The Art of Engaging Your Prospect

guest post by Barbara Giamanco, co-author The New Handshake: Sales Meets Social Media Many sales professionals I talk too struggle with determining when engaging with a new prospect is appropriate in the online space. Sharing information, listening to the conversation and doing for others are often described as being the core attributes of a savvy … Continue reading

Sell Without Selling: 5 Social Media Tips

guest post by Joan Curtis, co-author The New Handshake: Sales Meets Social Media What is your Social Media IQ?  If you’re like most people, it’s pretty low.  Test yourself and find out! Recently, I conducted a marketing workshop for small businesses and entrepreneurs.  It amazed me how little those people knew about the power of the … Continue reading

Social Lead Generation 101

by Barbara Giamanco, co-author The NewHandshake: Sales Meets Social Media (Praeger, August, 2010) “Whether or not you believe classical methods work, Social Lead Generation does not discard the model; it leverages a new media to change the protocols and methods of communication.” So writes Marcio Saito, blogger at The Click Company Community. He goes on … Continue reading

Tips to Open the Sales Floodgates with Social Media

Guest post by Joan Curtis, co-author The New Handshake: Sales and Social Media (Praeger, Aug. 31, 2010) How can businesses open the floodgates?  Is there a strategy for involving customers in your business decisions?  These are the questions we are all asking as we examine and explore the power of the social media. According to … Continue reading