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3 Magic Questions a Sales Manager Must Know

Your Sales Management Guru

You can reach him at JohnM@AcumenMgmt.com or LinkedIn : John J Moroney 651-402-4342. Three Magic Questions a Sales Manager Must Know. One of the main roles of a Sales Manager is to help train your salespeople on how to stay on track during a sales cycle.

Should Salespeople Prospect Anymore?

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LinkedIn: read my blog on Acumen Power Networking or ask me for it: Ken@AcumenMgmt.com. Should Salespeople Prospect Anymore?

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Why Product Managers & Salespeople Should be Friends

Your Sales Management Guru

You can reach him at JohnM@AcumenMgmt.com or LinkedIn : John J Moroney 651-402-4342. Why product managers and salespeople should be friends. In most companies, the product/service managers have limited interaction with the sale’s team except for the introduction of a new offering or at an annual customer summit. At Acumen Management, we believe that is unfortunate as there a great opportunity being missed.

Salespeople: Expand Your Reach and Your Income

Your Sales Management Guru

Obviously LinkedIn is a great tool to find the individuals you wish to work with. . Increasing Your Reach and Your Income.

Smart Salespeople: Power Network Map

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2) Bing/Google/LinkedIn/Jigsaw/Facebook search that person’s business relationships, personal involvements, and identify as much information as you can find. Smarter Salespeople: Power Network Map.

2015 Sales Predictions

Your Sales Management Guru

The use of LinkedIn and other online databases has allowed salespeople to evaluate their top best clients and determine who they are linked to, what association’s they are involved in and who they know within their personal connected networks. 2015 Sales Predictions.

Earn Your Success, Pay the Price

Your Sales Management Guru

Are you actively taking the extra time to review LinkedIn groups within your market to better understand what issues are being discussed? The Sales Association group in LinkedIn and their VP Sales Group are good groups to join. Earn Your Success Pay the Price.

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Are you a Sales Manager or a Sales Leader?

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You can also follow him on Twitter [link] , on Facebook www.facebook.com/TheSalesHunter and on Linkedin [link]. . Are You a Sales Manager or a Sales Leader? By Mark Hunter “The Sales Hunter”. Today, I have a guest blogger, Mark Hunter. His new book is on my recommended list for all of you., Ken Thoreson, www.AcumenManagement.com.

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A Missed Week, but alot to cover…on Sales Leadership

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Creating Successful LinkedIn Profiles. We took questions from the audience, LinkedIn and Twitter; The last two sessions that I lead were: “ The Role of Sales Leadership in a Recovering Economy” and “ Building a Culture of High Performance ”. A Missed Week-But A lot to Cover. For the first time since I started my blog-I missed a week!

What Slice of Pizza Do You Need?

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What Kind of Pizza Do You Need? It seems every year brings new challenges, yet what I find is successful partners focus on improving certain areas within their business each year. It’s like pizza, you can see the entire pie, but the only way to finish it, is to take one slice at a time.

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Monday Miscellaneous

Your Sales Management Guru

What’s the best way to use LinkedIn to drive sales? If you’d like to find out the answers, take this Sale & LinkedIn survey being sponsored by Jill Konrath, a highly respected colleague of mine. You’ll find out the best way to use LinkedIn to drive sales. Monday Miscellaneous. There were many different thoughts for this week’s blog so I have included all of them in one batch. First: from Ken Thoreson.

Putting for Par’s: Are you practicing properly?

Your Sales Management Guru

Several quick idea’s: check out the LinkedIn groups on sales leadership, commit to reading two new books a year, and visit at least two other sales organizations that are similar to yours and benchmark your organizations against theirs. Sales Leadership: Are you practicing properly? Putting for Par’s. I happen to be in Florida this weekend, taking a few days off to visit relatives, play golf and enjoy the weather.

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Sales Management is the Hardest Job in Sales.Period

Your Sales Management Guru

Through coaching, practice, persistence and passion for leadership they eventually become sales managers who top salespeople want to work for and garner the respect and admiration of their people, peers and company. . Follow Jeb on Facebook , LinkedIn and Twitter. Sales Management is the Hardest Job in Sales. Period. By Jeb Blount, Author of People Buy You . Ken’s Comment : This week’s blog is a guest blog: When I saw this article published I knew you would enjoy it.

