If You’re in Sales, You Should Be Using This Social Media Platform

 

Sales

If you’ve been following me on any of my social media channels, you probably know how much I dislike LinkedIn. I wrote a blog post awhile ago about what you shouldn’t do on LinkedIn, and despite my best efforts to educate the masses, people continue to do them anyway. I’ve received many connection requests from unknown people, participated in “discussion” groups where self-promoting is the norm, and I’ve even had someone show up to my place of work thinking that was a normal thing to do.

Enough is enough.

According to a recent sales and research survey, Twitter is the #1 site for salespeople. Out of all the reasons I can think of, the one main reason is because…

It’s Informal

Logging into LinkedIn feels like a job interview. It also feels like someone’s going to sell me a used car. Everyone’s credentials are shoved in your face, and that doesn’t make for a pleasurable buying experience. I don’t care how many letters are behind your name or how many sales awards you’ve won, but I do want to feel like you’re looking out for my best interests. On LinkedIn, you won’t get the informal side of me, but on Twitter… most definitely.

If you’ve not yet discovered why Twitter is #1, feel free to use my contact page or leave a question(s) in the comment area below. I’ve been on both sides of business transactions, and I can share a few insights I’ve picked up along the way.

If you’re on Twitter, I hope you’ll follow me. Be sure to say hello! :-)

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This Is What Overcoming Adversity Looks Like: America’s Got Talent, Drew Lynch

If you missed America’s Got Talent last night, you probably haven’t heard about one of the most inspirational contestants the show has ever seen. Comedian, Drew Lynch, shares his story about how he turned a tragic sports injury–that now causes him to stutter–into something positive.

If you need a bit of inspiration, just watch the video. :-)

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President Obama’s First Tweet

How exciting!

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University of Tennessee Social Media Week

Earlier this month, I was invited to speak at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Co​llege of Communication and Information for UT Social Media Week​. I just received this awesome thank you note in the mail, and I have a HUGE smile on my face. GO VOLS!

UT Social Media Week UTSMW

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Here’s a Dude Who Built a Full-Sized Lego Car That Runs on 100% Air

It only took him three years. No big deal, right?

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It’s National Volunteer Week!

National Volunteer Week is about inspiring, recognizing and encouraging people to seek out imaginative ways to serve their communities. It’s about demonstrating to the nation that by working together we can meet our challenges.

How will you be observing National Volunteer Week?

 

National Volunteer Week 2015

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Need Motivation? Read This.

Monday Motivation

Here’s a bit of motivation for your Monday. Enjoy! #MotivationMonday

Posted by Stephen Anfield on Monday, March 30, 2015

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This Is Why It’s Great to Be a Tennessee Vol

UT Hero orange cape

 

It has now been about a week since the #UTHero campaign, and according to the VOLstarter Team in Knoxville, it was a HUGE success! Here’s the thank you email we received:

Dear VOLstarter Heroes,

Thank you for being a UT Hero on February 25th and helping us spread the word of ‘Be a Hero’ day! Because of you, we were able to reach more people on social media than ever before. We had a great time seeing the creativity in every UT Hero’s post with capes, selfies, and more.

In total, Vol Nation helped raise almost $14,000 for VOLstarter projects directly supporting UT students, faculty and staff. A total of five projects were fully funded and several others got closer to meet their goal. This is incredible and we couldn’t be more thankful – please view our Thank You video here (also attached below).

With such a successful day of giving, we have decided that VOLstarter’s ‘Be a Hero’ day is here to stay. Please hold on to your capes for next year’s campaign. Thank you for your support of UT and VOLstarter,

The VOLstarter Team

To all the Vols who rocked an orange cape and mask on Feb. 25, WAY TO GO! They don’t call us ‘Volunteers’ for nothing, right? :-)

 

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Reasons I Watch Television

I got bored, so I made a pie chart about it.

Reasons I Watch TelevisionIs it spring yet? :-)

 

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Throwback Thursday: It’s All Here

I figured this video was perfect for today’s social media #ThrowbackThursday theme since it’s circa 2001. Enjoy!

Note: This is the first video I’ve uploaded since I heard about the Facebook algorithm change a few days ago. It’ll be interesting to see if there are any drastic changes with engagement.

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