Social Media Sales Expert
Kevin Knebl is recognized as a LinkedIn expert and has trained hundreds of organizations and tens of thousands of individuals on the most effective uses of LinkedIn since 2003. Kevin also has more Recommendations (1200+) on his LinkedIn profile than anyone else in the world among over 150,000,000 LinkedIn users.
Kevin is the owner of a Colorado-based professional speaking and training company that advises small, medium and Fortune 500 companies including State Farm Insurance, The Wall Street Journal Office Network, Herman Miller, HUB International, Dale Carnegie, Grubb & Ellis, Quizno's, RE/MAX, Brokers International, Lorman, Standard & Poor's and more on Online and Offline Networking, Social Media, Relationship Building, LinkedIn and Twitter. He has over 20 years experience in interpersonal skills training, sales, networking and related areas of expertise.
Kevin was formerly the top-producing salesperson for an international consulting company with over 300 salespeople in 11 international offices. He set numerous sales records among a number of small, medium and Fortune 500 companies, and hired and managed sales forces in the professional services, business consulting and direct selling industries before launching his own speaking and training company.
Kevin is the coauthor of "The Social Media Sales Revolution: The New Rules for Finding Customers, Building Relationships, and Closing More Sales Through Online Networking" and a contributing author to "Learn Marketing with Social Media in Seven Days."
Social Media for People Without Tape on Their Glasses
This presentation is designed to educate businesspeople about the current state of Social Media from a non-technical perspective. Kevin educates businesses and organizations on how social software aligns with their strategies. This presentation enables attendees to understand the relevance of Social Media in business from a brand management, visibility and revenue growth perspective. Case studies are delivered which provide quantifiable results in this constantly evolving medium.
Customized Basic to Advanced LinkedIn Training
LinkedIn is the world's largest Business Networking platform with over 150,000,000 users and more than one new professional joining per second. Since 2003, Kevin has trained thousands of professionals and businesses on the most effective uses of LinkedIn as a lead generation, business development, brand management and revenue producing tool. At the end of the day, long-term business success has always been and always will be about relationships. Whether online or offline, people are the same, only the technology changes. Learn the strategies and methodologies used to leverage this amazing business tool.
In a more and more interconnected, over-caffeinated, hyper-competitive, always-on, 24/7/365, CrackBerry world, how do we stay top of mind with our prospects, clients, referral sources and networking partners? Spamming and stalking are not the answer. Showing appreciation and adding value win out over self promotion every time. Companies today are squandering millions of dollars searching for the elusive Grail, when it's as simple, and inexpensive, as a little human touch. All things being equal, people do business with and refer business to people they know, like, and trust. This presentation teaches how implementing a "Like-Ability Strategy" (LAS) into your business sets you apart from the masses.
Networking for Massive Success
For over a decade, Kevin Knebl has been teaching organizations how to leverage their everyday contacts into a never-ending stream of new prospects. Using his highly effective relationship cultivation procedures, new contacts are converted into lifelong clients, customers, strategic partners and referral ambassadors. He teaches the non-manipulative art of positive persuasion. Throughout the presentation, Kevin draws on a theme that defines great relationships, solid business culture and innovation: Abundance vs. Scarcity.
Customized Basic to Advanced Twitter Training
Twitter is the world's best real-time business tool. People unfamiliar with Twitter tend to think that it's simply 15 year-olds talking about what they had for lunch. In reality, businesses are strategically using Twitter to identify potential clients, alliances and partnerships and many other business purposes. This exciting training workshop will teach you how to tap into this amazing stream of information while positioning you and your business as a thought leader in your industry and the go-to resource of choice.
Recent Publications by Kevin Knebl
Social Media Sales Revolution
"Kevin's presentation was absolutely outstanding. He clarified the objectives upfront (ensuring his content was relevant to us), tailored his content, pace and detail of information to the team assembled (seemingly on the fly), was personable, humorous, engaging and EXTREMELY informative. Even better, I have already seen the impact of his presentation on our team. His content is relevant and 100% actionable. Kevin's presentation was probably the best investment our company has made in the past 6 months. I would strongly endorse Kevin to anyone curious as to how to leverage the emerging social networking tools to grow their business, establish their company brand (as well as their personal brand) and grow their business through personal networking. I anticipate significant ROI from this investment." President, Corvirtus, LLC
"Kevin is a strong communicator, giving clear direction utilizing outstanding techniques that hold your attention and achieve results. His strategic thinking, practical, clear direction allows him to communicate the tasking that can be easily applied to every type of business. This promotes a quicker return on your investment. The relationship that I have developed through "LinkedIn" from his seminar has already allowed me to win a $500,000.00 project with a brand new customer without competition! Finding this individual and developing a relationship through standard networking practices would have taken a year or more. The timeline was dramatically shortened. " Account Manager, Murphy Company
"Myself and a few other people from our firm attended Kevin's Linkedin and Twitter class. We saw such a huge value in this that we immediately asked Kevin to customize a presentation for our firm and fly down to Texas to present it. Being in the financial services industry, we have many special considerations when it comes to implementing a social media strategy. Kevin worked closely with us to ensure we were taking full advantage of the benefits while remaining compliant. For anyone embarking on a social media strategy for their firm, I would highly recommend attending one of Kevin's seminars. He was professional, fun, and extremely knowledgeable. Our company has benefited greatly from his teachings." Senior VP, Advisors Asset Management, Inc.
"I am truly amazed that a single person has amassed the knowledge that Kevin has at his finger tips. He knows so much about this stuff, it is almost like trying to drink from a fire hose when you hear him talk about it. However, he does have a talent for breaking it down into simple terms and making it easy to understand. Kevin has provided me with invaluable ways to use LinkedIn and Twitter to further my business. After hearing him speak or meeting with him in person, the anticipation of implementing what Kevin has recommended makes it hard to sleep at night until his recommendations are all put into practice. I highly recommend Kevin for training and consultation on all of your social networking needs." Attorney
"Kevin's is extremely knowledgeable in business and professional networking and communications. More importantly, he has a unique ability to relate his expertise to an audience. Even though I thought I was well versed in networking, Ken was able to give me new insights into more effectively utilizing LinkedIn in a very short period of time." President, High Plains Consulting Group, LLC
"Although I thought I knew how to navigate and utilize the Linked-In site, Kevin showed me three tricks that instantly enabled me to approach my prospects more professionally and improved my ability to communicate on a more personable level. In today's day and age when relationships mean everything and every advantage helps when within the "final three feet," this course instantly provides assistance in improving a sales persons effectiveness in that space. I highly recommend taking this course to improve your professional sales capabilities. This is the second type of course that I have attended on social media, and the difference with Kevin's content is that "he gets it"... meaning he understands the value of the data and how to help utilize that knowledge as an additional part of how we need to be communicating in a professional business to business setting, instead of just farming the data and spamming into internet space. Invest in this seminar, the message and the impact will be immediate." Solution Sales Professional