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Brandon Lee on TSE Podcast

How do you move beyond having a network of connections on LinkedIn to leveraging it to drive meaningful conversations and opportunities?

In this episode of “The Sales Evangelist Podcast,” host Donald Kelly chats with Brandon Lee, the founder of FistBump, on the best practices for maximizing your impact on LinkedIn. 

Discover powerful techniques for engaging with prospects, creating compelling content, and establishing genuine connections that lead to tangible results. Tune in to hear essential strategies for utilizing LinkedIn to drive sales success.

Brandon Lee’s Background

  • Brandon founded Fist Bump, which offers a done-for-you and done-with-you model aimed at C-suite sales leaders looking to leverage LinkedIn more effectively. 
  • The service appeals to individuals seeking guidance on improving their LinkedIn utilization and those lacking the time to do it themselves.

LinkedIn as a Sales Tool

  • Donald and Brandon discuss the critical role of LinkedIn in B2B sales and business.
  • They tackle the common issue of professionals failing to effectively utilize their LinkedIn connections after making them, highlighting the need for a more strategic approach to networking and relationship-building on the platform.

Best Practices for Utilizing LinkedIn

  • Brandon emphasizes the importance of adopting a networking, rather than a purely sales-driven, mindset when using LinkedIn. 
  • He shares the challenges of coming across as just another demanding voice in the crowd and advises on shifting from a lead generation to a demand creation mindset.

Creating Intriguing Content

  • Brandon stresses the significance of sharing educational and informative content that resonates with buyers, regardless of whether they are currently in the market. 
  • He delves into the strategy of transforming valuable customer insights into engaging social posts and provides examples of how to offer industry-related solutions rather than straightforward sales pitches.

Making Content Relatable

  • Donald and Brandon explore the concept of relatable content and the impact of sharing experiences and insights that resonate with the audience. 
  • They discuss the effectiveness of content that addresses common industry challenges and offers solutions, emphasizing its relatability and value to the target audience.

Maximizing Engagement Through Comments

  • Brandon advocates for consistent and meaningful engagement by commenting on relevant posts and extending conversations by commenting on comments. 
  • He emphasizes the algorithm’s positive response to active engagement and encourages leveraging it to increase post visibility and exposure to a broader audience.

Taking Advantage of Profile Views

  • Brandon highlights the benefit of monitoring profile views and utilizing them as an opportunity to extend connection requests and initiate conversations. 
  • He stresses the importance of personalizing connection requests and seeking common ground with potential connections, ultimately fostering a more extensive and valuable professional network.

Overcoming Impostor Syndrome

  • Brandon shares advice for individuals hesitant to leverage LinkedIn, focusing on overcoming impostor syndrome. 
  • He emphasizes the value of personal experiences and the significance of taking the initial step, as well as reinforcing the learning curve and the benefits of perseverance.

Brandon’s expertise provides invaluable insights into fostering meaningful connections, creating engaging content, and maximizing visibility on LinkedIn, offering actionable tactics for those seeking to elevate their sales game on the platform.

With practical tips and a focus on authentic human connection, Brandon’s approach is both compelling and achievable for anyone seeking to excel on LinkedIn. Tune in to the full episode for a wealth of actionable insights and take your LinkedIn game to the next level!



Brandon Lee on LinkedIn

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  • This episode is brought to you in part by the TSE Sales Foundation.

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