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Megathread - Best sales filler phrase

A few of my favorite regional sales fillers are "up to our elbows in alligators" or "All hat, no cattle"


Fill this thread up with as many boil the oceans, ducks in a row, and put the horse before the cart, as you can think of.

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HarryCaray
Notable Contributor
+14
Regional VP
"not going to bore you to death with Power Point slides" as I open my power point slides and hit share.
Haast
Notorious Answer
+9
Account Executive
one of my faves as well - "I know nobody wakes up on a xxx-day morning hoping to see some sales slides, but here we go"
eds
Opinionated
+3
Head of Training
poetry
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CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Needer of Life Alert
If I hear sales ops say, "Let's pump this brakes on this" when I'm trying to get the deal done one more time...
Thefunnelfloozie
I already won
โ€˜I wouldnโ€™t give my second best pig for anything our competition offersโ€™

The guy who said this didnโ€™t last long in sales but we made a slack channel perfectly titles โ€˜a beautiful mindโ€™

His favorite go-to โ€˜well that tickles my thinking squashโ€™
Beercules
Politicker
+2
BDR
I would pay to go through a demo with this guy - just to get a few more of these
Haast
Notorious Answer
+9
Account Executive
Everything about this comment is amazing.ย 
Do.it.for.the.checks
Good Citizen
Account Executive
I love working the most obscure phrases into my pitches. I am totally using these in my next demo.ย 

Even if everyone thinks I'm crazy it'll amuse the hell out me
Incognito
Arsonist
+9
Master of Disaster
That kind of sweet talk DEFINITELY tickles my squash.


also that could be taken very badly coming from a man. ๐Ÿ†
SmallySmalls
Opinionated
+3
Caffeine Queen
I can imagine the look on my (very serious and professional) SE's face if I said this.ย 
Brb gotta try immediately.
Incognito
Arsonist
+9
Master of Disaster
โ€œDoes this make sense?โ€

Perfectly, you dickweed. I totally understand that youโ€™re the undisputed champion of passive aggressive and complete shit at your job.ย 
Oz
Ozz
Politicker
+6
Account Executive
Yeah, that's an awful phrase - use something like "Does this resonate with you?"
Incognito
Arsonist
+9
Master of Disaster
How about asking what their thoughts are
signandrecline
Valued Contributor
+4
Enterprise Sales & Demand Gen Manager
My management dropped this a couple times in front a couple clients, and every single time their face drops.ย 
greenlights
Senior Sales Development Rep
"Move the needle" is one that's always gotten under my skin for some reason.
Kiona
Opinionated
+2
Head of Business Development
I take it you donโ€™t like vaccination shots, piercings, IVs or tattoos
Broncosfan
Politicker
+5
Account Manager
โ€œThats a whole other type of possumโ€ when someone asks an unrelated question
Beasthouse
Opinionated
+5
Corporate trainer
stolen
Tres_Comas
Politicker
+6
Account Executive
"Rising tide raises all ships" when preaching collaboration. It's a go to at my company and I think I hear it at least twice a week from leadership.
Beasthouse
Opinionated
+5
Corporate trainer
bahahah just used that 5 minutes ago hahah

Kiona
Opinionated
+2
Head of Business Development
Everyone is always confused when I use this one.
Marketingpet
Opinionated
+1
Partner Manager
"Skin in the game" was hot in 2013 & '14. Drove me crazy
Incognito
Arsonist
+9
Master of Disaster
Lolz my regional asshole still loves thisย 
TheRealPezDog
Notable Contributor
+8
Account Manager
fucking HATE skin in the game, what the actual fuck does that even mean?ย  Probably racist.ย 
Haast
Notorious Answer
+9
Account Executive
Heard a good one today: "Were flying the plane as we build it"
Beasthouse
Opinionated
+5
Corporate trainer
insert shocked meme here
NotInterested
Opinionated
+3
Business Development Manager
"Just keep plugging away at it"
eds
Opinionated
+3
Head of Training
when push comes to shove
BigCheese
Arsonist
+8
Agency Recruiter
I had a manager who would tell us, "shine like a diamond in a goat's ass!" as a weird form of encouragement.
AnchorPoint
Politicker
+8
Business Coach
Even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in a while...ย ย 
wHaTyAgOtCoOkInG
Catalyst
+4
Account Executive
throw the kitchen sink at it
Soiboi
Politicker
+5
Account Executive, EIAS/Compliance
Value..... so much... value
Ba
Bandido
Politicker
+3
Client Director
"the reason I like to show this slide is"
Haast
Notorious Answer
+9
Account Executive
These are great, thanks everyone. I fully intend to use as many of these as possible over the next week.
Do.it.for.the.checks
Good Citizen
Account Executive
One of my new favs is "Clearly you didn't just read a blog on this, you know your stuff. But let's talk through that a bit more" (Hint, they 100% just read a blog on the topic)
Beasthouse
Opinionated
+5
Corporate trainer
bahhahaha love it

Beasthouse
Opinionated
+5
Corporate trainer
you would agree if you wanted to wouldn't you?

Kinonez
Arsonist
+8
Team Lead
You are just a small pond fish swimming with the big sharks
TheLouisvilleSlugger
Good Citizen
Account Executive
Speaking of my competitionโ€™s technology โ€œthey like to put lipstick on a pigโ€
Beasthouse
Opinionated
+5
Corporate trainer
we tried testing it out but couldnt get it to turn on so I hope its working better for you

NotInterested
Opinionated
+3
Business Development Manager
"Like climbing up a mud hill in flip flops" "catch more fish with 2 lines rather than one"ย 
GAG. ME.ย 
HappyGilmore
Politicker
+7
Account Executive
Make sure the juice is worth the squeeze.ย 
youKNOW
Politicker
+7
Sales Manager
"And then we'll go from there..."ย  Where, 'there' is, I have no clue.
Beasthouse
Opinionated
+5
Corporate trainer
mornin kids....... im older than your last mistressย 
JustGonnaSendIt
Fire Starter
+3
Your Mom's Man on the Side
Whenever I'm being boxed into a black / white conversation, I like to use "let's think of this more like a continuum of maturity" to introduce shades of grey.ย 

Works great on those IT types that are digging in on insignificant details.

Also whenever anyone asks how you're doing, how was your weekend, etc... any personal life ask... just reply with "living the dream."
TheRealPezDog
Notable Contributor
+8
Account Manager
"Horse a piece"
"Hunting a whale with spears"
"Too many cooks in the kitchen"
"Not enough skin in the game"
Goddamnnit I've been in Corp America too long....ย 
TheRealPezDog
Notable Contributor
+8
Account Manager
"worthless as a bull with tits"
TheRealPezDog
Notable Contributor
+8
Account Manager
"Might as well run backwards and naked through a cornfield"ย  kidding, that's from half baked, never ever heard that one in sales.ย 
Kiona
Opinionated
+2
Head of Business Development
โ€œRule of thumbโ€. I hate hearing ever since watching the boondock saints
friendlyginge
Opinionated
+1
Account Executive
โ€œI donโ€™t want to fit a square peg in a round holeโ€
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