(Video) Empowering The Connected Customer for Sales and Marketing as Brand Advocates

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Who is your Top Sales Performer?  My advice in Lehman’s Terms look at your customers and clients as lead generators, client referrals and branding advocates.  Hire and welcome your customers to your team.  Have your customers share your business experience and leverage Generation C as Brian Solis would like to say.  The Connected Customer 

 

This video looks at positioning your customers and clients as brand advocates , ambassadors of your service. Top Sales performer are your customers for lead generation and user generated content marketing. Position your customers as brand advocates Sales Team Ambassadors.  The customer buying process through Generation C.

 

Video Book Review of Brian Solis Book “What’s The Future of Business”

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NEW VIDEO SERIES COMING SOON

How to use customer generated content for video sales.

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(Video) Hiring Sales Trainers Social Selling Programs What To Look For.

Evaluating Sales Training Programs and Social Selling Workshops.

When it’s time to hire a sales trainer, sales coach, sales consultant , sales training company, what should you look for when evaluating the sales training program specifically for Social Selling? Here are my thoughts in this short video.

Hiring Social Selling Sales Trainers What To Look For In A Program

Questions to Consider

Program results and costs factor in as well as industry and sales training experience. Have they sold before? Do they have a firm grasp of the sales process? Do they train fortune 500 companies or are they fortunetellers? What about their social presence and program curriculum?

Social Selling Training Program Checklist

1) Audit Social Proof – Social Presence

2) Social Networking Experience

3) Sales Experience

4) Subject Matter Expert “Perception or Reality”

5) Program Curriculum

6) Social Channels – Social Networking Tools

* More than LinkedIn

7) Social Monitoring Tools

8) Social Listening Skills

9) Social CRM Tools

10) Program Deliverables

11) Online Training vs Face-to-Face Training Workshops

12) Program Results

13) Client References

14) Customer Testimonials

15) Industry Experience

16) Program Follow up

17) Measurable Performance Evaluation

18) Continuing Education – Accountability Training

19) Sales Management Leadership Training

20) * VIDEO Sales Training

SMARKETING Concept Social Selling Today

Are your sales and marketing departments on the same page working together to grow business, increase revenue and expand market share? In this video series, Barb Giamanco and I look at the concept of SMARKETING and it’s impact of Social Selling Today.  

A simple video status update  in Lehman’s Terms with the voice of reason Barb Giamanco.  Here is the link to Barb’s original post Social Selling Today which is featured on Top Sales World.

Social Selling Today   Top Sales World

 

QUESTIONS TO CONSIDER

Social Selling is not a new concept but is it being utilized as a best practice?

Has your business adopted or embraced a Social Selling Strategy?

Are Marketing and Sales collaborating for the common goal to deliver customer value and grow business revenue?

What are your thoughts on Social Selling Today?

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Social Centered Selling Moments Video Series with Barb Giamanco and Video Ambassador Doug Lehman, discussing Sales, Social Selling, social media and training best practices.

Sales Video Tips for Authors – Getting Noticed, Staying Relevant and Getting Hired!

Video Tips for Authors Getting Noticed, Staying Relevant and Getting Hired!

Video is a powerful tool to promote and build brand awareness especially for Authors and Job Seekers.  I am passionate about video and do a number of video book reviews usually on the topics of sales, marketing and social media.

It‘s obvious that video book reviews and testimonials can help authors drive more customer engagement, build readership and sell more books.  Delivering value base content and leveraging your readers as brand advocates speaks volumes.

What else can authors do to position their books with Video?   Here are a few suggestions In Lehman’s Terms.

1)      Set up Video Book Trailers prior to launching your book leveraging social networking sites to promote engagement.

2)      Simply ask for video reviews and recommendations

3)      Collaborate and do video chats or Google Hangouts with other authors in the same industry.

4)      Produce short video clips and interpretive readings of your book.

5)      Repurpose any video or interview content about your book from talk shows, radio interviews and media outlets etc

6)      Do a video Slideshow, Slideshare Presentation of your book.

7)      Produce a video series Blog Tips from your book.

