I hope we’ve gotten you excited about the potential for social selling in your company and given you a few new ideas. I invite you to connect, engage, and take advantage of a lot more information in my book as well as free content on my book web site, including chapter downloads, blog articles and recorded webinars.
Cold calling died in 2007, when social sales enablement software was invented. There are at least 12,000 companies out there using social sales enablement software. If you ’ re not using social data to prospect before your sales calls, you ’ re not going to get the same results that your competitors are getting. Even if your leads are inbound leads that are coming to you, from your marketing department, you ’ re still missing data.
The amount of data out there on your prospects is massive and super-confusing. If you ’ re not using some kind of social sales solution to get it, you ’ re going to waste hours every day prospecting, when you could be using that time to talk to customers. Wouldn ’ t it be super useful if before you spoke with someone or met them that you knew their market, their competitors, all of the news about their company, and the EXACT challenges facing someone in their industry?
I had a call with this company, Virident, on Monday. I knew absolutely nothing about them a week ago. By looking over their social sales data, I not only figured out how large they were and EXACTLY what they did, but I figured out that they signed a partnership with Colfax a few weeks ago, they just signed Vail Systems as a customer, the last conference they attended, their two biggest competitors, and the 4 key challenges of being a computer storage device manufacturer. If you could have found that stuff in a single Google search, you would have, but you can ’ t.
Sorry buddy, but you ’ re totally, completely out of excuses. Here ’ s why. Nearly every single one of the social sales enablement solutions have a pretty decent free version. Let ’ s look at ‘ em
Out of these three, I ’ ve ranked them in the order that I think will be the most effective.
Out of these three, I ’ ve ranked them in the order that I think will be the most effective.
Here ’ s how to do it. You can do to metz.customerhub.net and get yourself a free Bronze membership. You can also do this by going to www.thesocialconcept.com/downloads . What you ’ ll receive here is a 9-hour course on social CRM that you can simply download onto your mp3 player, and listen to on your commute, or in the car.
The Art of the Social Sale
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About the ModeratorAnneke was a pioneer in creating high-performance, high-profit inside salesteams well before starting Phone Works in 1991. Her credits include…•As the 12th employee at Oracle, she became the architect of OracleDirect –perhaps the best-performing inside sales team in the history of the softwareindustry – now a billion-dollar worldwide sales organization.•While at Oracle, Anneke started inside-sales pilot programs globally, generating$10 million in incremental revenue outside the U.S. within two years; she wasthen chosen to direct the International Sales Services Division.•She founded and ran the inside sales organization at Neuron Data (now FICO),where her inside sales team generated one-third of the company’s total revenues inits first year.•She is co-author of Sales 2.0: Improve Business Results Using Innovative SalesPractices and Technology (www.sales20book.com) and a frequent speaker oninnovative sales practices and technology (“Sales 2.0”), inside sales, saleseffectiveness and optimization, and social-media selling.
Who’s WhoWilliam “Skip” Miller Adam Metz Anneke Seley
Who Wrote What William “Skip” Miller Adam Metz S eed N u r t u r in g : The Definitive Guide To Social Lead Generation Anneke Seley
About the PanelAdam Metz is the VP of Business Development at The Social Concept. Metz’s Social Customer Community, athttp://metz.customerhub.net offers a no-cost 9-hour training course on social customer relationship management. Metz has consulted with nearly 175 companies on how to acquire, manage, monetize and retain customers from thesocial web. His first book, There Is No Secret Sauce, has sold or downloaded over 3000 copies, and is currently inits third printing. Metzs second book, The Social Customer, was released on 9/16/11 and has hit #1 on the Amazonmarketing charts. Metz lives in Oakland, California with his wife, Susan. Skip Miller is Founder and President of M3 Learning, a ProActive Sales and Sales Management Training Company based in the heart of Silicon Valley. As President of M3 Learning, Skip has provided sales training to hundreds of companies in over 35 countries. Skip is also the author of the runaway bestseller, ProActive Sales Management as well as four other bestselling books. A long-term instructor for American Management Association (AMA), Skip has authored numerous AMA training programs including Sales Force Automation; Getting Measurable Productivity Increases, and How to Hire the Right Salesperson the First Time. Visit www.m3learning.com for more details.
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The Why Of Social Selling Cold Calling = Dead Since 2007
Mountains of Freakin’ Data Cold Calling = Dead Since 2007
“My Sales Manager Won’t Let Me...” “Waaah! My sales manager won’t pay for a fancy social sales enablement solution.”
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Add To Pipeline,Get Prospect Prospecting Call From Social With Relevant, or Add To your Sales Tool Targeted Pitch Marketing Team’s Bucket of Leads TO Nurture T h e S o c ia l S a le s P r o c e s s 14
Q&A Starters• Why don’t more sales professionals use social selling?• Why aren’t they teaching social sales in business schools?• How do I convince my sales manager to get a social sales enablement solution like InsideView for our sales team? 15
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Agenda• ProActive Selling• “Why aren’t sales coming in?”• “How do I leverage my social prospecting?”• “How do I get a qualified conversation going?” Today’s Agenda
Some challenges salespeople have are: ➧ Poor listening skills ➧ Not realizing people have different styles ➧ Not having defined the purpose for the sales call ➧ Not having an outcome at the end defined ➧ No common ground to begin the communication ➧ Resistance to change the way they do things ➧ A desire to be right, instead of seeking resolution ➧ Interrupting the client ➧ Talking way too much ➧ Finishing the client’s thoughts And so on.......
What your customer hears...• Lowest prices...• Best delivery...• We are a partner...• We sell value...
Three Types of SalespersonProposal SellersDemo SellersProActive Sellers
The 3 Things you can do early The Buy/Sell Steps The Problem – CSP The Split
Buy/Sell Buy/Sell Process ’s r s Decide e s y e u c Rationalize B o Decide r Transfer of Ownership P Education Justify ’s Validate Initial Interest r s le es Educate/Discovery Initiate l e c S o P r
CSP – Customers Solve Problemsbring to an end/stop/halt/close/standstill, end, halt; finish,terminate, discontinue, cut short, interrupt, nip in the bud;deactivate, shut down 1 the aim is to minimize costs: keep down, keep at/to a minimum, reduce, decrease, cut down, lessen, curtail, diminish, prune; informal slash. reduce, make less/smaller, minimize, decrease; allay, assuage, alleviate, attenuate, palliate, ease, dull, deaden, blunt, moderate, mitigate, dampen, soften, tone down, dilute, weaken 1 I avoid situations that stress me out: keep away from, stay away from, steer clear of, give a wide berth to, fight shy of
Initiate Business/Technical Split Validate Education Decide JustifyWhat you do atStage 2 matters. Cause/Effect Validate Initiate Education
Skip Miller email@example.comAction Steps:Skip’s Books available on AmazonSkip Miller Sales AcademyReal Virtual Interactive Trainingskipmillersalesacademy.comM3 Learning408.399.9243
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