Thoughts on sales demos

■ Have you ever pondered who decided the length of your sales demo? ■ How did they arrive at how much long the demo should be? ■ Why is a demo always a multiple of 30mins? Surprisingly demo lengths in most orgs would not be scientifically arrived at. It would in all probability be an hour long demo […]

An important skill in Operations

Operations is a cross-functional department. It is like sitting on the fence with a view into every room! My Salesforce interviews are consisted of 13 questions I ask every interviewee. This questionnaire is a distillation of interviews over the years. A lot of these are technical Qs that the interviewee builds and executes on the […]

“Your Product is Expensive!”

Every time I see a deal we lost to the reason “your product is expensive” I do wonder what it really means by “expensive”. Different people buy different things for very different reasons. You don’t buy a Rolex and call it expensive coz “Hey it is just another watch that shows the same time!” You […]

Twitter: A Lost Prospecting Opportunity

Twitter is where people vent out their anger on a bad product. Twitter is where people post about their immediate emotions. And that makes it one of the best prospecting strategies. LinkedIn is where almost everyone behaves professionally. It is a platform for good long-form posts (and unfortunately a ton of “good morning” and “motivation” […]

Hustle and the Green Tiger Beetle

Take a look at the image below. It is not just any beetle. It is the green tiger beetle. It is the fastest creature on earth relative to size. To give you a perspective if Usain Bolt, the fastest man on earth’s record gaining speed in a spring was 27 miles per hour. If Bolt […]