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1. What Intent Data is Available?
Intent data can help you structure your priority checklist. It helps determine where you’ve been finding momentum and you can track whether your warm-up activities are generating any interest.
Without Sales Navigator, you can only do a couple basic intent triggers – the profile view and someone who responds or engages with your comment. You need LinkedIn premium for the full profile view list anyway.
With Sales Navigator, you have all of these options.
This data lives underneath your Sales Navigator settings. You can turn on and off any of these alerts, including weekly email summaries.
This is why the work you do in the Account and Lead Lists module is so important. If you’ve accurately saved Account Lists and created useful Lead Lists based on narrow criteria, it makes this sort of data incredibly useful.
2. Intent Triggers on LinkedIn
In the above example, that Director of Finance is probably a “lurker.” She didn’t like your comment. She didn’t reply to it. She just viewed your profile.
Now you can run one of the plays from the Spears & DMs Play module using this intent data. You’re using the intent data to determine which play to use.
Instead of just generically reaching out to people, you’re using intent data to drive direct outreach (where it makes sense) to kickstart a conversation.
This is using intent data in a different way. Hyper-targeted and relevant outreach to a key persona. Sounds pretty good!
As you can see, these basic triggers use some mix of profile views and activity to prompt something more direct.
3. Creating Your Priority Checklist
It’s very tempting to be as quick as possible with all of this data. But remember: you’re structuring your time in your day. On social, it’s okay to wait a few hours. People don’t log into social to be sold, remember?
Instead, use this data to create a priority checklist. This priority checklist will identify how to prioritize your time in your Prospecting Power Hour or your 30 minute blocks in the day.
- Priority 1: Open DMs, ongoing conversations in the comments, and anything you’ve been tagged in. These are “open conversations” and deserve your highest attention to at least keep the conversation going.
- Priority 2: Intent and trigger-based outreach. Start new direct conversations using intent data that demonstrated some level of interest
- Priority 3: Influencer comments and social listening. Start new direct/indirect conversations using the plays outlined in Outbound Prospecting. If you’ve got nothing open right now and no great intent data to use, then start here!
The goal is to sustain momentum. You want a blend of new and ongoing conversations. If you find yourself constantly resorting to Priority 3 tasks each day or week, then it’s a simple signal that your commenting or DM game needs to improve. It helps us stay honest on what works and what doesn’t!