Trust, growth and optimising sales
In Dan Pink’s “To Sell is Human” book he mentioned we’re now all in sales.
In the past few weeks I’ve been optimising a system to connect clients with large volumes of relevant potential customers. It could be called sales.
In refining this system, I’ve realised that now there is a massive opportunity to quickly find people online who connect with you as an individual – to find the people who will be inspired to quickly become customers, be ultra-helpful in sharing your business via word of mouth, as well as helping find answers.
The thing is, now you can connect with anyone. You don’t want to be connected to everyone. Business is fast and there are loads of messages, notifications and as the volume increases, people increasingly look for people they trust.
Being connected to highly relevant people who ‘get’ your way of thinking, your values/philosophies, your work and style… people who trust you… means you can quickly gain answers, do business together, ask for connections to potential customers and more.
LinkedIn and other social media services provide quick messaging. If you’re connected with highly relevant and engaged people you have less noise in your network and you can quickly message and create progress.
And that’s the key!
I’ve been saying for years: grow your relevant online audience, find your “niche-niche” people – the very select group of people in the world who know and respect you. Don’t bulk up your LinkedIn connections for the sake of likes and numbers, grow your relevant audience so you connect and engage with people who’ll take action.
Start now – type in a topic of interest in LinkedIn search and refine the search to your city. Click on ten profiles, read their summaries and if you’re inspired by what you read and see, hit connect. (Leave the others.) When connecting, include a message that explains why you’re interested in their perspective and what you’d like to learn from them. Be real and honest!
Repeat the process. Aim for 10-50 messages a week. Go! Discover your international peers and future colleagues.
Time is of the essence and fast progress is within your reach.
You don’t yet know the gains you’ll have in the future…
Tim B – thx again for the excellent session & sharing this post.
Cam – yesterday’s chat inspired this!
This is Giles’ post that explains the automation tool for LinkedIn connections and messages, combined with LinkedIn Sales Navigator and a few other tools. We’ve refined this slightly and tailor it for relevant audiences.
If you want to connect with more highly relevant people / customers, book in a session with me.
Enjoy these online treats ~
Fabulous, brand-relevant heading on Bitly’s recent questionnaire:
Succinct and engaging words (great example whether or not you’re wanting to raise cash for your business):
Fun quote (via the Facebook newsfeed eradicator!):
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Just in case you’re listening to a Tim Ferriss podcast I’ve recommended and can’t bear the first few minutes, know that I generally skip the first four minutes so I’m straight into the introduction and interview. May that be useful!
Wishing you well,