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POLL - Hardest quarter to hit quota? Easiest?

I've heard all sorts of excuses perspectives...


"deals get pushed into the new year in q4"


"q2 is summertime... everyone's taking vacation"


lets hear your thoughts... hardest quarter? Also if you have one, I'd love to hear easiest quarter too!

Hardest Q to hit Q?
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RosyC
Good Citizen
Principal Account Manager
I’m in event software sales, q2 is notoriously slow. I’m sure it’s industry specific but I can’t book a call to save my life during q2. Q4 is easiest as everyone is trying to spend their leftover budgets. $$

rekled
Opinionated
+2
Strategic Account Executive
Absolutely agree. I find myself really scrambling to find deals in Q2. The meetings I am able to book are for later in year.Β Β 
Savagedoge
Politicker
+7
Account Executive
I’ve definitely seen Q4 being the hardest to hit cuz folks are just not working for half the time then. Interestingly, q4 of 2020 was goooood. My hypothesis is that folks worked through the holidays too. I had a prospect reach out for a demo a day after Christmas and when I asked him why, he mentioned he wanted to work the holidays for the first time in 12 years now. Deal went south though.Β 
exec
Catalyst
+5
Account Executive
yeah same for me. i think reduced covid restrictions played a role. companies had a more clear idea of budget, more of an ability to spend, etc.Β 
antiASKHOLE
Politicker
+8
Inside Sales Lead
Historically for me Q2 has been the best Q for me followed by Q4. Β 
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Senior Account Executive
Ngl Q1 was a challenge for me this year πŸ€¦β€β™€οΈ
slaydie
Politicker
+5
Account Executive
Definitely industry specific. I am in recruiting SaaS and Q3 seems to be the worst as everyone is on vacation and companies aren't recruiting as much. Best would be Q1 or Q4 when companies are finishing up headcount plans/releasing new ones.



Smithy
Politicker
+4
Director of Sales
Q1 has been the quarter throughout my career that has proven this most difficult.Β 

Q4 is normally the easiest as I should have a lot of people I can go back to from that year
LordBusiness
Politicker
+8
Chief Revenue Officer
Q2 has always been painful for me and my teamsΒ 
ATX
Good Citizen
ENT Sales / Risk Management
Q1: roll over deals that didn't close from the priorΒ 
Q2: Good luckΒ 
Q3: Start of new FY for manyΒ 
Q4: Could be great if you get the prospects before the Dec holidaysΒ 
GDO
Politicker
+7
BDM
Where’s Q5? πŸ˜…

sometimes I think that would be the best quarter.Β 
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