Phil's career started out in the 90s when he joined the Navy. His job
was to deliver e-mail, by hand, to those in the Navy, Coast Guard and
the NSA (you know, the ones who listen). In college, Phil started
designing websites, by hand, and began training people how to create
their own websites, and to be more productive using computer. He also
sold "high speed Internet" that wasn't all that high speed.
Starting in 2000, Phil began working with financial professionals,
first as a registered representative, then doing online stocks and
options trading, by hand, before everything got automated. He taught my
co-workers how to use the Internet, how to use e-mail, and how to do a
bunch of things on their computers that made them more productive, and
ultimately, more profitable.
Phil kept teaching financial advisors, registered representatives,
stock brokers, registered assistants, and anyone else who needed
assistance how to best leverage technology. Phil became a vice president
of information technology, managing and teaching a team to do what he
knew how to do.
In 2005 social media entered his world, and Phil saw the potential for
financial professionals. Phil has been working with financial
professionals to increase their client and prospect connections to grow
their bottom line mostly using social media since then. It started with
LinkedIn and blogs, and now it's included e-mail marketing, Google+,
Twitter and occasionally even Facebook.
Now Phil does social media speaking, social media training, social media writing and social media coaching around the world.
Phil lived through the early days of the Internet, seen the .com boom, and now he sees the future of sales - and it is social.