Linda Richardson Awarded Thought Leader of the Year

Linda Richardson Awarded Thought Leader of the Year by Top Sales Awards

Philadelphia, PA — December 20, 2012 — Richardson, a leading global sales training and strategy execution firm, today announced that Founder and Executive Chairwoman Linda Richardson has been awarded Top Sales and Marketing Thought Leader during the 2012 Top Sales Awards ceremony. In addition to the top Thought Leader Award, Ms. Richardson was also recognized with a bronze medal for Best Blog, Challengers Missing Link, and a Gold Medal for Top Sales Article.

Linda Richardson is a recognized innovator in the sales training industry. She is an award-winning author who has written ten books on sales and sales management, including Perfect Selling, which made The New York Times best-seller list and received the SBA gold medal for best sales book. Linda has a new book, The New Sound of Selling — Creating Value and Closing Deals, coming out in 2013. 

“It is a great honor to have won the Top Sales Thought Leader Award for 2012,” says Linda Richardson. “I am so appreciative to all of my colleagues and clients who cast their votes and made this possible. And thank you to Top Sales World and the judges who honored me with the blog and article awards. I feel privileged to have been included among all of the candidates whose work inspires me.”

Jonathan Farrington, CEO of Top Sales Associates and Chairman of the JF Corporation, the creator of the annual Top Sales Awards said, “For Linda and Richardson to win three medals, including the ‘blue ribbon’ Top Sales Influencer award, is truly remarkable. In fact, it is unprecedented, and it is a just reward for their dedication to excellence, and a continual drive to raise the bar in terms of professional selling.”

About Richardson

Richardson ( is a global sales performance company that helps leading organizations improve sales results. For 32 years, Richardson has been committed to supporting global clients in successfully implementing their strategies and achieving their sales objectives through a comprehensive system for sales performance improvement. Richardson’s Sales Performance SystemTM addresses the three fundamentals of a strong sales culture: Readiness of the Organization and Talent, Development of Team Members, and Sustainment for Continuous Improvement. To learn more about Richardson’s Sales Performance System, please use the following URL: (    

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