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What's worse than a Linkedin Influencer?

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Chep
WR Officer
+10
Business Development Team Lead
Sales managers who have never made cold calls
napped
Politicker
+7
Senior Business Developer
Oh yea! Remember a sales manager of mine, 5 years ago who was a โ€œbig shotโ€ and told us all how we could increase and crush our numbers. A colleague of mine told him to pick up the phone and show us. Never he did, and left the company 2 month later.ย 

What a brick.ย 
Bl
Bloodhound
Good Citizen
Recruiting Manager
This is the worst. My manager was given 5 big accounts when she came on and I've never seen her make an outbound cold call. I cringe when she tries to coach me up on how to prospect.
afinthesestreets
Sales leader
Had a director once that was all about analyzing all the KPIs to an extreme level. Heโ€™d never sold anything, refused to even dip his toes in the water, and always surprised when statistics didnโ€™t add up.
Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
You can say that again
Prizrak
Politicker
+5
Disruptor of worlds
Yes yes yes yes
saygrace
Valued Contributor
+5
Sales Executive
Facts
iSell
Opinionated
+3
ADR
Big fax
southernfriedsales
Opinionated
+8
Senior AE & Business Owner
@Chepย Or lie about their experience and earnings.ย 

usually the same person.ย 
poweredbycaffeine
Politicker
+7
Bean Juice Drinker | Sales Savant
Shitposts and commish farming. ๐Ÿ’ฉ
GDO
Politicker
+6
BDM
Haha, thank god the downvote button is back.ย 
do
doodpurfect
Good Citizen
+1
Account Manager
emails from non-sales departments that end with "happy selling!"
devopsdude
Opinionated
+1
Account Executive
Our CRO says this. Boils my blood.ย 
34fifty
Valued Contributor
+5
Team Lead
100%
detectivegibbles
Politicker
+8
Territory Rep
I just laughed like a child at this one. Well played.ย 
Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
Hahaha
proudprospector
Valued Contributor
+3
Business Development Representative
This screams sales enablement - โ€œI failed at selling so have fun with this ppt I made that wonโ€™t help you sell shit!โ€ย 
BeyondtheMoney
Senior Account Executive
Sales trainers who have never held a sales role
Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
100%. If you've been there and done that. Only then have you earned the right to train others. I dont know how some people get away with this or why companies hire such sales trainers in the first place
BeyondtheMoney
Senior Account Executive
Amen!
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Tres
Politicker
+6
Account Executive
A prospect who posts about being a thought leader on LinkedIn, but won't take your calls
Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
Been there
Smithy
Politicker
+4
Director of Sales
Procurement
Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
Lol why?
BCD
Politicker
+6
BDR
they're your friend or they're your foe in sales, and where deals go to dieย 
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iSell
Opinionated
+3
ADR
Being an ADR at a failing startupย 
Sandbagger31
Contributor
+3
Key Accounts Manager
an instagram model
Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
๐Ÿ˜‚. Or onlyfans model
Incognito
WR Officer
+10
Master of Disaster
don't hate on peeps hustling!
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thegrinch
Politicker
+5
SDR
Donald Trump, or just politicians in general.ย 
Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
100%
BCD
Politicker
+6
BDR
lol
PedraPeanut
Old School Bravo
+1
Director of Inside Sales
VP of Sales that hasn't made a sale since it was recorded on paper.ย 
Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
This. This needs to be told more. I have seen too many of these people
paddy
WR Officer
+10
Account Executive
Dan Price
DrunkZuko
Contributor
+1
Account Executive
A LinkedIn influencer giving people shit for not quitting their jobs to be a full-time "creator". Some people just don't have the experience yet so shitting on them for still working for someone else is pretty awful.ย 
Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
That's very specific. You know of someone who did that?
DrunkZuko
Contributor
+1
Account Executive
Completely hypothetical haha
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Lumbergh
Politicker
+3
Sr Account Exec
People on this site who reply to your reply thanking you for the reply to their question without upvoting your reply
Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
Not going to lie, I've been on the both side of that hah
thesalesdocrx
Valued Contributor
+5
SDR Manager
People who say a content creator isn't valid if they are currently employed.

Like wtf - I basically have a company that has validated my shit is stinky and got me on an annual retainer with benefits.

Having a full-time job should be the biggest validator of my quality.

Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
I totally agree with this. Had no idea that people don't consider employed creators as invalid
thesalesdocrx
Valued Contributor
+5
SDR Manager
It's incredibly common.ย  When I've helped SD teams in the past with "consulting" which is a loose term, the biggest objection is well if you're so good at it why do you work for someone.

