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#006 – Mike Lupiani – “Power of Problem Solving”

“I’ve seen people go in to pre-sales leadership because they want to make more money and that is the worst reason to become a Sales Engineering Leader of any sort. If you’re just doing it to make another small bump in OTE, it’ll crush you. You’re no longer just dealing with your prospects, your sales […]

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#001 – Sahir Azam – “The Value Mindset”

“There’s an actual skill in being able to translate technology in business, fluidly back and forth. The top presales engineers are ones that understand business and sales. They know where we are in the sales process, they know the way deals work and how they flow, and they also know exactly where the technology fits […]

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#002 – Frank Lamprea – “Technical Champion”

“If you’re going to remain successful you need to constantly be thinking about adapting and changing. Even if you’re winning all the time, you should expect that to stop eventually and you need to be thinking about what’s happening next. Change is not a bad thing – you should be more worried if change isn’t […]

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#005 – Damon Miller – “The Tinkering Trailblazer”

“Pushing is important, but it’s not the only thing that helps you become an effective manager. Earning trust and respect and showing the people that work for you that you work for them and that you’ve got their interests at heart, along with the interest of the company, and demonstrating compassion, that’s critical and helps […]

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#008 – Ben Cefalo – “How Presales Changed the Product”

“Anyone can be a Product Manager. If you’re in a presales role, if you’re in consulting, if you’re in support, if you’re in customer success, it doesn’t matter, you have a skillset and you come with a point of view and if you’re able to articulate that point of view and relate that to the […]

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#007 – Diwakar Prabhakar

“I don’t think the playbook should be written in pen, I think it should be written in pencil because you need to be able to erase parts of it and adjust it. The core elements are the same, but every organization is unique. Every industry is unique. Every Solution is Unique. Taking a playbook and […]

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