LinkedIn Removes, then Reenables Connection Exporting – Ep. 068

In this episode of the Linking into Sales Social Selling Podcast, Greg Hyer and Martin Brossman discuss the latest gaff by LinkedIn and what this means for users. LinkedIn quietly removed the ability for users to export their connections, including email addresses. Instead, users were told they would have to put in a request to get their data and wait up to 72 hours for an export. There was instant backlash and the next day, LinkedIn reenabled the feature. You can read more about this on VentureBeat.com:  “LinkedIn quietly removes tool to export contacts, makes users wait up to 72 hours for their data archive.

Greg walks you through how to export your connections. You can see his full tutorial on YouTube: “How to Export your Contacts and Email Addresses from LinkedIn.”

Martin talks about his favorite app, Pocket. Pocket is a bookmarking tool that makes it very easy to save links to online content and access it from your phone, tablet or another computer. He mentions a new feature that Pocket introduced, narration. Now, Pocket will read you the article that you’ve saved, making it easier to consume content on the road. You can learn more about Pocket and it’s Google Chrome extension at http://www.getpocket.com

Audio Run-time: 15:17

The Linking into Sales Social Selling Podcast is a professional development podcast geared towards sales and marketing professionals that use social media tools and networks to support the sales process and help them become more proficient in social selling.

The Jon Ferrara of Nimble Interview – Ep. 058

Greg Hyer and Martin Brossman welcome Jon Ferrara, the founder and CEO of Nimble.com and the pioneer of CRM. Seasoned sales professionals may recognized him as the creator of GoldMine, the contact manager from the 1990’s.

Greg and Martin talk with Jon about how creating relationships in sales had changed and how his web-based CRM helps sales professionals better engage and grow those relationships.

When listening to this episode Jon stresses that relationships must end in a result. In business, this is very important. Social networks and social media can get you off track and send you down the wrong path.

Jon mentions that you need passion, purpose and a plan when it comes to selling. You must have a passion for what you’re selling. Your purpose is to find people that that can share your passion. You must have a plan to help you execute your passion and purpose.

This episode is a bit longer than usual, but it’s so good and you’re going to want to listen all the way through.

Run-time: 57:00

The Linking into Sales Social Selling Podcast is a professional development podcast geared towards sales and marketing professionals that use social media tools and networks to support the sales process and help them become more proficient in social selling.