Elaine Merritt Joins Sandler Training

Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Elaine Merritt
Elaine Merritt

Sandler Training announced that Elaine Merritt has joined its team as vice president. 

After more than 25 years of sales, media and training methodology, Ms. Merritt brings her vast experience to the Sandler Training team.  She has conducted sales and management training for businesses ranging from car dealerships, beer distributors to medical facilities or IT firms. She provides insight and guidance to each Sandler client.

Prior to joining Sandler Training, Ms. Merritt was an independent business owner providing leadership, customer service and sales training to companies of all sizes. She also worked with her clients to develop marketing strategies using radio, newspaper and digital media.  She served as an assistant professor at Ball State University in the Telecommunications Department.

Ms. Merritt is a past national president of the American Business Women’s Association and a former Top Ten American Business Woman.  She is a southeast regional director for BNI (Business Networking International).

Sandler Training has a network of over 600 trainers and consultants across the globe. It serves businesses of all sizes with short- and long-term programs that offer continuous coaching, training and support for management, sales and customer service professionals. This novel philosophy of “reinforcement training” was developed by David Sandler, considered one of the most innovative trainers in America.

Programs include executive coaching, teambuilding, customized corporate training conducted on a company-by-company basis as well as training held at Sandler that brings together professionals from a variety of industries. The curriculum combines instruction in management, sales and customer interaction and other fresh strategies with strong emphasis on human relations and psychology, ranging from addressing attitude, behavior and techniques to developing a more successful way to manage and communicate with others.

For more information about Sandler Training call 423 702-5579.


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