We came, we partied, we networked.
San Franciscan Salespeople gathered on March 7th to celebrate a glorious holiday dedicated just to them– National Salesperson Day! The backroom of Marengo on Union St (home to SF's famous sliders) was a packed house! Companies gathered from Guidespark, Bizo, Peek, Bannerman, Mark & Graham, InsideView and many more!
Why are salespeople an important (best) part of Silicon Valley?
If it wasn’t for sales teams’, many companies wouldn’t IPO or get the press that we read about in the tech mags we skim each morning. Sales can drive a company's growth and contribute to it “making or breaking” it. That’s some serious power. We also think the term cold-call sales (wo)man is extremely outdated. You’re data driven, strategic, and analytical.
Your intuition for understanding people puts you above the rest. According to Inc. Magazine, Salespeople are thought leaders and early adopters for some of the most important aspects of the business world, i.e. smartphones and CRM systems.
ToutApp believes salespeople are the unsung heroes of Silicon Valley, so we had a big reason to PARTY!
Some soundbites from the night:
“It was awesome to know there are other salespeople hustling in this city as much as I am. I couldn't have picked a more fun event to go to and met a smarter group of people.”
-Chantelle Hartshorne, Sprig
“ToutApp did a great job of hosting salespeople in a relaxing and fun setting. Sliders and drinks are a great way to get people together”
-Victoria Gomez, Bizo
“Such a great networking event and I met so many people in this city that I know I'm going to stay in contact with. On top of that, the social aspect was the perfect way to start my weekend!”
-Summer Wilson, Mark & Graham
“Sliders are for closers!”
-Johnny Chin, Bannerman
“Aside from offering an invaluable sales tool, ToutApp gave us what we all really need at the end of the day… a big glass of wine!”
-Jordan Porter, Beautified
To see more pics visit our Facebook Album!
**Thank you to everyone that helped celebrate. We can't wait to throw many more #partywithsalespeeps parties throughout the country. Stay tuned for the next one! **