Social Media. The importance of old and new media in sales

Lets look at what social media is and how it can help the selling process:

  • A database of possible contacts
  • Information about possible contacts so we know more about them
  • A means of contacting possible prospects
  • A means of keeping up to date with existing contacts
  • A means of publicising and sharing articles/opinions to attract followers in our target market
  • Research trends and best practice
  • Advertising

In addition, when selling business services to business customers it can be effective to extract potential customers details from social media to a CRM system to email corporate prospects  at work (complying with current opt out legislation).

Social media isn’t a instant solution, but it does seriously compliment traditional communications channels like phone, email and post.

Lets look at the current most popular social media platforms.

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In the final sub-section we look at how NLP can help our selling

 

NLP Sales Section Index

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NLP Sales 1: Introduction
NLP Sales 2: Customers buying cycle
NLP Sales 3: Questions to identify your initial problem and value statements
NLP Sales 4: Getting appointments (framework script)
NLP Sales 5: Handling classic and specific objections when getting appointments
NLP Sales 6: Handling other objections when getting appointments
NLP Sales 7: Advancing the sale
NLP Sales 8: Closing
NLP Sales 9: Value, proposals and negotiation
NLP Sales 10: Implementation, case studies, referrals and testimonials
NLP Sales 11: New Media
NLP Sales 12: NLP approaches that make the difference.

Social media and new media

Social media and new media