This is social, not ANTI-SOCIAL media

This is social media, not ANTI-SOCIAL media. To be successful with social media, you have to engage with others. If you only post content, it’s like you’re on the sidewalk shouting things through a megaphone. Eventually people will tune you out, and stop engaging with your content. Social media is about reciprocity. Engage with the
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Innovation road

Big sales and marketing innovations coming in 2019

Recently, LinkedIn asked me (since “you’ve been posting some great stuff on LinkedIn” – wow, pretty cool!) what trends I see for 2019. My answer: MORE Strategy-level: MORE mobile, digital, social and more data-driven and customer-centric decision-making and experimentation with innovations like AI and AR. Tactics: MORE social selling. I get so many spam calls,
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What’s really important in business (and in life)

“I failed,” I thought. “I missed the sales goal I set for this year.” (goal was 100% increase YOY, we hit 89%). But then I remembered why I started this company:  To spend more time with my family  To work with a variety of exciting clients  To HELP people, especially non-profits. So, I looked back
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Using the right SEO keywords in your content matters

Words matter. For example, “financial advisor” is searched for 10x more than “financial professional.”) When your team writes LinkedIn profiles, websites and sales materials, use words your prospects typically use. This will allow you to get found and be more easily understood. Other surprising results: “Sales” 70x more than “business development” – no one wants
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Get more social media resources

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 –
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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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