(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

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.

 

 

 

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.

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.

 

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 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

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.

Social Selling TV Be a Leader in Value Content Creation

This episode of Social Selling TV covers the topic of being content leader in your online community. Content is King, Marketing is Queen but Syndication is The Emperor. Providing and sharing valuable content is the best way to engage your network. Offering value base content on a consistent basis is a great to become know as a trusted advisor but adding your own original content can position you as a digital leader.

Build Value in your Network establish a Tribe “Seth Godin” style
Become a trust agent “Chris Brogan” style

In Lehman’s Terms position yourself as a strong content curator delivering valuable content, offering original content will establish you as leader and subject matter expert.

Social Selling TV “Online Value Creation Content” what is needed today

This episode of Social Selling TV discusses putting value based content in your posts, tweets, videos etc. Content is King, Marketing is Queen but Syndication is The Emperor. Providing and sharing valuable content is the best way to engage your community.

Value Creation Plan


• Be Transparent
• Content Curator
• Become a Trusted Advisor
• Bring Original Content into mix

Become A LEADER in the Community

In Lehman’s Terms If you want to be visible up your game and use video for social proof

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.

4 steps for Social Selling Video To Improve Customer Engagement

Social Selling Doug Lehman Social Video Ambassador Tips from Doug Lehman on Vimeo.

The latest episode of Social Selling TV spotlights tips and strategies on improving customer engagement with Social Selling Video.  Putting the SOCIAL back into your online video presentations.

In Lehman’s Terms four steps for social selling video to improve customer engagement and drive a call to action from your buyers and viewers.

Launching Social Selling TV www.socialsellingTV.com

Social Selling TV is an interactive video training series on the topic of Social Selling with an emphasis on video customer engagement for today’s buyer using social media.

Let’s talk about social video selling. To be social there needs to be engagement and the use of Video is a great platform to be visible.

The Sales Process has evolved due to the internet and social media. If your using dated selling practices and not implementing social selling techniques, you are simply missing out on an opportunity to generate results. Your buyer or customer now researches your products and services online and evaluates information instantly from their peers via social media networks.

Social selling for pre sales and research is powerful way to identify opportunities and engage prospects in social networks. Today’s buying process has evolved and your customers have more control. The engagement process starts early. Your buyer expects immediate value, social proof, as a salesperson your company has to establish advanced online credibility to be more effective.

Establishing social proof, advanced credibility is done by having compelling and engaging content. How do you stand out against the competition? Is your online presence sufficient? Is your company website, blogs, social media profiles including LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and video Hosting Sites compelling for your target market customers.

Are you visible, using Video, now that is a great tool to leverage social proof and build credibility for your customers and prospects.

Stay tuned as I will go into more details on utilizing video for social proof during my video series ”Social Selling TV” on how to enhance your social selling process with video

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