Course description

  • What are the course objectives?

    The Digital and Social Selling Training Program shows you how to integrate digital techniques into your sales process and enhance your sales performance. We introduce you to digital and social selling tools and techniques that will help you better engage prospects and achieve faster conversion rates. A variety of case studies and industry-specific projects will give you hands-on, real-world experience with digital and social selling.

  • What skills will you learn?

    After completing the digital and social selling training program, you will be able to:

    • Leverage advanced digital tools and methods in the sales cycle and acquire more relevant leads
    • Understand the importance of personalized, quality content
    • Develop a fully integrated selling strategy
    • Enhance your social presence to influence buyer decisions
    • Use social selling tools to increase online sales conversions
    • Build stronger customer engagement and shorten the sales cycle
    • Utilize CRM and sales intelligence tools to boost customer loyalty and retention

  • Who should take this course?

    This digital and social selling training program is perfect for professionals who want to advance their career with a deeper understanding of digital and social sales methodologies and techniques, including:

    • Sales and sales team leads
    • Account and relationship management
    • Consulting
    • Business development
    • Marketing and digital marketing

Course preview

    • Course Introduction 03:00
      • Introduction 03:00
    • Section 1 - Introduction to Digital Selling-Beyond Social Selling 50:49
      • 1.1 What is Digital Selling? 16:17
      • 1.2 What Makes a Successful Digital Business 12:11
      • 1.3 The Difference between Digital Selling and Social Selling 09:14
      • 1.4 The Importance of Digital Sales Tools 13:07
      • Quiz
    • Section 2 - Developing Digital Selling Credibility 1:52:55
      • 2.1 Importance of Developing a Strong Social Media Profile 14:17
      • 2.2 Advantages of Building a Personal Brand 13:48
      • 2.3 Building a Strong Personal Brand 21:34
      • 2.4 Enhancing Social Credibility 17:04
      • 2.5 Managing Your Social Platforms Part 1 11:15
      • 2.6 Managing Your Social Platforms Part 2 12:19
      • 2.7 Managing Your Social Platforms Part 3 09:13
      • 2.8 Managing Your Social Platforms Part 4 13:25
      • Quiz
    • Project 1 – Building Digital Sales Credibility
      • Building Digital Sales Credibility
    • Section 3 - Digital Research and Developing Buyer Personas 1:40:29
      • 3.1 Defining the Buyer Journey 14:23
      • 3.2 Introduction to Digital Buyer Profiles 08:57
      • 3.3 Honing Your Target Buyer Personas 21:01
      • 3.4 The Value of Sales Intelligence 21:44
      • 3.5 Sales Intelligence Tools and How to Use Them 18:02
      • 3.6 Researching Market Trends 16:22
      • Quiz
    • Section 4 - Turning Digital Connections into Sales Conversations 1:14:31
      • 4.1 CRM and Marketing Automation and Their Value in Digital Selling 20:16
      • 4.2 The Importance of A Digital Sales Hub 08:37
      • 4.3 Measuring Buyer Engagement 11:17
      • 4.4 Introduction to Digital Selling Tools 12:36
      • 4.5 Converting Prospects into Customers 21:45
      • Quiz
    • Project 2 – Identifying Buyer Personas
      • Identifying Buyer Personas
    • Section 5 - Building Sales Engagement Through Content Marketing 55:20
      • 5.1 Creating Persona-specific Content and Delivering It 11:19
      • 5.2 Establishing Thought Leadership 09:53
      • 5.3 Setting Up Your Content Creation Calendar 10:20
      • 5.4 Creating a Multi-channel Campaign 11:23
      • 5.5 Essential Content Management Tools 12:25
      • Quiz
    • Project 3 – Building Content Marketing Plan
      • Building Content Marketing Plan
    • Section 6 - Developing an Integrated Digital Selling Strategy 38:27
      • 6.1 Optimizing Your Campaign Calendar 09:34
      • 6.2 Tailoring Your Message to Suit the Buyer Persona 08:33
      • 6.3 How to Engage with Buyer Personas to Drive Sales 11:09
      • 6.4 Managing Your Digital Sales Campaigns 09:11
      • Quiz
    • Section 7 - Digital Selling Beyond Customer Acquisition 41:10
      • 7.1 Importance of Developing Customer Relationships 11:25
      • 7.2 Using Digital Selling to Aid Customer Expansion 08:07
      • 7.3 Handling Negative Customer Experiences 12:04
      • 7.4 The Future of Social and Digital Selling 09:34
      • Quiz
    • Project 4 – Building Integrated Selling Strategy
      • Building Integrated Selling Strategy
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Exam & certification

  • How will I become a Digital & Social Selling Certified Professional?