8)      Video (Record) your book signing events capturing the event story

9)      Do a follow up video on what you learned from this experience?

10)   Do a follow up video, on what topics you would like to add after publishing.

After a book is published relevancy has a deadline, leveraging video can help the author stay relevant by visual storytelling.  The simple fact is your book has a limited shelf life and video can promote, share and extend time establishing you as a subject matter expert.

Here is an example of an online video review I did for authors Jeff Sheehan and Alfred M. Smith book Hired! Paths To Employment In The Social Media Era. This a great read and resource book for anyone in job transition who is unemployed, underemployed or looking to make a career move.

http://www.hiredthebook.com/testimonials/online-reviews/

Both authors share their insight on several topics and strategies for getting hired today in the social media era.  I encourage you to checkout Jeff and Al’s website www.hiredthebook.com to learn more about their background and this book

 

Hired Paths to Employment in the Social Media Era Book Review from Doug Lehman on Vimeo.

Try a video – Get the Sales Meeting and Get the Job

Try A Video Get the Sales Meeting and Get the Job

Let’s face it people are busy today and their time is limited. Sales Managers get numerous emails and calls daily. How can you get through all the noise? First thing is you must deliver value and a compelling reason for a call back. A couple of years ago, I used a short video to get a sales meeting which lead to closing an eight month contract

My Social Selling Video Business Case Study.

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Why not try a video call to engage your targeted customer.

In Lehman’s Terms, here are some quick video content tips for doing an effective short video clip.

1)      Define and set goals for the video call.  Are you making an introduction, showcasing a product or service, offering a visual testimonial or answering a question?

2)      Deliver and share value to your audience. Solve a problem or solution.

3)      Keep it short and have a set call to action

4)      Follow up.

I just created a new video to market my own services.  I know it’s a Shameless self-promotion video but I tried to stick to my own guidelines and tips.  Please let me know your thoughts on using a short video to engage your sales target audience.

 

Video goals and guidelines

  • Target Audience: Sales Trainers, Hiring Managers looking for sales personnel and trainers
  • Call to Action: Get a meeting, drive them to my website in this case my Visual CV.

 

 

My Rant No Excuses Use mobile video in Sales – Social Selling Video Flashback

Almost two years ago, I made a video post on why you should be implementing mobile video as part of your sales process.  I was passionate back then on this topic. The message remains the same; video is a powerful tool when leveraged correctly. I think it is a good time to revisit the benefits of mobile video for sales presentations adding clarity to expedite the sales cycle.

The is my second Video Rant post, yet another wake up call (Call To Action) on why you should be using video as part of your sales process.  My first video rant flashback was titled My Rant Why Use Web Video for Sales Engagement Online Social Selling.

Mobile video has so many benefits for sales and marketing departments to engage customers.  It’s 2014, no more excuses or myths, video should be a part of the presentation process says the fired up shouting man in this video.

 

The Sales Rant, Why Mobile for Sales Video Social Selling TV Flashback

In Lehman’s Terms this reproduced video looks at the following:

  • Why video provides more clarity and less speculation
  • Video can help expedite the sales cycle
  • The Benefits of Mobile Video on your Mobile Devices
  • Video Production Excuses, I don’t look good on camera etc.
  • Myths of Video Production, Video Cost too much to produce today?

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My Rant! Why Use Web Video for Sales Engagement Online Social Selling Video Flashback

Almost two years ago, I made a video post on why you should be implementing video on the web. I was passionate back then on this topic. The message remains the same; video is a powerful tool when leveraged correctly. I think it is a good time to revisit the benefits of online video.

My Video Rant a simple wake up call (Call to Action) on why you should be using video. If your sales organization is not leveraging video, they might be missing an opportunity to engage customers and prospects. Now watch the damn video says the angry passionate hand waving shouting man.

 

The Rant Why Web Sales Video Social Selling TV Flashback

In Lehman’s Terms this reproduced video looks at the following:

  • Why video is more compelling than simple text
  • The mindset of today’s online viewer “browsers and seekers”
  • Using to Video to expedite the sales cycle
  • Video Statistics on the impact of video

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Business Video Testimonials Tips for customer engagement and sales

Business Video Testimonials for customer engagement and sales

What makes an effective business video testimonial?  The first thing is become a digital storyteller leveraging video.  Visual social proof is powerful.  Businesses today are made on recommendations and referrals.  It helps the sales process.  So what context should be in a testimonial video?

