Social Selling with Lindsey Boggs – Ep. 076

Lindsey Boggs Shares Her LinkedIn Sales Connect 2015 Experiences and More!

Social Selling was the main topic of Sales Connect 2015, the Social Selling LinkedIn Conference held in Las Vegas in October. Lindsey Boggs had quite the experience. Not only is she an amazing sales person, she’s pretty good under pressure. Well, if you think standing next to Shaquille O’Neal, sinking two free throws and raising $10,000 for the Boys and Girl Club all within the span of three minutes is easy, think again.

Lindsey Boggs welcomed Martin Brossman and Greg Hyer into her home in Raleigh, NC. She works from home for the Indiana based ecommerce marketing automation solution provider, SmarterHQ, as the Director of Sales. She leads a sales team and supports their social selling activities using tools like LinkedIn Sales Navigator and Saleforce.com

In this episode, you will discover her three “P’s” of social selling; Personalization, Persistence, and Patience. You will also hear about her presentation from Sales Connect about getting 50% response rates on her InMail outreach and what moments delivered incredible value to attendees. And of course, you will hear about how Lindsey sunk two free throws and raise $10,000 for the Boys and Girls Club of America. We actually included the 3 minute experience in the video and audio productions of this episode.

Here are Lindsey’s slides from her session.

If you’d like to connect with Lindsey Boggs, please visit her LinkedIn profile and follow her on Twitter.

Audio Run-time: 32:25

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.

Insights from LinkedIn SalesConnect 2015 w/ Kevin Thomas Tully – Ep. 075

Martin, Elyse and Greg kick off Episode 75 with some news about recent updates from LinkedIn. First, at Talent Connect 2015, LinkedIn announced a new employee referral app that would help employees discover and recommend co-workers for internal positions. This appears to be a subscription application designed for larger companies.

Greg and Martin recall Episode 40 where they discussed using social selling to land a job. They may be an episode to review if you’re looking for an internal promotion or lateral move.

LinkedIn rolled out the new Groups update. There were a lot of concerns about all groups being set to private, but Greg pointed out that following the update the Linking into Sales group was set to standard rather than private as mentioned in the email he had received from LinkedIn.

Greg brings up Twitter and how they will be laying off up to 350 employees and how they have rolled out Twitter Moments. Twitter offers an incredible opportunity for B2B sales professionals. Those in sales need to take a serious look at this social network to connect with B2B buyers.

Episode 75 is a milestone for the Linking into Sales Social Selling Podcast. So why not bring back a guest who has affectionately been referred to as the “Alec Baldwin” of the Linking into Sales Social Selling Podcast, Kevin Thomas Tully, Vice President of Social Enablement at rfactr. Kevin has appeared on the show several times before providing his insights on creating a social selling routine. Today, he brings us his insights from the 2015 LinkedIn SalesConnect conference held in Las Vegas.

Kevin discusses his first visit to Las Vegas and his thoughts on the significance of the LinkedIn Social Selling Index score, what he thought of the conference sessions and experiences meeting some of the social selling notables.

Greg and Martin mentioned they are launching a new Social Selling Training site for you to have access to deep social selling training. Visit SocialSelling.Training to start your online training. Register and we will start your training off for free with two courses; Linking Profile Fundamental for the Social Seller and Twitter Profile Fundamentals for the Social Seller. In addition, we will show you how the path to social selling was blazed in our “Introduction to Social Selling” lesson. These courses are free and will be updated as changes are rolled out to LinkedIn and Twitter. Visit SocialSelling.Training to register today.

Thank you to our sponsor: NCSU-TTS is an in-kind sponsor of the Linking into Sales Social Selling Podcast. To discover the adult learning and professional education opportunities available please visit http://www.linkingintosales.com/ncsutts.

Audio Run-time: 49:49

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.