    To become a Digital & Social Selling Certified Professional, you must fulfill the following criteria:

    • Successfully complete 85 percent of the course
    • Complete one project and one simulation test
    • Course assessment with a minimum score of 60 percent

Course advisor

Paul Lewis
Paul Lewis Program Member of the University of Westminster's Alumni Student Mentor Program

Paul is a 20+ year marketing veteran who has been overseeing the management, creation, and execution of digital marketing and sales enablement programs at Pitney Bowes. He has built and scaled a highly effective global digital selling program which has generated over $10M in revenue.

FAQs

  • What are the main differences between digital selling and social selling?

    Social selling is a subset of digital selling with its own specialties. If you’re thinking that social media comes into play here, you’re absolutely right, but there’s more to social selling than merely engaging with customers via Twitter and Facebook.
    Social selling is a critical element of digital selling, but one that shouldn’t take up all your energies at the exclusion of other methods. Social selling is a slice of the cake, but it’s by no means the whole cake. There’s still display advertising, email marketing, content creation and various other digital techniques and mediums, all of which have a role to play as part of your overall digital sales strategy.

  • Is this live training, or will I watch pre-recorded videos?

    All of the classes are conducted via live online streaming. They are interactive sessions that enable you to ask questions and participate in discussions during class time. We do, however, provide recordings of each session that you attend for your future reference. Classes are attended by a global audience to enrich your learning experience.

  • Where and how can I access the e-learning content? Are there any limitations?

    Once you register for a course by paying the course fee, you will have 24/7 access to the e-learning content on our website. An automated course purchase confirmation email will guide you through the process.

  • Can I cancel my enrollment? Will I get a refund?

    Yes, you can cancel your enrollment if necessary. We will refund the course price after deducting an administration fee. To learn more, please view our Refund Policy.

  • What payment options are available?

    Payments can be made using any of the following options. You will be emailed a receipt after the payment is made.

    • Visa Credit or Debit Card
    • MasterCard
    • American Express
    • Diner’s Club
    • PayPal

  • What tools do I need to attend the training sessions?

    The tools you’ll need to attend training are:

    • Windows: Windows XP SP3 or higher
    • Mac OSX 10.6 or higher
    • Internet speed: Preferably 512 Kbps or higher
    • Headset, speakers and microphone: You’ll need headphones or speakers to hear instructions clearly, as well as a microphone to talk to others. You can use a headset with a built-in microphone, or separate speakers and a microphone.

  • Who are our instructors and how are they selected?

    All of our highly qualified trainers are industry experts with at least 10-12 years of relevant teaching experience. Each of them has gone through a rigorous selection process that includes profile screening, technical evaluation, and a training demo before they are certified to train for us. We also ensure that only those trainers with a high alumni rating remain on our faculty.

  • What is Global Teaching Assistance?

    Our teaching assistants are a dedicated team of subject matter experts here to help you get certified in your first attempt. They engage students proactively to ensure the course path is being followed and help you enrich your learning experience, from class onboarding to project mentoring and job assistance. Teaching Assistance is available during business hours.

  • What is covered under the 24/7 Support promise?

    We offer 24/7 support through email, chat, and calls. We also have a dedicated team that provides on-demand assistance through our community forum. What’s more, you will have lifetime access to the community forum, even after completion of your course with us.

  • I’d like to learn more about this training program. Who should I contact?

    Contact us using the form on the right of any page on the Simplilearn website, or select the Live Chat link. Our customer service representatives can provide you with more details.

  • What does it mean to be GSA approved course?

    The course is part of Simplilearn’s contract with GSA (only US) with special pricing for GSA approved agencies & organizations. To know more click here

  • How do i know if I am eligible to buy this course at GSA price?

    You should be employed with GSA approved agencies & organizations. The list of approved agencies is provided here

    • Disclaimer
    • PMP, PMI, PMBOK, CAPM, PgMP, PfMP, ACP, PBA, RMP, SP, and OPM3 are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.