How soon will the internet turn your salespeople into dinosaurs?

This topic generated over 100 comments on LinkedIn’s Group – Sales/Marketing VP’s & Directors – Software & Technology.

Overall there was a consensus.

One can tweet, LinkedIn, Plaxo, Facebook, and more, and in the end it all really comes down to one’s ability to be successful in a face-to-face meeting. So few people new to sales, in past five years, have the face-to-face skills to get to yes. The sales dinosaurs will be those who rely solely on digital skills.

Blumsack Brown BackgroundAs a coach, trainer and consultant, Larry Blumsack partners with people and organizations on the move and those already there to accelerate their communication, presentation and speaking skills to be on par with their ambition. Through one-on-one coaching and group training Larry helps leaders and aspiring leaders elevate their presence and communication skills to influence more people, sell more products-services-ideas and inspire others more successfully than they ever imagined.

Larry is the bestselling author of Face-to-Face is The Ultimate Social Media and founder of Zoka Institute and Zoka Training®. Zoka Training® — Mind/Voice/Body/Mindfulness in sync — is the result of Larry’s 45 years as a coach, acting teacher, actor, voice-over artist, theater and TV director/producer, radio & TV commentator and show host, speaker, trainer, serial entrepreneur, and syndicated columnist. Larry was a founding member of the theater department at Northeastern University.

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