The video testimonial needs to real and authentic to have any credibility. Real users of your product and services can speak volumes.  The power of network referrals.

A business testimonial that resonates with customers includes the following

1)      Case Study Format with visual social proof

2)      Share the Customer‘s journey prior to using your product of service.

3)      Solve a problem or provide a solution. What is the positive impact of doing business with your organization?

4)      Validate the outcome with facts, numbers  and statistical information

5)      Show and tell the value

6)      Have your customer tell your story as brand advocates.

 

Leveraging Video for Business and Sales – How I Started

Video is a powerful platform for business and when used with sales and social correctly, the results can be tremendous. Today, I want to share with you my video business journey.

A few years ago, I launched my own business as a salesman for hire, a brand ambassador that is passionate about customer engagement and sales training. At that time, the economy and job market was challenging but I desired to leverage all my work experience and transferable skills to start something new.

Now I have always been passionate about learning new technologies when it comes to marketing and sales. The rise of Social Media and social selling was in sync with my own business personal development plan.

One day I added a video to my website and my journey into video production and leveraging social selling video began. It would only be fitting to continue this story in Video. “Watch the Videos”

 

My Video Business Story Why I do Social Selling Video

In Lehman’s Terms, I learned the following about Video Marketing for Sales Performance.

  • Video Expedite The Sales Process
  • Video Builds Brand Awareness
  • Video Improves Customer Engagement
  • Using Social amplifies your Video Marketing Strategy.

Video Production can be simple, productive, fun and cost effective with numerous benefits. That is my story and I am sticking to it.

Why I do Social Selling Video

New Video Client Portfolio, Slideshare with Video meets social proof.

Video is a powerful tool and when leveraged with social networking sites  it amplifies your brand VISUALLY through digital social proof.  Effective visual presentations can inspire emotion, engagement and calls to action.

The next time you do a visual presentation make a strong effort to leverage social networking sites to promote and engage the conversation.  You will be surprised by the results.

In this case,  I used my blog, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus etc to distribute content but my main platform was SLIDESHARE and Video.

In Lehman’s Terms  Be Visible use Video,  Leverage Social

Be  a digital storyteller with video.

 

If you’re Sales Professional, Author, Speaker, Trainer, Small Businessss Owner, Entrepreneur, Athlete,  Let’s talk about video to create that social experience
  • Improve Customer Engagement
  • Build Brand Awareness
  • Generate More Sales

Video Training Series: Top Sales Performers what skills make them excel in sales

Here is my latest video training web series.  We look at skills and qualities that top sales performers use to excel in sales.  As a new contributor to TOP SALES WORLD, I thought it would only be fitting to have a video blog series on Top Sales Performer Skills.  I am very honored to be a contributor to Top Sales World and  I look forward reading and sharing more information from this distinguished group of sales professionals.

There are seven short video clips in this video series.  We look at topics like referral selling, creating customer value, adjusting your presentation style, leveraging social and personal development training. The entire video series is 13 minutes long.

VIDEO PLAYLIST Top Sales Performer Skills That Make Them Excel In Sales

Top Sales Performer Skills Introduction Video Series (1/7)

Top Sales Performer Skills – Adjusting Presentation Style (2/7)

Top Sales Performer Skills – Active Listening Creating Value (3/7)

Top Sales Performer Skills – Personal Development Training (4/7)

Top Sales Performer Skills – Network Referral Selling (5/7)

Top Sales Performer Skills – Leveraging Social Selling (6/7) Social Selling

Top Sales Performer Skills Video Training Series Recap (7/7)

Video Event Recap Friendly Human Turns 5 at Atlanta Tech Village

As a video blogger, producer  and video talk host,  I am always looking for knowledge and insight on video.  Atlanta Tech Village does a great job hosting events.  I thought this would be  a great opportunity to network with the Team from  Friendly Human.  Friendly Human  is a video Production and Video Hosting Platform Company here in Atlanta.