Some people don't desire to take the risks of running their own company.

Some people are really freaking good at what they do and have a really good setup with a W-2 employer and benefits that also allows them to spread their wings and fly on the side.


stanrym
Valued Contributor
+5
CEO
recruiters
GDO
Politicker
+6
BDM
Why tough? They are doing their job? Also they could bring you great opportunities.ย 
braintank
Politicker
+6
Enterprise Account Executive
Fledgling LinkedIn influencerย 
nadiads
Strategy & Sales EMEA
Marketing thinking they're doing the hard job
hazomatic
Partner Manager
The legal department
Prizrak
Politicker
+5
Disruptor of worlds
I just hooked my first cryptobro on LinkedIn last night at about 4am. I was up writing a speech and buddy shows up looking like the love child of Jordan Belfort and Brock Turner. He started asking me about crypto which I hate talking about on the internet. Then I tried to shut that down. "I dont like talking about that and I only have hardware wallets."ย 

Well, one mans junk is another douchebags opportunity to try again. So he starts paddling at me in his douchecanoe again. 'I hold this and that coin' (mostly good ones but some like XRP that tell me this guy isn't a real player.) So I ask him what his thoughts on ripple are. Tells me its a great investment hes been holding forever. Then asks when I bought my crypto. So he really likes personal questions. Keep in mind, I at no point asked him for financial advice that would warrant these kinds of questions. He did pretty well on his marriage though. So i asked what his wife was like in bed. Now all of a sudden he is fabulously offended by personal questions.

But he doesn't let that deter his love for money. So as a last ditch effort he grabs another white claw and this becomes a doublefisted tale of douchebaggery. "I'm only asking because I want to make sure youre holding a profitable asset." I told him that we should probably talk about something other than crypto. He freaks out and says "thanks for wasting my time asshole".ย 

Anyway, I think I may have passed level 1 on LinkedIn.ย 
Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
This was something. I bet he won't bother you again. You only did a good thing by wasting his time because he didn't draw a line when he should've.
Prizrak
Politicker
+5
Disruptor of worlds
The sad part is, I was willing to give the lad a chance, despite his cringey posts. He coulda taken my first sentence and read it, and stayed away from crypto. I would have talked with him, maybe even gave him some good crypto advice one day, since I regularly talk with whales. But instead he just kept pushing. He doesn't know how much crypto I have, I don't know what his wife is like in bed. He disappointed both of us.
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SA
SADNES5
Politicker
+6
Business Development
I want to downvote this... But I can't, because it's clearly labeled. Low effort. ๐Ÿฅฒ
GuyBews
Opinionated
+5
Director
Accidentally watched a Facebook video the other day, and that got close to Collin Cadmus-level annoying. ย But not quite.
Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
Haha. He has taken a vow to reply to all cold emails and provide feedback. I dont know how much that has worked
SellerBeware
Opinionated
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VP Inside Sales
HR
Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
Lol. That maybe true to some extent depending on the size of the company?
sketchysales
Politicker
+7
Sales Manager
Linkedinners who shame sales guys who are just hustling and then try defend themselves when they are slammed by 99.9% of LI community
Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
A similar incident happened recently and Sahil called them out on LI
Littlesaleslady
Valued Contributor
+4
Senior Account Executive
An MLM sellerย 
Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
You can say that again
Littlesaleslady
Valued Contributor
+4
Senior Account Executive
Haha, itโ€™s awful! Nothing worse than a bunch of girls spamming every social media platform while all saying the same thing in different ways.ย 
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alyshahzi
Celebrated Contributor
+7
Sales Development Representative
In-house influencers
LordOfWar
Politicker
+6
Director
Sole source contracts masquerading as public tenders.
Fi
FindingZEMO
Fire Starter
Technical Sales Manager
The big guy in the gym, trying to sell you Amway
Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
Lol, happens more often than not
Fi
FindingZEMO
Fire Starter
Technical Sales Manager
Lol You must be around the same age I am, as the youngster will not understand....hey we may have potential side husle on oir hands...Selling Amway to warroom youngsters.
hacintosh
Good Citizen
RVP Sales
People on LI outing some sales person for doing their job. Some of these sales people and companies deserve some ridicule but that individual contributor doesnโ€™t deserve to be outed publicly.ย 
Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
Agree to this 100%. No generalization please
SaaSguy
Politicker
+5
Account Executive
Prospects who ghost you
Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
Preach. It's the worst
GDO
Politicker
+6
BDM
I prefere a no compared to being ghosted!
Patrick_Bateman
Fire Starter
Senior Sales Consultant
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