I just created my own YouTube channel doing product videos with future ones planned mostly focussed on MS365. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OotckdOtEg ... and I am working Linkedin a lot more in different ways. Most of the people I know say they have never gotten a lead from Linkedin. They think of this site as a static business card talking about who they are and not what they can do for the customer. They never post to Linkedin. Like most things, Linkedin requires almost daily work to...
SSG that's an awesome video! You can send links to clients, and direct them to your channel. It's a virtual demo that keeps on giving. Kudos I have some of the same issues with getting appointments through Linkedin, however I know of several peeps that use Linkedin as their only source for prospecting and they are doing well. I will keep working it since I have a Navigator account now
I have scheduled quite a few meetings via LinkedIn. Sometimes, it has been through InMail, but more times it has been the result of a client or prospect seeing something of interest that I posted and asking to schedule a time to discuss whatever that is.
Art, love this! You know my take on the integration of social into the sales process. Sales requires hard work as most will not put forth the effort. The reason why ones social anything stinks is their effort, plain and simple. Operating with an analig mindset in a digital world = death blow to a sales rep.
In reference to the above blog. If you want salespeople that want to make money (desire). When the interview is almost over, slap $500 bucks on the table and ask the person. How would you rather make this $500 bucks? 1) work 40 hours for it or 2) try to talk me out of it If they choose #1, tell em thank you and we're not interested. However if they choose #2 and they can get through ten minutes of trying to talk you out it, then I recommend offering them the job and not the $500 bucks. Just...
I love the idea! I've tried this in the past with Kijiji or Craig's List with little success. I was wondering if you had any stats that this worked or that the leases were successfully transferred? Thanks!
Originally Posted by Kiwispike: Tried this recently but haven't found anyone to take it up, issue I have had is often the remaining lease is above the market rates at the time. But its a fantastic concept. I agree when the market rate is above what you can buy it for, however, but you just never know. Recently we had the Sandy disaster here in NJ. Many companies moved in for one or two years to help with the rebuilding process. They would be viable candidates to assume a lease that may have...
Thanks for all of your questions and comments! To answer the first question by @AOSGROUP, we've had some success in our local area of Toronto, Canada. The transactions were completed manually before launching the marketplace. The current version of the marketplace was only launched this past January, so you guys are the early adopters. Transactions can take the form of either a lease assumption (where one credit-approved client assumes the lease of another as-is), or a split-buyout (where...
@Kitz: Dealer support is also a great question. Currently we approach this on a case-by-case basis. New transfers would go to an affiliated partner in the geographical territory that is qualified to service that equipment. Ultimately, we are building a network of independent dealers not unlike what the direct channel already has access to. This way, independent dealers can leverage the network for new contracts as well, such as when a sale is made to a head office that includes installations...
Originally Posted by fisher: How does this square with the fine print on every lease doc I've ever read regarding assignment or transferring the lease by the lessee??? Who goes to jail if the lease doesn't get satisfied???? Fisher: The assumption process is one that I've seen leasing companies do from time to time. You have to get the blessing of the leasing company first, and credit approval for the new leasee.
I recently took the basic premium membership about 30 days ago. This enabled me to see everyone who took a look at my profile. so far I've connected with 4 new (potential prospects) and one prospect who is in the market for a copier. I saw that they viewed my profile and then asked to be connected and in the "inmail" asked if there is anything I can help with. Art
My profile is one big copier advertisement. I use blog links on my profile offering advice on what we offer, and a Buyer's Guide. I also interact on LinkedIn groups in my city to connect with business owners. I've yet to generate solid prospects from LinkedIn. LinkedIn is a good tool to discover more about your prospects than to actually contact them. If anyone has ideas, I'd love to try them out.
I get involved in message boards or threads and share my $0.02 to the point that some folks ask me to come in for an appointment/assessment. I have also generated leads keeping in touch with all of my customers on LinkedIn so if they do indeed change jobs they always know where to find me even if they don't have my card from their previous job
you can't be added on linkedin without accepting, wonder if he was just getting to many "please, please connect with me". I would suspect than many owners will start to back off and delete the profiles if the emails are over burdening. Shame would be the end of a good tool and maybe the end of linkedin? Originally Posted by Kiwispike: To quote a customer recently: "Yeah I had a linkedIn profile but I had to delete it because sales people kept adding me" Says it all really
Not a fan of LinkedIn. The only thing I get from it is headhunters, people wanting to sell me stuff, and people wanting me to put them in contact with the owner of my company so they can sell him stuff. Often think about deleting the account altogether. About the only good thing to ever come out of LinkedIn for me was a college room mate I'd lost contact with tracked me down from 2,000 miles away.
Art One of your better articles!! Short, sweet, to the point and should be helpful to most reps. Thank You Have a Great Day Tom Koenig Sr. District Business Manager Northeast Region - Dealer Sales Division Ricoh Americas Corporation 5 Dedrick Place West Caldwell NJ 07006 cell - 570-439-2864 firstname.lastname@example.org
Agreed! It's not about what you know, it's about who you know! Believe it or not your are connected to the people you are trying to connect with, you just don't know it. This is so true. Art, we should chat. I hit quota last month getting a lead off Facebook. Very cool potential to prospect on Facebook without getting people's "business guard" up.
True story: I met a guy on the driving range.....an annoying sort of fellow. We chatted for a few minutes and I didn't think anything of it. Next day I get a request from him on LinkedIn. Not wanting to be rude I accepted. Within half an hour he called my office name dropping my name trying to get an appointment with the owner of my company to get a crack at our 401K business. With the owner of the company out of the office the call got put through to me.......talk about an awkward...
Cant blame the guy for trying. We all started with hitting the street at 8:30 to pound on doors and chase most anything that moved. The nature of Linked is a way to connect, but its tough when a request comes out of the blue.
LinkedIn is becoming the new Facebook. Useless posts by people and political crap all over it. When you do anything business related you are inundated with requests to connect followed 20 seconds later with some sales script about setting up a meeting. I still use it all the time but get annoyed by it daily.
If you want to sell $500K per year, then join your local chamber of commerce, however if you really want to sell one million or more, the join those high profile charities in your geo area. Get involved, donate time and knowledge, within a year or less you'll be rubbing elbows with the most influential "C" level execs in your area. TY Larry, you took the words right outta my mouth on this one!
You are very welcome Art. Best thing sales reps can do is get active, get involved, get noticed and help. This will elevate their status as a business professional. This blog was posted live from Sydney, Australia for all the P4Per's.
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