Sales Sharks Talk: Exclusive Tips, Hacks & Stories from Sales Pros

If you follow us on LinkedIn, you’ve probably seen our interview series “Nuts About Sales”. In case you didn’t - we’re not mad, you’re still a friend - the concept is simple: We interview sales leaders from various industries and titles, to collect their funniest stories and most valuable tips in short videos. 

This week, we decided to share with you 5 exclusive sales pros’ tips, hacks, and (pretty crazy) stories we’ve collected for you. 


Avi Wiesenberg: Founder Scaling Revenue Consulting. Former CRO at Lusha and VP International Sales at Similar Web. 


Best sales tips: 


“My golden rule is sales is to unpeel the onion, just to get these 3-4 layers deeper until the real understanding of “Why”.”
“Smile and Dial”, or  “Zoom and Boom”, and always multi-thread your deal to make sure you’re not dependent on one decision-maker.” 


Best move to save a deal: 


I walked away from the deal on the last day of the quarter. It was actually in China, and I had the guy on the ground, and they tried to negotiate the price, and I told him to get up, walk out, and go back to the airport. And we walked away from the deal, we won it back a few months later at a more fair price.”


Craziest demo story: 

“The craziest thing that happened to me in the middle of a demo was, a customer actually fell asleep. It wasn’t the main guy in the room, but he was one of the guys around the table, and he was out cold in the middle of the demo...And I’m not a bad presenter.”


Noam Mendelson: Head of Global Sales Development at Mindspace


Best sales tips: 


“My best sales tip, [...] you’ll close that deal if you think you’re gonna close that deal. So it’s having that right mindset, that positive mindset, and not having anything bring you down from it.”


Best move to save a deal: 


“The best thing that I ever did was, I built this relationship with this person over a certain amount of time, we talked about what we love doing in our free time, and I knew he was a big fan of soccer and of cigars, so I sent him a box of Cuban cigars, and a ticket to go see a football match. That pretty much closed it.”


Craziest sales story: 


My most embarrassing story probably, I was sitting in an office with someone, and I guess they had some bad tacos for lunch or something, and they had horrible horrible gas and had no shame, they were just letting it fly and it was absolutely horrible.”


Dan Elbaze: Sr. Sales and Biz Dev Manager at Natural Intelligence


Best sales tip: 


“Don’t be pushy, don’t be salesy, and do not lack class.”


Best move to save a deal: 


“I told the potential partner that he could call his competitor and ask how our product made them so much more competitive. Sold.”


Craziest demo story: 


“When I realized that the facility we were in was also a marijuana warehouse.”


Dafna Horovitz: Business Development at Cheq


Best sales tip: 


“My best sales tip would be: Don’t try to sell it. Help them buy it.”


Craziest sales story: 


“My most embarrassing story. I think when my chair broke in the middle of a meeting, and I was on the floor, not knowing if I should cry or laugh.” 


Ardon Wesly: Product consultant at Monday.com 


Best sales tip: 


“My best sales tip is to listen to the customer. Make sure you understand how you can solve his pain and not trying to sell features. It’s really listening to what they need at that certain time.” 


Best move to save deal: 


“I was in discussion with that company and the VP “something” was ghosting me. So after a while of being ghosted, I just decided to contact the CEO who immediately made sure the VP would respond to me. I’m not sure it’s the right approach every time, but I was running out of creativity.” 


Craziest demo story: 


“About 8 months ago, we adopted a cat. And I think it was a week or two ago, like this cat went crazy during a demo, and jumped on the screen, started to scratch me, bite me. So I asked the prospect in the demo to excuse for a second, so I can like get him out of the room. I muted myself but I forgot to turn off the camera, and they literally saw me half strangle a cat, and just toss it out of the room like a bowling ball. The customer signed with a competitor.” 

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