North American Association of Sales Engineers

North American Association of Sales Engineers

European Association of Sales Engineers

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… Read More

Strategic Allies: How Sales Engineers Elevate Real Estate Businesses

Welcome to the fast-paced world of real estate, where every deal is a delicate dance of negotiations, market trends, and meeting client expectations. Now, let’s talk about a crucial but often overlooked partnership that’s like the secret sauce… Read More

The True Worth of a Sales Engineer- as a Business Consultant

Sales engineers (and similar titles like “Solutions Consultants”) are often viewed as a trusted advisor, and in many ways work much like a consultant for their client and/or prospect. That is the way that we (SE’s) should view… Read More

Keys to Effective Client Engagement in Sales Engineering

Sales engineers play a crucial role in bridging the gap between technical intricacies and client needs, ensuring a seamless journey from initial interaction to successful product implementation. This article delves into the key strategies and principles that contribute… Read More

Financial Statement Literacy For Sales Engineers

Financial literacy is uncommon because the majority of most companies’ employees don’t know how to read Balance Sheets and Income Statements.  Why is this?  Most instruction about finance pertains to personal concerns such as checking accounts, insurance, mortgages, certificates… Read More

B2B / Tech Sales / Sales Engineering:  Taking a Look from the Procurement Side

If you are in B2B within a SE or presales role, it is smart to consider what is happening on the “other side” of the table- the buyer/prospect’s procurement team.  This has a significant affect on whether your… Read More

Boosting Sales in Industrial SMEs: A Strategic Approach with Porter’s Five Forces

Last June, I had the privilege of participating in a fascinating conference held in the vibrant city of Manchester, UK. As a sales engineer two years into my PhD in Business Administration, I have managed to combine my… Read More

Sales Engineer Job Interview Questions:  Cheat Sheet, and Comments

Whether you are soon going on your very first job interview for a SE role, or you have been through a couple over the years, it is wise to understand what types of questions you will be asked… Read More

Incorporating AI Into Your Business Operations: Best Practices for Sales Engineers

As a sales engineer, you know how vital it is to stay on top of the latest technological advancements. Artificial intelligence (AI) is one of the most promising developments in decades. Incorporating it into your business operations can… Read More

3 Final Tips for Aspiring Sales Engineers 

Over the past week, NAASE has released 2 key tips for new/ aspiring SE’s.  One was regarding POC’s, and the other was essentially to fully understand and critique technical marketing literature. To complete our exercise of offering 5… Read More

Aspiring SE Tip #2:   Prudent Steps for your Proof of Concept

Quality POC’s are purposeful and lead to the Technical Win. The following are critical elements of a successful Proof of Concept: Current State: Describe the current situation that is driving the need for PoC. This should come directly from the… Read More

Boosting Productivity for Sales Engineers: Unleashing AI for Smarter Solutions

I often say Sales Engineers are like the special forces of the revenue team – we’re brought in to not only highlight technical features but also champion customers’ pain points and demonstrate how the product can best address… Read More