Lots of resources are available for sales people, and a lot more for technical people, but not enough for Sales Engineers. This resource is available for Sales Engineers who are interested in learning from other Sales Engineers as many will be interviewed on this platform.
#179 Leveling Up Your Knowledge For Continuous Growth
Many people I work with expect promotions or expect opportunities to just land in their lap. Throughout my career, I've noticed that the people who have opportunities simply fall in their lap, they have been preparing for them for years. This is what this show is all about. How our guest, Andy Ryan, started learning about a new industry before there was even a role in that industry. When a role opened, it fell in his lap. The question is, would it have fallen in his lap if he had not learned about it and prepared for it?
Full show notes: https://wethesalesengineers.com/show179
#178 The Important Battle of Sales Engineering Generating Visibility
What would you do as a manager of 22 solutions consultants in your department? How would you handle their many pressing concerns and build relationships and at the same time give feedback for each person on your team? This episode pretty much sums up what we would do if we could change the role of presales within an organization. Also, Tony shares how he was able to move the role of presales from a subservient role under the sales division into more or a partnership and beyond. shownotes: https://wethesalesengineers.com/show178
#177 Making Mistakes and Learning From Horror Stories
We are not perfect. Mistakes can be made. Some small ones that we can just brush off, others that are big. Big enough that causes someone to lose on a guaranteed job. We talk to Vaibhav Malik who although he did everything right, one mistake caused him the job. Luckily he learned from it and found another job that he is excited about. Check out the full show notes: https://wethesalesengineers.com/show177
#176 Get A Glimpse Into the Mind of the Interviewers
Akshat Srivastava is one of the co-founders of SE Nation and a friend of the show. We discuss his blog post about interviewing the interviewer during a job search, to make sure we are a good fit.
#175 The Challenges of Being a Solo Sales Engineer
As a beginner SE, it can be quite difficult and overwhelming not knowing where to start. Do I study technical first, or do I train in sales and speaking with customers? In this podcast, my guest and I discuss the five different phases of sales engineering, how my guest, Samuel West got started as an SE and what he’s learned being a solo sales engineer at the company he works with. We also go into how to scale as a solo SE and how we can help close more deals at the end of a quarter.
Samuel Joseph West has been a technical sales engineer for the past five years specializing in cybersecurity software. He also works with the SE community to try and help bring more people into the role of SE and try to keep developing that role.
#174 Working in Flat Cultures and With Strong Leaders
What differentiates someone as a good leader? This can happen before the person is even promoted to a leadership role. Today we talk to Sonu and see his story and he became the reluctant SE Manager.
Show notes: https://wethesalesengineers.com/show174