This week’s Featured Employee has been with Vocus since January 2012. Angel is part of Vocus’ Mid-Market PR Sales Division. He is an all star when it comes to closing deals and is hoping to make the President’s Club for the 3rd year in a row! When asked what he loves about working at Vocus, Angel says, “There are so many things I like about working here, but what really keeps me motivated day in and day out is the culture and people I work with.” He goes on to say, “I’ve met some amazing people who have become some of my best friends, but I also love that even though we are good friends, we are competing with each other and pushing each other to continue crushing our goals!”
If you want to learn more about Vocus, connect with Angel on LinkedIn.
A: Any song by Circa Survive…my all-time favorite band. If I’m working out…which happens like once a month… it’ll be a anything heavy rock with lots of screaming.
Q: What’s your favorite food?
Q: If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
A: That’s a tough one…I’ve never been to Australia, but any place that has Koala’s & Kangaroo’s has to be awesome. As long as I’m near a beach, I’d be happy anywhere.
Q: What is your most treasured possession?
A: I don’t know if saying my wife Rebecca is a good or bad answer here…because I don’t think she’d appreciate being called a “possession”, but my wife is my best friend and I treasure her more than anything else in the world.
Q: What’s the one word you would choose to describe yourself?
A: Likable. For as long as I can remember people have always told me that I have a way about me that makes people feel at ease and comfortable around me very quickly. I’ve always been friends with all types of groups and personalities that are all very different and diverse. Even my prospects say the same thing over the phone, and feel bad telling me no because they “like me” so much.
A: Talk to me of course….just kidding. My first piece of advice would be to always stay positive. Sales is very tough and there will be rough days, but the beautiful thing about it is the very next call you make or email you send can completely turn it around. The other piece of advice would be to be open to criticism or ideas/advice from your peers. Even though you can feel like an expert and get very strong at your craft, it’s extremely important to continue evolving; take advice/criticism from peers who are successful, and always stay hungry to improve.