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The Forgotten Word in Social Media

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Social media has taken front and center stage in the B2B marketplace. How to engage people should be part of this social media integration. In the sales world, the quick fix has always been present.

5 Mistakes Salespeople Make Using Social Media

The Sales Hunter

Here are 5 mistakes far too many salespeople make with social media: 1. Blog Professional Selling Skills Prospecting prospect prospecting sales prospecting social mediaSites like LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and others can be powerful tools to help you prospect more effectively.

How To Find Buying Signals on Social Media

Pipeliner

Social media has changed the way buyers buy and sales reps sell. The post How To Find Buying Signals on Social Media appeared first on Pipeliner CRM Blog. Traditionally, consistent and real-time communication amongst seller and buyer did not exist.

Effective Social Media Marketing Educates

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With social media, much of the marketing focus has shifted away from what makes basic and good marketing. Yet having read this social media marketing post on LinkedIn Pulse , much of what the writer states is just as true for basic education based marketing.

How Social Media Influences Market Reach

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This is why marketing is the first phase of the 3 Phase Sales Process. Social media probably better than any other marketing channel achieves market reach with in many cases very little capital outlay. Social media has allowed me to become a part of several communities.

10 Ways to Leverage Social Media in 10 Minutes or Less Each Day

The Sales Hunter

Social media is powerful. No doubt about that, but what it can also do is suck up your time so fast you suddenly find yourself with not only no sales, but also no leads. Here are 10 things you can do to leverage social media, and best of all, once they’re set up they […].

This Is the Biggest Lead Generation Mistake on Social Media

No More Cold Calling

A LinkedIn connection is not a sales lead. He’s Cold Calling on Social Media. Sales reps abuse social media to the extent that I typically delete more LinkedIn invitations than I accept. (No, It happened again.

10 Rules for Using Social Media to Prospect

The Sales Hunter

Don’t think social media is going to replace traditional prospecting methods. View social media as another tool to help you prospect. Most of all, never allow yourself to take the quality time you devote to prospecting and spend it doing social media.

Lessons for Sellers from the Unsocial Media

Sales and Management Blog

Is it just me or are others finding that they’re getting more and more brazen sales solicitations of various kinds from their new “friends,” “followers,” and “connections” than in the past? And sometimes it’s more subtle with an invitation to get to know one another on the phone—that within 30 seconds becomes a hard-line sales pitch. I’ve always chalked up the clumsy sales attempt as simply an etiquette error. Communication Sales 2.0 sales selling social media

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A Social Media Connection Is Not a Sales Lead

No More Cold Calling

Are your sales reps clueless about how social selling really works? Sales reps abuse social media to the extent that I typically delete more LinkedIn invitations than I accept. When reps have that kind of “in,” they don’t have to mess with social media at all.

3 Top Social Media Questions from CEOs

Sales Benchmark Index

We often hear from CEOs that they don’t see the ROI for social media. Many CEOs still question the legitimacy of social media in their space. I will address three common questions/comments we hear from the C-suite and sales leaders.

Are you in Social Media Denial?

Sales Benchmark Index

With a more narrow focus, we can pinpoint social media. If you’re truly a student of buyer trends, social media should be your focus. Not sure whether your social media skills are keeping pace? Are you in social media denial? They are researching on social media.

The Single Biggest Mistake Salespeople Make in Social Media #SalesTribe

Social Media and Sales Strategy

Last week I hosted a #SalesTribe twitter chat with 30 sales thought leaders and authors. Social selling and social media use by salespeople is a hot topic.

How Social Media Is Spawning Mediocre Marketing

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Maybe it is just me, but have you found social media is spawning a lot of mediocre marketing? Small business owners to sales professionals believe connect on LinkedIn, post on Facebook or share on Twitter will generate all the necessary sales leads. And worse yet, social media gives these crazy business professionals permission to sell without any thought about relationship building or even if they have connected with the i deal customer.

Is There a Dehumanizing Impact From Social Media?

Sales and Management Blog

Last week I wrote a post about the many emails I get from sales trainers asking me to post their articles on my blog but who, rather than recognizing that they are in a sales situation, take a completely self-centered approach to making the request. These are presumably smart individuals that have simply forgotten what they know about sales and make the most basic selling mistake possible—making it all about themselves. Communication Sales 2.0 technology social media

The Economic Collision of Customer Service and Social Media

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Today, social media has expanded communication and has created a very loud and significant economic collision with customer service. From all the data, social media is not only another marketing channel, it has become an economic customer service channel.

Why Social Media Doesn't Work [PowerViews LIVE Highlights]

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On February 3, 2015, I had the pleasure of having leading marketing expert Jamie Turner on PowerViews LIVE to talk about “Why Social Media Doesn’t Work.” Right off the bat you may be thinking, “Social media doesn’t work? Marketing ROI PowerViews Social Media

What’s Your End Game for Social Media?

The Sales Hunter

What’s your strategy when it comes to how you use social media? We’re all challenged with how we use our time and, at the same time, we’re challenged to use social media more. Blog Professional Selling Skills Prospecting high-profit prospecting prospect prospecting sales prospecting social mediaWe’ve all reached a breaking point, and as a result we have to ask ourselves if we’re being smart. The end game […].

The Social Media Complacency Current

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Social media is a great marketing channel. Yes social media postings can also open the door to trust. Sales Coaching Tip: A great book for understanding why people buy from people is People Buy You authored by Jeb Blount.

9 Social Media Hacks Every Small Business Can Benefit From

Vertical Response

Are you currently using social media sites to enhance your business’s online strategy? If you want to increase sales, brand awareness , and website traffic, you’ll have to up your social marketing game by going a bit further. Social media is propelled by images.

