Though the term "s ocial s elling" is now cast about as this new marketing w onder t ool for developing business, the truth is that social selling is nothing more than a catchy phrase. In reality, few sales in the B2B environment can be attributed to social media.
In this episode of the Social Business Engine podcast , Bernie Bordges speaks with Bryan Jones, Vice President North America Commercial Marketing at Dell, to discuss the new Social Business Journal: Digital Transformation, Social Selling Research, Insights and Best Practices, published in cooperation with Dell.
The buying process has changed. In order to keep up, the salesperson has to change as well. In fact, 71% of salespeople believe that their role will be radically different in 5 years. So, are you social selling yet? Here's an infographic that lays out the case for social media sales.
As the Social Selling revolution continues to captivate the sales industry, the most successful and forward-thinking professionals utilize social media to connect and capture more business than ever previously imagined. But, how exactly is this accomplished? Here are three simple steps that describe the transformative process of “Social Selling,” or how to use social media to generate revenue:
In social selling, 'if you build it, they will come' is not a viable strategy. True business success in social comes from getting the right crowd to your 'F ield of Dreams' - focus on the relationship: listen, be useful, build trust.
With more than 1 billion registered users and around 350 million monthly active users, Google+ is a social network that you just cannot ignore. You might not find it as engaging or popular among social networking enthusiasts as Facebook, but it’s still a platform that can benefit you immensely especially if you intend to sell products (digital or physical) online.
I recently read an article by Trish Betruzzi, inside sales consultant of The Bridge Group, Inc. The title of her blog is “I Hate the Double Tap in Sales“. What she’s referring to is the strategy of calling and leaving a voice message with a prospect, and immediately following up with an email.