Adaptive Business Services - Social Sales Training & Strategies

Adaptive Business Services - Social Sales Training & Strategies
Adaptive Business Services - Social Sales Training & Strategies
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  • Selling … Still a Numbers Game?
    I began my B2B selling career back in 1977 when I went to work for a national company and I was assigned a geographic territory in Los Angeles where I was expected to make 30 in-person cold-calls each day. We were offering business calculators that averaged $500 each although we also provided specialized and accounting systems that could land for over $10,000. My goal was to place at least 5 of th...
Adaptive Business Services - Social Sales Training & Strategies
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  • Three Things That I Would Do Differently as a Sales Manager
    I spent most of my professional life as a sales manager in some form or another. I had my share of successes and … not such successes. Most of these were related to the hiring and development of reps. I gave up managing 12 years ago largely because I was tired of the stress. Selling is much more fun! Certainly, if I were to hire and develop salespeople today, you would have to be an idiot to not t...
Adaptive Business Services - Social Sales Training & Strategies
Adaptive Business Services - Social Sales Training & Strategies
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  • 2017 Social Selling App and Article Roundup #5
    Every week it seems that I either run across, or I am introduced to, some really great new apps and articles that pertain to social selling. Then there are those apps that I have used for an extensive period of time and they are worthy of a shout out! While I can’t do extensive research or a full review on each, hopefully you may find some gems for your own use that have been hidden inside this re...
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Adaptive Business Services - Social Sales Training & Strategies
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  • Selling 101 – Series Introduction
    For the past several years, the focus of my writing has largely been devoted to social selling. Why? Because that is the hot topic and it is also what people have asked me to write about. Gives the folks what they want. I would also strongly endorse the benefits of this (r)evolution! Social selling has brought about some dramatic changes including selling-marketing mashups as well as specialized s...
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Adaptive Business Services - Social Sales Training & Strategies
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  • I’m Not That Good of a Salesperson
    I started B2B selling in 1977. As a salesperson, I hated cold calling and I regularly chased elephants and pixie dust. Looking back, about the only selling skill that I really excelled at was product knowledge and I could give one hell of a good demo. Despite my shortcomings, in less that two years I was promoted to sales manager and until twelve years ago, all I did was manage sales reps. As a ma...
Adaptive Business Services - Social Sales Training & Strategies
Adaptive Business Services - Social Sales Training & Strategies
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  • Leveraging Your Team to Increase Your Social Selling Sales
    It seems that sometimes we can’t see the forest for the trees. Or, maybe it is that we neglect the obvious, the people who are already around us while we diligently search for new business. Not that long ago, a member of my networking group asked during a meeting … “Does anybody know anybody who works at company X?” While nobody present could provide an introduction, I was up at the front of the r...
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Adaptive Business Services - Social Sales Training & Strategies
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  • The Most Painful Part of the Sales Process Is …
    For the customer, at least … it’s not writing the check. It’s making the actual decision. Of course, depending on that decision, this could also hold true for the salesperson. I’ve studied this phenomenon for years and I have applied it to myself as the buyer as well as to my customers. The simple fact is that, once the check has been written, or the decision has been made, the pain is poof gone! ...
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Adaptive Business Services - Social Sales Training & Strategies
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  • How I Work It – Social Selling with Mindi Rosser
    With a grateful nod to Heinz Marketing, Lifehacker, Inc. Magazine and others who regularly publish “This is How I Work” articles, which I love to read …. welcome to “How I Work It – Social Selling”. I try to watch and emulate others and you probably do the same. There is a lot of confusion, particularly with B2B, regarding how to implement social selling. Our hope is that these folks will inspire ...
Adaptive Business Services - Social Sales Training & Strategies
Adaptive Business Services - Social Sales Training & Strategies
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  • 2017 Social Selling App and Article Roundup #4
    Every week it seems that I either run across, or I am introduced to, some really great new apps and articles that pertain to social selling. Then there are those apps that I have used for an extensive period of time and they are worthy of a shout out! While I can’t do extensive research or a full review on each, hopefully you may find some gems for your own use that have been hidden inside this re...
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Adaptive Business Services - Social Sales Training & Strategies
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  • Social Prospecting Like A B2B Pro
    Social prospecting when done right can do wonders for your business. If you are looking to save time, energy and money, you need to start talking to the right businesses and more importantly the right people within those organizations. This can be achieved through the power of social prospecting! Let me ask you this, have you ever received a cold email from a sales professional, who really seemed ...
