Using Twitter To Enhance Your Selling Skills


Share on LinkedIn

If you think Twitter is only for kids and letting others know what you’re having for breakfast, think again. I’m using it pretty much daily to identify text, audio and video that directly contribute to improving my sales and business knowledge and skills.

Here’s how:

  • If you haven’t already, set up your basic Twitter account
  • “Follow” this “starter set” of folks who habitually share links to good sales and business content:
    • @toddschnick
    • @stonepayton
    • @howerick
    • @iannarino
    • @paulcastain
    • @bobburg
    • @youngbloodtodd
  • Download Tweetdeck & set up a column called “Knowledge” or whatever you want to call your feed for self-improvement
  • Add the above @whomevers to that column
  • Check the tweets from these folks in Tweetdeck – what you’ll find in the tweets are links to valuable content (& the occasional bit of humor or interesting trivia)
  • Learn from that content!!!
  • Learn from that content!!!
  • Learn from that content!!!
  • Add and delete @whomevers to tune the nature of content you value and want
  • When you find a good @whomever, tweet me at @youngbloodtodd so I can learn more too
  • If you find a blog you really like from the tweets, link its RSS feed to your RSS Reader (more on RSS as a learning tool here)

This is the most efficient way I’ve ever found to identify sources of good, strong, valuable information, knowledge and insight.

Related posts:

  1. Creating Value By Learning Faster

Republished with author's permission from original post.

Todd Youngblood
Todd Youngblood is passionate about sales productivity. His 3+ year career in Executive Management, Sales, Marketing and Consulting has focused on selling more, better, cheaper and faster. He established The YPS Group, Inc. in 1999 based on his years of experience in Sales Process Engineering – that is, combining creativity and discipline in the design, implementation and use of work processes for highly effective sales teams.


Please use comments to add value to the discussion. Maximum one link to an educational blog post or article. We will NOT PUBLISH brief comments like "good post," comments that mainly promote links, or comments with links to companies, products, or services.

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here