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Bestselling author Michael Covel is the host of Trend Following Radio with 15+ million listens. Investments, economics, psychology, politics, decision-making, human behavior, entrepreneurship and trading -- all passionately explored and debated. Guests include Nobel Prize winners: Robert Aumann, Angus Deaton, Daniel Kahneman, Oliver Hart, Harry Markowitz & Vernon Smith. More guests: Jack Canfield, Howard Marks, James Altucher, Dan Ariely, Jean-Philippe Bouchaud, Kathleen Eisenhardt, Marc Faber, Tim Ferriss, Jason Fried, Gerd Gigerenzer, Larry Hite, Sally Hogshead, Ryan Holiday, Jack Horner, Ewan Kirk, Steven Kotler, Michael Mauboussin, Tucker Max, Barry Ritholtz, Jim Rogers, Jack Schwager, Ed Seykota, Philip Tetlock & Walter Williams. 1200+ episodes.

Aug 29, 2022

My guest today is Matt Dixon, the Chief Product and Research Officer at Austin-based AI and Machine Learning Venture Tethr. Matt was a Senior Partner at Korn Ferry Hay Group and was a Group Leader in the research and advisory division of CEB, now Gartner. He is a sought-after speaker and advisor to corporate leadership teams around the world on topics ranging from sales effectiveness to customer service and customer experience.

The topic is his book The JOLT Effect: How High Performers Overcome Customer Indecision.

In this episode of Trend Following Radio we discuss:

  • How do we study sales?
  • Advantages of virtual sales calls
  • How to deal with problems in the buying environment
  • The decrease in productivity from a team, organizational, and sales perspective
  • What does it take to beat the status quo?
  • The purpose of changing sellers’ behavior
  • JOLT acronym
  • The difference between dealing with status quo and indecision

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