Never Make a Cold Call Again!

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I m not sure how many of my readers subscribe to our monthly newsletter: “ Why Sales Managers Succeed !”, ”, if you don’t please sign up on my web site; www.AcumenManagement.com.

Changes in Sales & Sales Mgmt? What do you think?

Your Sales Management Guru

Change is always good word when attempting to gain interest in any subject and last week I was reading a LinkedIn discussion group that was discussing how social media has changed selling and sales management. Thoreson writes Your Sales Management Guru blog and contributes regularly on LinkedIn and other online publications. entails leveraging the same social media used by customers—Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, blogs and others. Changes in Selling or Sales management?

Creativity… a Sales Thing!

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Thoreson writes Your Sales Management Guru blog and contributes regularly on LinkedIn and other online publications. entails leveraging the same social media used by customers—Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, blogs and others. Creativity… It’s a Sales Thing! There is no question about it, top performers are more creative that your average salespeople. They seem to come up with unique ideas to prospect, find ways to enhance client relationships and they close more effectively.

Sales and Social Media-3 Keys

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Use LinkedIn. Which LinkedIn groups do these people belong to? Three Key Social Media Tactics for Sales. This week I thought I would share with my readers a “guest blog” from Tom Pick on Sales and Social Media…I have known Tom for a few years and he is top SEO and Social Media consultant… read and enjoy… Although marketing departments tend to be the heaviest users of social media for business, sales groups aren’t far behind.

20 Expert LinkedIn Guides

Webbiquity

LinkedIn has made dramatic changes to its platform over the past 18 months, making what was a rather plain but effective business networking tool into a content-rich, visually dynamic, more interactive professionally-focused social network. 7 Guides to Using LinkedIn for Career or Networking.

Are LinkedIn Groups experiencing a crisis?

Biznology

After all of the changes LinkedIn has made to groups, it’s no wonder LinkedIn users and social selling experts are questioning the value of LinkedIn groups for sales and marketing programs. What happened to LinkedIn groups? Are LinkedIn groups still worth your time?

26 Outstanding LinkedIn Tips and Tactics

Webbiquity

Indisputably the largest business-oriented social network, LinkedIn has emerged as a crucial site for professional networking, B2B marketing, hiring and job seeking. How can individuals use LinkedIn most effectively, whether for personal branding, job seeking or networking?

5 Reasons LinkedIn Has Lost Its Luster

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Twitter may be my favorite social network, but LinkedIn was always the network I valued the most. LinkedIn is where I connected with colleagues, clients and business partners. notifications on Facebook and the firehose of updates on Twitter, LinkedIn was a quiet and peaceful place.

How LinkedIn Uses LinkedIn for Marketing [Infographic]

Hubspot

If you've applied for a job within the last several years, you've probably used LinkedIn somewhere along the way. Whether you're updating your resume, applying for a role, or communicating with a recruiter, LinkedIn has become a huge part of the modern job search.

LinkedIn Has Opened the Content Marketing Floodgates

Digital B2B Marketing

LinkedIn has gone Tumblr on us and B2B content marketers are drooling. Finally, you can publish directly on LinkedIn, along with people like Bill Gates and Richard Branson. B2B Content Marketing Will Flood LinkedIn. LinkedIn doesn’t make it easy.

No!! LinkedIn Just Went Klout On Us!

Digital B2B Marketing

If you have viewed a LinkedIn profile in the last couple days, chances are you have seen a new box at the top of the page prompting you to endorse the individuals skills. Comparing LinkedIn to Klout The process to give someone +K on Klout is very similar to LinkedIn. +K-ers

Social Lead Validation – The Missing Ingredient From Most Inbound LinkedIn Marketing Programs

B2B Marketing Insider

The post Social Lead Validation – The Missing Ingredient From Most Inbound LinkedIn Marketing Programs appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. All sales leads are not equal.

Social lead validation—the missing ingredient from most inbound LinkedIn marketing programs

Biznology

But when it comes to social selling and LinkedIn marketing, it seems that lead qualification and validation are getting thrown out the window. Logistics company wastes 90% of their time with the wrong LinkedIn sales leads. All sales leads are not equal.

