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Have you ever...

Have you ever spoken to a non sales person about sales? (Role, compensation, day-to-day, etc)


I was talking to a friend in accounting and WOW did they have no idea what sales does, what our day-to-day consists of, and how comp works. I was a little bit shocked because it’s not rocket science.


What’s your best story when talking to a non-sales friend about your role??

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JuicyKlay
Politicker
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AM
I usually tell them I make mad money, sleep in, have fun meetings with clients, take runs during the day, and call it a day at 4pm. They honestly can't believe it as they are stuck at a desk from 8-6 with no breaks or variation in their routine.
DadFather
Politicker
+5
Enterprise Account Executive
Cheers to that!!!
funcoupons
WR Officer
+11
up in Fiji, under paddy
Most people have no idea as to what sales entails. Normies think that if you're in sales you must either work at the mall, be a telemarketer, or used car salesman. I don't bother trying to explain what I do to most people.
CuriousFox
WR Officer
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Needer of Life Alert
Me either. The glazed look on their faces makes me laugh and I can't continue talking with a straight face 🀣
DadFather
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+5
Enterprise Account Executive
And then they ask β€œand you make how much????????” πŸ˜‚Β 
DadFather
Politicker
+5
Enterprise Account Executive
I’ve encountered the same. Most think everyone is an SDR/BDR and dials all day long. I explain the strategy of enterprise sales and it blows people’s minds lolΒ 
funcoupons
WR Officer
+11
up in Fiji, under paddy
It's bizarre lol. People don't realize that pretty much every company has a sales department and most sales are not inbound/transactional whatsoever.Β 
Incognito
WR Officer
+11
Master of Disaster
Hello, this is my relationshipΒ 


he is also an accountantΒ 
Chep
WR Officer
+10
Business Development Team Lead
My friend use to say I could never cold call (he works in construction). Sure enough, when he got his first job out of college it was in construction cold calling Foreman and now every time we talk he lets me know what a grind it is🀣
Brando
Politicker
+7
SDR Manager
When my in laws found out I was in sales, the first thing they said was "I couldn't do that, I couldn't lie to people for money" and then asked me if I was planning to get a real job.Β 

So typically I just say I'm in sales and leave it at that
DadFather
Politicker
+5
Enterprise Account Executive
Good call!
Salespreuner
Big Shot
+11
Regional Sales Director
Mental peace and rigid mindset they work along comes to discussion often
Lambda
Politicker
+6
Sales Consultant
all the time, talking is sales, you are always selling yourself
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Never Have I Ever!
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Have you ever wondered?
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hmmm... animals?
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sales_pirate , Β  FeedTheKids , Β  harebrained Β  and 39 people voted
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Ever hooked up with a prospect/customer?
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Ever seen this happen?
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SaaStityBelt , Β  closingANDposing , Β  SaaSyBee Β  and 167 people voted
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