Social selling is a modern prospecting methodology that fills your funnel with opportunities.Keywords:Steps, Goal, achievement, process
Your industry has shifted. Your customers are smarter. They are more educated. Most importantly, they are time starved. They only have time to meet with people they know and trust.Think about the last 3 successful meetings you took with a buyer or recommender. Were they referred to you by someone you trust, or a cold call?. Social selling will shorten the sales process and allow you to build a network of clients based on trust.
We are not saying ALL email and cold calling is ineffective but without a process based strategy like WSE GRANQPOP and SOCIAL SELLING enhancements a shotgun approach to prospecting for sales will not be effective in reaching your goals What is Social Selling?Social selling is a modern prospecting methodology that fills your funnel with opportunities.What Does Social Selling Do?Social selling generates meetings with decision makers inside your target prospects.What Does it Mean to Use Social Selling?It means your sales team can make its number without dependencies on other departments.
In upcoming modules we will dive into many of the Social Selling vehicle's including how to instructions to get you started
Not long ago, you could cold call and email your way to appointments. Now, it seems you have to fight to get into every deal. As a result, our sales team is missing out on revenue opportunities. Signs this is happening to you are:It’s getting harder for sales reps to get at bats these days. It didn’t used to be that way. Get More At Bats with Social Selling .
You can also Leverage and measure multiple other social selling platforms in a blended sales &marketing approach i.e.;FacebookSlideShareYouTubePintrestGoogle+While continuing to use cold calling and email for both continuity and your personal effectiveness metrics and time allocation
If you are not sure how to develop the persona – ask questions from potential existing and past clients. See step 3Think about how and why our GRANQPOP process sequence dictates we DO NOT lead with product as product rarely speaks to buyer personas
In addition to these bullets we can do some great follow up training & content modules on the “ how to’s ” . LinkedIn also has an abundant amount of content on these subject. Let us know if you would find value in further instruction.
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Your Personal Brand is an intangible asset but can become the most valuable asset of your career. From it your future economic benefits flow. Managing your psychology as the platform from which you create, develop, and manage your Personal Brand is critical as you advance in your professional career. It reflects your awareness of who you are; it exhibits your ability to clearly communicate who you are; it suggests the product and even the benefits of what you offer, and it positions you as distinct from others in your field; it speaks of your business personality.
Social selling 5 steps to your goal
Step 1 Understand the
changes in corporate
procurement and select
to open the right doors
Step 3 Ask
Learn & Practice
for Social Selling
5 steps to making your sales
The objective for the session, is to review
4 new additional ways to modernize your
1.Understanding the New Buyer
2.Using Social Selling to Get in Deals Early
3.Modernizing Your Sales Process
4.The New ‘A’ Player Sales Rep
Today’s module focuses on bullet #2: Social Selling.
Ignoring a conversation
doesn’t make it stop.
The Case for Social Selling
You may be wondering if social selling is relevant for you. Here are some statistics
from trusted sources that are worth your consideration:
4.4% - email open rates (source: Google). Batch and blast email
campaigns don’t work. Your buyers (and you) are saturated with emails
every day. If you think you can outshout hundreds of others via email, good luck.
1-3% - cold calling appointment rate (source: American Association for
Inside Sales Professionals). When was the last time you answered your desk phone?
An unknown call to your mobile phone? If you’re ONLY spending on
tele-prospecting, you’re certainly challenged by the below………..
84%- # of B2B decision makers who begin their buying process with a
referral (source: Edelman Trust Barometer). Ask yourself what you did the last time
you entered the market with a need. Maybe a new sales or marketing leader. A
potential venture capital or private equity firm. Did you take a cold call? Respond to
a recruiter’s email? Or, did you pick up the phone and call someone you know for
The value of reps who can sell socially is growing
Understanding Buyers & Purchase
Your industry's have shifted. Your customers are
smarter. They are more educated. Most importantly,
they are time starved. They only have time to meet with
people they know and trust.
• Ask some of your existing clients about the last 3
meetings they took with a sales rep.
• They were likely referred to your client by someone
or something they trust, not a cold call.
• Our sales team also needs the ability to sell this way.
A Solution is in Plain Sight
• The number 1 platform for B2B social selling
is LinkedIn. Why?
• Over 300M subscribers
• A self-updated database with more accurate
information than any other database
• A direct route to decision makers who
purchase your products
Prospecting Best Practices - steps 1 - 5
Step 1: Approach the Right Doors
Determine your team’s 100
dream prospects (and fewer for
Map out possible entry points or
relationships you can leverage to
Determine buying centers in each
Target your vertical based on YOU
your experience, knowledge and passion
Buyer Centric Messaging
Map out your Buyers & Purchase
Advocates by verticals
Develop Persona for each with the
o Role Summary
o Personal Objectives
o Business Objectives
o Scorecard Metrics
All messaging should be created
to speak to the Personas
Think educating vs. selling to help buyers
Research – Research - Research
Use Social Listening
Follow these Buyers using LinkedIn
and other social channels.
Determine what they find important
by looking at the following:
o LinkedIn endorsements – what do
they want to be known for?
o Content they publish – what are
they talking about?
o Groups they belong to – how can
you be relevant to them?
Content is KING & includes visuals
Refine Writing Skills
Outline writing guidelines
Show current state writing
examples – emails, LI invitations,
Provide best practices to
reference audit writing samples
Test copy results – iterate and use
Learn & Engage in multiple social
media and platforms
Step 5: Incorporate Social Selling
Start simple with LinkedIn
Build out networks by adding buyers
Leverage connections to get introduced to buyers
Broadcast quick wins via chatter, email, meetings,
Publish best practices to spread learning
Track metrics around each of the 5 steps listed.
Build momentum by broadcasting quick wins realized
from the execution of each.