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For immediate release 112608 - French Embassy - French Version-7

Posted on: August 06
For immediate release 112608 - French Embassy - French Version-7
Tom Black exerce les fonctions du Président pour Profiter le Fondation Culturelle Française-Américaine Pour la Libération : Immédiat(Nashville, TN – le 21 novembre 2008) - Pour la première fois jamais, tous 61 châteaux énumérés en 1855 historique la classification de Médoc et tous 26 châteaux énumérés dans la classification Sauternes 1855 donneront une bouteille de leur vin pour composer deux lots de vente aux enchères rares et uniques. Tous sont de la vendange de 2003 remarquable, en le faisant la collection de trophée qui transformera votre cave dans la "conversation de la ville"!Ces offres sans précédent seront vendues aux enchères le 3 décembre 2008, à une tenue de soirée extraordinaire fundraising le dîner à être accueilli par l'Ambassadeur français Pierre Vimont survenant à son Washington, résidence de courant continu. Le Président de cet événement excitant est notre très propre, l ...
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For immediate release 120508 - Leadership Seminar-7

Posted on: August 06
For immediate release 120508 - Leadership Seminar-7
America’s Greatest Sales Trainer to Hold Leadership Seminar - Learn How to ‘Sell Yourself Rich’For Release: Immediate (Nashville, TN – December 5, 2008) – It turns out there is a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow after all. Tom Black is author of the wildly popular book The Boxcar Millionaire and he exemplifies the essence of the American Dream. Black was born in the small town of Nickerson, Kansas, where he lived with his family in a railroad boxcar – yes, a boxcar.Well, Toto we’re not in Kansas anymore! While the road to success isn’t exactly paved with yellow bricks, it is paved with hard work and a commitment to following a proven sales system. Tom Black worked his way up the free enterprise ladder known as America and today, this Nashville based entrepreneur and author is recognized as the greatest Sales Trainer in the Country. Black is passionate about sharing his secret to suc ...
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For immediate release 112608 - French Embassy-7

Posted on: August 06
For immediate release 112608 - French Embassy-7
Tom Black Chairs Wine Auction to Benefit the French-American Cultural Foundation For Release: Immediate(Nashville, TN – November 26, 2008) - For the first time ever, all 61 châteaux listed in the historic 1855 Médoc classification and all 26 châteaux listed in the 1855 Sauternes classification will donate a bottle of their wine to compose two rare and unique auction lots. All are from the remarkable 2003 vintage, making this the trophy collection that will transform your cellar into the talk-of-the-town! These unprecedented offerings will be auctioned on December 3, 2008 at an extraordinary black-tie fundraising dinner to be hosted by the French Ambassador Pierre Vimont taking place at his Washington, DC residence. The Chairman of this exciting event is Nashville entrepreneur and renowned sales trainer and author, Mr. Tom Black. The Tom Black Center for Excellence is among the numerous v ...
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PRESS RELEASE: Sales Managers Forum Launched-5-21-09.doc

Posted on: August 06
PRESS RELEASE: Sales Managers Forum Launched-5-21-09.doc
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact:  Jon Sturgeon, Club Organizer & Host, 214 Overlook Circle, Suite 152, Brentwood, TN 37027 615-812-8611 jon@tomblackcenter.com Sales Managers Forum Launched - A New Professional Development ClubNashville, TN – May 20, 2009. The newly formed SALES MANAGERS FORUM, a professional development club exclusively for managers of sales people launched in April. A monthly luncheon meeting is held the last Thursday of each month from 11:30 - 1:00 at Carrabba’s Restaurant next to the Mall at Green Hills. “The idea for this club was borne out of the need to address the unique issues that managers of sales people have,” says Jon Sturgeon the club host and organizer. Sturgeon says, “There is nothing like this in Nashville and the response has been great. We had barely started to get the word out and had 20 managers attend the first luncheon meeting in April. Our current lo ...
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For immediate release 120108 - Ordre des Coteaux de Champagne - French version-7