Social Media Without Social Connection is Social Stupidity

The Sales Hunter

Is your social media effort really making a difference? Recently, I discussed with Jack Kosakowski of the Creation Agency the problem too many people are making when it comes to social media. Social media without social connection is social stupidity! In my new book, High-Profit Prospecting, I talk about social media and how it […]. Blog Professional Selling Skills Prospecting prospect prospecting sales prospecting

White Noise of Social Media

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Crazy busy sales people experience a lot of white noise every day. Their ability to tune out all what does not get them closer to their goal to increase sales is beyond critical in today’s social media and mobile technology market place.

Sales Management & The Impact of Social Media

Your Sales Management Guru

Sales Management and the Impact of Social Media. While in the process of writing a future magazine column on the future of sales and social media I interviewed three people and posed several questions in order to get their view points. I thought for this week’s blog I would also introduce you to my current thinking and I would really enjoy hearing your thoughts on the direction of sales and the use of social media. Is your sales process?

Social Media The New Sea of Sales Pitches

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Until recently junk mail and auto robot dial phone calls seemed to hold the top places for sales pitches, but now social media is leading the pack and is way ahead of all other types of marketing for small businesses. Uneducated small business owners or sales professionals.

4 Social Media Marketing Predictions for 2014

Vertical Response

This year social media will do more than introduce the masses to a royal baby and the peculiar dance moves of Miley Cyrus. In 2014, social media will continue to be a necessity for small business marketing, not just a fad that will fade away.

VIDEO SALES TIP: Is Social Media Killing Your Sales Success?

The Sales Hunter

I’ve heard of too many salespeople pouring too much time into social media. If you are defaulting to social media as your primary strategy to boost sales, then I want to challenge you! Sure, social media can be part of your selling strategy, […].

Social Media Calendar

Social Media and Sales Strategy

There are many aspects to success in social media. Having a solid goal, knowing your core target market and of course monitoring social media conversations and your brand. Today’s podcast is about the importance of a social media calendar for individuals and organizations.

Social Media Calendar

Social Media and Sales Strategy

There are many aspects to success in social media. Having a solid goal, knowing your core target market and of course monitoring social media conversations and your brand. Today’s podcast is about the importance of a social media calendar for individuals and organizations.

How Social Media is Impacting the Sales Process [VIDEO]

Tom Hopkins

Today’s sales environment has definitely changed and professional salespeople are learning to adapt by embracing social media as an effective way to connect with prospects and customers. Related posts: Make Social Media Sell for You by Provoking Response by Jeff Molander.

Four Social Media Tips

Tom Hopkins

I don’t profess to be an expert in social media. That being said, let me give you four social media tips for sales pros. I see this most […] The post Four Social Media Tips appeared first on America's #1 Sales Trainer.

“Post and Run,” Content Marketing and Social Media

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In social media, content marketing is becoming quite common place. Sales Training Coaching Tip: “Post and Run” behavior is a strong indicator of a Captain Wing It small business mentality. Social media provides an electronic means of effective communication.

The Disconnect Between Social Media Spend and Business Impact

Igniting Sales Transformation

With spend on social media channels expected to increase to a 20.9 In a C-Suite Study conducted by IBM, they reported that almost half of Chief Marketing Officers feel that they – and their teams – still aren’t fully prepared to meet the challenges of operating in social media channels.

10 Corporate Social Media Myths Dispelled | Social Media Podcast.

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Social Media Speaker Shane Gibson. Social Media Topics. Social Media Boot Camp. 10 Corporate Social Media Myths Dispelled. Today’s podcast is about 10 social media myths that are commonplace in the companies and organizations that we work with at Socialized!

3 Steps to Combining Social Media & Competitive Intelligence

Sales Benchmark Index

As a VP of Sales, what is your biggest fear when it comes to competitors? Using social media for competitive intelligence provides another viewpoint into competitor activity. As a result, you should include it as part of your Sales Cadence. Monitor Competitors on Social Media.

How to Make Sales Calls on Social Media. Kind Of.

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How The Social Media Movement Has Changed The Face Of Selling

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I have spoken many times on this blog about how the sales process has changed, and that the modern day buyer now makes their purchasing decisions in a completely different way to their predecessors. [[ This is a content summary only. Modern Day Buyer infographic modern day buyer modern day sales modern day sales process modern day sales professionals social media the internet

You Are a Social Media Expert, Really?

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Beyond all those business coaches, sales coaches and performance consultants, being a social media expert has become the new kid on the block. I am astounded as how many business professionals call themselves social media experts. Website has no social media buttons.

5 Terrific Tips for Stellar Holiday Service on Social Media

Vertical Response

Social media has been a game changer for the holiday shopping season. Now, more and more customers are turning to social media to get both gift ideas and real-time customer service. Every interaction that a social media visitor has with your business should be positive.

Social Media vs. Traditional Prospecting: Which is More Effective?

The Sales Hunter

Every day I get minimally 3 – 5 emails from people proclaiming to me how effective their social media plan is for getting new customers. Blog Breakthrough Sales University Cold-Calling Consultative Selling Phone Sales Tips Professional Selling Skills Prospecting breakthrough sales university phone sales tips phone tips prospect prospecting selling skills

Relationship Selling and Cannonball Social Media Marketing

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Some experts in sales training coaching and marketing for small businesses are suggesting relationship selling is dead and for struggling as well as successful companies to take their traditional marketing funds and redirect then 100% into social media marketing.