SIC 032: Donald Kelly – My LinkedIn Outreach Secret

Donald Kelly

We’re kicking off season three of Selling in Color, which features the sales tips, tricks, and strategies to succeed in the sales industry. Today’s topic? We’re learning Donald’s personal strategies to identify and approach prospects on LinkedIn.

If you aren’t using LinkedIn, you need to.

  • The platform boasts an impressive 756 million members, about half of which are active.
  • However, of those people, only three million post content on a weekly basis. 
  • LinkedIn gets nine billion impressions per month, meaning that an insane amount of views goes to a relatively small number of creators.
  • What does this mean? There’s a huge space with relatively little competition currently on the LinkedIn platform.

Donald’s strategy is a three-part plan: Connect, share, and engage.

  • Connect with people who fit your ideal customer profile (at least ten of them per day.)
  • Don’t send a boring request; view their profile and send a personalized request that shows you put effort into the connection.
  • Think about the top ten problems or questions you get from prospects and use those ideas to develop content.
  • Prompt people to engage and contribute to the conversation. 
  • When your connections start to engage and respond to it, you’ll then be viewed by second and third-degree connections, some of who will be prospects and leads.
  • If you don’t have time to create new content, share podcast episodes or third-party blogs. But provide your own thoughts or spin as you share these posts to contribute to the conversation.
  • Whenever someone likes, comments, or engages with your post, continue the conversation! Start the dialogue and create relationships that make cold leads warm.

We’re excited to learn all the tips and tricks that are to come in the season ahead. So make sure to subscribe and tune in each week to upgrade your sales game!

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