The 19 Sales Groups You Should Join On LinkedIn
Sales practices are rapidly evolving. To help you stay on top of the latest changes and ideas, we’ve compiled the best LinkedIn groups for sales managers to join.
As a professional network, LinkedIn is entirely focused on relevant professional topics. In addition to finding key individuals discussing the most pressing topics, you can learn about what they’re doing, where they’re from, and build your network of professional contacts.
The best sales professionals are on LinkedIn, talking about situations sales teams face every day. However, due to the popularity of the platform, it’s not always easy to find the right groups to join. Many are flooded with self-promotion without any useful conversations. Because of this, we’ve found that some smaller groups with relevant discussions can be more beneficial than the biggest, most popular ones.
Here’s a list of our favorite LinkedIn groups (and why you should join them).
In compiling this list, we’ve considered the quality of the content, the types of discussion within the groups, and the relevancy of the information.
Overall Sales Groups
This is a large group with a wide variety of subjects. Any discussion relevant to the sales community is encouraged. This includes sales development, marketing, cold calls, productivity, CRM, and sales acceleration tools.
The premier association for sales and business development professionals worldwide. A great variety of topics is discussed here, including sales management, sales careers, sales quotas, and other subjects.
B2B Sales Groups
Focused on the B2B salesperson, Sales Hacker Community has relevant sales managers as members who share personal insights and experiences with the group. The community was created by Max Altschuler, another individual whose insights are worth following.
Another B2B Sales group, which is a great place to network and find people with similar questions and challenges within the B2B sales world. This community was founded by Garrett Hollander, the Content Strategy Director for SalesStaff.
Based on the B2B Sales Connections website (a platform for online sales training), this is a great group to learn about and discuss B2B sales. Content sharing is allowed and encouraged in this group.
Sales Leadership Groups
This group is for B2B sales executives who work in a leadership capacity. If you’re interested in leadership development and discussions on managing teams and goals, check this group out.
Created by Bob Kelly, chairman of the Sales Management Association, this is another great group for sales managers. Thought leaders are constantly sharing experience on sales and businesses to help you get the most out of your sales efforts.
Sales Recruiting Groups
Created by Jeb Blount, CEO of Sales Gravy, this go-to group for sales recruiters and managers was designed to help you hire talented salespeople.
Also created by Jeb Blount, this group is for recruiters, HR professionals, and candidates. If you’re looking to hire the right people or get hired by the right people, be sure to check this group out.
Sales Enablement Groups
Not enough sales managers recognize the importance of sales enablement. As a result, this subject is not thoroughly discussed, but Sales Training & Enablement is great for anyone from those just learning about the topic to experiences enablement professionals.
This is a smaller sales enablement group, due partially to its policy of only sharing useful content. Check this group out if you’re interested in learning more about sales enablement or if you’re looking at applying sales enablement practices to your team.
With over 17,000 members, Sales Training is a great resource for those interested in connecting with sales training specialists. Created by Matt Rogers, an accomplished and revered sales coach.
Inside Sales Groups
This is one of the best inside sales groups on LinkedIn. Owned by Trish Bertuzzi, author of The Sales Development Playbook and CEO of the Bridge Group, Inside Sales Experts gathers the top inside sales leaders to exchange relevant and timely ideas.
A great vehicle to learn from and communicate with inside sales professionals around the world. With over 13,000 members, this group only permits content to be shared that’s useful to the community.
Sales and Marketing Groups
A group created for thought leaders; CMOs and CSOs from around the world are gathered in this group to share useful advice and insights on their businesses. The group was recognized as the Best LinkedIn Group for Chief Sales/Marketing Executives in 2015.
Created by Rod Sloane, author of Alignment, this is the perfect group for those interested in smarketing. This group features members from both sales and marketing functions, which means you’ll benefit from various perspectives relevant to opportunities in both areas.
Social Selling Groups
This group is an excellent choice for those interested in social selling and overall sales 2.0. It combines social media with sales and marketing knowledge to provide you with the most up to date and relevant insights This group is owned by Nigel Edelshain, a social selling specialist.
This group focuses on content that teaches social selling. If you want to learn how to use social media to effectively drive revenue growth, you need to join Social Selling University.
Interested in discussing customer relationship management? This is the group for you. While some of the content is promoted, this may be the best place on LinkedIn to network and discover new opportunities related to CRM.