Adaptive Business Services - Social Sales Training & Strategies
Adaptive Business Services - Social Sales Training & Strategies
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  • 3 Point Shot – Random Thoughts on Selling #4
    I probably have dozens of article drafts on selling that have never been fully developed to the point where they are fit for publication. I might get started writing them and then lose interest or, there might not be enough meat in the topic to meet my standards for a complete article. All these partial posts are like annoying threads that keep popping up on the edges of my favorite worn out bell-...
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Adaptive Business Services - Social Sales Training & Strategies
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  • How I Work It – Social Selling with Babette Ten Haken
    With a grateful nod to Heinz Marketing, Lifehacker, Inc. Magazine and others who regularly publish “This is How I Work” articles, which I love to read …. welcome to “How I Work It – Social Selling”. I try to watch and emulate others and you probably do the same. There is a lot of confusion, particularly with B2B, regarding how to implement social selling. Our hope is that these folks will inspire ...
Adaptive Business Services - Social Sales Training & Strategies
Adaptive Business Services - Social Sales Training & Strategies
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  • Do You Need Permission to Start Selling Socially?
    There seems to be the feeling (excuses) in some circles that the reasons for not starting to implement a personal social selling program are somehow tied to … Nobody else that I know is doing it My company has not given me the o.k. My boss is not leading the way Now, I normally approach persuasion in a nuanced way. I prefer people to conform … willingly. But, I have also been known to assume the r...
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  • Successful Sales Calls Have These Six Elements [Infographic]
    Words can literally change your brain. Every word and phrase uttered during a sales conversation will either increase or decrease your odds of winning the deal. This is why sales conversations are still the most effective means of moving buyers through the buyer’s journey. But they’re also an act of guesswork. Yes, we all like to think we know what works and what doesn’t in sales. But for the most...
Adaptive Business Services - Social Sales Training & Strategies
Adaptive Business Services - Social Sales Training & Strategies
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  • 2017 Social Selling App and Article Roundup #3
    Every week it seems that I either run across, or I am introduced to, some really great new apps and articles that pertain to social selling. Then there are those apps that I have used for an extensive period of time and they are worthy of a shout out! While I can’t do extensive research or a full review on each, hopefully you may find some gems for your own use that have been hidden inside this re...
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Adaptive Business Services - Social Sales Training & Strategies
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  • From Words to Immersion: How Virtual Reality is Changing Sales Training
    “We shape our tools and thereafter our tools shape us.” ~Marshall McLuhan Contemplating upon this statement by McLuhan, the Canadian futurist and philosopher, provides a useful starting point for understanding how the technology we invented has in turn shaped us. Though the implications of this statement stretch wide, we will focus our discussion on the current and future role of technology on sa...
Adaptive Business Services - Social Sales Training & Strategies
Adaptive Business Services - Social Sales Training & Strategies
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  • How I Work It – Social Selling with Cian McLoughlin
    With a grateful nod to Heinz Marketing, Lifehacker, Inc. Magazine and others who regularly publish “This is How I Work” articles, which I love to read …. welcome to “How I Work It – Social Selling”. I try to watch and emulate others and you probably do the same. There is a lot of confusion, particularly with B2B, regarding how to implement social selling. Our hope is that these folks will inspire...
Adaptive Business Services - Social Sales Training & Strategies
Adaptive Business Services - Social Sales Training & Strategies
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  • 3 Point Shot – Random Thoughts on Selling #3
    I probably have dozens of article drafts on selling that have never been fully developed to the point where they are fit for publication. I might get started writing them and then lose interest or, there might not be enough meat in the topic to meet my standards for a complete article. All these partial posts are like annoying threads that keep popping up on the edges of my favorite worn out bell-...
Adaptive Business Services - Social Sales Training & Strategies
Adaptive Business Services - Social Sales Training & Strategies
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  • Adventures With WordPress Malware
    Let’s first put this into perspective. I am barely competent to maintain a WordPress site. If anything needs to be addressed that goes beyond my site dashboards … I am toast. Recent events elevated my status to that of burnt toast. For those of you who know me or who have visited this site before … I’m a salesman and I don’t do no stinkin’ tech work. Now, I am well aware of the dangers of internet...
