With business in flux, people are moving. They may be changing jobs either by choice or by economic conditions. Just last year, the average job tenure lasted 3-5 years but that may change more rapidly in the coming months and years. Contacts within companies you’ve been doing business with could be here today and gone…
Brynne Tillman is the LinkedIn Whisperer and CEO of Social Sales Link. For over a decade she has been teaching Entrepreneurs, sales teams and business leaders how to leverage LinkedIn for social selling.
As a former sales trainer and personal producer, Brynne adopted all of the traditional sales techniques and adapted them to the new digital world. She guides professionals to establish a thought leader and subject matter expert brand, find and engage the right targeted market, and leverage clients and networking partners for warm introductions into qualified buyers.
When it comes to online marketing and social media, people tend to engage from emotion, but buy for benefits. LinkedIn is no different (sort of). It’s different than any other social platform because it’s more professionally based. That means what works on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and others, may or may not work on LinkedIn. Linkedin differs because the audience is used to the corporate environment. They appreciate training, information, and whatever helps them in their professional careers and business. It does not have to be stodgy. Just the opposite, it should be creative, just not as casual (no posting of cat videos and memes).
Do you remember the movie “10”? It’s an American romantic comedy by Blake Edwards, and starring Dudley Moore, Julie Andrew, and Bo Derek, and follows a man in middle age who becomes infatuated with a young woman whom he has never met, leading to a comic chase and an encounter in Mexico.On LinkedIn, your perfect 10 is more than just your perfect avatar? I’d like show you something different… I’ve seen tons of courses and Gurus who promise “UNLIMITED LEADS” systems on LinkedIn, but they base most of those systems on connecting with mass quantities of people and hoping some will buy from you.I like to focus on building lasting relationships with a limited amount of quality connections. How would your business be effected if you could add 10 QULITY new customers?
Ted Prodromou, America’s Leading LinkedIn Coach, is the award-winning, best-selling author of Ultimate Guide to LinkedIn for Business and Ultimate Guide to Twitter for Business (Entrepreneur Press). Ted is a social selling expert and the founder of Search Marketing Simplified, LLC, a full service online marketing agency. The SMS team creates advanced LinkedIn, Facebook, Google and social media lead-generation strategies for small to medium-sized businesses with over $100 million in revenue generated.After 20 very successful years in the high-tech industry working for IBM, DEC and Cellular One, Ted’s IT career evaporated into thin air after the dot com crash. He was forced to reinvent himself and became a certified professional coach because he enjoyed mentoring his staff. While learning how to market his coaching practice, he fell in love with online marketing and lead generation which resulted in the shift from professional coaching to the creation of his marketing agency. Search Marketing Simplified, LLC.
What if you started treating Linkedin like the dating app Tinder? Tinder allows users to like (swipe right) or dislike (swipe left) other users, and allows users to chat if both parties liked each other in the app. LinkedIn can be like a Business Dating app where people are more than just a pretty face. Relationships take time, commitment and a plan. You need to approach LinkedIn connections as if you are meeting and reacting to someone in person. It’s easy to hide behind a screen and a profile (like people do on dating apps), but it can come back to haunt you if you are not forthright!
What do you think LinkedIn is? If you are like most people (including Microsoft who owns it) it’s considered the best play to find and post a job on the internet. It’s so much more than that… it one of the the best personal branding tools out there (yes better than Facebook and Instagram combined)!…
Deb Krier is a LinkedIn Strategist, social media advisor, and professional speaker. For more than 10 years, she has work with professionals to optimize their use of LinkedIn. As the founder of Wise Women Communications, a full-service marketing agency, she sees LinkedIn as a vital marketing tool for professionals at any level.
Throughout her career, Deb has worked with corporations and nonprofit organizations developing and maximizing their marketing and public relations efforts. But, senior executives often don’t see themselves as something that needs marketed. Drawing on her experience in working for small businesses, one of the largest corporations in the world, the nonprofit realm and as an entrepreneur, she demonstrates how LinkedIn is a strategic tool that enables everyone to improve their business, whether large or small, and create an impressive personal brand.
With more than 20 years of experience, Deb has a Master’s Degree in Marketing as well as a Master’s Degree in Communication Management. She has the experience and knowledge to help busy executives make an impact with their LinkedIn Profiles.
I am sorry to say that if you have made a New Years Resolution, there is an 80% chance at this point it’s already failed. There is a false narrative that it takes 21 days to form a new habit? But, on average, it takes about 66 days before a new behavior becomes automatic.
When it comes to Linked In, chances are you have lots of connections and little action. You also probably have those connections on other social media, in your phone, Quickbooks, and more!
When it comes to Linkedin connections, it’s like a match. It takes a spark to light them, but a flame to reuse them in a way that can actually help you create new business. Here are 3 things that most people can do with their LinkedIn connections…
LinkedIn is the business to business social network. But many people spend very little time on the platform. Why? It’s often one of two reasons… Either they don’t know how to effectively use it, or they fear the dreaded “Connect & Pitch” that some many people employ looking for business. Relationships take time. Relationships take work. So why are people teaching the “Easy Button” approach to using Linkedin?