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My Favourite 5 Posts Of 2013 – #4 “Social Media”

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It was April of 2011, and I had been writing for some time. As I reflect back now, it was well over a year that I was carrying around a notebook and writing about sales, sales management and leadership. But I was feeling lost. It felt like I was stranded on an island, wondering if my message would have meaning to anyone else. I was quickly coming to the realization that Google was “letting me down” when I needed it the most.

What I mean by that was I was having trouble finding out what I really wanted to know about sales and who the key players were. I wanted to connect with influential people in the industry, but just did not know how. Then I saw a commercial from the website www.ancestry.com and it inspired me greatly. Their tagline was,

“You don’t have to know what you are looking for, you just have to start looking.”

I was pumped up! I was going to dig deep online and search for influential people who were doing similar things do what I wanted to be doing.

Shortly after I started my search, I came across a website called:

http://www.salesandmanagementblog.com

Paul McCord’s fantastic website and blog not only provided great value for me, but he also had a “Blogroll”. For those who do not know, a Blogroll is a listing of favourite blogs that the author follows. It was like I had won the lottery! Many of the influential sales leaders that I follow today are on that list, and I have thanked Paul personally for enabling me to connect with a great group of people. I immediately started to follow their blogs, but it was time-consuming.

Fast forward a few weeks, and I was visiting an account for work. One of the employees was on Twitter and enjoying it a lot. I made fun of her a bit, and stated that I did not need to know every little update of celebrities and regular people. She said that I had it all wrong, and gave me a quick tutorial. I was very impressed and kicked myself that I had not joined sooner!

After work that day, I rushed home and feverishly started searching for people who I had recently discovered in the sales space. Many or them were actually on Twitter! I started to follow them. The first thing that I noticed was the time savings for following blog posts and other valuable content. As an example, if I was following ten blogs and had to go to each of their pages on a regular basis, it would take a long time. But if I was following them on Twitter, they were all updating their profiles with new tweets and I could see what was new in a fraction of the time. That was awesome!

As I progressed and became a daily Twitter user, I realized that the social interaction was becoming very beneficial to me as well. I was having a blast, and contributing daily! I must admit, trying to get my point across in less than 140 characters was a challenge, but I learned to adapt. As the list of people I followed quickly grew, I proceeded to group them in to sub lists, to keep each list of people to follow a manageable size.

LinkedIn was a website that I had previously used for job searches. I soon realized that it was much more than an HR platform. I started to connect with people in the sales space, fellow entrepreneurs, and old friends! I have now connected with close to 900 people, and am looking to add to my network daily.

Starting a Facebook fan page and joining Google+ a few months ago has provided me with other platforms to share my message on. Internet marketing leader Gary Vaynerchuk put his spin on social media during an interview with Tony Robbins once. He was posed the question about where people should be connecting with social media. His answer was a very emphatic “ALL OF THEM”. His explained the point with this analogy….

“If you were invited to several important business mixers, would you attend all of them, or just one?”

If you are attempting to spread your message to as many people as possible, the correct answer is all of them of course!

Social media has changed my life. I now know others are interested in what I have to say (which is an incredible feeling). I post my content in all the social media outlets mentioned above!

If you are looking to connect with people in your areas of interest, social media is certainly an incredible venue to do so. If you are looking to take things a step further and start, sustain and eventually grow a business, it is a must!

Most of you reading this are already connecting on social media, so congratulations! But please consider your connections that are on the fence, and send them the link of this blog post! It changed my life, and will hopefully change theirs too.

One last thing… if we are not connected on social media, I would love if you joined me at:

Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/SellLeadSucceed

(Don’t forget to like to stay connected!) 

Twitter

https://twitter.com/TimMushey73

LinkedIn

http://ca.linkedin.com/in/timmushey

Google+

http://bit.ly/1bZrA2x

YouTube

http://www.youtube.com/user/TimMushey

 

Have A Laugh Fridays – Not Feeling The Love Sales Reps?

This video proves a very valuable point.

You typically gotta have a sales force to sell stuff. This is a funny, somewhat awkward take on that concept, but the message is very clear.

If your company takes the sales force for granted, maybe today is the day to show them some love!

Have a great weekend….

Hey – Are We Connected? Just Checking!

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Hey…

I  pride myself in showing up as often as I can on several major social media outlets.

You can find me at:

Facebook
www.facebook.com/SellLeadSucceed
(don’t forget to “like” to stay connected)

Twitter
https://twitter.com/TimMushey73

LinkedIn  http://linkd.in/zx0yGN

Google+
http://bit.ly/XvkjRr

YouTube
http://www.youtube.com/user/TimMushey

And if you ever need to email me

TimMushey@gmail.com

Tell your friends, family, colleagues! The more the merrier!

Enough about me! I would LOVE to know where I can connect with you?

Enjoy the rest of your week! Tim

Saturday Music Memories – Lovin’ The Lifehouse

I have loved Lifehouse since they broke on to the mainstream music scene in 2001 with the smash hit “Hanging By A Moment”.

They have had some ups and downs in their career since then, but I have never stopped following. Jason Wade has one of those voices that keeps you wanting more. The past couple of years they have skyrocketed back in to the spotlight and I could not be happier.

I have not seen them in concert yet, but I am patiently waiting until next time they come through my town.

I have always loved their acoustic work, and this version of “Halfway Gone” is no exception!

Enjoy this awesome track and have a fantastic weekend!

Thank You & Let’s Connect!

Hi Everyone!

I wanted to take a moment and say a huge thank you for following my blog! I wish I had time to send everyone a personal thank you, but this is the next best thing.

If somebody told me that I would have 250 followers and almost 10,000 views in 4.5 months of blogging when I started in late January, I would have been very very excited. I am having the time of my life, and am looking forward to more blogging and interacting!

I also wanted to take a moment to remind you that there are several other ways to connect with me. I have included the list below. I will of course follow back if you choose to connect in these other ways. I have not quite completed my Facebook Fan Page timeline yet, but hopefully over the next couple of weeks.

LinkedIn  http://linkd.in/zx0yGN

Twitter  http://bit.ly/LwGx2a

Facebook Fan Page  http://on.fb.me/z5BnBH

Google+  http://bit.ly/KNKdLQ

You Tube Channel  http://bit.ly/PbeHtL

Thanks once again for all of your support, and have an awesome week!

Tim

My Toastmasters Speech – Don’t Let Setbacks Change The Incredible You

In March of 2012, I entered the annual club contest for my Toastmasters Public Speaking group. It was a great experience, and I was runner up to a very worthy contestant. I actually had the presentation recorded that night, but  “technical difficulties” prevented  me from uploading it. I enjoyed the experience, and wanted to share it with you. So I recreated it from the comfort of my own home the next day.

We have all been through bumps in the roads in our lives, and the key to personal and professional success is how we fight through each setback, to still become who we really want to be.

Have A Laugh Fridays – (Song) You are My Prospect

Doug Grady is the President of High Achievers Network, and a musician to boot! I stumbled across his work searching for content to be included in Have A Laugh Fridays. I had a laugh when I heard the parody of this popular tune as it relates to sales. Admit it, you remember this song too!

Have A Laugh Fridays – Sales Are Up?

Great sales results are always a reason to celebrate! See why this party should not be happening! Check out this quick 30 commercial in my latest edition of “Have A Laugh Fridays”

My First YouTube Video – An Introduction

It was certainly a leap of faith finally getting in front of the video camera after managing my stuttering issue for many years, but I am sure glad I did. The sky is the limit now! Here is my introductory video for Sell Lead, Succeed!