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What was the dumbest thing you've ever done personally as a salesperson?

When I was a green SDR, I actually called the head of PR at Penn State--the Monday after the Sandusky scandal hit, and been ripping through cold calls so fast I completely forgot:


"Hey this is ____, how are you doing?"

"Uh, I've been better."

"Mondays, am I right?"

"...Have you watched the news...? (click) "

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Tres_Comas
Politicker
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Account Executive
When I first got into sales I tried to mass blast a group of prospects by BCC'ing them onto an email for an upcoming event we were having (we didn't have outreach or any automated email method). Instead I CC'd them.Β 

I proceeded to get 81 angry emails throughout the rest of the day and several angry calls.
CuriousFox
WR Officer
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Senior Account Executive
Oof πŸ€¦β€β™€οΈ
SalesPharaoh
Politicker
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AM BDR
Hey how are you?
I'm just following up on the invoice is all good?
-Hey man I'm so sorry but we are having trouble because of the explosion that rocked the city and the riots.
-So when do you think we'll be able to collect it?
salesman
Account Executive
When the wildfires were happening in California....Β 

"Hey following up on the email I sent over last week"Β 
"This is not a good time, we no longer have an office because of the fires, have you not seen the news?"Β 
Floyd2020
Senior Account Executive
Leaving the L0 - L4 pricing sheet open on the second screen and then accidentally sharing that screen during the negotiation call... I didn’t realise until 5 minutes in. Luckily prospect was not the fastest to understand what he saw πŸ˜…
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