Posted on: August 06
For immediate release 120108 - Ordre des Coteaux de Champagne - French version-7
Libération de Mass-médiaLe plus grand Entraîneur Des ventes de l'Amérique reçoit ‘la Promotion Royale’Dans le symbole le plus prestigieux de succès et de célébrationPour la Libération : Immédiat (Nashville, TN – le 1 décembre 2008) - Établi dans 1656 par les aristocrates dans la cour de justice de Roi français Louis le XIVth, l'Ordre des Coteaux du Champagne est responsable de diriger une politique de communications globale de renseignements essentiels concernant les vins de Champagne, la France par un réseau mondial de supporters dévoués hautement-bien-documentés. Ces individus sont prudemment choisis de partout sur le globe et incluent des restaurateurs illustres, sommeliers, des connaisseurs et des personnalités internationales dans la politique, les mass-média, le stade et l'écran. L'entrepreneur et l'auteur Tom Black sont un des experts supérieurs de vin de l'Amérique et des collec ...
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PRESS RELEASE: Sales Excellence Awards-5-08-09.doc

Posted on: August 06
PRESS RELEASE: Sales Excellence Awards-5-08-09.doc
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Sherry Stringfellow, Tom Black Center for Excellence, 615.263.2833 Inaugural Sales Excellence Awards Winners RecognizedNashville, TN – May 8, 2009. The Tom Black Center for Excellence revealed Nashville’s top sales people and runners-up in eight industry categories at the first annual “Sales Excellence Awards” ceremony and luncheon at F. Scott’s on May 1, 2009. A crowd of businesspeople from many of Nashville’s foremost companies attended in support of the nominees. In the inaugural year of the Sales Excellence Awards, The City Paper and the Tom Black Center for Excellence joined forces to highlight great sales achievements for 2008. Winners were chosen based on their percentage increase in growth of their business over the previous year. The results were tabulated and vetted by Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain, PC and Associates. “Sales is the gas and oil that ...
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PRESS RELEASE: Japan Mega Event 09

Posted on: August 06
PRESS RELEASE: Japan Mega Event 09
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Lesa Eden Executive Director Tom Black Center for Excellence 615.377.7752 TOM BLACK INVITED TO SPEAK AT THE MEGA EVENT 2009 IN TOKYO, JAPAN NASHVILLE, Tenn. – April 1, 2009 – Tom Black is well known as one of Nashville’s most successful entrepreneurs, the nation’s best sales trainer, and author of the wildly popular book, Boxcar Millionaire. Black has recently been invited to speak at Team James Skinner’s business/personal motivation, and leadership conference, MEGA EVENT 2009, in Tokyo, September 19–26, 2009. Tom was chosen from thousands of sales trainers to present “Secrets of Sales Success” at this highly acclaimed event. Black will take the stage along with Dr. Stephen Covey, Mark Victor Hansen (Chicken Soup for the Soul), John Gray (Men are from Mars…), Hyrum Smith, and others. “It is an honor and a privilege to be associated with an organization like ...
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Sales Excellence Awards - City Paper & TBCS

Posted on: August 06
Sales Excellence Awards - City Paper & TBCS
FIRST ANNUAL SALES EXCELLENCE AWARDSNominate Your Best Salespeople Today!Presented by the Tom Black Center for Excellence The City Paper and the Tom Black Center for Excellence are looking for the city`s best salespeople.If you manage salespeople in the Nashville MSA, we want you to nominate your top achiever. Three Finalists and the winner in ten different industries will be honored at an awards banquet and in the March 31st edition of The City Paper.Finalists will be chosen based on percentage sales gains for 2008 over 2007 and vetted by LMBC.Complete rules and a nomination form can be found. TheCityPaper, Tom Black Center for Excellence, LATTIMORE BLACK MORGAN & CAIN, PC and Affiliates
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May DECANTER interview with Howard Goldberg

