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Become the Only Choice ,A Customer Focused Approach to Selling the Way People Buy Paperback – June 25, 2005
Having been in professional sales for twenty five years, I have been exposed to dozens of sales training courses. Since Mike s passion is the study of professional sales and he has read many books related to the topic, he has accumulated the best of the best and it s all contained in this book. I had the great honor of working for Mike ten years ago. Without a doubt, he has been the most influential mentor I have had in professional sales. Although we have not worked together for many years, this book has had an extraordinary impact on me from a guiding principles perspective. This book contains the information necessary to take the sales professional to the elite status! --Doug Smith, CEO VonScott Solutions LLC
What an interesting and concise summation of critical to success sales techniques! As a career sales manager, I take great satisfaction in teaching sales skills and strategy to help people like Frank to be successful. Become the Only Choice will be my teaching aide from now on! --John Corely, regional vice president, GBC Commercial and Consumer Group
I have read many business books and haven't come across a sales book quite like it. Many of the books you read just focus on the how to part of selling, and not the attitude, accountability, and perseverance part that goes into being successful and accepting responsibility... I enjoyed the characters throughout the story, and felt myself excited to meet the wizard! --Craig Levy, Sales Executive
About the Author
Mike Jacoutot joined Supplemental Health Care as President and CEO in September 2004. Leveraging the principles in his first published book, Become The Only Choice, Mike has led the company to a 100% increase in sales and a 454% increase in operating profit.
With over twenty-seven years experience in a series of sales, marketing and operational roles, Mike was well prepared to drive improvement at Supplemental Health Care. Under Mike s leadership, Supplemental Health Care continues to be recognized as one of the fastest growing companies in health care staffing and is recognized as one of the thought and innovation leaders in the industry.
Prior to joining Supplemental Health Care, Mike was Managing Director of Operations and Chief Marketing Officer at Randstad North America where he was responsible for strategic accounts, marketing, and a $500 million staffing division. Mike implemented several major marketing and sales initiatives leading to increased sales for his division of 22%, including a 35% increase in the company s strategic accounts and a 232% increase in operating profit.
Between 1992 and 2002, Mike served in several sales management positions with the Standard Register Company leading to his appointment as Vice President of Sales, Marketing, and Customer Service. In that role, he led an organization of 1,700 associates and was responsible for $1.1 billion in revenue. Under his leadership, Standard Register achieved the document management industry's highest profit percentage level.
In 2005, Mike published Become the Only Choice. The book emphasizes a combination of consultative selling and process management techniques to enable sales people to effectively sell the way customers buy.
A four-time All-America wrestler at The College of New Jersey and captain of the 1981 National Championship team, Mike culminated his senior year winning the NCAA Division III Championship. He holds a B.S. degree in business administration.
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