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. Many people who use Twitter and Facebook shun their use for sales, a lot of this can be attributed to poor practices and lack of skill on the behalf of motivated yet often tactless salespeople. I asked the experts what they think the single biggest mistake is that sales people make using social media and here’s what they said:
What happens when 30+ sales thought leaders and sales authors get together to talk about the future of selling on Twitter? 1100+ Tweets, 129 engaged participants and a ton of sales wisdom and insights to share. With 1100 tweets it got a little challenging to follow the conversation but I managed to pull some of the great answers from the tribe. By no means is this totally inclusive, you’re going to have to search #salestribe on Twitter to see the whole conversation, but here are the highlights:
Join us on April 21st to talk about the Future of Selling
I’m honoured and excited to be part of a Twitter chat on this month along with over 30 leading sales authors and thought leaders. It will be held on April 21st 2015 10 am Pacific / 1 pm Eastern
For the first time we are bringing together over 30 leading sales authors and thought leaders to share their insights on the future of selling. This fast paced hour long Twitter chat will discuss:
- How to Win with Social Selling
- The latest sales apps and tech tools
- Is Cold calling really dead?
- Tips, hacks and sales principles for succeeding in 2015 and beyond
I will be moderating the Twitter chat (@ShaneGibson) posting questions and attempting to engage in what will be an enormous conversation on the future of selling. Follow the #SalesTribe hashtag to get involved in the conversation. See you on April 21st!
As a social selling speaker I get a lot of great opportunities to speak globally. One of my favorites is Vegas. CDC Software (Now Aptean) invited me to speak on social crm and social media for sales organization. In this part of my seminar I talk about the 7 Rules of Engagement in social media and social selling: