Accelerate Podcast with Andy Paul
January 14, 2016

On Accelerate! Now: Episode 69 with Mike Schultz. How To Increase Win Rates & Beat Your Sales Goals In 2016.

In this episode, Mike Schultz, Co-President of Rain Group and best-selling author of Insight Selling, shares the findings of an extensive research project the Rain Group conducted into what top performing sales organizations do differently from the rest. Asking questions about what companies should be doing to drive their sales organizations to be stronger, Mike reveals what they learned from the responses they received from over 450 companies across 26 different industries during this year-long study. Listen as Mike shares their findings about the relative importance of sales process maturity, investments in training and team development, goal setting, account development and many other key factors that correlate to improved sales performance. If you want to learn where you should focus your energy and your investments to transform the performance of your sales organization, to increase win rates and beat your sales goals, in 2016, then you need to listen to this episode.

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More about Mike Schultz

What is the most powerful sales tool in your arsenal?
Advice from Andy Paul

One book every sales person should read
Art of Profitability by Adrian Slywotzky

Who is your sales role model?
A friend of mine named Dan Cohen

One tool you use for sales management to run your company you can't move without
Regular review of goals and action plans.

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Read the full transcript of today’s episode here.

Free Resources

Free chapter from Amp Up Your Sales: Powerful Strategies That Move Customers to Make Fast, Favorable Decisions. Ranked as one the Top 20 most-highly rated sales books of all time by Amazon.

Free chapters from Zero-Time Selling, 10 Essential Steps to Accelerate Every Company’s Sales.Awarded one of Top 3 Sales & Marketing books of 2011 by Top Sales World.

About Andy

Andy is the host of the top-rated 6-day per week podcast, Accelerate!, the go-to resource for the best sales advice online. He is the author of Amp Up Your Sales: Powerful Strategies That Move Customers To Make Fast, Favorable Decisions. Amp Up Your Sales is on HubSpot's list of the 20 Top Rated Sales Books of All Time. He is also the author of Zero-Time Selling: 10 Essential Steps to Accelerate Every Company’s Sales (which won Top Sales World's award as one of the Top 3 Sales & Marketing books of 2011.)

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