This post is by Jason Lemkin from SaaStr
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Testimonials are nice, but most prospects these days have already seen the generic ones on your website and in your collateral. What work in sales is very similar companies using, and loving, your product. This is why once you have 1 leader in a space, you should run the tables in that segment. For example, back in the day:
- It took us over 18 months to close Google. 12+ CEO visits. Multiple unpaid pilots. Building features without getting paid. Etc., etc.
- After that, it took about 6 months to close Facebook. Facebook was impressed we had Google, but it was just one comp.
- After Google and Facebook, we closed Twitter in less than 30 days.
- And so on …