October 22, 2019

Whoops! That was just a sales meeting 🤦‍♂️

Todd Heslin @toddheslin

I was in Hong Kong last week for a client's team meetup. A fellow Indiehacker (who I help when he needs me) mentioned that he was in touch with a significant media company and asked if I wanted to meet his contact there. 48 hours later, I was sitting in their office.

It's been a long time since I've sat in a sales meeting to talk about something I was working on. Luckily, I was meeting someone through a warm introduction where there had already been some groundwork. It's always hard to know how to prepare for the first meetings with a new product.

The person I met with isn't really the ideal buyer for Graph Compose. He was in the marketing team and the product is much more suitable to a developer. However, given that I've spent so long solving marketing problems with software, we had a great in-depth discussion about email software, building audiences, and the struggle to bring readers back to your site without continually re-buying them from Facebook.

More than anything else, this experience has renewed my excitement for talking with people about their problems and getting a sense of potential use cases Graph Compose where can excel. Nothing beats sitting face to face.

Not sure where this will go, but I'm determined to see if I can find the right fit within the business. It's a big company and talking to the right people is always the challenge.