Posted on: August 06
May DECANTER interview with Howard Goldberg
My Passion for WineThe frank Tennessee businessman talks Howard G. Goldberg through his advice for Barack Obama, and his 20,000-bottle cellar Tom Black, 49, owner of around 1,000 bottles of Champagne, made a whirlwind visit to New York in February to attend a fellow collector’s Champagne tasting. I asked: ‘If you could have just one bubbly for life, what would it be?’ A quick reply: ‘1979 Salon Le Mesnil or 1979 Cristal.’ Is there a US sparkler he likes? Quicker: ‘No.’ Direct, quietly intense, informal, Black can be wry. Why did he become a collector? ‘Women have large wardrobes and lots of shoes so they can pick and choose what they want to wear. I wanted to pick and choose what to drink.’ The Boxcar Millionaire, Black’s self-published book, evokes Horatio Alger novels that inspired 19th-century youths to strive for rags-to-riches lives. Born in a small Kansas town, he first lived with ...
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Stags Leap Article

Posted on: August 06
Stags Leap Article
STAG’S LEAP WINE CELLARSNews Fall / Winter 2008-09 Volume 40Collector’s CornerBy Tom Black I started collecting wine in the mid-1980s, during my second visit to Napa Valley. I had the opportunity to taste some older vintages at a winery there and realized how much more interesting and satisfying the wines were when aged and cellared properly. It was on that trip that I put down my first wines for later consumption. Among them was a 1984 Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars CASK 23 Cabernet Sauvignon. Over time I have put down over 30,000 bottles of wine and tasted what most people judge as the greatest wines of all time. For many years I collected only California wines, and at one point I had approximately 5,000 bottles. Since then I have opened some and sold some, and my California palate has widened to include European wines. But all throughout my 22 years of passionate collecting, I could never p ...
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april nFocus issue_tomblack

Posted on: July 24
april nFocus issue_tomblack
“Is this the Boxcar Millionaire?”Chicken Soup for the Soul, Art Linkletter and Tom Black come together for one dynamic day of inspirationby Beth Alexander Author of Chicken Soup for the Soul, which along with dozens of Chicken Soup iterations has sold more than 144 million copies, Mark Victor Hansen is looking forward to coming back to Nashville. His April 17 seminar, Building Your Mega Success: Take a Day to Invest in Yourself, will take place at the Presidential Ballroom of Opryland Hotel and will also feature powerful presentations not only from Mark, but from famed and beloved television icon Art Linkletter (author of 28 books, from Kids Say the Darndest Things to How to Make the Rest of Your Life the Best of Your Life) and long-time Nfocus columnist, entrepreneur and oenophile Tom Black. Tom has been a significant player in several well-timed IPOs, was the founder and CEO of Private ...
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Biography of Tom Black

Posted on: July 24
Biography of Tom Black
     Tom Black is author of the wildly popular book The Boxcar Millionaire and he exemplifies the essence of the American dream. His rags to riches story will amaze and inspire you.     Tom began life in a railway boxcar. He grew up in extreme poverty and worked his way up the free enterprise ladder known as America. Today, Tom is recognized as the "Greatest Sales Trainer in America" and is also world-famous as owner of the greatest wine collection in the United States, with some of the rarest and oldest wines in existence. As one of the world’s most knowledgeable and well-known wine experts, Tom Black has been featured in international food and wine magazines and he is honored to count the best chefs and winemakers among his personal friends. A tour around his plantation style estate in Nashville, TN, reveals numerous treasured snapshots taken while entertaining famous guests like Marti ...
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Chaine des Rotisseurs Promotion

Posted on: July 24
Chaine des Rotisseurs Promotion
BRIEFS - nFocus, March 2009 Tom loves wine and wine loves Tom. That`s pretty clear now that Tom Black has, in essence, been knighted by the gods of the wine world, the Chaine des Rotisseurs, the world`s oldest and most prestigious food and wine society. Tom was named to the rank of Vice Conseiller Gastronomique Bailliage des Etas-Unis. Cool. The guild is a non-for-profit society officially founded in Paris in 1950, with written history which has been traced back to the year 1248. At that time, French King Louis IX assigned the task of bringing order into the organization of gastronomic traders, developing young apprentices and improving the technical knowledge of its members. Today, this storied French royal guild of food and wine afficionados continues in its efforts to educate and unite those who love the good life. If that weren't enough, Tom is also an officer of the Ordre des Coteau ...
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