Tuesday, July 31, 2012

3 Sales Tips for Leveraging Social Media, Increase Your Sales Awareness

3 Sales Tips for Leveraging Social Media 

Social media impacts our lives a little bit more every day. Time spent on mobile web browsing has more than doubled over the past 2 years, and it is projected to increase another 50% over the next 4 years. A large percentage of that time is spent on social media sites such as LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter, just to name a few. Below are statistics from the most recent study by McKinsey on the implementation of social media tools in business.

 How can sales professionals make the most of social media in their selling efforts?
 1) Develop a Plan Setting up an account on Facebook, LinkedIn, or any other social site is not a plan; it is a first step. The first choice you need to make is which mediums to concentrate on. The easy way to decide is to answer the question, “Where do your target customers spend their time?” Pick two mediums that are most used by your potential customers and allocate adequate time each week to really work on your plan – no less than 2 hours per week is suggested.

2) Get Involved One part of developing your social selling plan is to decide what you will actually do to maximize your time each week. Minimally you should join appropriate groups and get involved in discussions. If all you do is join a group and post your own personal commercial each week, don’t expect to see results. It takes time to build credibility by contributing insightful comments and adding value through what you contribute to the group. This also applies to anything business-related you post on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, or any other site. Before you post anything always ask yourself, “Why would anyone care?”

3) Include a Blog Strategy Blogging is one of the most effective means of expanding your influence and reach through social media. Writing a blog that has interest to your targeted prospects and customers can build credibility and generate interest in your professional capability. It is very easy to create a blog through WordPress or any number of blog hosting sites, and it is also very easy to publicize your blog through social outlets. Here is the catch – once you start, you must make sure you maintain a regular discipline. It takes time, consistent use of good content, and patience to establish a reader base, but it is well worth the effort.

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Obama's Green Energy Electric Bill: North American Power...What Will Happen Next?

Soon after his inauguration in 2009 President Obama tells Congress to seek out, research and find new resources of Energy and to think about 'Clean Green Renewable Energy'. Now in 2012 it is happening and Wind Turbines are being made at 5 Million Dollars a Piece all through American and Nine Foreign Countries. They will continue to be built for the next 10 -15 years to make America more self reliable in terms of Energy..meaning In-sourcing American jobs instead of Outsourcing them.

I started this site to help others with tips in Renewable Energy awareness. Contact me Tradd Duggan , LinkedIn profile. To Network, possible Sales openings or more information.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Renewable Energy Companies Seeking Top Sales Representative for Job Opening Posting by Recruiters

How Many Times Have You Seen This? 

Top Sales Rep Needed for Fantastic Job Opportunity? We all have of course, the next question is who is doing the hiring and what Industry is this in relation to my background and lastly, do I have the experience they are looking for?

 Each Sales opening must fit into your background before you can even think about applying for. Not only that but you need to qualify just to interview for this. If you can catch their eye and get an interview than you are halfway home. The next step is up to you to close the deal. Interview tips always play a large role as to how you do but to get the job you want, you need to do your research, know everything you can about this company, job role and how it fits you!

Go get the Job of your dreams and make the Sale!!!

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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

New Poll Shows Protecting Colorado’s Waterways is Good Policy and Good Politics

 New Poll Shows Protecting Colorado’s Waterways is Good Policy and Good Politics 
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Jeanne Bassett, Environment Colorado (303) 573-3871, jbassett@environmentcolorado.org
Gary Wockner, Clean Water Action, (303) 405-6755, gwockner@cleanwater.org
Jay Campbell, Hart Research Associates, (202) 234-5570

Denver, CO — Coloradans overwhelmingly support an Obama administration proposal to restore protections for Colorado’s rivers, lakes, streams, and wetlands, according to a recent poll commissioned by leading environmentalists and sportsmen organizations. Nearly seven in ten (67%) Colorado respondents support the President’s proposal to restore clean water safeguards, with strong support across political affiliations. The poll was released as the U.S. House of Representatives is poised to vote on the House Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act ( H.R. 5325) next week. The bill includes a provision to block the President from restoring critical clean water protections. However, the poll’s findings indicate that blocking those protections could be a political dead end for many in Congress.

 Two-thirds of Coloradans (66%) say they would feel more favorable toward their Representative if he or she supported the restoration of clean water protections, including more than 60% of Independents in the state. “Coloradans’ message is clear: we want our water to be clean and safe and we support restoring Clean Water Act protections to achieve this,” said Jay Campbell, Vice President for Hart Research Associates , the firm that conducted the poll. “Their support is extraordinary in both its depth and its breadth. Given the contentiousness we see on nearly every issue, when you have an idea that large majorities of Republicans, Independents, and Democrats all agree on you know you have something that is both good policy and good politics.”

The poll was conducted in urban, suburban, and rural areas in Colorado. Major findings of the poll include: 1. There is extensive support in Colorado for restoring clean water protections. Not only is this support more intense than the opposition, but also it is shared broadly across party lines. 2. Supporting clean water protections can be a winning political issue for both Colorado’s Congressional delegation and the President. 3. Messages in favor of the proposal to restore clean water protections are much stronger than arguments in opposition to the proposal. (The full summary of the poll’s findings can be found here .)

 “From kayaking on the Colorado River to spending time along the South Platte, this poll is further proof that protecting our waterways is enormously popular and important in Colorado,” said Bessie Schwarz, Field Organizer for Environment Colorado. “Unfortunately many of the waterways we love and cherish still are inadequately protected. It’s time for President Obama to stand up for Colorado’s waterways and finalize these critical protections.” “The streams and wetlands at issue here are vital parts of Colorado’s water infrastructure because they filter pollution, prevent floods and affect the drinking water of over three million Coloradans. Clarifying protection for these vulnerable water bodies is an important step forward,” said Gary Wockner, Colorado Program Director, Clean Water Action.

 The findings of this poll echo the immense public support these protections have consistently enjoyed across the state, from thousands of concerned citizens, and dozens of family farmers, local elected officials, recreational businesses, and many more. The poll was commissioned by American Rivers, Clean Water Action, Clean Water Network, Earthjustice, Environment Colorado, the Izaak Walton League of America, the League of Conservation Voters, the National Wildlife Federation, Natural Resources Defense Council, Sierra Club, and Waterkeeper Alliance.

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