LinkedIn Just Went Into the Publishing Business

Digital B2B Marketing

A number of publishers and blogs covered the launch of LinkedIn’s new follow feature for 150 thought leaders or influencers over the last few weeks. However, labeling it the ability to follow thought leaders (as LinkedIn did) misses the real point.

How To View Any Profile On LinkedIn

Digital B2B Marketing

You look someone up on LinkedIn only to find they are a third degree connection (or not even!) LinkedIn profile access is even more restricted, today you now need a premium account to view third degree connections. Searching in LinkedIn, this is all I was able to see of his profile: 1.

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B2B Paid Content Distribution: Facebook vs. LinkedIn

Contently

We only want to use LinkedIn.” I get the instinct to assume LinkedIn is the only worthwhile place to pay for content distribution if you’re a B2B company. LinkedIn has incredible ad targeting for B2B brands. On LinkedIn, it’s pretty much required.

5 Big tips to make LinkedIn ads work for you

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LinkedIn is today’s B2B media powerhouse. If you are a B2B marketer, in nearly any sector, chances are you are paying attention to LinkedIn, as well you should. LinkedIn brings three things that make it stand out from other B2B media companies.

10 Ways to Misbehave on LinkedIn

Act-On

But LinkedIn in is a different story. Tis the season, but I beg you not to spread – or smear – political opinions on LinkedIn. Pretty much anywhere else on the web appears to be fair game (especially Twitter), but leave LinkedIn alone. LinkedIn is not Facebook.

How even social media & social selling experts are getting LinkedIn wrong – Part 2

B2B Marketing Insider

In my last post, I started to show how even the most recognized social media and social selling authors, experts, and consultants are getting LinkedIn wrong. Content Marketing LinkedIn LinkedIn Marketing linkedin social selling social media marketing

What Microsoft's Acquisition Of LinkedIn Could Mean For B2B Marketers

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Microsoft’s acquisition of LinkedIn holds enormous potential for helping B2B marketers reach their audiences and improve revenue generation. Microsoft’s acquisition of LinkedIn could mean we see sponsored ads inside Outlook.

How Even Social Media & Social Selling Experts Are Getting LinkedIn Wrong – Part 1

B2B Marketing Insider

In previous posts, I shared how CMOs at Xerox, Lithium, G2Crowd, Wiley and XOJet are getting LinkedIn wrong as they are simply focused on brand awareness, reach and filling the funnel. Social Media LinkedIn LinkedIn Marketing linkedin social selling social selling

Best LinkedIn Guides, Tips and Tactics of 2011

Webbiquity

While B2C marketers focus on Facebook, LinkedIn is consistently cited as the top social network for B2B marketing. So how can companies most successfully use LinkedIn to generate more leads and sales? What’s the best way to start and grow a LinkedIn group?

How even social media & social selling experts are getting LinkedIn wrong – Part 1

Biznology

In previous posts, I shared how CMOs at Xerox, Lithium, G2Crowd, Wiley, and XOJet are getting LinkedIn wrong as they simply focused on brand awareness, reach, and filling the funnel. Now, how do these topics relate back to driving demand for LinkedIn profile makeovers?

How to Get Marketing Results from LinkedIn Group Discussions

B2B Marketing Traction

There is an art to getting followers and engagement on social media platforms like LinkedIn. The social media platform in question is LinkedIn. “I have a LinkedIn question. Last year I started an aggressive LinkedIn campaign. What LinkedIn changed In Groups.

IT Buyers Are Calling for a Change in How You Market & Sell to Them on LinkedIn

B2B Marketing Insider

The post IT Buyers Are Calling for a Change in How You Market & Sell to Them on LinkedIn appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing B2B B2B Marketing LinkedIn LinkedIn Marketing linkedin social selling

LinkedIn Sponsored Updates: The Best B2B Social Advertising Option Yet?

Digital B2B Marketing

If so, LinkedIn’s new Sponsored Updates may just change your mind. Up until now, advertising on LinkedIn was just advertising. With great targeting options, LinkedIn was compelling, but advertising opportunities didn’t fit the increasingly social framework of LinkedIn.

28 (of the) Best LinkedIn Marketing Guides of 2014

Webbiquity

As noted in several of the posts highlighted below, LinkedIn is no longer just a hangout for job-seeking professionals, who largely abandon it in between job searches. What type of content works best on LinkedIn? How can you make the most of LinkedIn groups?