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What is the worst advice you've ever gotten from a sales manager or coach?

The worst I got was (and it's no joke): "You are not cute nor smart, so just play dumb until you close the deal".


I was like...what's wrong with you dude.


Anyway, what's the worse you've gotten?


🧠 Advice
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paddy
WR Officer
+10
Account Executive
"You're too ugly to close." So I went and fucked his daughter.
alecabral
Arsonist
+8
Director - Digital Sales Transformation
ha! and ouch
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Senior Account Executive
This is a 5 star response.Β 
Boutdamtime
Opinionated
+4
Client Executive
I hope this is true
GDO
Politicker
+7
BDM
You told him afterwards?
CoorsKing
WR Officer
+11
King of the Coors Knights
Just tell them we can do everything they are asking for, and let product figure it out.
alecabral
Arsonist
+8
Director - Digital Sales Transformation
typical...
GDO
Politicker
+7
BDM
Worst manager ever!
closingANDposing
Opinionated
+1
Account Executive
Oh god I've heard this one so many times indirectly..
Prunetracey
Fire Starter
+2
VP Growth
hahahahah.
This is why onboarding/implementation fucking hate us.
1nbatopshotfan
Politicker
+5
Senior Director, Enterprise Technology
β€œJust set the meetings” ahhh yes, very inspiring and detailed. That will lead to good meetings.Β 

This was said to me when I wasn’t able to find him meetings for his work trip to San Diego which was actually a vacation but he was trying to say he had to go for meetings.Β 
alecabral
Arsonist
+8
Director - Digital Sales Transformation
What an ass!
Oz
Ozz
Politicker
+6
Account Executive
Build relationships instead of selling
GDO
Politicker
+7
BDM
Sounds good tbh
Boutdamtime
Opinionated
+4
Client Executive
β€œIf you could sell some stuff cuz that’s what we’re paying you to do that would be great”
alecabral
Arsonist
+8
Director - Digital Sales Transformation
ouch!Β 
GDO
Politicker
+7
BDM
Haha, long cycles?
Boutdamtime
Opinionated
+4
Client Executive
Long story but the short version is it was a commodity sale in med device that wasn’t on a GPO and we had zero contractual relationships with any health systems to leverage. I ended up being ROTY the next year.
closingANDposing
Opinionated
+1
Account Executive
"You need to sell the value" when asked to sell a product to a certain industry that are not allowed to buy the specific product because of laws. Gotta love that shit.Β 
alecabral
Arsonist
+8
Director - Digital Sales Transformation
That dude was completely lost...
techsales
Good Citizen
Enterprise Account Executive
"You seem unapproachable because you are a lot taller than the men on our leadership team and you don't have a very smiley face. You need to work on that next time there is a trade show."

"The key to success is sending 10,000 emails per day. That's how you get net new meetings."

alecabral
Arsonist
+8
Director - Digital Sales Transformation
holy crap, both of them are really bad, but the first one is offensive just to say something! what an ass!
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