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Shane Gibson
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Social Media is Hard.... Time to get over it and get to work :)
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Vital skills for the ‪#‎sales‬ manager of the future ‪#‎SalesTribe‬
  Sales management and sales leadership in the near future will look very different from the way it looks today. Every day there's a new gadget, widget, crm and sales guru touting groundbreaking methodologies. The question is what skills does the sales manager and sales leader of the future really need? I asked this question of 30 sales authors and sales thought leaders during our #SalesTribe twitter chat and here's what they had to say:
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Join me and over 30 leading sales authors for the ‪#‎salestribe‬ Twitter Chat on April 21st 10:00am Pacific/1:00pm Eastern ==> 
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Thank-you! Such a powerful message.
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I just invested in Fred Shadian's new book "Energetic Questions" I got a preview of the finished book and it's an amazing. 
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The 9 Immutable Laws of Social Selling [with INFOGRAPHIC]
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The Single Biggest Mistake Salespeople Make in Social Media #SalesTribe  #socialselling #scrm 
Last week I hosted a #SalesTribe twitter chat with 30 sales thought leaders and authors. Social selling and social media use by salespeople is a hot topic. Many people who use Twitter and Facebook shun their use for sales, a lot of this can be attributed to poor practices and lack of skill on the behalf of motivated yet often tactless salespeople. I asked the experts what they think the single biggest mistake is that sales people make using socia...
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Not making it social but using it as a push out vehicle for marketing?
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In case you missed it yesterday... here's a summary "The Future of Selling ‪#‎SalesTribe‬ ‪#‎TwitterChat‬ Top Tweets:"
What happens when 30+ sales thought leaders and sales authors get together to talk about the future of selling on Twitter? 1100+ Tweets, 129 engaged participants and a ton of sales wisdom and insights to share. With 1100 tweets it got a little challenging to follow the conversation but I managed to pull some of the great answers from the tribe. By no means is this totally inclusive, you're going to have to search #salestribe on Twitter to see the...
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I have been listed amongst Knowledge Tree's Top 30 Sales Enablement Thought Leaders. … 
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Congrats Shane!
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+Little Woo's "Wonder of Enchantment" course starts in a couple weeks. It's a 5 week course on living an enchanted life. “Enchantment” is the Wonder of childhood combined with the Wisdom of adulthood!”  - to learn more visit her site:
(formerly called Evolution of the Dreamer) 5 Wednesdays: April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 in 2015 “Enchantment” is the Wonder of childhood combined with the Wisdom of adulthood!" ~ little woo 10 Benefits of Enchantment love love love love love love 1) When you...
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We are karma, we keep experiencing the same pain by repeating behaviours and looking outside of ourselves for the cause …
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Social Media Speaker, Author, Sales Trainer, Podcaster, Blogger
Keynote Speaking, writing, nordic skiing, downhill skiing (instructor level 1), mountaineering, leadership development, Arnis (martial arts)
  • Langara College
    Facilitator Professional Sales Certificate Program, 2001 - present
    The PSA ( was founded in 2001 by Shane Gibson as a separate business entity from Knowledge Brokers' core customized sales training offerings. The has PSA partnered with Langara College to provide a comprehensive e-elearning formatted Professional Sales Certificate Program based KBI's sales training and leadership methodologies and (developed by author Bill Gibson) Shane Gibson's series of books. We offer an in-depth 4 course Professional Sales Certificate and the e-learning course includes: - Online earning modules - ebooks - webinars - forums - the opportunity to network with and learn from other sales pros from around the world. Topics include: - Strategic Selling - Rapport Building - CRM - Social Selling (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Blogging and monitoring tools) - Personal brand building for sales people - Key Account Management - Prospecting and lead generation - Complex Selling - Service
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    Professional Speaker, Author, Trainer, Podcaster, Blogger, 2000 - present
    Delivered seminars for major banks, automotive companies including Ford and was a keynote speaker on sales and social selling for organizations in Canada, USA, South America, and South Africa.
  • BuildDirect
    Sales Trainer, 2014 - 2015
    Sales trainer for Builddirect, responsible for designing and delivering the Builddirect sales training system for new and existing sales team members and key account managers. Also responsible for developing and implementing the on-going sales coaching program. My personal goal - for Builddirect to be recognized as a leader in sales and service excellence in the building supply & home improvement industry. About Builddirect: BuildDirect is the world's largest online supplier of home improvement products dedicated to being below budget and above expectations. Through custom and proprietary web analytics and forecasting tools, BuildDirect is reinventing and redefining how consumers can receive the best prices for their home or renovation needs without sacrificing quality. For manufacturers around the globe, BuildDirect identifies in real time how a product is performing, forecast trends and pinpoint production needs to improve manufacturing efficiencies. By connecting the consumer directly to the manufacturer, BuildDirect simplifies the buying chain resulting in the best prices in the market with the same level of quality as national brands. Consumers enjoy the flexibility to purchase home improvement products online with generous free samples, easy product delivery, 30-day return guarantee and access to product experts. BuildDirect delivers a reliable and hassle-free experience in an industry known for historically poor customer service and where often, the consumer assumes all of the risk
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    Social Media Speaker and Author, 2010 - 2014
    Shane Gibson is an international social media and sales speaker, and author who has addressed over 100,000 people over the past sixteen years on stages in North America, Southern Africa and South America. He is in high demand as a keynote speaker on the topics of social media and sales performance. Shane’s books include Sociable! How Social Media is Turning Sales and Marketing Upside Down. Closing Bigger the Field Guide to Closing Bigger Deals and his new book published by Entrepreneur Press (McGraw Hill) called Guerrilla Social Media Marketing, co-authored with Jay Conrad Levinson.
  • Greater Vancouver Venture Centre
    Program Coordinator and Trainer, 1999 - 2001
    Program Coordinator and trainer for the youth entrepreneurship program and Vancouver based entrepreneur development and start-up incubator that was nationally recognized for our best practices in new entrepreneur development.
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Shane Gibson is an international speaker and author who has addressed over 100,000 people over the past 20 years on stages in North America, Southern Africa and South America. He is in high demand as a keynote speaker on the topics of social media and sales performance.

Shane’s books include Sociable! How Social Media is Turning Sales and Marketing Upside Down. Closing Bigger the Field Guide to Closing Bigger Deals and his new book published by Entrepreneur Press (McGraw Hill) called Guerrilla Social Media Marketing, which was co-authored with Jay Conrad Levinson.

As a trainer, coach and speaker, Shane combines a diverse background in sales force leadership, new entrepreneur development and social media marketing to develop unique presentations and solutions for his clients. Shane is also Canada’s only Guerrilla Marketing Master Trainer.

Blogging since 2002 and podcasting since 2004, Shane drives the majority of his business from social media and social networks. He has been published in numerous publications as an authority on the topics of leadership, marketing, social media and sales performance. Some of these publications include CMA Magazine, the Financial Post, the Globe and Mail and Profit Magazine.

Shane’s clients include: The US Department of Commerce, the Apple Specialists Marketing Co-op, CMA Canada, Simply Computing, ACL, the Vancouver Board of Trade, Ford Motor Company, HUB International, Seminarium Colombia, Seminarium Chile,, the Sauder School of Business, the University of British Columbia, Canaccord Financial and hundreds of entrepreneurs, individual sales people and marketers over the past 17 years.

When he’s not working or tweeting you can find Shane hiking or skiing in British Columbia’s Coast Mountain range with his family.

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