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  • Dec 06 / 2010
  • 11
* Sales Podcast, iPhone Podcasts, Marketing and PR, Sales Blog, Sales Management Blog, Sales Training, social media, social media podcast, social media training

Should you let your sales team publish content using social media?

Today’s podcast answers the question “Should you let your sales team publish content using social media?” I cover 5 reasons sales professionals should not be publishing content on social media and 13 reasons they should be. Here’s a brief summary of what is covered:

5 reasons why you should not let your sales team publish content using social media:

  1. You have hired idiots – even if you trained them they would just be motivated idiots.
  2. You have so much profitable business that you couldn’t handle any more
  3. Your product really sucks
  4. Your company and culture really suck
  5. You haven’t or will not equip them with
    – The rules of engagement and a social media policy
    – Training in the tools of engagement
    – Accountability in place – once engaged it’s game on – have a framework support and accountability.

10 reasons why you should let your sales team publish content using social media:

  1. “It’s not marketing it’s talking to customers” – Scott Stratten of UnMarketing
  2. It adds to value added frequency
  3. It opens up new channels
  4. It can save time
  5. Load balance your branding
  6. Social CRM is the next big thing – are you cruising or are you road kill (Social CRM Podcast)
  7. Immediate data instead of compiled and stale data
  8. It makes them almost as smart as your customer
  9. You can see the activity
  10. It builds a passive pipeline and makes projections easier “If you’re talking to unqualified prospects it’s not a sales problem, it’s a marketing problem” – Zero Rejection Prospecting (Michael J Durkin and Norbert Orlewicz)
  11. It builds a fence around the customer
  12. It creates joy
  13. It elevates sales people above pitch artist to trusted advisor
  • Dec 07 / 2009
  • 6
* Sales Podcast, Sales Blog, Sales Management Blog, Sales Training

Creating a Sales Culture in Your Organization

Many organizations want to create a sales culture but many also fail at doing so. Today’s podcast covers nine lessons around creating sales culture that I have learned while helping non-sales organizations create sales culture:

  1. You need buy-in
  2. It’s really about creating an opportunity culture
  3. You need to reward people, that means everyone
  4. “What gets inspected gets respected” – Trevor Greene
  5. Move poor fits out quick, and hire the right people
  6. Feed the monster – train and develop continually
  7. Fix operations if they don’t support sales
  8. Fix products and services that don’t meet needs or fulfill promises
  9. It takes time, up to 18 months or longer before true leadership evolves
  • Dec 03 / 2009
  • 5
* Sales Podcast, Sales Articles, Sales Blog, Sales Training, social media, social media training

Prospecting is a Discipline

Today’s podcast is on developing a prospecting discipline and why you need to plan it out and make it part of your sales and marketing strategy. Bullet points on the podcast:

Four Types of Prospecting:

  1. Face to Face
  2. Extended Personal
  3. Community and Network Prospecting
  4. Media Marketing/Prospecting

Make a Plan:

  1. Have the intent to meet people wherever you go, be aware and focus on rapport
  2. Book time everyday for e-mail and phone calls
  3. Book time everyday for prospecting on Linkedin and listening/monitoring the web
  4. Attend two target rich events per month and one major conference per quarter
  5. Budget a percentage of your projected income or revenues and spend it every month on media and press releases etc.

What’s your prospecting plan look like?

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  • Dec 02 / 2009
  • 7
Leadership, Marketing and PR, Sales Articles, Sales Blog, Sales Management Blog, Sales Training, Selling In Turbulent Times

Free Goal Setting Guide for 2010 by Bill Gibson

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Bill Gibson Chair of Knowledge Brokers International has put together a condensed goal setting guide called “Get a Fast Start for 2010.” You can download the PDF free here or you can view it via Scrib below. Enjoy!

Bill Gibson Free Goal Setting Guide

  • Jul 31 / 2009
  • 7
* Sales Podcast, 28 days to better selling, Events and Seminars, Internet Marketing and SEO, iPhone Podcasts, Marketing and PR, Sales Articles, Sales Blog, Sales Management Blog, Sales Training, Sales Training Video, Selling In Turbulent Times, social media, social media podcast, social media training

28 Ways to Improve Your Sales Results

I had a number of people (close to 300) complete the 28 Days to Better Selling Program I put on in May and June.  Many of you were asking when I was going to do it again? My next one will be in the fall but it will be marketing focused. With that said, you can do the 28 Days to Better Selling Program at your own pace by following the links below.

Here’s how 28 Days to Better Selling Works:

1)    A daily task that you can easily implement to improve your sales and business
2)    A succinct daily lesson to help you make the improvement

By the end of the 28 days you will have looked at 28 ways to fine tune and improve your sales process and business.  The daily lessons will be in written, video or audio format and will take less than 10 minutes each to review.

Day1  The ABC’s of Targeting

Day 2 Targeting the Right Referral Sources

Day 3 Prospecting in Person

Day 4 Networking Strategy

Day 5 LinkedIn Prospecting

Day 6 Investigative Prospecting

Day 7 Lead Nurturing

Day 8 Don’t Be A Boring Salesperson

Day 9 Listening in Sales

Day 10 Needs Analysis in Sales Part 1

Day 11 Needs Analysis In Sales Part 2

Day 12 Twitter for Sales Part 1

Day 13 Twitter for Sales Part 2

Day 14 Keeping Commitments

Day 15 Selling Benefits and Results

Day 16 Preemptive Objection Handling

Day 17 Sell the Price Different Not The Total Cost

Day 18 Vital Signs

Day 19 Preparing For a Sales Call

Day 20 Team Selling

Day 21 Just Thinking About You

Day 22 Team Players Make Efficient Sellers

Day 23 Day of Rest, Chill Out and Reflect 🙂

Day 24 Influencing Top Level Decision Makers

Day 25 Key Skills and Strengths for Selling Intangibles

Day 26 Reducing Anxiety and Worry

Day 27 15 Ways to Close A Sale

Day 28 Operationalizing Your Sales Process

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