One small hack for better selling!

“Can you share your screen?”, I said. Not that I really wanted to see how this interview candidate built the workflow – but to see what all apps has he bookmarked. It gives me intel onto the app integrations this candidate has worked on and build my next set of conversations around it. “Bookmarks” – […]

“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” […]

The Choice of words in Sales

“Let me block some time on your calendar”. That is one phrase that has always bothered me. Let us do a small experiment. Imagine the words below: Calm Harsh Soft Blunder Disastrous Beautiful Mesmerising Horrific Notice how you uttered each of these words in your mind with the very meaning they might carry. Calm for […]

The North Star and the Business Metrics

When I published the last post, a business head at an early stage startup messaged to tell me he related to the problem firsthand. With that validation, this post is a natural extension to the last one. If you were a navigator surfing the oceans thousands of years ago, you would be guided by the […]