First Sahil takes down a world class butthead a few days ago, then I see this pop up in my feed today.
I would love to see this kind of messaging brought forward more often. One of helping others and guiding those who are learning rather than trashing on why sales people suck. Would love to see these kinds of stories from folks on here:
- Sales leaders: share a story below where you've been pitched by someone, they blew it, and you provided constructive feedback on how they could have improve and the genuinely thanked you for the assist
- Reps: share you best rejections and why it's being a "no thank you" given properly. Similarly, if a prospect has given you meaningful feedback on how to get better, share that too
If there are enough of these kinds of stories and we get better and vocalizing them LinkedIn and other channels, perhaps we can shift the tide.
I'll go first:
I'd like to thank every prospect ever who have given me a rejection along these lines:
"Thanks for your interest in xyz company. Unfortunately, we have no current needs in this area nor do I see any in the foreseeable future. If that changes I'll be in touch."
They seem to generally grasp the value prop I'm offering, they tell me it's not a priority at this time, they've given me a time table on when that could change, and acknowledge they'll find us if it changes.
Yes, it looks like a canned brush off, but at least I know who not to waste my time with at that organization going forward. I'd rather get 50 of these in a day than chase bullshit that just ain't happening.
What do y'all got?