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To the unsung heroes in the sales trenches

Hang in there SDR/BDRs! After your first 1000 calls, you level up and become immune to nasty prospects!



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RealEstateVeep
Politicker
+6
VP of Real Estate
True that - that was me 8 years ago. Hang in there, hang tough, you'll get bumped up and make some money soon enough!
looper1010
Celebrated Contributor
+13
Account Executive
Same!ย  I love it when AEs come from SDR backgounds.ย  They've been through the trenches so they know what SDRs are going through <3
JustGonnaSendIt
Opinionated
+4
Burn Towns, Get Money
100%.

Fringe benefit of going thru all that hell is everything from there on our is much easier to let just roll off your back.

Every once in a while I get nostalgic for a blitz, set one up, and about 2 hours in I'm like "oh, that's right, I'm getting fucking old"
looper1010
Celebrated Contributor
+13
Account Executive
heck yeah!ย  Ghosts and karens no longer scare me.ย  +100 Immunity
JustGonnaSendIt
Opinionated
+4
Burn Towns, Get Money
Lol... now I'm going to ask my DM if I can run a custom "salesperson" class next campaign...
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GDO
Politicker
+7
BDM
I still get nauseous when I hear the word blitz (in a good and bad way).ย 

the fact that I was a linebacker problably plays a small role in it as well.ย 
looper1010
Celebrated Contributor
+13
Account Executive
Not my favorite activity but sort of a rite of passage in sales.
ThatsWhatSheSaid
Contributor
+1
Intergalactic Sales Director
The term "Power Hour" still makes me shudder
cw95
Politicker
+6
Pricing Executive
We have a fresh new BDR and bless out of her first five calls she has had someone hang up, decline her and say not interested. Very unlucky but it's a learning curb. I guess that's why we all look ten years older than we are.ย 
looper1010
Celebrated Contributor
+13
Account Executive
Best to get it out of the way now and develop that thick skin early on.
cw95
Politicker
+6
Pricing Executive
True. Very true.
Gyro25
Politicker
+7
BDR - Enterprise and Partnerships
What bothers me isn't rejection from prospects, it's people that string me along by saying "Sure, I'd be interested" and then ghost me. Biggest blue balls.
looper1010
Celebrated Contributor
+13
Account Executive
Agreed.ย  I'd rather have a quick no than being led on!
Verbal commits that ghost are the worst!
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sellingsellssold
Politicker
+7
SDR
This is what you signed up for with SDR/BDR roles, people are always rude on the phones.ย 
looper1010
Celebrated Contributor
+13
Account Executive
Sadly yes ;_;
bamageorge
Celebrated Contributor
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International Sales Director
Hahaha
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