AI(artificial intelligence) and Social Selling; do they mix?

AI and Social Selling, do they mix? AI – artificial intelligence.  AI has been around for years, there were tools available back in the 80s that most IT students would use, LISP and Prolog to pretend they were using AI but never really did. So how does AI fit with Social Selling?  The answer is… Continue reading AI(artificial intelligence) and Social Selling; do they mix?

77% of buyers won’t engage salespeople who can’t provide insights about their business. – will all sales people need an MBA?

(Source: State of Sales 2017 via LinkedIn) 77% of buyers won’t engage salespeople who can’t provide insights about their business.  So basically reach out to a prospect that works in the electric space craft industry and you had better know something about their game, in fact tell them something they do not know already! Serious? I don’t… Continue reading 77% of buyers won’t engage salespeople who can’t provide insights about their business. – will all sales people need an MBA?

Social sellers attract 45% more opportunities than their peers and are 51% more likely to exceed quotas

Ok – so clearly I am going to get my team to stop what they are doing and start social selling right away.  Or I might not. So many positive statistics on social selling.  These stats come from linkedin  – who of course are keen on both selling social selling and selling sales navigator licenses.… Continue reading Social sellers attract 45% more opportunities than their peers and are 51% more likely to exceed quotas

Blocked from US sites – surely this is not Trump’s fault?

Interesting – I am only now getting blocked from a few US websites and for no good reason.  This is a message I am getting – 451: Unavailable for legal reasons We recognise you are attempting to access this website from a country belonging to the European Economic Area (EEA) including the EU which enforces… Continue reading Blocked from US sites – surely this is not Trump’s fault?

Short, long, shortish, longish, shorter, longer, longerish, shorterish, long?

One chance to save the biggest business deal in your life, one chance, one sentence or paragraph or page on why the deal is yours.  One chance. So you know that you and two competitors have a chance to close the deal in a written final pitch.  Do you write a long or short piece… Continue reading Short, long, shortish, longish, shorter, longer, longerish, shorterish, long?

Connect to the 500 million linkedin users using social selling! Now there’s an exercise.

OK – now statistically 500million will be possible but it could take a while, maybe a few life times. However over 100million people do log onto linkedin every month for a purpose. So it is clearly worth the effort to connect with prospects there. That is if they let you. This is a crucial part… Continue reading Connect to the 500 million linkedin users using social selling! Now there’s an exercise.

‘Social Media has peaked’: Facebook in free fall! Change your social selling strategies?

 What a headline this is(I wrote the last bit), who had the nerve to say this or write it. Well these guys wrote it in great article: http://www.new.com.au https://www.news.com.au/technology/online/social/social-media-has-peaked-facebook-in-free-fall-as-weak-outlook-stuns-market/news-story/c6c9afb2f783cba7198e8346c514caad And this guy said it : Ross Gerber, an analyst at Gerber Kawasaki, said the latest figures suggest that the tide may be turning for Facebook… Continue reading ‘Social Media has peaked’: Facebook in free fall! Change your social selling strategies?