Treated a meeting as an informal chat instead of an opportunity to pitch. Didn't do any prep for it and now I regret it. I could've said so much more!

Posting as :
works at
You are currently posting as works at

Oh boy, I have been in that same situation several times. I don't have any advice for next steps, but the meeting is in the past and at least you know what you'll do different next time. Forgive yourself!

You'll be fine– it could be possible that your contribution to the chat made a good impression comparable to a good pitch.

It's all good! Just take it as a lesson and keep it moving!

You'll get another chance bud, don't sweat it! Just learn from what you can

Do you listen to podcasts?

Been there, done that. We all make those mistakes at times. Now you know what to do when the opportunity inevitably arises again!

Ugh, but this is how we learn! I have totally been there myself. Sorry to hear this.

Related Posts

would you rather work in SF or NYC?


Any Austin realtors in the bowl?


Anyone work remote from Israel for a US CPA firm?


Just wrapped up case style interview at LinkedIn. I was rejected from moving on to the next round. The feedback I received was that I wasn’t concise enough in my answers. I have never really done a ton of case interviews before and I do not have an mba. Any suggestions on how to frame my answers in a concise way?


Hi all
My sister has experience in finance she needs a job if any references, please dm
Thank you


What are some good questions to ask when calling references for a potential new hire? This specific job is in ultrasound. Thanks!

Well, any Russian companies to short?


I am having an interview for big data tomorrow for 3 yoe..any suggestions?

Now it’s just about enjoying those upgrades until Dec 2020

Post Photo

What would be salary at Deloitte Global for Privacy Lead or Privacy Engineer? Deloitte

Let's discuss our inhand salary irrespective of 25-30 lpa and how much savings one can do in India ?


Random question for anyone who has ever exchanged/gotten a replacement away travel suitcase. Is there any flexibility to get a different color? My interior zipper broke and I stopped in a store to ask if they do repairs and they said to bring it in and they’ll just replace it. I wouldn’t hate switching the color but feel weird asking for some reason


I got mansplained twice in a meeting today and another guy actually said, “yeah, like *man* said a minute ago....”. I SAID THAT 30 SECONDS BEFORE HE DID, IDIOT.


I’m talking to some tech companies and one in particular is a startup valued at $6 billion and likely going public within the year. Head of Design for product focused brand and marketing. I have an idea of cash comp but wondered what others would ask. I have 20+ years experience, awarded, and have clients similar to their roster. I know what I’d ask if big tech but not sure about a startup.


Have you tried encouraging cards highlighting their strengths? When’s the last time you said “Thank you” out loud to everyone in front of everyone? Bought lunch? Participated in a team building event? Encourage a team atmosphere and keep the lines of communication open. Just my thoughts


Welcome to the HR Equity and Inclusion Bowl, let’s come together to discuss ways we can change organization culture, so that all staff feel a sense of belonging.


Is there tuition reimbursement at EY for wanting to get an MBA. Do they support you with helping you work towards an MBA like a Deloitte or PwC?


CD to junior team:

“If anyone tries to give you more work while I’m gone, kick them in the shins and call an adult.”


Additional Posts in Sales

SalesForce folks, a recruiter reached out for an opportunity to interview for a AE position in my specialty. I noticed there is also an opp available locally for a Strategic Account Manager in my vertical as well.
Any one know of pay difference between the two, responsibilities/expectations, how they are viewed in the org itself?
I understand they are different but in my job today, I handle both roles so can go in either direction.
Appreciate any input.


I’ve done B2B sales for my family’s marketing business on and off since HS, and continue to manage a small book as a side gig.

Currently bootlegging/building out a team to pilot a more modern “SDR/AE/CS” sales org, as the current “AE handles all customer canvasing, closing, and post close” is extremely inefficient and un scalable.

In your experiences: What are some pros and cons to the SDR/AE/CS format, and what would you wish to see in your current org’s? Looking for any all advice/tips!


Netsuite interview for Solutions Consultant Academy.

Has anyone on here interviewed for this position before? How did you prepare? If not, how do you prepare for pre sales interviews. I haven't been able find much insight online about this role.


Does anyone have motivating/good sales books to recommend?


Looking to speak with a recruiter from Confluent inc. about an Enterprise Account Executive role. Any feedback on the role? How do you like it?


Looking for information on Xactly. I am considering applying but I am only hearing good which is concerning


How late does everyone work if working from home on a Friday?


Check out Caitlin Skeen’s profile on LinkedIn


Which role is better account strategist @ Google or client solutions manager @ Meta? Long term goal is to become an enterprise AE/CP.


Hi fishies! I just got recruited for an AE position at HubSpot. Anyone else here work for them? Do they pay well? Are the quotas realistic?


Has your company acknowledged what's happening in Minneapolis? Should it?


In a sales role- I can port my cell phone over to their corporate plan. For those that have done this in the past, is it hard to get your number back if you leave?

They won't reimburse phone otherwise


Has anyone made the switch from manufacture sales to tech sales? If so, what steps did you take? I have been in sales for about 12 years now. Would love any advice.


Hi, I worked as real estate agent about 10 years ago and since then been working in hospitality but my main target is to become an estate entrepreneur. I’m trying to get into properties but not agency will hire me. Would you have any suggestion on my next steps?


I am scheduled for a 2nd interview with a company called LogicManager with the CEO (small startup). Glassdoor provided a sample question that may be asked, “How many Christmas trees are cut down every year in the US?” Does anyone have any recommendations on best practices to answering these types of questions? Thank you!


Looking to advance my career but most places ask if you have full Sales cycle/ closing. How do I gain this experience if current role won’t offer it and new roles require it?


I work in a small company. My small sales team is amazing, I’m the first SDR, super happy with my managers and learning a lot.
The CEO though is always getting in the middle and micromanages me to exhaustion.

Why is he doing this? He always makes me doubt myself and I end up being super frustrated and not performing to my max.

Hi all. The org i work for pays commissions quarterly, 2 months after the end of the Q. I am currently interviewing for a role that i like, but i am also having one of my best quarters and expect to close 500% of target. If I quit right after the Q ends but before the payday, I am worried I will not be paid fairly. I may be capped or something else. What do you think I need to do? I feel that I will need to reject an opportunity i like because of this paycheck.


What are people with 4-5yrs of experience making in tech sales. Curious to know what I missed out on staying in finance lol. I like to be depressed seeing the numbers.


New to Fishbowl?

Download the Fishbowl app to
unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.
That was just a preview…
Sign Up to see all discussions
  • Discover what it’s like to work at companies from real professionals
  • Get candid advice from people in your field in a safe space
  • Chat and network with other professionals in your field
Sign up in seconds to unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.

Already a user?
Login here


Embed this post

Copy and paste embed code on your site


Download the
Fishbowl app

See what’s happening in your industry
from the palm of your hand.

A phone with Fishbowl app

Send download link to your phone


Scan your QR code to download
Fishbowl app on your mobile

By continuing you agree to Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Messaging rates may apply

Download app

Sign up for free to view this conversation on Fishbowl

By continuing you agree to Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

Already have an account? Log in

Sign up for free to continue using Fishbowl

By continuing you agree to Terms of Use(New) and Privacy Policy(New)
Messaging rates may apply

Already have an account? Log in

For account settings, visit Fishbowl on Desktop Browser or