PLAYER MAP Launches Opal - Sales Diva, an Edgy Cartoon iPhone App

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Sales diva Opal takes her biting, humorous shots at old-school selling in free comic strip

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Opal gives salespeople a laugh for the edge they need to sell, sell, sell in a light-hearted comic strip that's easy to access using the ubiquitous iPhone.

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PLAYER MAP, the creator of PLAYER MAP X-Ray, an online visual sales plan, announces the launch of a weekly comic strip named Opal as a free iPhone app.

Scott Leland, PLAYER MAP president and author of the cartoon, created Opal to poke fun at outdated but still common sales notions. Opal is a "sales diva" who unleashes her incisive wit on old-school selling methods. The ensemble cast also features the character Larry, who is trapped in time defining sales in the mythical "good old days," and Miles, a sharp character who is new to sales and challenges the status quo. The strip features the art of Stan Yan, of Squid Works Comics.

"In today's tense, politically correct and, at times, too serious business world, salespeople are looking for ways to learn that are fun and high tech," said Leland, president of PLAYER MAP. "Opal gives salespeople a laugh for the edge they need to sell, sell, sell in a light-hearted comic strip that's easy to access using the ubiquitous iPhone."

Once iPhone users download the free Opal - Sales Diva Comic Strip from iTunes, it will automatically load every Wednesday for the year. The app is compatible with iPhone and iPod touch. It requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later.

Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., with experts in New York, Los Angeles and Philadelphia, PLAYER MAP's backbone sales system provides a breakthrough approach for global and strategic account management to ensure integrated pursuit strategies, improved client relationships and increased win rate on must-win projects.

PLAYER MAP X-Ray, an online sales performance tool, creates a custom visual sales plan that shows salespeople their political selling strategy, improves communication and increases win rate. It helps salespeople instantly see the key people making decisions and the bridges they must cross to get to the decision makers. A PLAYER MAP X-Ray subscription costs $2.95 per month or $29.95 per year.

About Scott Leland:
Scott Leland, president of PLAYER MAP, Inc., has more than 25 years of experience in account management and sales performance. He has worked with top organizations in over 30 countries worldwide and has an in-depth understanding of sales from an international perspective. He is also the creator of the PLAYER MAP X-Ray, an online sales performance tool that enables sales leaders to instantly see the opportunities and challenges in their must-win projects. Leland launched PLAYER MAP X-Ray in response to client demand for and Internet and mobile phone-accessible version of its visual sales plan, the PLAYER MAP.

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