Here is my video event recap on Friendly Human Celebrating their 5th year and new studio at Atlanta Tech Village

In Lehman’s Terms 

* Great event, free food and drink.  Glad to see the studio set up.

* I shot this video on my cell phone.  This is my first video blogging  production on The Samsung Galaxy S5

 

Mobile Video Production

Video Recap Atlanta Tech Village

Video Recap How to use your Blog to Grow Business 98toGo Roam

I am fan of lunch and learn workshops. Who doesn’t like lunch and learning content, especially when it come to practical knowledge like growing your business.  Roam Atlanta is an innovative workplace offering a number of  services for its members and the general public.  I was fortunate to attend a lunch lesson on the topic of “How To Use Your Blog To Grow Your Business”.

This was a great event hosted by Roam Atlanta and the team from 98toGO. I encourage you to checkout the Blog Post on Roam’s website titled How to Use your Blog to Grow Your Business and 98toGO.  You can also access the slideshow presentation here Click HERE to access the entire slideshow presentation!

Here is my video recap of this event.

 

Video Recap Blogging Tips to Grow Your Business

 

Roam Atlanta is an innovative workplace that offers a great service for their business members to network, connect, collectively to grow business.

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Social Centered Selling Moments Video Series

The last two months, I have been fortunate to team up with my friend and colleague Barb Giamanco on a video series called Social Centered Selling Moments. We discuss social selling and sales training best practices. I break it down in Lehman’s Terms and Barb is the voice of reason.

I had a great time producing this video series with Barb. It is always fun to connect, collaborate and close video projects.  I hope you enjoy the first video series. We have more videos in production so stay tuned.  The first four videos take a look at the impact of social selling, sales development training and ways to deliver insightful sales presentations.

 

Video Playlist “Social Centered Selling Moments”

Video Playlist “Social Centered Selling Moments”

Telling Is Not Selling

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Let’s Put The Social In Your Video Improve Customer Engagement, Build Brand Awareness and Generate More Sales.

 

 

Sell More Make Personal Sales Development Training a Priority Social Selling TV

Sell More Make Personal Sales Development Training a Priority a new episode for Social Selling TV.

What do today’s savvy sales representatives do to excel in sales?  They value ongoing sales training and personal development as part of their sales process.  They make it a priority to learn above and beyond typical standard level of corporate sales training.  They understand what it takes to bring insightful information to their prospects creating a competitive advantage.


I am making the assumption that you already know your product features and service benefits.  The second assumption is you that have a clear understanding of prospecting and selling to correct target audience.  Sales superstars take personal responsibility and accountability to self train.  They are not waiting on corporate training programs or the marketing department to provide knowledge base training material. They are motivated and committed to learning.

At the end of the day you are accountable for your sales goals and quota.  Spend time to self train delivering customer value that resonates with today’s buyer.  This process starts with research and education positioning yourself as an expert and trusted advisor.

 

 

 

Will Implementing A Social Selling Program Convert More Sales “It Depends”

Will a Social Selling Program strategy guarantee you more qualified buyers, prospects thus increasing more sales and generating more revenue. The simple answer is it depends?

Sure social selling is an effective strategy that can generate more leads and build brand awareness but at the end of day, the sales process begins and ends with the salesperson’s skill set. Does the salesperson have the communication and management skills to get appointments, qualify leads and close deals?

 

Video Does Implementing Social Selling Program Increase Sales Social Selling TV

As an added bonus, I would like to share with you another video I did with Barb Giamanco, Social Selling Leader, friend and colleague. We discuss Implementing Social Selling further in the Social Centered Selling Moment of the day. Stay tuned for more video blog episodes of Social Selling TV and The Social Centered Selling Moment.

Hired! Paths to Employment in the Social Media Era Video Review

Here is my two video book reviews of Hired! Paths To Employment In The Social Media Era by authors Jeff Sheehan and Alfred M. Smith.  This a great read and resource book for anyone in job transition who is unemployed, underemployed or looking to make a career move.

