About Phil Gerbyshak
Phil Gerbyshak is a former vice president of information technology at a full service financial services company, where he and his team were responsible for supporting over 100 applications used by advisors, investment bankers, research analysts and support staff. Phil also worked as a director of social strategy for a compliance software vendor focused on the financial services vertical, where he coached, consulted with and trained customers and prospects how to integrate social media and social selling into their daily sales practices. Currently Phil does programs, trains, and coaches people how to build their business by maximizing their use of technology and social media in their day to day jobs. He’s written 5 books, more than 2500 articles, and been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Daily Globe and Mail, Financial Times, Investor’s Business Daily, Inc. and many other publications. Phil lives in Tampa, Florida where he spends his free time reading business books, listening to podcasts, and playing pinball. Phil has been on the cover of Speaker Magazine, has been a featured interview on Voices of Experience, and is frequently contributing articles to Speaker Magazine.
Phil Gerbyshak + social selling + social media + technology = big results.
Your business needs someone who is an expert in sales, social media marketing and technology to better connect you with your customers and prospects, wherever they are. And you need someone who understands social selling is NOT the silver bullet because let’s face it, NOTHING is!
Traditional advertising, marketing and sales tactics are not enough. You must integrate them with social media. Why? Because people believe what other people say (social proof) MUCH more than they believe what you say about your business. Have you ever read hotel reviews on a travel site? Yep. That.
I will work with you (and your team if you have one) to create a social media strategy for your organization, then create a plan you can execute on, and check in with you each month to see how you are doing and offer guidance.
Think of me as your personal social marketing strategist, social media business trainer, and secret weapon.
Need help creating an effective online presence for yourself and/or your business, so you get measurable results from your online activities? I can help you to set goals so you can monitor your progress, and put your name/company name out there in the right way so customers/prospects will want to interact with you.
What I don’t do.
I don’t work with people who are selling crap or get-rich-quick schemes – and if you’re into direct sales and or a multi-level marketing professional who wants help, I’m not who you want to work with. Karen Clark is. Buy Karen’s book on Social Media for Network Marketers. Then hire her. NOW!
Need help? We know great people!
If you prefer, Phil can help you develop a strategy and bring in professionals to implement the strategy for you, with input and assistance from you.
Some of the ways Phil can work with you to set up and/or teach you to update your online properties include:
Kay Frances says: I had the great pleasure of seeing Phil Gerbyshak present at an NSA Ohio meeting. I’ve been an NSA member for 10 years. I’ve attended dozens of chapter meetings and 8 national NSA conventions. I’ve attended at least a dozen seminars on social media. NO ONE–let me repeat that–NO ONE has made social media so clear to me as Phil. His message is impactful, useful and sincere. And, he’s an engaging speaker to boot. He’s a true “Triple Threat”: great content, stellar delivery and relevance to our lives. His message is “sticky” in the truest sense. I “get” it and I’ll implement it. I just can’t thank him enough.
Dr. Tammy Lenski says: “When someone first mentioned Phil to me 3 years ago, she described him this way: “He’s the real deal.” Every time I’ve spoken with or seen Phil interviewing or doing a public speaking gig since, that has proven true. Then, when I felt it was time for me to do some re-branding after over 10 successful years in business, I knew I wanted the benefit of a creative, energetic and smart soul to bounce ideas off of. I knew I wanted someone who grasps branding but works in realms not just narrowly focused on branding alone. Phil came immediately to mind. The results with Phil were exceptional. He pressed my thinking where I’d asked him to (and a few well-selected place I hadn’t!), proved a superb brainstorming and idea-generating partner, and invited me to deepen my thinking about some of the brand ideas I was considering. And he did it all with high energy, a sunny demeanor, and reliable timeliness. Phil Gerbyshak is the real deal indeed.”
Lisa Gates says: “Phil Gerbyshak is an inspired master speaker who can light a dark corner in any room on fire with his absolute love of humanity, and a deep wisdom about team building, leadership and communication. His style is witty and improvisational, and grounded by a tireless, authentic generosity.”
Sophie Klossner says: “If you are looking for a speaker who brings energy, enthusiasm and direction to your group, look no further than Phil Gerbyshak. Phil will get your group on its feet with energy and looking forward to making it a great day!”
Brad Shorr says: “Phil understands social media as well as or better than anyone you will find – anywhere. Besides having a full understanding of the technical and strategic aspects of using Twitter, LinkedIn, blogs, etc., in your business, Phil brings high energy and enthusiasm to every project and speaking engagement. In short, Phil can help you figure out what to do, and get you fired up about doing it!”
Rich Hand says: “Phil is a great choice if you are looking for a speaker to add value for you and your employees! He will energize you , and will customize his presentation to Make It Great! I have used him at HDI and he is a valuable contributor to our community. He can do the same for you. High energy! High Impact! Highly recommended!”
It’s not about the tools. It’s all about the conversations you are having with your customers (and your potential customers!) and then converting those conversations to dollars.
Your company needs to be doing social media right. I can help!