Wayne Barcheski