Experts Connection Launches New Business Series with Webinar on Driving Sales with Social Media

Top Quote Social Media Expert James Durbin Provides Tips on How to Use Facebook, LinkedIn, and Other Networks to Close Top-Line Business Prospects. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) October 21, 2011 - NOVATO, Calif. -- Experts Connection for Business ( launches this month with a webinar to show executives how to harness social media to close sales. "Social Sales: Driving New Revenue Through LinkedIn, Facebook and Social Media, will be led by social business expert James Durbin, founder of Brandstorming (, and is scheduled for Thursday, October 20, from 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. ET, (1:00 - 2:30 p.m. PT). The Experts Connection series are sponsored by NETSHARE® (

    NETSHARE has been hosting the Experts Connections webinars for executive job seekers for the past six years, and the Experts Connections for Recruiters series for the past three years. With the launch of Experts Connection for Business, NETSHARE will bring the same practical approach to various business topics. NETSHARE seeks out acknowledged experts with a track record for success to share their tips and techniques, and provide nuts-and-bolts advice that attendees can immediately apply to their own operation.

    For the first 90-minute Experts Connection for Business presentation, James Durbin, a noted authority in online sales and recruiting strategies, will provide a live-screen demonstration outlining unique ways to use social media to close top prospects. Durbin will provide a step-by-step approach on how to use social platforms and social profiles to sell to prospects, old clients, and even your competition's contacts.

    Although this teleseminar will give special attention to Facebook and LinkedIn, the two most popular social networks, it also will touch on strategies for list-building sites such as Twitter, EventBrite, and SlideShare. During this online presentation, attendees will learn:

    - How to generate prospect lists using new tools.

    - How to tap LinkedIn for new information specific to a Sales Division.

    - Social CRM: tracking decision-makers and executives through their social connections.

    - Getting a response, including four messages proven to build your network of online connections.

    - How to use mobile and location-based services for lead-generation.

    - New search and profile optimization techniques to boost visibility for your personal profile.

    "The growing popularity of our Experts Connection teleseminars has demonstrated that professionals want practical information that helps them succeed," said Katherine Simmons, CEO of NETSHARE and host of the Experts Connection webinars. "With the launch of Experts Connection for Business, we have created a new online resource for professionals looking who want new tools to address a wide range of business challenges. For example, this first webinar addresses a problem that faces every business: how to harness social media to build sales. In the months to come, we will continue to tap experts to discuss practical topics that will provide new insights to help attendees conquer common problems, no matter what their business."

    The Experts Connection teleseminar series allows business professionals to connect with experts in a wide range of areas, gathering information about business-critical topics presented with an eye toward the practical, not just the theoretical. Experts Connections recruits the most knowledgeable specialists to address problems facing small companies, multi-national corporations, B2B, B2C; businesses of any size serving any market. The cost of the seminar is $100, and access is provided via web and telephone. A web archive also is available for registrants. For more information, visit the Experts Connection online at

    About James Durbin:

    Jim Durbin is the vice president of social media for Brandstorming (, an interactive B2B marketing firm. As a blogger and business owner, Jim is a frequent and valued speaker on such topics as Social CRM, online marketing, and the Social Enterprise. Prior to starting his first social media company in 2006, Jim was a top performer as a Sales Executive for national firms. Jim is a graduate of Washington and Lee University and currently lives in Dallas.

    About NETSHARE

    NETSHARE ( is a confidential, membership based organization dedicated to providing executives across all disciplines and industries with quality $100K plus job lists. NETSHARE also offers networking opportunities and a community of peers for the exchange of strategic information related to job search, professional development and best practices. NETSHARE has been recognized by Fortune and Forbes magazines as the best online destination for executive positions.

    Annette DiSano
    NETSHARE, Inc.
    (415) 883-1700
    annette ( @ ) netshare dot com

    Tom Woolf
    Woolf Media & Marketing
    (415) 259-5638
    tomw ( @ ) woolfmedia dot com

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