Both authors share their insight on several topics and strategies for getting hired today in the social media era.  I encourage you to checkout Jeff and Al’s website www.hiredthebook.com to learn more about their background and this book.

Hired Paths to Employment in the Social Media Era Video Review in Lehman’s Terms

 

Social Selling TV Video Review of Hired! Paths to Employment In The Social Media Era.

 

Why Social Selling for Small Business

WHY SOCIAL DRIVES BUSINESS.

In honor of National Small Business Week.  Here is a quick video on the benefits of Social Selling for Small Business Today. Why Social Selling Today?

Social Drives Business Today Video

Adopting a Social Selling Selling Strategy can improve customer engagement, build brand awareness and generate more sales.  Your customer’s buying process has changed due to the internet, social media and the economy.  Clients and Customer are more educated today, they have less time and want to make informed decisions.

Social can help the sales process on a number of levels.  Your customers and buyers have adjusted.  Have your sales and marketing teams adjusted to today’s buyers?  More information on Social Selling please checkout Social Selling TV.

The Power of Visual Storytelling Video Review Social Selling TV

Social Selling TV spotlights “The Power of Visual Storytelling: How to Use Visuals, Videos and Social Media to Market Your Brand.

This is a great read on the topic of visual marketing. It is only fitting that a video review tells the story of this epic book by Ekaterina Walter and Jessica Gioglio. A tremendous resource for today’s business storytellers leveraging visual marketing that will resonate with their target audience. An awesome book full of stats, tips and strategic guidelines to be an effective visual storyteller.

Power of Visual Storytelling Social Selling TV Review 

 

 

You can watch my review for Amazon here.

 Powerful Book Visually Great Resource!

 

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Social Selling Video 101 Video Marketing for Social Sellers Introduction

Social Selling Video 101  Social Selling Video Overview Made Simple

“Video Marketing for Social Sellers”

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The Value of a Video Playlist and using one Google Plus Account. Let’s connect.  Using video playlists is a great way to organize all your video content across multiple video channels. Welcome to my New YouTube Video Channel.  Let’s connect via YouTube and Google Plus.

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Five categories for effective social sellers “Social Selling TV”

In this episode of Social Selling TV we look at five categories for effective social sellers and top sales performers.  This video will looks at Sales Personality Traits, Departmental Mindset, Self Sales Development, Referral Selling and leveraging Social in the Sales Process.

 

Mini Video Book Reviews for Social Business, Sales Development

Looking forward to reviewing the following books.

Changing the Sales Conversation: Connect, Collaborate, and Close  by Linda Richardson

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YouTube Marketing Power: How to Use Video to Find More Prospects, Launch Your Products, and Reach a Massive Audience   

by Jason Miles

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This video highlights these two books as coming attractions for video reviews.  I also included some book reviews from the past few months that make an impact today in business.

Here is my latest mini book review series featuring books that help with business, marketing and social sales development.  These books are great reads for business and personal development.

 

* The Full Video Book Reviews can be seen on this link and playlist  http://douglehman.com/reviews   Video Playlist

* Reviews on Amazon.COM

Click on this Link to see the following reviews   Video Book Reviews on Amazon.com  .

 

Will Social Selling Programs get more prospects and increase sales revenue. Social Selling TV

Will a Social Selling Program strategy guarantee you more qualified buyers, prospects thus increasing more sales and generating more revenue. The simple answer is it depends?

Sure social selling is an effective strategy that can generate more leads and build brand awareness but at the end of day, the sales process begins and ends with the salesperson’s skill set. Does the salesperson have the communication and management skills to get appointments, qualify leads and close deals?

Social is just a tool to use to engage and enable the sales process. A great tool at that when leveraged correctly.

Video Book Reviews on Amazon “Social Video” Engagement 101

Happy Holidays all.  I would like to share with you some great books to read.  I feel that video reviews on Amazon are the truest and purest form of social video engagement if people actively share and comment.  Read these books, comment and share.  Let’s put the social back in product reviews.

Video Book Reviews on Amazon.com  Click on this Link to see the following reviews.

Video Book Reviews on Amazon.com

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