University of South Carolina

Moore School breakfast on boosting, building sales

By Peggy Binette,, 803-777-7704

Sales -- how to boost and build them -- will be the focus of the Darla Moore School of Business’ next monthly business-education series Tuesday, Aug. 21, at the University of South Carolina.

Al Walker, a Moore School alumnus and president and CEO of Al Walker & Associates, will share innovative approaches about how business professionals can increase sales and build lasting client relationships.

The breakfast will take place 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. in the eighth floor faculty lounge of the Moore School. Walker’s talk is titled “Consultative Sales: A Value Added Approach.” The cost is $15 per person in advance or $25 at the door. Seating is limited. Register online or call 803-777-2231 or 1-800-393-2362.

A humorist, motivational speaker and sales trainer, Walker also will be a featured speaker at the Moore School’s executive education program Sept. 6 and Sept. 7 on “New Tactics in Consultant Level Sales.”

Walker has been inducted into the national Speakers Hall of Fame and has written articles on leadership, sales, customer service, personal development and speaking that have appeared in publications throughout the world. He is a former regional vice president for Sales and Marketing Executives International and served on SMEI’s board of directors.

The breakfast-education series is part of the Moore School’s commitment to help South Carolina businesses compete globally and create jobs locally. It features speakers from the Moore School’s faculty, as well as local and national experts, on an array of business topics.

Upcoming Breakfast Dates and Topics

Thursday, Sept. 13 — 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.

“Sustainability Strategies from Walmart” Andrew Spicer, an associate professor in the Moore School, will share his case study of the retailer and offer insights on going green in business.

Tuesday, Oct. 2 — 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.

“Delivering Effective Professional Presentations” Brad Stratton, director of the Center for Business Communication at the Moore School, will share tips and tools for business presentations.


About the Darla Moore School of Business

The Darla Moore School of Business is among the highest-ranked business schools in the world for international business education and research. Founded in 1919, the school has a history of innovative educational leadership, blending academic preparation with real-world experience through internships, consulting projects, study-abroad programs and entrepreneurial opportunities. The Moore School offers undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degrees, as well as distinctive executive education programs. In 1998, the school was named for South Carolina native Darla Moore, making the University of South Carolina the first major university to name its business school after a woman.

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Posted: 08/06/12 @ 11:25 AM | Updated: 08/21/12 @ 4:29 PM | Permalink