Sales Insights with Sarah

Don't Talk to Strangers

June 02, 2021 Season 1 Episode 48
Sales Insights with Sarah
Don't Talk to Strangers
Show Notes

Hello and welcome to the Sales Insights with Sarah podcast.  In this episode, Sarah Downs talks about how individuals when working on social selling will not accept connection requests from strangers. They also don't feel comfortable reaching out to strangers or commenting and engaging with content. 

In this podcast, Sarah will openly share the good, the bad, and the ugly of her entrepreneurial journey to date and also interview others to share their own sales insights.



Stems back from individuals childhoods when we were told to not speak to strangers.

So important to speak to strangers.

Link to Networking Article Sarah Wrote:


"Depending on the way you are brought up, the culture you are brought up in there may be a different message"

"Subconsciously comes into adulthood and that is why many adults are uncomfortable to talk to strangers"

"In the offline environment, a number of people won't talk to strangers, [...] they will wait for others to take the first step. But when we come online you could be waiting forever for one someone to reach out and speak to you"

"Quality of content and connection is important but not necessarily quality of community"


I am the Co-founding Director of Doqaru Ltd, a data-driven sales and marketing consultancy for engineering, technology and professional services companies.
 I've directly served over 85 companies in a sales consultancy capacity in the past 5 years, and have indirectly supported hundreds of businesses through online workshops and various content. My company, Doqaru, were nominated as finalists for Start-up Business of the Year by the Federation of Small Businesses and Great British Entrepreneur Awards in 2019 and 2020.
 I'm a Fellow of the Association of Professional Sales (APS) and care about helping organisations to grow revenue and drive the performance of their sales teams.  I have a passion for people and have recently co-authored Amazon No1 Bestselling Purposeful People, an anthology about finding purpose and purpose-driven leadership.

As an ex-trauma nurse I’ve learned a lot about how to truly connect and engage with people, even during the most emotional and vulnerable points in life.  I now use this knowledge and experience to help my clients to ‘Sell Like a Nurse’ and build human connection that makes a difference in business.

So, I know a thing or two about strategy, making meaningful connections and building relationships with purpose….just what you need in Social Selling!



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