Hi there friend! Thank you for joining me for the 3rd episode in our social selling series. In episode 8, the one right before this one, we talked with social selling and LinkedIn expert Brynne Tillman about how to strategically use LinkedIn to grow your sales and your authority. That episode has been very well received and I have gotten a ton of positive feedback from listeners through linked in and email so that’s been great.
In fact, it is the most downloaded podcast that I’ve had to date. So if you haven’t already, I would really encourage you to take a listen to that episode – again it’s the episode right before this one – number 8. In the first episode of the series, episode 7, “Social Selling Is all About Value”, with sales expert Barb Giamanco we break down how to deliver value in our social selling efforts that will open more doors and build better relationships with our targeted prospects. Its another insightful episode that lays out the foundation of social selling with great examples.
Today we are focused on one of the hottest topics in sales and marketing right now and that is how to leverage video in social selling to build relationships and authority and draw leads into your sales funnel. It will come as no surprise to many of you, that video - much like audio, has a profound ability to create connections with your potential buyers. And our expert guest today is just the person to break down the basics of getting started with video.
Cheryl Tan has a fantastic background in broadcast journalism, where over 20 years in TV news she perfected her interviewing and storytelling skills. Over the years she has put thousands of people on camera so she knows her stuff. Now she shares those skills with fellow businessowners who want to tell the stories of their companies through video or through the media. Through consulting and done-for-you video services, she helps entrepreneurs be seen as experts in their field - she is on a mission to help people find their voice and bring their stories to life on video.
Cheryl is the host of the "STANDOUT with Cheryl Tan"podcast, where she shares strategies you can use right now to get noticed and be seen as a thought leader in your industry. It’s a great podcast packed with valuable tips and best practices. You can catch up on past shows at CherylTanMedia.com.
Now I’m going to get honest here with you for a moment. This is an important masterclass episode for me personally as I haven’t really embraced the use of video yet or at all really. If I’m being honest, I’ve been a little intimated by it. The reasons why have varied – I’m always tyring to figure out the rules of engagement, “should it be casual and spur of the moment or structured and training like?”, “What should I wear? Is it ok to shoot in my house? What kind of camera and background should I have?”…
All of that being said, I recognize how important video is for my business and I am dedicated to overcoming the mental roadblocks I have around using video. And I’ve made it a huge part of my marketing plan for the next few months.
So if you’re like me, you recognize that you need to embrace video and leverage it in your business and sales routine and are looking for the basics on how to get started this masterclass is for you. Now if you’re one of those people who are comfortable and rocking your videos (you’re amazing!), stay tuned anyway because I think you’ll find some great nuggets in here to help you refine and improve your efforts as well.
In this interview we are going to touch on some great, actionable tips for getting started with video, including:
How to build authority in your niche through video
Leveraging video to level the playing field between you and larger or more well established competitors
How to enhance your lead generation and sales conversations using video
This will be a great primer on video. I have my pen and paper out and I’m ready to take notes!
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