"Social Selling is about building relationships ... not just pipelines. Above all, treat people with respect -- just as you would your friends and family members. Use social technologies to facilitate real human interaction, not avoid it. Remember, social media connects you with people, not faceless targets or records in a database. Share your expertise without expecting anything in return. Help first & sell later. Giving builds trust. Be clear and upfront that you sell something for a living. Sell value. Sell something that enriches lives and customers will find you. A one-way stream of message is not selling, it's yelling. Respect people's boundaries. Be Human; admit when you have messed up & do what is necessary to make right. Connect with others for the greater good, not just your own benefit. Tell the truth."

Small quote we took from a sales performance website which encapsulates the spirit of social selling.

If you’ve spent any amount of time on Twitter, you’ve likely received a TrueTwit validation direct message. It says something like “Nelly Nameless uses TrueTwit validation service. Please validate your account.”

If you think this practice is okay, you need a Twitter direct message refresher. And when you’re done reading THAT, we’ll tell you why this “harmless annoyance” (aka TrueTwit) is anything but.


In case you’re never clicked one of these links (and you’d be smart NOT to as most spammy DM links do little more than compromise your account), here’s what happens when you try to “validate” your account:

“The fact is that of the 100 crop species that provide 90 per cent of the world’s food, over 70 are pollinated by bees.”- UN report.

It is true that much of human existence is presently dependent on honey bees. However, the human race is not likely to become extinct. Food production would decline, but not completely disappear. People will see that the grass is still green; the world would not instantly turn into a desert in a world without bees.

A world without honey bees would not be a world at all

There are plenty of food sources that don't need bees to pollinate. If the bees became extinct, the plants that depend on bees for pollination will die. Wheat, barley, rye, rice, bamboo and corn are pollinated solely by the wind. Butterflies are also one of the major pollinators in addition to birds. Pears can be pollinated by hand after the bees go extinct, just like in southern Sichuan. This costly labor intensive hand pollinating process[4] would bring hundreds of jobs where people would dip feathered sticks into pollen and dab each individual flower on each individual tree.