10 Social Selling Thought Leaders to Follow Right Now

10 Social Selling Thought Leaders to Follow Right Now
June 30, 2014

Lots of sales reps these days are wondering how social media platforms like LinkedIn and Twitter can help them prospect and win more deals. So who has the answers?

Here is a short list of some of the most popular social selling minds on the web today.

Brian Bachofner, Social Selling Guru

Brian has over 10 years of experience in the B2B Data and Sales Intelligence market. He manages the content for Social Selling University, the leading source for best practices and advice for deploying social sales initiatives to identify new opportunities and engage customers on the networks they spend the most time in.



Barbara Giamanco, BarbaraGiamanco.com

Barbara is a popular social selling leader, advisor, speaker, and author.  She has been recognized as one of the Top 50 Sales and Marketing Influencers of 2014 by Top Sales World for her social selling strategy, skills and execution that have produced outstanding ROI and results for her clients.



Matt Heinz, HeinzMarketing.com

Matt has over 15 years of experience with marketing, business development and sales.  An author and avid blogger, Matt focuses his social selling content on delivering greater sales, revenue growth, product success, and customer loyalty to clients.



Jim Keenan, A Sales Guy Consulting

Jim is the founder of A Sales Guy Consulting and a passionate sales presentation speaker.  He has been recognized for his social selling expertise by companies such as Forbes, HubSpot, Harvard Business Review, Salesforce.com, and The Huffington Post, and has recently been named by SAP as one of the top 30 sales experts to follow on Twitter.



Jill Konrath, JillKonrath.com

Jill Konrath is the author of several best-selling sales books, including AGILE Selling and SNAP Selling, and offers blog posts and videos regarding social selling on her website. She is widely read and frequently quoted for her sales expertise and accomplishments



Jeff Molander, Make Social Media Sell

Jeff is a social selling leader who helps companies sell more effectively using social media while bringing a unique view on how to engage with customers.  He is the author of the first social selling book, Off the Hook Marketing: How to Make Social Media Sell for You.



Amy Porterfield, AmyPorterfield.com

Amy is a social media strategist specializing in Facebook marketing to generate more traffic, leads and, ultimately, sales.  Her program FBinfluence helps clients create customized plans to fit their unique needs, goals and styles of doing business.



Mark Schaefer, Business Grow

Mark has 30 years of experience in sales, public relations, marketing, and eCommerce.  An internationally-recognized blogger, Mark has written four best-selling books, including The Tao of Twitter and is among the top ten most retweeted marketing authorities in the world.



Neal Schaffer, Maximize Social Business

Neal works with clients seeking his expertise in social media as a business tool.  He has made Forbes Top 30 Social Salespeople in the World list two years in a row, taking the #4 spot in 2014. Neal is also an award-winning author, sought-after speaker, and acclaimed consultant.



Koka Sexton, KokaSexton.com

Koka is one of the most recognized social experts in the technology industry and was recently named Forbes #1 Social Sales Influencer. As a speaker, trainer and writer, he helps business professionals use social media platforms to drive lead generations, create new opportunities, and engage customers.



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