Improving Sales Performance and Customer Research by Social Watching for Social Selling.

SOCIAL WATCHING for Sales Research beyond Social Listening in Lehman’s Terms.

 

Social Watching for Selling Today in Lehman’s Terms

Understanding your buyers, customers and prospects is key in selling today. Doing your own research, account preparation and social listening is paramount for planing a strategy to engage. There are a number of Social Listening platforms and software applications out there but as far as I am concerned nothing beats video for social research.

In Lehman’s Terms the concept of Social Watching has numerous benefits. So do some Social Watching and watch this short video.

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Let’s face it audio and text are great resources for research but are you getting the true human story? Is your research media authentic or is the content written by ghost writers and a team of editors that you can’t see. This is why Video is a viable option for social research. Especially live interview style videos.

Are you searching for those key trigger points to engage with customers and prospects? Why not watch and visualize the research process.

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Questions to Consider.

  • What Tools are you currently using today to listen to your customers and prospects socially? Social Listening.
  • Are you Social Watching?
  • How are you leveraging VIDEO RESEARCH for Social Selling and Account Planning?

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Social Selling “Video” Roll Call References

Back in 2010, I started to doing videos on topics of Social Selling and video engagement. To put it to you in Lehman’s Terms, I’m passionate about sales, social and leveraging video. Today, I would like to spotlight some resources, references and videos that have made an impact on me with regards to Social Selling Video.

As a book review insider for McGraw-Hill Publishing, I’ve been fortunate to receive and review numerous books on the topics of social media, marketing, sales and business. Video Book Reviews, Video Chats and Social Hangouts are great tools and resources for keeping business social and my favorite social channel of choice is video. New social video applications like Meerkat and direct Twitter video uploads are making impact and my next Vlog post will cover new and emerging tools for social video engagement.

 

Top (Video) Reviews on Social Selling Business – Video Collaboration Show

As a video blogger, I’m truly passionate about sales training leveraging social and video to generate results. I do a lot of online video research and it is always good to learn from the best visual business storytellers. It is even better to share insightful video information.

This month, I decided to create a new video review show spotlighting some of the best business videos out there. I look forward to reviewing multiple videos in the next couple of months very similar to my video book reviews. My mission is to share insightful Videos that are worth a watch, simple content curation with video collaboration. In Lehman’s Term’s putting the social in business video for social business, video marketing and sales.

 

Why Video? I believe video it is the most compelling and engaging social channel out there. Video is easy to share and video collaboration is powerful. In 2015, more businesses will be doing video, I only hope more people will comment and engage on social video platforms. In Lehman’s Terms putting the social in video. It is easy to comment on a video, leave a response and share the digital story.

Do you have video in mind that should be shared socially? I am always looking for content in social media marking and sales training. What is your video business story?

I will keep this post short, a man of few words, let the videos tell and SHOW the story.

Here are a couple videos worth seeing.

Here are a couple videos worth watching.

  • Brian Solis and Hootsuite on the topic of Social selling Insight
    Fred Studer and Microsoft Dynamics on the topic of Social Selling

More videos to come. Stay tuned, subscribe and follow the video playlist.

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

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.

 

 

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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Social Selling Video Made with Simple Technology

This month I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Jeff Simmons.  Jeff writes a dynamic blog on the topics of Social Selling, Content Marketing  and B2B Sales.  Jeff shares his own insight and interviews a number of subject matter experts in business today.

His site http://www.b2bmarketingportal.com/ brings a lot of value.   It is content curation at its best on the mastermind level.

Jeff thanks for the write up.

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Social Selling Videos Made Simple Introduction

Gary Vaynerchuk Barter for Book Review Promotions #JJJRH

Video Barter for Gary Vaynerchuk

I am looking forward to reading and reviewing a copy of Gary Vaynerchuk’s latest Book “JAB, JAB, JAB RIGHT HOOK  HOW TO TELL YOUR STORY IN A NOISY, SOCIAL WORLD”.

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I am offering Gary three promotions in exchange for three free copies of his book.  I plan to do a video book review of JAB. Mention his Book on my online radio station TheBeatdropsRadio.COM and do a boxing parody promotional video featuring his book.

