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Opinion on having your Boss on a demo with you just to 'help'?

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CoorsKing
WR Officer
+11
King of the Coors Knights
I think it depends on "help". Is your boss asking to join to micromanage, asking to join to provide genuine coaching and just shadow, or are you the one asking for them to join?

I think as long as the boss' intent is not to diminish your role and micro manage, it is all positive. Good exposure for you to showcase your skills and you can also use your boss as the "bad cop" if needed if the conversation requires one.

I routinely bring in my AD and/or VP to calls depending on the situation.
softwaresails
Politicker
+4
Sales Manager
I think it's a win! I don't think you introduce him as "your boss" but you can introduce him as a product specialist.

More than likely he wants to be there to help and coach.
paddy
WR Officer
+10
Account Executive
As long as they're better than you at running the demos. If you're more capable, then no need for them.
Beans
Politicker
+5
Account Executive
Best way to ramp up your knowledge, there's a reason (usually) they're a level above you.

Lean on their expertise and learn.
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steakalldayerryday
Opinionated
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AE
Not a fan, usually. Though I'd consider it if the prospect was involving multiple stakeholders from their side on the demo. So the number of people isn't so lopsided in one direction.
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I think I was just told to bring them a new client so they can use our product?
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