There’s something about the beauty of saying, “What’s your email? I’ll have my assistant reach out.” It immediately communicates that you’re worth meeting with – otherwise, why would you have an assistant?
Most sales teams these days are running pretty slim and mean. The era of big inside support staff and assistants is long gone, but that doesn’t mean the need or seeming cache of having an assistant has also gone away.
A salesperson wastes an average of 4.8 hours per week scheduling meetings. At year-end, that’s nearly the equivalent of six weeks of scheduling meetings. Despite the availability of efficient online scheduling tools, most sales reps and even CXOs are still scheduling meetings themselves, taking away from their valuable time better spent selling or running the company.
I know what you’re going to say: this doesn’t add up to paying for an assistant for your sales reps.
Introducing Amy and Andrew
AI assistants Amy and Andrew come from x.ai, a self-professed “hardcore” technology company that’s democratizing the personal assistant. Amy and Andrew make scheduling and follow up easy and automatic. Let’s use me as an example – last week Amy scheduled 11 meetings for me, some of which were conference calls, others were web conferences and the remainder were in person. I saved three hours of time not having to go back and forth with clients and prospects identifying a meeting time. Amy does a great job of follow-up, which is another task off my shoulders.
Recaptured time, effortless scheduling without having to do more than introduce Amy or Andrew during your email exchange, and the ability to still convey that sense of importance that having an assistant provides. A 21st-century solution to an age-old problem. Want to check out Amy and Andrew for yourself? Try a free month on boomtime.
All the best,