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Improve Performance, Provoke Thought, Think Critically.

You are constantly striving to improve.  You are looking for practical tips you can apply to your daily work that will impact your performance.  You are looking for advice from professionals who do the work. You want to engage with professionals who have been in your shoes.

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The Find My Catalyst Podcast is published weekly.  We take listener questions at @catalystsale on twitter or via email.

Topics discussed - Revenue Operations, Customer Success, Goal Setting & Execution, Mindset, Performance, B2B Sales, Sales Training, Product Market Fit, Growth, Hiring, Recruitment, Sales Process, Business Acumen, Startups, Leadership.

Jan 23, 2018

Curation vs Creation

This week on the Catalyst Sale Podcast we discuss curation vs creation, the difference between the two, why it is important to your audience to do both, and some general best practices. 

We would love to hear from the audience regarding Curation vs Creation & how you Create vs Curate. We would also love to hear some of the additional topics you would like us to discuss on future episodes. 

Questions Addressed

  • Where is the line between creating content and curating content?
  • How does Mike use Twitter?
  • What are some best practices?
  • What are some recommendations that Jody has regarding content creation?
  • Is there a difference between a thought leader, teacher, and practitioner?

Key Takeaways

  • Creation of content is more important than curation of content today - Simmons
  • Your perspective is a combination of practical experiences, the things you read, the things you watch, the things you hear, the discussions you have.
  • If you rely completely on curated content - you are not providing your perspective - Jody
  • One of my favorite curation tools is Twitter.  You can create a content curation machine that works well for you.
  • LrnChat, GuildChat, ShrmChat, PodcastChat
  • Twitter best practices from Mike's perspective
    • Be careful who you follow
    • Leverage search
    • Follow people that you have found interesting.
    • Search specific hashtags
    • #Sales #Negotiation #Learning
    • Follow conference back channels.
    • Use this as a way to help identify others you would like to engage.
  • Jody users Twitter to curate by creating lists.  He uses this to curate without creating noise within his stream.
  • If you are just sharing other peoples stuff, it does not let people know your point of view.
  • Continue to share your previously published content.

We are actively increasing our engagement on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook, and look forward to hearing from you.  Please share your questions, comments, and recommendations with us via twitter at @catalystsale or @simmons_m

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