Enjoy this BONUS Episode - Q & A with Mike Schultz, President of RAIN Group
A few highlights... we talk about:
- New research proving that cold calls and outbound still works to generate sales
- Insights into what buyers wants from sellers
- Which channels work, in what context and sequence, to create sales pipeline
More about our guest:
President of RAIN Group, Mike Schultz is world-renowned as a consultant and sales expert. He is co-author of several books including the Wall Street Journal bestseller Rainmaking Conversations: How to Influence, Persuade, and Sell in Any Situation (Wiley, 2011) and Insight Selling: Surprising Research on What Sales Winners Do Differently (Wiley, 2014). He was named the Top Sales Thought Leader globally in 2011 by Top Sales Awards.
Mike and the team at RAIN Group have worked with organizations such as Toyota, Monitor-Deloitte, Harvard Business School, Oracle, Fidelity Investments, Ryder, Quintiles, UL, Navigant Consulting, Hitachi, Lee Hecht Harrison, Lowe’s, and hundreds of others to unleash sales performance.
News outlets such as Business Week, The Globe and Mail, Inc. Magazine, MSNBC, and hundreds of others have featured Mike's original articles and white papers, and frequently quote him as an expert. Mike’s most recent research includes What Sales Winners Do Differently, Top Performance in Strategic Account Management, and the Top-Performing Sales Organization.
Along with his books, Mike has written hundreds of articles, case studies, research reports, white papers, and other publications in the areas of selling and marketing. He also writes for the RAIN Group Sales Blog. Mike is also the director of the RAIN Group Center for Sales Research.
Mike is a graduate of Brandeis University in Waltham, MA with a B.A. in American Studies, and holds an MBA from the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College. Mike is currently on the faculty teaching sales at the Brandeis International Business School. Mike also enjoys fly fishing and golf, and actively studies and teaches the traditional martial arts of Seirenkai Karate and Jujitsu, holding the ranks of third degree black belt and Sensei. He lives on a lake west of Boston.