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CoorsKing
WR Officer
7
Retired King of the Coors Knights
Ahh. Another week, another โ€œwhat is the _______ a sales manager has told youโ€ thread.

Dumbest thing Iโ€™ve ever been told was that I should never start at list price. Fuck thatโ€ฆ if I only get so many deals a year you better be damn sure Iโ€™m not discounting them that much. You donโ€™t make club by discounting.ย 
paddy
WR Officer
7
Director of Business Development
"Put down the meat cleaver Paddy! It's his first day on the job!" I listened to him but I wasn't thrilled given the intern I was about to filet looked at me the wrong way.
UrAssIsSaaS
Arsonist
5
SaaS Eater
Not sure how someone gets into sales with that line of thinking.ย 

Best/worst piece of feedback I have ever received was "every objection is fake" I love it because it gave me enough confidence to close anything, I hate it because it gave me enough confidence to think I can close anything.ย 
BmajoR
Arsonist
3
Account Executive
"We're getting rid of Gong"ย 
HindsightHarry
Praised Answer
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Account Executive
โ€œHow can I helpโ€ - dumbass sales manager
1nbatopshotfan
Politicker
1
Senior Director, Enterprise Technology
A sales manager I deeply respect and think of as a mentor, and friend accidentally backed into quoting TLC waterfalls in a sales org presentation. They were asked what made their team so successful and stumbled into โ€œthey didnโ€™t chase waterfallsโ€ฆโ€ and realized halfway through what they had done. Incredible.ย 
CuriousFox
WR Officer
1
Senior Account Executive
Pick yourself up by the bootstraps.ย 

I ain't wearing boots bruh.ย 
Blackwargreymon
Politicker
1
MDR
"Put down the meat cleaver Paddy! It's his first day on the job!" I listened to him but I wasn't thrilled given the intern I was about to filet looked at me the wrong way.
Clashingsoulsspell
Politicker
1
ISR
Not sure how someone gets into sales with that line of thinking.ย 
MCP
Valued Contributor
0
Sales Director
โ€œWeโ€™re getting on the Crazy Train to the BHAG!โ€ Legit, with a boom box blaring Ozzy & forcing everyone to sign a โ€œcontractโ€ buying in. Yeah, I didnโ€™t sign that shit and nobody actually bought in to his non-plan which was simply make calls till you collapse and he was fired 6 months later.
OnlySales
Opinionated
0
Regional Enterprise Sales Manager
Youโ€™ll get that raise in salary next year ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜‚
sugardaddy
Politicker
0
Chief
โ€œBack in my daysโ€ โ€ฆ oh shit. Here we go again!ย 
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