If you want to be great, study great people. If this statement could be reshaped for 2018, it would have this addition:
“If you want to be great, surround yourself with great people…and then follow them on social media.”
With so much content and noise out there, it can be difficult to know who to follow, who to listen too, or what advice to take. To help, this list is a list of the Top 16 Sales Thought Leaders on Social Media. All of them deliver a steady stream of incredible content, thought-provoking blogs, as well as regular motivational quotes, podcasts, and more.
Who are the Top 16 Sales Thought Leaders on Social Media?
Mike Weinberg @mike_weinberg
Tell me about Mike: Weinberg is the author of two best-selling books, New Sales. Simplified and Sales Management. Simplified as well as a leading Sales and Leadership consultant and speaker. His books are a must-read for anyone in the sales and inside sales industries.
Jill Rowley @jill_rowley
Tell me about Jill: Jill is probably the leading voice behind social selling and a regular consultant on startups, and strategy advisement for inside sales.
Tim Hughes @Timothy_Hughes
Tell me about Tim: Tim has nearly 200k Twitter followers and continues to be a leading voice on social selling. He is CEO and Co-Founder of Digital Leadership Associates (DLA). He is the author of Social Selling – Influencing Buyers and Changemakers which is a must-read for anyone on an inside sales team.
Grant Cardone @GrantCardone
Tell me about Grant: Grant is the author of multiple best-selling books like If You’re Not First, You’re Last: Sales Strategies to Dominate Your Market and Beat Your Competition, Be Obsessed or Be Average, and The 10X Rule. He is also the founder of Grant Cardone Sales Training University. His books are an absolute must have and read for anyone, especially the 10X Rule.
Deb Calvart @PeopleFirstPS
Tell me about Deb: Deb is one of the leading voices from a sales training perspective and also teaches through the UC Berkely extension. She has strong content that is engaging and connecting especially with people new to sales.
Jeffrey Gitomer @gitomer
Tell me about Jeffrey: Jeffrey is arguably one of the top sales coaches in the world. He has written a wildly successful Little Book series including Little Red Book of Selling and Sales Bible. His 12 books are must-haves for salespeople and leaders.
Brian Tracy @BrianTracy
Tell me about Brian: Brian is the author of best-selling books including The Psychology of Selling: Increase Your Sales Faster and Easier Than You Ever Thought Possible. Many regard Brian as one of the greats in the industry and would put him at the top of this list. He is the CEO of Brian Tracy International™ He is a must follow.
Lori Richardson @scoremoresales
Tell me about Lori: Lori is the CEO of Score More Sales. They are a leading organization who coach, train, and motivate sales leadership and individuals across the globe. Lori is a strong voice in sales leadership that is a must follow.
Ken Krogue @kenkrogue
Tell me about Ken: Ken is the co-founder of Inside Sales, one of the top lead generation platforms. He has won multiple awards for his inside sales thought leadership and expertise. He is an enormous proponent of social selling and intense sales focus which has been adopted by many of the leading lead generation organizations in the country.
David Hoffeld @DavidHoffeld
Tell me about David: David is the author of the incredible book The Science of Selling and the CEO The Hoffeld Group. He brings a unique, science-based approach to selling that helps many salespeople simplify their approaches and be more consistent with their results.
Anthony Iannarino @iannarino
Tell me about Anthony: His blog, The Sales Blog, is insanely popular and full of valuable content for any sales professional. He’s the author of the book The Only Sales Guide You’ll Ever Need and a regular industry speaker as well.
Alice Heiman @aliceheiman
Tell me about Alice: She gets sales. She sends out regular streams of tweets for sales professionals full of motivational quotes and training pieces that are timely and helpful. She is great to follow, especially for newer people in the profession.
Tamara Schenk @tamaraschenk
Tell me about Tamara: Tamara is seriously a leading expert on all things B2B Sales. On Linkedin, she sends out regular sales insights that can help any inside sales professional. I would push anyone that is in B2B to Tamara.
Gary Vaynerchuk @garyvee
Tell me about Gary: Gary is the best-selling author of Crush it! and Crushing it! He is also the CEO of Vaynermedia as well as the hustling vlogger, podcaster, author, and more. Though some may be familiar with his story because he was an early investor in huge companies like Twitter, Uber, and Venmo, it’s his hustle and entrepreneurship that is his legacy. He pushes people, and particularly youth, to be entrepreneurial and is a must follow.
Jeb Blount @SalesGravy
Tell me about Jeb: Jeb is the author of the amazing sales books Fanatical Prospecting and Sales EQ that are both must reads for any sales leader or sales professional. He is also the founder of Sales Gravy and a regular speaker and consultant.
Bob Burg @BobBurg
Tell me about Bob: Not sure if this list would be complete without Bob Burg. Bob is the best-selling author of The Go-Giver, Endless Referrals, and Adversaries into Allies. His books and podcasts are world-renowned and he is a regular speaker and consultant. He is a must follow.
If you are in sales, you’ve got to be following these people. Education is It is a must. Fight the noise and listen up.