The Benefits of a Transparent Culture

There is a lot of discussion these days about the tight labor market and, specifically, how it’s affecting small businesses. I read one story about a restaurant that’s offering one free meal a day for a year to anyone that refers a successful candidate. Businesses are taking extra (and some may argue, necessary) steps to […]

Ten Steps to Integrating Sales Navigator with Your CRM

Sales Navigator CRM

“It’s hard enough to get my sales team to use our CRM, how will I get them to log into LinkedIn too? Is there a way to integrate our CRM with LinkedIn Sales Navigator and should I?” Explain why they need to use both tools and how it will help them. Potentially. Definitely. The more […]

The Seven Lies People Tell Themselves

A repost from January 30, 2018. We wanted to reshare this post because it has been relevant to our series of sales posts. We also wanted to reiterate the importance of becoming familiar with LinkedIn and other social/business platforms in order to adapt to the new norm of doing business: online. Seven Lies People Tell […]

Just How Digitally Literate Are Your Salespeople?

During a recent interview with a potential salesperson, they asked how many cold calls they would be expected to make every day. Several thoughts raced through my head at that moment. Do you actually understand what we do at Intero? Do you realize that cold calling is one slice of a much larger sales process? […]

Stop Networking and Actually Get to Know People

Speed networking has been off my radar for a while now. It’s just not enough anymore. The five to ten minutes of uber-high level pleasantries, quick questions focused on what you do, who you know and why you’re there just don’t cut it anymore. These quick conversations, usually positioned before or in between presentations, speakers, […]

How to Update Your Job Experience on LinkedIn When You Leave A Company

When an employee leaves their job, the last thing that they probably think about is updating their current role listed on their LinkedIn profile. If an employee forgets to end their current job experience with an employer and they are linked to the employer’s Company Page, they will still show up a current employee on the […]

LinkedIn’s Greatest Vulnerability is You, the Customer

As a long time LinkedIn evangelist, I write this post not with malice but with sheer and utter frustration. I am the first one to remind the people that we are simply borrowing LinkedIn’s platform and it’s theirs to build any which way they choose. However, there are things beyond understanding. A client called last […]

How to Clean Up Your LinkedIn Company Page

Have you looked at your LinkedIn Company Page lately? More importantly, have you reviewed the people who say they are your employees? More often than not, someone at the company will say, “That person doesn’t work here.” or “That person left our company two years ago.” or “We don’t have employees in that city or […]

LinkedIn: Know What You Need to Know

Have you ever been charged with presenting something you’re not entirely sure you’re an expert on? If so, you probably thought, “Wow, I can’t do this. I’m not an expert.” Then you realize you better learn it fast. People are relying on you to teach, inspire, and perhaps even entertain them. Something important may be […]

What is Your 2021 LinkedIn Training Plan?

The 2nd quarter is coming to a close. What plan have you and your organization put into place to enable your team members to build their personal brands, advocate your company’s brand, and establish, nurture and leverage their individual networks for the greater good of promoting personal and company news, insight and value proposition? We […]