THE Best Time To Build Your Network

Posted January 18, 2018

I’m going to wear my “New York” on my sleeve today and get right to the point! The absolute BEST time to build your network is BEFORE you need to! If you wait until your sales suck or you’re between jobs; You limit your results! Why? Because you’ve built zero relationship equity! Don’t get me … continue reading »

How To Go From Invisible To Highly Visible With Your Network

Posted January 16, 2018

HOW DOES ONE STAND OUT IN A SEA OF NETWORKING CONTACTS? Funny you should ask . . . 1)    Get on a committee at your local chamber with the goal of eventually chairing that committee. Doing so makes you a “go to” person which dramatically increases your visibility! 2)    Show up consistently in any of … continue reading »

My Best Cold Calling Tip

Posted March 24, 2016

Earlier today, I posted the following . . . Your “connections” are more valuable once you move them off your computer screen and into real time. Too many times we forget that while we keep them nestled away, on screen and if we’re being completely honest, usually without interaction. There’s a simple cure that I’ve … continue reading »

Sell More By Leveraging Social Listening!

Posted June 15, 2015

Clues are everywhere but unfortunately, many are missed because the average sales rep fails to listen for them. I teach my coaching clients to embrace social listening methods and while there are several ways to go about this, listening for “Twitterbitching” can yield a really nice return on the effort! Twitterbitching (verb) The act of complaining via … continue reading »

We've Connected Now Spam Me Already!

Posted May 12, 2014

Said nobody on a social network ever!  And yet . . . I think too many people think that an acceptance of an invite is an open invitation to . . . Opt them in for your newsletter. Send them salesy emails. Hit them up immediately to do business. Be helpful . . . not … continue reading »

The Sad Reality Of The Virtual World

Posted May 7, 2014

If you belong to a social network or even several social networks you might have noticed that there’s a whole lotta broadcasting of well, stuff. If you’re like me, you might enjoy consuming some of the incredible things that others share . . . for the low, low price of free but . . . … continue reading »

There's Nothing "Social" About This Type Of "Social Selling"!

Posted March 20, 2014

I see it time and time again. Somebody sends an invite. It’s accepted and then . . . It’s quickly mistaken as a green light to . . . Spam, launch into infomercials or perhaps some implied opt in for newsletters and such. Please hang your head if you’re doing this because it’s really wrong … continue reading »

You Have The Right To Remain Silent But Why Would You?

Posted February 14, 2014

That’s the message I posted in our LinkedIn Sales Playbook community recently. We’re quickly becoming a society where people prefer to put their head down and remain silent instead of . . . Getting involved and interacting. And now the irony . . . This is happening every day on SOCIAL networking platforms. What’s SOCIAL … continue reading »

Your Social Network Is Completely Useless To You!

Posted January 31, 2014

That’s a ballsy statement but I still stand by it! It’s useless to you if you do what too many people are doing. Collecting names and doing NOTHING! No interacting No sharing No Commenting In fact nothing that would lead you to believe that the first word in Social Networking is. . . SOCIAL And … continue reading »

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