Julie Hansen is the president of Performance Sales and Training , an international speaker and sales trainer. Julie helps sales professionals gain a critical edge in sales presentations and other key customer interactions by leveraging the power of acting and the performing arts.

Julie is the author of ACT Like a Sales Pro! How to Command the Business Stage and Dramatically Increase Sales. Julie’s blog Acting for Sales was named “Best Innovative Sales Blog of 2013” by The Salesman.

A popular speaker at conferences and sales kick-offs, Julie has trained sales professionals from companies like IBM, Oracle and SAP from Dubai to Sydney. She has been featured on NBC and on the cover of Ken Blanchard and Stephen Covey’s Sales and Service Excellence. She is a regular contributor to business journals across the globe, including Selling Power, Sales Management Digest and Entrepreneur’s ThinkSales Magazine South Africa.

As an actor, Julie has appeared in over 75 plays, television shows and commercials, including HBO’s Sex and the City. Julie has 25 years of selling experience and served as Sales Director for America’s favorite tabloids: The National Enquirer and Star Magazine.

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