VitalSmarts Sales Team Wins American Business Award

PROVO, June 15, 2007 – VitalSmarts, a Provo-based corporate training company, won a Stevie Award in The 2007 American Business Awards in the category of Best Sales Team on Monday, June 11.

This award sets the VitalSmarts sales team apart as the best sales team in America—recognizing their record-breaking performance and outstanding teamwork. In 2006, VitalSmarts experienced 70 percent growth in revenue and was listed on the Inc. 500 list of fastest growing companies in America for the second consecutive year. The VitalSmarts sales team specializes in selling high-end corporate training products to Fortune 500 companies.

“Much of our success and growth can be attributed to our phenomenal sales team,” said James Allred, senior vice president of sales. “This award recognizes the hard work, dedication and excellent performance of not only our team, but also our entire organization.”

Hailed as “the business world’s own Oscars” (New York Post, April 27, 2005), The American Business Awards are the only national, all-encompassing awards program honoring great performances in business.

In winning the Stevie, VitalSmarts competed against other category finalists including AT&T, CareerBuilder. com, Marriott Vacation Club International, and the United States Postal Service. Additionally, VitalSmarts is one of only five Utah companies to be named a Stevie Award winner.

“Receiving this recognition from The American Business Awards is a great honor,” said Mike Carter, managing director of VitalSmarts. “We are delighted to represent Utah and to be chosen among some of the country’s most successful organizations.”

Members of the Awards’ Board of Distinguished Judges & Advisors and their staffs selected Stevie winners from among the finalists. Finalists were chosen by business professionals nationwide during preliminary judging in April and May. Stevie Awards were presented in over 40 categories. More than 2,000 entries from companies of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted for consideration.

Details about The American Business Awards and the list of finalists and Stevie Award winners are available at


About VitalSmarts

An innovator in corporate training and organizational performance, VitalSmarts is home to multiple training offerings, including the award-winning Crucial Conversations®, Crucial Confrontations®, Influencer Training™, and Change Anything Training™. Each course improves key organizational outcomes by focusing on high-leverage skills and strategies. The Company also has four New York Times best-selling books. VitalSmarts has helped 300 of the Fortune 500 and trained more than 800,000 people worldwide.

About The Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, The Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Selling Power Sales Excellence Awards. Honoring companies of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in business worldwide. Learn more about The Stevie Awards at

Note to editor: Senior Vice President of Sales, James Allred, is available for an interview. Please contact Brittney Maxfield at or (801) 724-6272 to schedule an interview. A photo of the sales team is also available.

CONTACT: Brittney Maxfield of VitalSmarts, L.C. +1-801-724-6272

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