The Social Selling Podcast by Linking into Sales with Martin Brossman, Greg Hyer and Elyse Archer
About This Show
Sales and Marketing professionals will discover social selling strategies they can apply to their social media marketing efforts. Martin Brossman and Greg Hyer discuss cutting edge techniques for using LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Google+ to prospect for, support and grow your business.
Most Recent Episode
Minimizing Distractions and Social Selling with Jill Konrath – Ep. 108 - The Social Selling Podcast by Linking into Sales with Martin Brossman, Greg Hyer and Elyse Archer
Crazy busy does not mean highly productive and Jill Konrath provides tips on how to minimize distractions in our social selling lives on this show. Martin Brossman and Elyse Archer interview Jill, a powerhouse sales speaker and trainer, about her new book “More Sales, Less Time: Surprisingly Simple Strategies for Today’s Crazy-Busy Sellers”. Jill shares her own experiences of successfully transitioning from being crazy busy to being more productive while working fewer hours.
A number of the topics covered on this show included:
The importance of setting yourself up to win by using tools and structure to be more focused on your highest priority prospecting items. Creating your own “distraction firewall”.
How multi-tasking just makes us multi-scattered, leaving us with the false impression that we are being productive while actually producing lower quality work.
The importance of leveraging trigger events in social selling, and how to do so.
How to successfully make your own transition from being crazy busy to feeling on top of your day and your tasks.
Why doing nothing is actually one of the best keys to productivity
An overview of her own approach to social selling that has allowed her to work fewer hours while increasing her business growth
How to use multimedia to build value with a prospect.
A few of the questions explored were:
Why don’t traditional time management strategies work for salespeople? Jill shares that traditional time management strategies don’t take into account all of the distractions that sellers face throughout their day such as email alerts, social media pints and customer calls. She personally was struggling so much with these issues that she felt compelled to write her new book.
What is idleness aversion and how do we conquer it? Idleness aversion is a description of the urge we often get to check email, Facebook or our distraction of choice when we sit down to do hard work. Our brains get a shot of dopamine every time we do that, and so we can literally get addicted to distraction. Jill’s best remedy for conquering idleness aversion is to control her environment – eliminate the distractions that we know to b