Despite the Cranky Sales Engineer’s best efforts to educate product managers in the proper way to train a Sales Engineer, he is now sitting towards the front of a large room being pummeled by wordy slides. He has written this dispatch from the front, in hopes that product managers will understand the nature of the immense pain they inflict on their captive audiences.
Some highlights of this death march of a presentation:
- One hour into the presentation the marketing guy put up a slide called “Agenda”. It is ten items long. He has promised us that he will talk about each one in detail, this has given the Cranky Sales Engineer the time to write this dispatch.
- The presenter insists on using slides that the sales force has been presenting for the past year. The Cranky Sales Engineer thinks he presents them better.
- The Cranky Sales Engineer has suggested a murder/suicide pact to the SE next to him. The suggestion was met with enthusiasm.
- After hearing the presenter say “But, you already know this” for the third time, the Cranky Sales Engineer knows why he drinks.
Only an hour and twenty minutes have passed … The Cranky Sales Engineer observes that he must be reaping the wages of sin.