Crushing it the day before Thanksgiving?

How's the day going for everyone? I've only been able to bring in one booking today, but it was with a decent mid sized account. Opportunity is something like 33k ARR.


Made something like 80 calls so far and only one answer. He was pretty blunt: "Look man, I'm trying to get stuff done before I head out for the day and not looking to buy anything." Tried to book him for after Thanksgiving, to which he repeated "We're not trying to buy anything right now."


I'd love to hear your stories from the day!

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LordOfWar
Tycoon
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Blow it up
I have a mix, some customers are pushing hard to close out the year and our demand has gone up for current projects meanwhile it is hard to get a commitment on prospective stuff and I will likely have to wait until Jan.

I am now stuck putting out lots of fires which is not a fun place to be.
CuriousFox
WR Officer
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Senior Account Executive
That was me yesterday.
LordOfWar
Tycoon
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Blow it up
Hopefully today is more fire flavour and less fire fighting.
CuriousFox
WR Officer
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Senior Account Executive
I've been cooking since 5 soooo....
punishedlad
Politicker
2
Field Sales
AM???
CuriousFox
WR Officer
5
Senior Account Executive
Yes. A bitch is tired. ๐ŸฆŠ
punishedlad
Politicker
2
Field Sales
Bless you Foxy, and the feast you're preparing.
Diablo
Politicker
2
Sr. AE
Woh, feeding the whole zip code ๐ŸฆŠ?
Sunbunny31
Politicker
3
Sr Sales Executive
Not going to lie, you have an outstanding menu planned. All my cooking is tomorrow - today is cussing out whoever packed the wine glasses incorrectly last time (sure wasn't me) and polishing silver. And trying to figure out how to set tables for 17 when I have 8 of one place setting and 7 of another. At least I have 2 kids I don't trust with the china coming, so the 15 plates work...but organizing it over three tables...
Sunbunny31
Politicker
3
Sr Sales Executive
Got the plastic plates ready to go. :)
Diablo
Politicker
5
Sr. AE
I spoke to a lot of voicemails today ๐Ÿ‘ป
punishedlad
Politicker
0
Field Sales
Are you in the habit of leavings VMs or just hanging up once you get there?
Diablo
Politicker
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Sr. AE
Really depends. I donโ€™t leave much voicemails to the new prospects but existing opps but I am sure to shoot an email after calling & sometimes I had the luck of getting a call back as well !
punishedlad
Politicker
1
Field Sales
Very nice. I feel like that's one of the age old sales questions. "To leave or not to leave"
Diablo
Politicker
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Sr. AE
Haha and for me itโ€™s a no and I want to save my beautiful voice for them for later ๐Ÿ˜‰
antiASKHOLE
Big Shot
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Account Executive
Drove 19 hours from Florida to Michigan with things working. Was able to have a deal close while on the road.
punishedlad
Politicker
1
Field Sales
Saw that come through the wire. Good stuff!
DungeonsNDemos
Big Shot
0
Rolling 20's all day
That's a crazy drive! Hopefully you can rest now
Mobi85
Politicker
3
Regional Sales Manager
Today has been a waste in regards to actual work being accomplished but have had the time to catch up on the admin stuff that I continuously put on the back burner.

I am just ready to have a whiskey in hand and start to prep everything for tomorrow.
punishedlad
Politicker
1
Field Sales
The amount of overdue tasks I cranked through today... Immense.
Wellss
Tycoon
3
Channel sales
Got ghosted (again). So that was spooky...
coletrain
Politicker
4
Account Executive
Jack Skellingtonโ€™s dog Zero made an appearance it seems
Sunbunny31
Politicker
1
Sr Sales Executive
Not the same guy?

A different guy?

Yipes!
Pachacuti
Politicker
3
They call me Daddy, Sales Daddy
Just kinda working... Had to get an NDA in place for a security review by one of my customers. Important to show that I am working, when I am actually not.
punishedlad
Politicker
1
Field Sales
Very important. Unfortunately my not working turned into me having to do planning for next week on Friday.
Fenderbaum
Politicker
3
Retired
My wife and I wrapped presents for most of the day. All done! No more shopping.
punishedlad
Politicker
1
Field Sales
Congrats on that. I've still got a good amount to get done...
DungeonsNDemos
Big Shot
0
Rolling 20's all day
You guys are ahead of the game!
Sunbunny31
Politicker
1
Sr Sales Executive
All the people who told me last week that they would be checking emails this week in order to schedule for first thing next week....are not responding. It's ok, I'll just be up wicked early on Monday and get everything booked. In short, not much going on today!
SADNESSLieutenant
Politicker
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Officer of โ™ฅ๏ธ
I killed it last day before thanksgiving
DungeonsNDemos
Big Shot
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Rolling 20's all day
Mine was fairly slow. I'm mostly getting stuff done with my international prospects.
activity
Valued Contributor
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VP, Business Development
I tend to see those responses on the day before a holiday. I generally try to do prep/research work so that I can hit it hard once I get back from the holiday.
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