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Early in my career, my boss called me into his office first thing on Monday morning. As anyone who has worked in a corporate role before knows, that’s not a good sign. As soon as I sat down, he blurted out “I looked at the numbers, and you’re messing up the online advertising campaigns, you
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Advanced search is not gone in the new LinkedIn interface!

Since the launch of the new LinkedIn user interface, users have lamented that the Advanced Search is gone, it only exists in Sales Navigator now, and you have to pay for it. I was upgraded to the new user interface last night, and I noticed something interesting: Advanced search isn’t gone. The “Advanced” button that
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Here’s why you missed your sales goal this year (and how to make it next year)

  Recently, I spoke with a friend of mine who is an insurance salesman. He predominately sells life insurance and property and casualty insurance. When we talked at a local bar, he confided in me that for the first time since the financial crisis in 2008, he is not going to hit his sales goal.
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LinkedIn’s new Sales Navigator Inbox is like email on steroids

  Today, LinkedIn rolls out their new Sales Navigator Inbox. I got a sneak preview, and I must say, it’s like a sales and social media dashboard / command center / mini-CRM all wrapped into one page. Here are the highlights – it:   1)     Allows you to search for someone to write to – both
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Big new Sales Navigator changes announced at LinkedIn’s Sales Connect conference

  Every year, LinkedIn brings together sales leaders from around the globe at their annual Sales Connect conference. This year, it is clear that Sales Navigator is a big priority for LinkedIn. They are continuously investing and expanding the capabilities of Sales Navigator, and today they announced a slew of new features focused on 5
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Connect with your pizza boy on LinkedIn

For years, I told people not to connect on LinkedIn with everyone they knew. I recommended that people connect with the RIGHT people, such as co-workers, people you meet and know from other companies – especially in similar roles, and people you meet at conferences, but don’t connect with just anyone. When someone would ask
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My favorite part about LinkedIn’s Social Selling Index

I don’t work out as much as I should. I never worked out much historically, and I definitely haven’t ever since my wife and I had a twin boys six years ago. My every free moment is spent with those cute little munchkins! When I did work out, I loved the competition of it –
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4 steps to social media content success

  I’ve been working in, with and around social media for over five years now, and the question I get asked the most is “what kind of content should I use for our social sites?” Actually, the conversation typically starts with “No one is engaging with our content – can you take a look?” After
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What should your social media objectives be?

About fifteen years ago, I needed a new car. A friend of mine had gotten a great deal from a certain dealership, so I decided to visit the same place to get the same great deal too! My objectives were to buy a car that 1) Gets me from point A to point B, 2)
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The Value of Social Selling

When I was younger, I loved my cassette tapes. I refused to move over to CDs for the longest time. For a while, I missed out on some good music because record companies eventually starting distributing only the biggest sellers via cassette, and I loved my alternative music. I finally broke down, bought a CD
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