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This is the guy who told me to "rethink my career" in sales...


I cold-called this gentleman a couple months into my first SaaS role. He was livid and told me he wouldn't do business with me.


I emailed him apologizing. This was his reply:


"Hi *****,


I work in sales, so I know the tricks.


Calling and saying "Hi, this is *****" is a deception. You're trying to engage me in a conversation but disguising the purpose of your call.


You might sucker some people into a yes this way, but not someone successful, with the resources and power to get you a promotion or change your company.


Also, it's dishonest, a trick.


Careers are not built on this. You should reconsider your job and your direction.


-Johnny"



If he works in sales, then what the hell is this video?

https://www.linkedin.com/posts/monsarrat_our-investor-pitch-with-sock-puppets-previously-activity-6956297863127609344-qRvp Johnny Monsarrat on LinkedIn: Our investor pitch, with sock puppets. Previously, I was founder Our investor pitch, with sock puppets. Previously, I was founder and CEO of Turbine, which pioneered MMO games with Lord of the Rings Online, Asheron's...
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CuriousFox
WR Officer
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Senior Account Executive
Sock puppets. Wow.
GrizzleMcThornBody
Arsonist
1
See? Sweeeeeeet.
sad thing is he only raised 47m from some dumbass vc's in san fran.
jefe
Arsonist
1
Head of Sales
@CuriousFoxhow did you get a working gif to post!? I only seem to be able to get a still from them :(
CuriousFox
WR Officer
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Senior Account Executive
I'm posting from the web via android?
jefe
Arsonist
1
Head of Sales
Ah. Another deficiency in the desktop web version.
BusinessPlan
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Business Development
Some people have mental conditions which make them very very good at finding ways to hurt you.

He takes a truth: You called him. You are selling something

... and turns it into a general accusation
-- you are trying to deceive him
-- you are dishonest
-- you should reconsider your direction in life.

He found your button.

I strongly suspect that you are not the only one who has experienced his abuse.

Chalk it up to: you just called a guy with mental issues

As for honesty, deception, and a sales career... He has no qualification to make such a judgement.

Heavily weight advice from trusted and respected resources.

And if an idiot calls you names -- consider the credibility of the source.

:)
LordOfWar
Tycoon
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Blow it up
I hope he went out and bought those socks just for his stupid little show because anyone who already owns white socks that long is a criminal.
LordOfWar
Tycoon
4
Blow it up
Also, the fact he was super suspicious and defensive over nothing is a huge red flag. The guy looks and acts like a predator.
SaaSam
Politicker
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Account Executive
I was legit wondering if this dude could be found on a certain mandatory government registry.
TennisandSales
Politicker
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Enterprise Account Executive
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SaaSam
Politicker
5
Account Executive
I actually tried to watch it.... couldn't finish it. Felt like child endangerment just by having this shit playing on a computer that exists under the same roof as my small child. (Dad is sorry sweetheart.)
KingofGIF
Politicker
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AE
same! unplugging router till tomorrow for everyone's safety
antiASKHOLE
Politicker
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Account Executive
I am at a loss for words. Hopefully that is all he does with those socks...
Sunbunny31
Politicker
2
Sr Sales Executive
CLASSIC.

Thanks for sharing. I needed that laugh.
TennisandSales
Politicker
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Enterprise Account Executive
dude....every day I think ive seen it all.....and then an ass hole tries to get funding by using sock puppets and thinks HE has the ability to get YOU a promotion??
AessK
Politicker
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SDR
Next post: "pitching to kids on TikTok with sockpuppets: exciting investing opportunity for free candy"
xc23
Good Citizen
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Director Sales Development
Lord of the Rings online was breached and leaked millions of peoples info. Fuck this guy and his shitty game.
Notmyrealname
Politicker
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SDR
So telling people your name is a deception that tricks people into buying from you? Who knew?
Sunbunny31
Politicker
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Sr Sales Executive
Right? Now I'm suspicious and paranoid of everyone!
TennisandSales
Politicker
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Enterprise Account Executive
I was also wondering this...idk who hurt this guy but I hope he has a therapist
Link
Executive
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Hyrule Internet Sales Manager
I wonder how his pitch; โ€œexcuse me, would you like to invest money into an amazing startup?โ€ has been going for him in comparison
pun
Member
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Senior Account Executive
I hate people like this. In sales but not empathetic to people in sales. Loser!
GDO
Politicker
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BDM
Yeah he s just a smug idiot
BostonHound
Good Citizen
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Enterprise BDR
This definitely warrants a follow up roasting his ass

โ€œremember how you chewed me out over a cold call? Did I happen to interrupt your puppet show is that why you were so mad?โ€

Dont let this frankly concerning behavior pass without giving it to him๐Ÿ˜‚
Gyro25
Notorious Answer
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Account Executive
Damn, all I need is my old tube socks to pitch to VCs? Shit, no wonder we're in a recession ๐Ÿ˜‚.

I'd email him as a follow up with the subject line "Are the socks you used clean? Or call him back with that ridiculous voice in the video lol
FormerStartupJobHopper
Tycoon
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AE
I'm confused, what was he saying was deception?
bassinshaps
Politicker
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Territory Sales Manager
This has serious child predator vibes
playerone
Politicker
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Regional Account Executive
Lol how are you supposed to introduce yourself? I always โ€œHi ***, this is *** with ***.โ€ Would love to get verbally assaulted by this guy so I can say โ€œI Luhh Youโ€ and hang up.
I_LOVE_WINE
Contributor
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Enterprise AE
This should confirm that we are at the peak right? I mean if this guy can raise 47mil...
NotCreativeEnough
Politicker
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Professional Day Ruiner
...introducing yourself on a call is deception?

sounds like the kind of thing a guy who plays with sock puppets would say
Coenel
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nomdeguerre
Valued Contributor
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VP of Channel Partner Sales
He looks like someone who lives in his grandmaโ€™s basement ๐Ÿ˜‚
DFWMetro
0
Account Executive
WOW...โ€ฆ.he's gotten rather pompous and rude.....take his email with a grain of salt and know there is solid proof of his Idiocracy!
BourbonGuy
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VP of Sales
You had me at โ€œCold-callโ€ ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ Keep going and donโ€™t let sock puppet bozos steer you the wrong way. Best of luck in your SaaS future!
WolfieWins
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Senior AE
Weโ€™ve seen what makes him smile, sock puppets. Be happy in the knowledge that you are not compatriots in any form.
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