What we're about

If you're currently working in a technical Pre-Sales capacity (e.g. Sales Engineer (SE), Solutions Engineer, or Solutions Consultant) or interested in the field this is the Meetup for you. Typically companies who sell complex technical products (e.g. enterprise software) need pre-sales engineers to help potential customers bridge the gap between business challenges and technical solutions. This is an extremely valuable position for sales organizations but it's hard to do well since it requires a perfect blend of sales experience, technical skills, and business acumen. The goal for this Meetup group is to bring Pre-Sales professionals together to learn from one another and network with like-minded people.

Anyone who is interested in Pre-Sales or the Seattle tech scene in general, is welcome to join our Seattle Area based Meetup.

This Meetup Group is a partner with the San Francisco (https://www.meetup.com/Sales-Engineering), SoCal (https://www.meetup.com/Southern-California-Sales-Engineers), and Houston (https://www.meetup.com/Houston-SalesEngineers) Meetup Groups.

We are looking for additional sponsors to cover Meetup dues, host venues, food & drink, etc.

SE/SC Resources

Books

Mastering Technical Sales (http://a.co/d/aXDbPZO)

The Trusted Advisor Sales Engineer (http://a.co/d/4bbqUlQ)

The 7 Rules of Sales Engineering (http://a.co/d/dGzCuGb)

Sales on Rails: A Sales Engineer's Framework for Better Selling (http://a.co/d/3nMVlCu)

The Evolving Sales Engineer (http://a.co/d/21B4SfA)

Great Demo!: How To Create And Execute Stunning Software Demonstrations (http://a.co/d/a9yQryr)

Demonstrating To Win! (http://a.co/d/gYUE3uN)

Regional Meetup Groups

Seattle (https://www.meetup.com/Seattle-Area-Pre-Sales-Engineers/)

San Francisco (https://www.meetup.com/Sales-Engineering)

SoCal (https://www.meetup.com/Southern-California-Sales-Engineers)

Houston (https://www.meetup.com/Houston-SalesEngineers)

New York City (https://www.meetup.com/Sales-Engineers-of-New-York/)

LinkedIn Groups

Sales Engineers and Managers Best Practices (https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2331982/)

Great Demo! (https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2430414/)

PreSales Professionals (https://www.linkedin.com/groups/64542/)

Presales Community Forum (https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2415644/)

Paid Training / Education

SE Leadership Institute (Managers/Leaders) (https://www.seleadership.com/)

Second Derivative (Great Demo!) (https://www.secondderivative.com/home.html)

2Win! (Demo Training) (https://2winglobal.com/training/)

Past events (2)

Inaugural Networking Happy Hour Meetup

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Photos (5)