best-blogsIn addition to our Sunday App of the Week feature, we also summarize some of our favorite B2B sales & marketing posts from around the Web each week.  We’ll miss a ton of great stuff, so if you found something you think is worth sharing please add it to the comments below.

In the meantime, here’s some of what we’re reading:

Give people a reason to follow you – How to write a good Twitter bio
After your Twitter profile picture, your Twitter bio is the next thing a person sees. Make it stand out and really represent you well to the millions of people who could see it. Great tips from Aseem Badshah.

Why empathetic marketing matters and 7 steps to achieve it
Today’s marketing environment has a lot of opportunities to reach customers, but actually reaching them can be challenging. How can empathic marketing help you reach these customers? Great article from Brian Carroll.

10 words entrepreneurs should use with caution
When you’re describing yourself as an entrepreneur, what are you really trying to convey? Be cautious of the words you’re choosing to make sure you’re getting the right point across. Good stuff from Jay Goltz.

18 sales experts share their best tip for maximizing productivity
Nobody is a sales genius when they first start out. The best salespeople are constantly finding ways to improve their techniques. What’s your best tip for maximizing productivity? Great tips from Lauren Licata.

The “3 P’s” of a killer drip campaign for sales
Selling in today’s buying environment can be pretty tough. Are you using a drip campaign? Here are some pretty good tips for your next drip campaign from Jason Wesbecher.

How to retain your top performers
When an A-player exits your team, it really takes a toll on the company culture and your employees. How do you ensure that you don’t lose an A-player? Here are three great tips from George de los Reyes.

6 secrets that make successful people insanely productive
Getting rid of your distractions is easier said than done, especially with all of the social media outlets out there. So how do you stay productive? Helpful secrets from Thomas Oppong.

Top 10 prospecting voicemail don’ts
This infographic has 10 of the worst ways you can mess up a voicemail you’re leaving your prospects. Don’t make these mistakes from Kendra Lee next time you’re leaving a voicemail.

Tweeting during conferences makes you stupid
Numerous studies have proven that multitasking is killing your IQ. Don’t waste away your time at a conference because you’re trying to do too many things at once. Great stuff from Scott Ingram.