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Jamie Shanks on The Sales Evangelist Podcast

Social selling is a topic many salespeople are familiar with. In today’s episode of The Sales Evangelist, Donald is joined by the CEO of Pipeline Signals and Sales for Life and pioneer of social selling, Jamie Shanks, to learn how he utilizes relationship mapping to land more enterprise deals.

Three triggers matter to your audience: 

  • Buying intent – Who is googling a keyword or downloading something off your website?
  • Product usage – Who uses which software, and how does that integrate with you?
  • Following the human – Humans make business decisions. Whether for a customer company or a pending relationship. 
  • How can you maintain this high-level maintenance for all your prospects if people are shuffling and moving positions in this great resignation?

It’s not impossible to do it all yourself, but it’s very challenging.

  • Missing sales intelligence is happening with all of your prospects because it’s just too much information for one person or team to stay on top of while maintaining their actual sales work. 
  • For B2B sellers, nearly every account will experience a turnover, promotion, or job change in your target department each month.
  • If you try to maintain his information yourself, identify your core customers critical to your business and focus on them.
  • At the very least, set up alerts on LinkedIn.

Jamie’s four-step guide to messaging the same person with a new job: 

  • Social connection – Bring them back to how they know you.
  • Value creation  – Explain how you can help the prospect make money, save money, or mitigate risk for their business.
  • Knowledge or value exchange – when booking a meeting, you aren’t selling a solution – you’re providing a knowledge exchange. Give something worth spending time on.
  • The call-to-action.

Jamie’s major takeaway? If you have hundreds or thousands of accounts, it will amaze you how many sales you can unlock by having a monitored database. It’s valuable to know what’s going on. To learn more about Jamie’s companies, visit their corresponding websites at Pipelinesignals.com and salesforlife.com. Connect with Jamie on LinkedIn for more great content.

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Donald is the host of the popular sales podcast,"The Sales Evangelist". He is the founder of The Sales Evangelist Consulting Firm where he helps small companies develop killer sales process to scale their business and increase growth.

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