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Sales engineers can have many titles, including but not limited to:

technical sales representative, territory representative, manufacturer’s representative, specification sales rep, pre-sales rep.

We work in different fields and industries, but generally we all engage with our clients or prospective clients in an extended sales cycle. Part of the reason for the length of time needed is that the service or product that we are selling/providing is rather complicated (and likely not inexpensive).

NAASE’s Blog page will periodically feature different related and relevant articles- some from NAASE members directly, and others from other sources. We invite you, regardless of your membership status, to submit an article for consideration. Decisions regarding publication are administered from the management of NAASE- and are final.

Thank you for checking out our Blog, and please visit again soon.

Practical Advice and Optimism Amidst the Changing COVID19 Technical Sales Cycle

Today NAASE conducted our first industry conference call, for Association members and for other invited guests. We discussed several topics, including the best tips on being successful as a SE, as well as how work has changed due to COVID19 and what that might mean 6-8 months from now.
Professionals from a variety of industries, including software/IT, building materials, automation, and industrial, came together for an open exchange. Some tidbits that came up include:

Why does my partner Account Executive make twice what I earn?

Is the SE “road warrior” mentality of 2019 and prior really gone for good?

How being stagnant/complacent in your position can be the true career wrecker.

The North American Association of Sales Engineers wants to thanks those the registered and those that attended our first event. We aim to provide similar engaging conversation in the months to come. Please check out our website and our Blog Page for regular timely industry articles from a variety of sources, and consider joining us a member.
Thank you-
Ken Lambert, President

Unlocking the potential of sales engineers through strategic training programs

In the post-pandemic era, industrial companies face a constantly evolving business landscape, where adaptability and efficiency have become prerequisites for survival and success. This challenging environment demands more than ever a strategic approach to sales force management and training. Industrial small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), which form the core of emerging markets and contribute significantly… Read More

Letters to a Sales Engineer

SE Michael Edwin has recently created and published several letters directed to sales engineers.  NAASE is glad to repost selected letters- which are some words of advice to new and seasoned technical salespeople.  Which one do you most identify with and agree with?  All these letters are written by NAASE member and CSE Michael Edwin.


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