Rio Salado, Kaiser Partner to Offer Online Sales Professional Class

First Online Expert-Led Class in Series Open for Enrollment Today

TEMPE, AZ--(Marketwire - May 5, 2009) - You can become a sales professional in eight weeks, thanks to a new online class created by Rio Salado College and Kaiser Companies.

The Sales Professional I class outlines the basic principles of relationship selling, and reviews the theories and methods of successful sales strategies.

The class is designed for people who are looking to enter into a sales profession or revitalize their selling techniques, and also presents an employee training opportunity for business owners.

"The techniques taught in this class are especially important in today's economy when strategizing on how best to reach your target markets," said Chris Bustamante, Vice President of Community Development and Student Services at Rio Salado. "Employees can really benefit because at some point everyone uses sales and customer service practices in their jobs."

Specific topics covered in the class include how to build customer relationships, prospect and qualify leads, overcome objections, make effective presentations and close the deal. The online class is led by a certified sales expert.

"Kaiser Companies is extremely passionate about sales education and helping others to realize their full potential," said Jim Kaiser, President and CEO of Kaiser Companies. "We are very excited about the release of our first Sales Professional class through Rio Salado College."

The sales professional class is offered at an introductory rate of $595, with special rates available for employee groups. The non-credit class also includes a one-year subscription to Selling Power magazine.

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About Rio Salado College

Rio Salado, founded in 1978, is one of the ten Maricopa Community Colleges in Arizona. The college serves more than 60,000 students annually, more than half online, making it the "college within everyone's reach." Rio Salado offers general education courses as well as a variety of degree and certificate programs. For more information visit

About Kaiser Companies

Kaiser Companies provides sales optimization strategies and consulting to help organizations increase sales and recognize long-term benefits of a performance driven business. We support and strengthen existing infrastructure as well as create efficiencies within organizations achieve maximum results. Kaiser Companies brings together a roster of top senior executives and business owners that have built successful sales organizations. Kaiser Companies offers sales consulting, sales training, sales recruiting and professional sales speaking services. Kaiser Companies was founded by Jim Kaiser, a serial entrepreneur and renowned sales expert. Kaiser Companies is a privately held company based in Phoenix, Arizona.

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