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.

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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Amazon Video Book Review Link

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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One Google Plus Account One YouTube Channel Multiple Playlists

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.

 

Creating Effective Client Video Testimonials “Video Case Studies”

People buy from people that like know and trust.  Companies look for referrals and recommendations to conduct business.  Video is high leveraged content for storytelling information.  If done correctly, video can be powerful platform for testimonials.

In Lehman’s Terms here are my steps for conducting effective video testimonials that resonate with your audience and future customers.

 

Doing Effective Video Testimonials Social Selling TV 

Think of your client video testimonial as video case study showcasing your client’s perspective and journey acquiring and using your product, service or solution.

1) Have the client identify their pain points, challenges, issues prior to using your solution.

2) Have the client tell and show the impact of your solution,  share the value and benefits that your solution provided.  Your are positioning the client as brand advocates which are educating future customers.  Share the results and cross promote.

3) Have the client share some statistical quantitative information data and facts that support using your service or product.  This will help validate your solution.

 

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.

Social Selling Video Made Simple

Jeff Simmons Article


Social Selling Videos Made Simple Introduction

Camera Ready The Presentation Side of Video Ebook Manoush Zomorodi

Camera Ready the presentation side of Video by Manoush Zomorodi is an excellent resource for improving your video presentation style on camera.  I highly recommend checking out Camera Ready Ebook and video superstar Manoush Zomorodi.  There are tons of tips and takeaways from this book.

 

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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 Review Brian Solis “What’s The Future of Business” Social Shake-Up

Early this year I had a chance to meet Brian at a Brian Solis Book Signing Event hosted by Cox Communications and Social Media Marketing Communications Agency Everywhere.

Here is my Video Spotlight on the Book Signing Event. Brian Solis Video Spotlight in Lehman’s Terms “What’s The Future of Business”

As promised, here is my new video Book Review of his latest book.  I look forward to seeing Brian again soon in Atlanta.  Hopefully at the Social Shake-Up September 15-17.  Brian will be the morning Keynote Speaker on 9/17.

Stay tuned another video vlog may be in the works covering this event.

Social Selling TV Video Review of Brian Solis Book “What is the Future of Business”


Brian Solis What’s The Future of Business Social Selling TV Review

Social Business and “The Social Employee” Video Reviews

As an advocate for Social selling and Best Social Business Practices, I am constantly searching for great resources on the topics of Sales, Social Media Marketing and Customer Engagement. I am fortunate to be a part of the McGraw-Hill Insider Program where I receive business books to review. The Social Employee is my latest read and review.

@SocialEmployee

The Social Employee: How Great Companies Make Social Media Work  by Cheryl and Mark Burgess founders of Blue Focus Marketing is a must read for any business looking to leverage their employees and adapt a social business culture for company branding. This is an insightful book, with business strategies, case studies and success lessons. Empowering the social employee has numerous benefits.

The following videos will show and tell why you need to read this book for social business today.

I also encourage you to checkout Blue Focus Marketing and the official Social Employee Book Trailer. Glad to see that Cheryl and Mark are using video as a social channel to promote, educate and create brand awareness.

In Lehman’s Terms let’s put the social in your video empowering your business to be social.  It starts with the social employee.

 


The Social Employee Book Video Review Social Selling TV


The Social Employee Video Book Review Social Selling TV

 

 


The Social Employee Book Trailer

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

Slideshare Presentation “Social Selling Video Benefits” Social Visual Proof

Slideshare Presentation “Social Selling Video Benefits” Social Visual Proof

VIDEO is the highest leveraged social channel for customer engagement.  In the next few video posts, I will explain why using “VIDEO” has  a greater impact for social proof, engagement, brand awareness, sales and lead generation.

In Lehman’s Terms.  Let’s Put The Social in Your Video to improve customer engagement and generate more sales.

 

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.

Brian Solis Atlanta Book Signing Event “Video Spotlight”

Here is my video blog recap for the Atlanta Brian Solis Book Signing Event  hosted by Cox Communications and Social Media Marketing Communications Agency Everywhere.

To put it in Lehman’s Terms this event was awesome. Both Cox Communications and Everywhere did an amazing job hosting the book signing Event. Free Book, good food and drink with a great speaker and innovative  leader in Brian what more could you ask for plus a tremendous networking opportunity.

Brian was awesome and shared some insight on his new book “What’s The Future of Business” I plan to do a full video book review soon so stay tuned.  I had a nice conversation with Brian regarding the impact of video as a social channel for customer engagement sharing.  More to come on that topic.  Let’s put the social in your video.

Brian touched on the following; the new book design and some content.  He introduced four distinct moments of truth and how organizations should create and guide a desirable experience.  I look forward to completing this book soon.

Here is my Video  Spotlight on the Book Signing Event.

Brian Solis Video Spotlight in Lehman’s Terms “What’s The Future of Business”

 

Video Spotlight “Tonya Seavers Evans” Public Presenter Image Consultant Style Strategist

Image Consulting and Public Presenting.  A Public Presenter should  be credible and look the part when presenting to your audience to make a high impact.

Today’s Video Book Review and Spotlight is on Style Strategist  TONYA SEAVERS EVANS.    Tonya is an image consultant, speaker and author.  Tonya is the founder of Style Strategist.   I encourage to you to checkout her website www.stylestrategist.com and her book “The Get Dressed Guide for the Public Presenter”.

Tonya has an extensive background in Corporate Communications, Media Training, PR Agency Management, Executive Communications and Public Speaking. This dynamic Image Consultant works with innovative entrepreneurs and executives to create a wining style and image presence.

The book’s breakdown in Lehman’s terms.

Defining your image, using your personal style, the psychology of color and what to wear and when presenting to you audience

The moment you step on stage you have 5 seconds to engage your audience.

Your image should send a message that promotes your professionalism, expertise and credibility.

On the topic of credibility, I look forward to seeing more work from Tonya as she states marrying your style with your message.

 

 

Video Sales Training Brand Ambassador “Maximum Resources”

At Lehman’s Terms of Business we offer video sales training services.  We leverage the use of video to train and educate your sales team by doing product training videos as video brand ambassadors.

Our mission is to train your sales force so they can expedite the sales cycle and close more business with retailers, buyers and suppliers These training videos are designed for your sales team and not for the consumer audience.

Maximum Resources Product Training Demo Video Clip

Here are some the Product Lines where I completed the entire pre-production and post-production process. I served as the video talent for online training.

Char-Griller 2nd Largest Charcoal BBQ Grill Company in United States

Liberty Garden Products The Leading Metal Water Hose Storage Company

Polar Trailer a division of Clam Corporation North America’s Leading manufacturer of ice fishing shelters and apparel

West Oregon Wood Products An innovative leader and manufacturer of premium wood pellets and wood firelogs.

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If your business is looking for video sales training let us spotlight your brand and educate your sales force through the power of video representation.  We keep it educational and make it social.

Video Testimonials “Women Interactive Creative Technology Festival”

 EVENT VIDEO TESTIMONIALS

I had a great time filming and covering the first ever Women Interactive Creative Technology Festival. It was an amazing event honoring and learning from several digital media creative types on how to Interact, Educate, Inspire and create content online.

My own words cannot do the festival justice so to put it in Lehman’s Terms watch the video recaps and testimonials Video Social Proof at its best. The essence of experiential video event marketing.

 

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