Business

Social Selling. What Is it Anyway?

“According to Wikipedia: Social selling is when salespeople use social media to interact directly with their prospects. Salespeople will provide value by answering prospect questions and offering thoughtful content until the prospect is ready to buy.” Imagine this scenario: It’s shopping time and you are off to the mall. You don’t have a particular need in mind, just browsing for some retail therapy. You stop at your favorite retail store. There is a gathering of people chatting to...

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Refining Your Sales Pitch with A Flipboard Magazine!

As I was going over a monthly report with a client, I suggested that they take a closer look at the hot new app: Flipboard. “I only have one question for you?” he said. “How can I use this “Flipboard Magazine” to sell my products and services?” The short answer is Flipboard is so versatile, you can even use it to fix the kitchen sink! The long answer… it’s a powerful selling tool. Surprisingly, many of my clients feel more comfortable with traditional media. Even with all...

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It’s a Small World, Let’s Stay “Remotely” Connected

I am sitting in an airport lounge. My plane is about to leave and I pull out my phone to send a quick text and to check my email. I look up and scan the room. I notice that I am not alone. Everyone here is on some sort of a handheld device trying to stay connected and working hard. Today’s reality is that most people now can travel and never leave their desk. The 9 to 5 job is no longer the case. This makes for an interesting world. Once that I wish existed when I started my business. How ...

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And… You Suddenly Became a SUPERSTAR. What Next!

You had no expectations. You just started your business. You were hoping it would take off. But, not so suddenly! So now what? As a start up, you have so many other things to worry about. Getting investors, managing day-to-day operations, dealing with production and management issues. Then there is marketing… and now social media has made you a Superstar before you had time to blink. With all that you have to do just to get through the day how on earth are you going to manage t...

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How to Prepare Your Client for Changes in Social Media

A friend asked me yesterday at a dinner party, “What do you do for business today?” When I looked surprised she quipped: “With all due respect, I never know your business. It morphs every time I talk to you”…and she is right! We started the social media branch of our company when Facebook “grew-up” and opened its doors to the over 20-year-olds. We saw an opportunity with new age advertising and jumped on the bandwagon. Since then, every day is a new day! Social media platforms m...

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