As a highly introverted teenager, Matthew fell into sales when the company he worked for went bankrupt, and commission-only sales was the only job he could find. His first day, he received 92 rejections in a row, and knew something had to change. Matthew created, practiced, and perfect his system, and fast became the #1 salesperson at the largest sales and marketing firm in the southern hemisphere - and in charge of training all the sales teams. By age 30, he was responsible for five multi-million dollar business success stories across a diverse range of industries, earning him the nickname "The Rapid Growth Guy." Once scared to sell, today he teaches tens of thousands how to do it. Called "the real deal" by Forbes and listed by Global Guru's Top 30 as the World's #14 Sales Professional for 2019, Matthew has worked with multiple Fortune 500 companies to skyrocket sales, and has transformed thousands of struggling small to medium businesses into rapid growth success stories. DEREK LEWIS is a business writer who works with leaders from GE, the International Monetary Fund, and SAP. He lives in Baton rouge, Lousiana.
'Pollard convincingly argues, anyone can learn to sell, and
introverts have traits that make them better at it. Any introverted
aspiring salesperson will be relieved to find this cogent guide.' -
Matthew Pollard's new book, The Introvert's Edge: How the Quiet and Shy Can Outsell Anyone, offers myth-busting insights to help you excel at sales -- without being that salesperson we all want to dodge. - Psychology Today
Pollard has written a persuasive and engaging selling guide for the 'quiet and shy' of his subtitle -- although one can venture that any salesperson would benefit from the experiences and insight of someone who has so thoroughly lived the challenges of the introvert salesperson. -Soundview
'With stories of introverted entrepreneurs, salespeople, and business owners who went from stagnant to success, The Introvert's Edge shows you how to succeed in sales--without changing who you are. -Top Sales World
Instead of focusing on how to make good salespeople better, Pollard's book shows you how to transform your worst salespeople into your best. This book is a must-read for sales managers, sales teams, solopreneurs, and anyone who wants to reliably and authentically improve their sales results. -Selling Power Magazine