The state of being unknown, inconspicuous, or unimportant
Hint: It’s not just
a LinkedIn or Twitter
Google yourself and there
are NO search results,
do you REALLY exist?!
The goal is not to achieve social
media greatness, but rather to
achieve your goals by being great
at social media.
Publicly recognize (and tag) your successful team
The more people tagged, the more exposure
Publicly recognize (and tag) your successful team
Want to find the best?
Strive to BECOME the best!
Help people learn about you
• Optimize your social media profiles
• Share on LinkedIn, SlideShare, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube
Use social media as another way to reach your goals
• Recognize your customers, prospects, and team
• Use hashtags and tags to expand your reach
• Stay in the stream
Hustle until you no longer have to introduce yourself
• Contribute more value than you consume
• Teach others what you’ve learned
• Earn a reputation of service for others, for your customers and industry
If you chase two rabbits, they will both escape
@rbarsiSource: David Rutherford, bit.ly/set_goals
*Unless, of course, you’ve not written them anywhere
You can’t win if you don’t keep score
Measure daily, weekly, & quarterly progress – as an individual & as a team
Post weekly goals in your desk area Create individual dashboards
Actually write down your goals
• Consider the outcomes you want
• Make them measurable, keep them visible, be accountable
Own your day (or it will own you)
• Work on no more than 3 wildly important projects at a time
• Reach people you must speak to, as well as people you must hear from
• Do what must be done today, no matter what – work the priorities
Measure your progress – daily, weekly, quarterly (think “x to y by when”)
• Know where the #’s need to be by when, then work backwards
• Pin notes to your monitor, schedule alerts in your calendar
• Build an individual dashboard in your CRM – stay in your own lane
You can’t take a
fishing boat out
and just EXPECT
fish to jump in the
Know your fishing spot
Major metro areas (“NFL Cities”)
Top 5 industries in the territory
Know when to fish
Most B2B’s buy in Q1 & Q2
Most execs talk on Tues & Thurs
Call between 10am & 4pm
Know why to fish
Find relevant trigger events
Similar companies = similar pain
There’s no bait like yours
Know who to invite
Ask senior leaders for intros
Leverage channel partners
Bring a customer on your call
Know what type of fish you want
Exact titles, roles
Know your bait
Personal, brief messages
Get a fishing license
Get certified as an Inside Sales Professional (CISP)
Complete a Sales Development Workshop (Sales Hacker)
Sources: onforb.es/1wgyf5D, bit.ly/UnbreakableCh15, bit.ly/1t9xLJS, www.aa-isp.org/CISP.php
Set multiple fishing lines
Concentrated effort on Tier 1 accounts
Calculated effort on Tier 2 accounts
Schedule your social media outreach
Consider a “bookends” approach to each week
Mondays & Fridays are admin days – Tuesdays-Wednesdays-Thursdays are blocked for sacred prospecting
Along with SLA’s: Demand Gen SDRs & SDRs AEs
@rbarsiSource: Joanne Black, The Bridge Group
Read this book (bit.ly/pickup-phone) And start dialing!
Make outbound prospecting an activity, like fishing
• Don’t expect prospects to just appear – work hard to attract them to you
• Optimize all your tools & resources (CRM, sales intel, dialers, auto-emails, etc)
Calendar your prospecting & daily work
• Use the “bookends approach” to your weeks – every minute counts
• Mondays & Fridays = admin days, internal meetings; Tues-Thurs = phones!
Pick up the damn phone
• Conversations = relationships = pipeline = sales = referrals
• What you put into your work is exactly what you’ll get out of it
Every disappointment in your life is a result of not taking enough action
• Business leader, Grant Cardone, said that…
With one breath, with one flow, you will know synchronicity
Source: Art Sobzack, bit.ly/10-dumb-mistakes
#1 Making it about YOU and not THEM
#2 Not getting or using any INTELLIGENCE about the prospect
#3 Trying to go through, AROUND, or above the gatekeeper
#4 Using OPENING STATEMENTS that create resistance
#5 Using VOICEMAILS that create resistance
#6 & #7 Inadequate QUESTIONING, and inadequate ELABORATION
#8 Not RITUALIZING your calling
#9 Feeling REJECTED after calls
#10 SOUNDING like a cold caller
Think in terms of tweets and texts
Stop asking yes – no questions
@rbarsiSource: Barry Rhein, Selling Through Curiosity
How does this / that compare to what you’re ideally looking for?
How does this / that compare to your ideal situation?
Tell me about...
What do you mean...
Why is that...
What does that mean to you...
How would you…
Give me some examples...
I don’t understand...
What other things...
What additional items...
What are some other reasons...
In what other ways...
Make the conversation about them
• I challenge you to not mention your company’s product in that first call
• Leverage sales intelligence to know the when it’s time to engage
Consider every detail of your messaging
• From email subject lines to voicemails to emails to in-person, know your rap
• Keep your writings brief, concise, and actionable
Ask open-ended questions
• Is this a good time to talk? “No.” Now what?
• Are you currently using a product like ours? “Yes.” Now what? @rbarsi
Have the same conversation over and over, to build momentum
• Talk to the same titles, areas in the territory, & verticals at one time
If we did things we are capable of, we would astound ourselves
@rbarsiSource: Best Sales Books: 23 Great Reads that Give Salespeople All the Answers, bit.ly/bestsalesbooks
• Raise your standards. Change your beliefs. Create new strategies.
Sales leaders: Surround yourselves with winners and serve their teams
• Recognize your team, get to know them personally, help them develop
• Show your team the many great paths their careers can take
Sales reps: Stay in the present and master the role you’re in right now
• Embrace the grind, learn as if you need to teach someone else
• Work to improve yourself 1% a day
• Skills you master today will get used deep into your career
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