SSI Battle: Mario Martinez Jr. vs. Lindsey Boggs!
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SSI Battle: Mario Martinez Jr. vs. Lindsey Boggs!

It wasn’t too long ago I heard rumors that Ronda Rousey said she could take Floyd Mayweather…true?  Who knows, but we now have a fight on our hands that closely mirrors the match-up of a Rousey vs. Mayweather, or maybe better stated Mayweather vs. Rousey.

Coming full circle, to what’s really important in the world of Social Selling, it’s all about the SSI score as advocated at LinkedIn Sales Connect 2015. Why is the SSI so important to a Social Seller? Sales professionals who use Social Selling help best-in-class companies achieve a 16% gain in year-over-year revenue. Today’s top salespeople are using social media to increase their revenue potential, exceed quota, prospect more efficiently, and consistently create a more robust pipeline. Social Selling leaders create 45% more opportunities per quarter than Social Selling laggards, and Social Selling leaders are 51% more likely to hit quota than Social Selling laggards.

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You think having a high SSI is important? Heck yeah it is!!!

SO in order to add a little fun into the quest to transform the sales community to one of Social Selling, Lindsey Boggs and Mario Martinez Jr. came up with a little battle of their own!

This week, once reigning SSI champ & Social Selling expert Mario Martinez Jr.  decided to challenge the well respected and Social Selling legend Lindsey Boggs to a full-on SSI battle. They are on a road to achieve the highest score!

Mario Martinez Jr. former 2015 SSI Score of 99:

Mario Martinez Jr. SSI score of 99

Lindsey Boggs current 2015 SSI Score of 99:

Lindsey Boggs SSI score of 99

This will be a competition of competitions—One that the world of Social Sellers will want to watch, as two of the best Social Sellers (if I do say so myself), begin a battle to maintain the HIGHEST SSI Score for the next 45 days. The competition period shall begin on Oct. 19 and run until December 1, 2015.  It’s a race to see who can have the highest SSI score as posted on Dec. 1, 2015, by LinkedIn.

Can the great Ronda Rousey (AKA – Lindsey Boggs) maintain her score and knock out former middle-weight champ Floyd Mayweather (AKA – Mario Martinez Jr.)?  Will the former SSI record holder be able to regain traction and knock Lindsey off the top platform as the reigning queen?

Time will tell who will come out victorious and who will not!

Rules of the competition:

  1. Each Monday each competitor will publish their SSI scores
  2. There will be no smack talking
  3. No biting or scratching
  4. Everyone wants a clean fight
  5. There will be 6 rounds representing 6 weeks between the start and the finish
  6. The period will end on Dec. 1, 2015
  7. Whoever has the highest SSI score on Dec. 1, 2015, will win.  Even if the other held the highest the 6 weeks prior.

Many are asking…is this a fair match up?  Let’s review:

Both were keynote speakers for LinkedIn’s Sales Connect 2015!  Mario spoke on the topic “Drop the MIC: Driving 100% rep adoption by Making Social Fun” and Lindsey spoke on the topic “Formula for Successful Social Selling: Maximizing your Outreach.

Both are sales leaders. Both are Social crazy. Both love to have fun and both are ULTRA competitive! So they believe it’s a fair match up!

The question you have to ask is – Who do you think will win?  Cast your vote now in the comments field!

Other Articles That May Be of Interest:

https://m3jr.wpengine.com/extra-extra-get-your-linkedin-ssi-score-now-read-all-about-it/

Mario Martinez Jr.

Mario is the CEO and Founder of Vengreso. He spent 85 consecutive quarters in B2B Sales and Leadership. He is one of 20 sales influencers invited to appear in the Salesforce.com documentary film “The Story of Sales” launched in 2018.  He was also named 2019’s Top 10 Sales Influencers by The Modern Sales Magazine, 2018’s Top 25 Most Influential Inside Sales Professional and Selling Power Magazine’s 2018 Top Sales Training and Coaching Consultant.  Mario is the host of the popular The Modern Selling Podcast.

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