MY Video Barter for Gary Vaynerchuk

My objective is to leverage social channels primarily video to cross promote more brand awareness for Gary’s Book. Share his story and his message in this noisy social world.

Gary, I am ready to Barter and Bring The Noise. In Lehman’s Terms. Let’s share, collaborate and sell some books together.

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My Social Selling Video Business Journey

My Social Selling Video Business Story. My Video Case Study

 

How a salesman started using video as a customer engagement tool for service offerings.  My social business story in Lehman’s Terms.   How I got started in video promotion services, sales training videos  and product oriented Videos.  Leveraging Video as high level content for social channel marketing.

My video business story.

Video Training Series “Highest Leveraged Social Channel” Video

So what is the Highest leveraged social Channel for Customer Engagement, Social Selling, Sales and Marketing?

Social Selling Leveraging Video Social Channel

An Effective Social Selling Video Strategy has a number benefits for expediting the sales process and delivering customer value.
• Contains user generated content, testimonials,
• Video SEO benefits,
• Validates social proof, brand awareness
• Ownership Experience
• Sharable Platform
• Collaboration and Cross Channel Marketing

These topics and more will be discussed in my video series putting the social in your sales video.

Stay Tuned

Social Selling Video Spotlight Jeff Molander’s Video

Social Selling Video Spotlight Jeff Molander

Today I want to spotlight Jeff Molander’s Video.  I selected this video based on content and message.  Jeff Molander is a social media sales consultant and speaker.  I love his take on selling social media past the customer engagement process making social media sell for you.

The goal is leveraging customer engagement to generate sales results.  Provide customers enough value to provoke thought and respond.   The engagement process is just the first step.  Watch the video by Jeff and you will be able to visualize this.  Jeff ‘s take is spot on and he gets the video engagement process responding to video comments on his YouTube Channel.  Nice work Jeff bringing value and being a thought leader.

 

 

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To put it to you in Lehman’s Terms sharing thought provoking video like Jeff’s brings content value to the sales and social media community.  As a brand ambassador for video engagement, I am always seeking out great video resources to learn from.  Let’s put the social back in video, share, learn and develop.

Five Principles for Effective Video Social Selling

Today we look at five principles for effective Social Video Selling. Five key areas to improve customer engagement using social video in your sales promotion process.

To put it in Lehman’s Terms,

  • Conceptualize
  • Visualize
  • Recognize
  • Be Ready to MOBILIZE and start to MONETIZE.

Video Crazy and Passionate about VIDEO for Social Selling Benefits

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am Crazy and Passionate about VIDEO for Social Selling Benefits

Ok I will get right to the point; I am PASSIONATE ABOUT VIDEO and the impact on customer engagement. Video is a great tool and resource for social video selling, essentially understanding social buying with visual emphasis.

Today’s buyer leverages word of mouth, social media and the internet to research products and services before engaging sales. Why not position video as a tool in your marketing mix and brand awareness strategy.

In Lehman’s terms My Video Rant speaking aggressively, in a passionate manner, about the benefits of video for effective customer engagement and sales promotion.

This visual speaking approach may be over the top in delivery but don’t deny the passion in action. Now Conceptualize, Visualize and Recognize Video damn it says the shouting hand waving man….

A one man hype machine for social video engagement

Get Social With Video Presentation

Here is my recent presentation I did for the Get Social with Me Marketing Speaking Team. I had great time speaking on the topic of putting the social in your video.  This presentation is now available on Slideshare.

 

How to use Social Video to Engage your customers, fans and audience. Social Media and video promotions with branding advocate Doug Lehman. August 25, 2012 Presentation with the Get Social with Me Team

Social Selling TV Video “Call to Action” Trial Close Techniques

Social Selling TV Doug Lehman Call To Action Video Tip from Doug Lehman on Vimeo.

This episode of Social Selling TV spotlights tips and strategies on improving customer engagement using a trial close techniques and establishing a call to action. You want to be visible use video. You want to improve sales and customer engagement then provide your audience with action items to drive the conversation.

In Lehman’s Terms Effective Trial Close and Call to Action Video is necessary to engage your customers. Do not assume your audience knows what to do next. Show them, tell them, conceptualize, visualize and recognize the next step in the process.

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