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Are Polls total Bullshit?

My linkedin and now warroom is full of them and im sick of it, anyone else?

Are Polls Absolute Nonsense
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thesalesdocrx
Opinionated
+4
SDR Manager
not really - I slightly enjoy this.
Ryscott0317
Politicker
+3
Territory Manager
I do too. Plus you get rewarded each time you answer one and they really add up. Iโ€™ve made nearly $70 in Amazon gift cards so far for minimal work. Thanks Corp!
Coffeesforclosers
Notable Contributor
+11
Director Sales and Market Development
That's a good point.ย 
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BigCheese
Politicker
+6
Agency Recruiter
LinkedIn, yes.ย 

However, I find the ones here relevant and thought-provoking. Always curious about the opinions, methods, etc. of people in similar situations.
Coffeesforclosers
Notable Contributor
+11
Director Sales and Market Development
I think i did my linkedin a disservice and is full of absolute trashย 
BigCheese
Politicker
+6
Agency Recruiter
LinkedIn is full of people out for clout with polls like, "hot dogs or hamburgers."

It's basically turned into a garbage Facebook that we're obligated to have for what is left of professional purposes.

Edit: Realizing this second sentence is essentially quoting @funcouponsย on an earlier thread today.
deviantzen
WR Lieutenant
+9
Consultant
Shoutout to my friends from Poland
HarryCaray
Notable Contributor
+14
Regional VP
I lolโ€™d at thatย 
Coffeesforclosers
Notable Contributor
+11
Director Sales and Market Development
very well done!!ย 
CadenceCombat
Tycoon
+13
Account Executive
Agreed with a lot of the comments saying polls here seem less gimmicky than on LinkedIn.

Iโ€™m going to upvote this post because, even though itโ€™s largely sarcastic, I like how itโ€™s provoking people to consider the value of the poll question format.
Coffeesforclosers
Notable Contributor
+11
Director Sales and Market Development
well played
MBerns
Account Executive
I only like the valuable ones, like asking me if I prefer to work from office, home or mixย 
Coffeesforclosers
Notable Contributor
+11
Director Sales and Market Development
Which is one of the most important questions all companies should be asking today.ย 
LordBusiness
Politicker
+7
Chief Revenue Officer
Iโ€™d actually prefer some more specific polls (mega thread stickies if you will) about ย things like technology being used, etc. (CRm, sales intelligence, sales acceleration, call coaching, etc/. would love to see data on the thousands of sellers on some of that top line stuff.ย 
Coffeesforclosers
Notable Contributor
+11
Director Sales and Market Development
Agreed. Some valid choices on actual topics would be stellar. I'm jaded by the shiny lure of polls and linkedin lately.ย 
PMAisTheOnlyWay
Politicker
+4
BDR
not really, I mean if you're asking the right questions that inspire people to really be divided, what you want is to know what people think so, why not.
DwightsEgo
Politicker
+3
BDR Manager
I'd say they are working in here..
Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
I like them. You get to the answers directly and also you get to know what a lot of people are thinking about
SalesPharaoh
Politicker
+8
AM BDR
No i kinda like them they just give you an impression of how the public is feeling about a topic. In a way its a source of direct feedbackย 
BlueJays2591
Politicker
+6
Business Development Manager
on LinkedIn the polls are getting ridiculous. on here, you get points and its a good way to answer something quickly. most polls are pretty decent, just one or two are pretty bad from what I've seen.ย 
Coffeesforclosers
Notable Contributor
+11
Director Sales and Market Development
Is this one of the bad ones? ๐Ÿ‘Ž I know it is.ย 
Ginevrie
Partner Manager
Total bullshit. But it works! Why? Because every time we start a poll we stoke the ego of the person on the other side of the screen:ย 
- I am craving to know what you think! You're so important to me!
- Oh yesss, I will tell you my opinion! My opinion is so important!
Coffeesforclosers
Notable Contributor
+11
Director Sales and Market Development
True trueย 
Chep
Politicker
+8
Business Development Representative
I've always been a huge poll guy, but I do wish we could see who voted what. I know I answer LinkedIn polls more honestly because the poster sees how I voted
Hurricane_Alum92
Real Estate Partnerships Lead; Business Development & Growth
There are thoughtful and creative ways to use a poll for a sales purpose, without it sounding too salesy.ย 

Otherwise, yes they tend to be crap on LI.
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