Adaptive Business Services - Social Sales Training & Strategies
Adaptive Business Services - Social Sales Training & Strategies
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  • Social Selling Should Be a Mindset, Not a Toolbox
    If, like me, you are in B2B sales and are active at all in social sales, you are well aware that there are literally tons of sales-related applications to choose from for today’s social savvy salesperson. All make promises in one way or another to either make you more effective at what you do or, at the very least, to make your job easier. Likely the pitch is … both. Should you be at least investi...
Adaptive Business Services - Social Sales Training & Strategies
Adaptive Business Services - Social Sales Training & Strategies
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  • 12 Experts Share Their Social Selling Tips
    I try to watch and emulate others and you probably do the same. There is a lot of confusion, particularly with B2B, regarding how to implement social selling. Over the past 12 months I have posted an interview series titled “How I Work It – Social Selling”. Each month, a different social selling expert has been kind enough to share a few of their secrets. Now I would like to share those again with...
Adaptive Business Services - Social Sales Training & Strategies
Adaptive Business Services - Social Sales Training & Strategies
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  • 2017 Social Selling App and Article Roundup #2
    Every week it seems that I either run across, or I am introduced to, some really great new apps and articles that pertain to social selling. Then there are those apps that I have used for an extensive period of time and they are worthy of a shout out! While I can’t do extensive research or a full review on each, hopefully you may find some gems for your own use that have been hidden inside this re...
Adaptive Business Services - Social Sales Training & Strategies
Adaptive Business Services - Social Sales Training & Strategies
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  • GoSell Mobile – IPhone Opportunities, Intelligence, and Mapping
    We live in a mobile world. Much of our online activity is now being done via our phones and our tablets. Self-driving cars will soon become widely available which will eliminate that pesky distracted driving issue. I’m still bemoaning the slow death of the manual transmission and anticipating having to find something to do with my left foot and my right hand. Salespeople have always been mobile an...
Adaptive Business Services - Social Sales Training & Strategies
Adaptive Business Services - Social Sales Training & Strategies
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  • 3 Point Shot – Random Thoughts on Selling #2
    I probably have dozens of article drafts on selling that have never been fully developed to the point where they are fit for publication. I might get started writing them and then lose interest or, there might not be enough meat in the topic to meet my standards for a complete article. All these partial posts are like annoying threads that keep popping up on the edges of my favorite worn out bell-...
Adaptive Business Services - Social Sales Training & Strategies
Adaptive Business Services - Social Sales Training & Strategies
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  • Creating Social Debt – Lessons From “The Godfather”
    In “The Godfather”, after his daughter was severely beaten by her boyfriend and his friend and the criminals are given a suspended sentence … her father, Bonasera (a mortician), seeks the help of Don Corleone … Bonasera: I ask for justice (he wishes them dead). Don Corleone: That is not justice. Your daughter is still alive. Bonasera: Let them suffer then, as she suffers. How much shall I pay you?...
Adaptive Business Services - Social Sales Training & Strategies
Adaptive Business Services - Social Sales Training & Strategies
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  • How I Work It – Social Selling with Timothy Hughes
    With a grateful nod to Heinz Marketing, Lifehacker, Inc. Magazine and others who regularly publish “This is How I Work” articles, which I love to read …. welcome to “How I Work It – Social Selling”. I try to watch and emulate others and you probably do the same. There is a lot of confusion, particularly with B2B, regarding how to implement social selling. Our hope is that these folks will inspire ...
Adaptive Business Services - Social Sales Training & Strategies
Adaptive Business Services - Social Sales Training & Strategies
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  • Using LinkedIn Groups for Social Selling
    LinkedIn Groups can be extremely valuable tools for social selling but, I find them to be somewhat of an anomaly based on the relatively small percentage of group members (I’m guessing single digits, on average in any given group) who are actually active on this platform. Active means contributing, not merely belonging. Certainly, for all of the great features that LinkedIn provides … they have ne...
Adaptive Business Services - Social Sales Training & Strategies
Adaptive Business Services - Social Sales Training & Strategies
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  • 2017 Social Selling App and Article Roundup #1
    Every week it seems that I either run across, or I am introduced to, some really great new apps and articles that pertain to social selling. Then there are those apps that I have used for an extensive period of time and they are worthy of a shout out! While I can’t do extensive research or a full review on each, hopefully you may find some gems for your own use that have been hidden inside this r...

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