From the Oil Field to Increase Sales: About Maura Schreier-Fleming
Do you think it’s important to learn auto mechanics when you buy your first car? That’s what Maura did so she would not be a helpless female when she got her first car (a used Toyota Corolla!)
This led her to the oil business where she spent over 20 years successfully selling industrial lubricants and working with distributor sales staffs to motivate them to sell more and increase sales. When she left Chevron she was one of their top 5 salespeople in the U.S. Maura founded Best@Selling in 1997 to to focus on the best job in the world– selling and to make it easier for sales professionals to be successful. By focusing on real-world skills and strategies in a simplified, uncomplicated manner, it’s more likely this learning will be applied in the world of selling to generate sales improvement.
Maura Schreier-Fleming is a versatile, results-oriented speaker, sales trainer and sales consultant who has worked with numerous clients to improve sales performance. Maura works with business and sales professionals who want to get better results from their work.
Maura contributes her sales expertise so clients can shorten sales cycles, increase profits, and increase productivity.
She is a sales expert with Allbusiness. com and writes a sales blog for sales professionals. Allbusiness.com has over 600,000 readers each month who are looking for new ideas to sell more now. Her sales column was featured on Forbes.com.
Maura’s presentations focus on the skills and strategies that improve sales, teamwork and management. Her clients enjoy her approach that makes learning practical and effective.
She identifies sales strengths and gaps and implements solutions for improving sales performance through specific sales training. She has considerable experience with selling and the sales process having spent over 20 years in the oil business. Her customers included Bell helicopter, Northeast Utilities, Georgetown Steel, Stanley Works, General Tire and other commercial customers. She sold over $9 million of industrial lubricants her last year in the oil business.
Her sales work included selling with the sales staff of oil company distributors. Many of these sales professionals worked on commission and her products paid lower commissions. Nonetheless, Maura helping them close business allowed her to become one of Chevron’s top salespeople in the country. Maura has a proven track record in coaching sales professionals to improve their sales results.
As a sales catalyst, Maura has designed and developed many highly effective training courses and brings a broad base of experience to her clients and sales consulting.
Her semi-monthly column “Selling Strategies” appeared for many years in The Insurance Record. She was a guest columnist with the Dallas Business Journal where her column covered real-world sales issues and offered solutions to many sales challenges. Her articles on selling and business have appeared nationally.
She writes the Women in Business Column and a Sales Column for Allbusiness.com.
Maura has been quoted extensively in the media includingSelling Power magazine, Entrepreneur and The New York Times. Her books Real-World Selling for Out-of-this-World Results and Monday Morning Sales Tips are important tools for sales professionals. She is a contributing author to the 2012 National Speakers Association book Speak More!: Marketing Strategies to Get More Speaking Business and You Can Have It All:Just Not All At Once! She is a contributing author for The Balanced Engineer: Entering the New Millennium. She wrote the monthly “Street Talk” column for Jobbers World. Maura is often interviewed on the radio to discuss selling and business.
Maura served on the Advisory Board of Automotive Expert Women of AskPatty.com. Ask Patty provides women consumers an opportunity to send questions about car buying, selling, repair and maintenance to a panel of expert automotive women and is a safe online place to share and discuss their car buying experiences.
She was the 2012 Chair of the Dallas Section of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. She received the 2006 Professional Achievement Award from the IEEE-USA Board of Directors for “promoting community awareness of the practice of engineering.” Maura received the 2004 Outstanding Women of Today (Small Business) Award from Altrusa, International, Inc. of Richardson Texas. She chaired the 2002 YWCA Women of Achievement Program in Dallas.
Maura is passionate about promoting math and science education and engineering in the United States. She is the producer and host of the television show IEEE in Action.Previously she was a member of the National Visiting Committee for the Convergence Technology Center in Frisco, Texas and was a board member of Sci-Tech.
Maura is a former Lubrication Engineer for Mobil and Territory Manager for Chevron. Her unique experiences are:
- Author of Real-World Selling for Out-of-this-World Results (2002)
- Author of Monday Morning Sales Tips (2009)
- Experience with a variety of industries: Fleets, Staffing, Manufacturing, Distributors, Computer Software
- Dallas Section Vice Chair of IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)
- Member National Speakers Association
- American Society of Training and Development
- Received Sales Recognition from Cummins Engine Co.
- Received National Sales Recognition from Chevron
- First Female Lubrication Engineer in U.S. for Mobil Corporation
- M.S. in Textile Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
- B.S. in Textile Chemistry, Cornell University
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