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what do you call large deals? (e.g. whale)

Have a team member that recently got promoted into management.


Right now we got whales, dolphin, catfish, minnow, etc depending on deal size.


She wants to find something new for her own team. What do we got?

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SlinginSoftware
Politicker
+6
Account Executive
Our VP call them Wicked tunasโ€ฆ love it!
beachNsales
Politicker
+3
Account Executive
lol I like this one. Gotta say it with a New England accent.ย 
braintank
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+6
Enterprise Account Executive
Hey, that sounds familiar matey ;)
ChiefGreef45
Catalyst
+5
Account Executive
Wicked Tunas indeed. I had a boss who called it that too.
GDO
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BDM
At my old job it was just tiered: tier 1 - tier 2 -....

I like the idea of naming them
daddytime
Contributor
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Manager, Commercial Sales
yeah you gotta name em.ย  Sounds more epic.
GDO
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BDM
True that!
looper1010
Celebrated Contributor
+12
Account Executive
Same, we go by tiers.ย  Naming them would be more exciting.ย  I call anything that completes my monthly quota a whale.
ResearchSeller13
Senior Sales Executive
"Big Boy" or "Monster" or "Fat one"
Beans
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+5
Account Executive
Bluechip or marquee accounts.
Justatitle
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+7
Senior AE
Quota carriers, storytellers, Elephants
daddytime
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+1
Manager, Commercial Sales
like it
WCK
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+8
Padre de Tequila
Whale here!
daddytime
Contributor
+1
Manager, Commercial Sales
it's just classic and self explanatory.ย  Huge fan of whale.
napped
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+7
Senior Business Developer
Whales. ๐Ÿณ
daddytime
Contributor
+1
Manager, Commercial Sales
my fave.
sales4lyf
Politicker
+5
Business Development Manager
Always a big boyย 
MrsTechSales
Politicker
+9
Midwest Market Manager
At my office they call them "horses" ...which is super weird IMO.
Sgt_Trollingham
Valued Contributor
+5
Business Development Director
Great White Shark? If you're keeping it nautical... We call them transformers because those accounts transform the business. Autobots assemble!
daddytime
Contributor
+1
Manager, Commercial Sales
shark is a good one. might need to add that one to the repertoire.ย 
poweredbycaffeine
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Bean Juice Drinker | Sales Savant
Dupe post?
daddytime
Contributor
+1
Manager, Commercial Sales
no?
poweredbycaffeine
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Bean Juice Drinker | Sales Savant
https://bravado.co/war-room/posts/what-nouns-do-you-use-to-talk-about-large-deals
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paddy
Arsonist
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Account Executive
Forklift
daddytime
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Manager, Commercial Sales
haha
slaydie
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+5
Account Executive
Mammoth! That's a big and rare deal!
Stratifyz
Opinionated
+8
Business Development Rep
Itโ€™s a whale! Or, T1/T2-T3
bareknuckles
Valued Contributor
+4
CEO of my kitchen table
We use Tiers. Tier 1 would be the Blue Tuna
daddytime
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Manager, Commercial Sales
What is Tier 2?
CraigArator
Good Citizen
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Enteprise Account Executive
200k+ are good-sized deals, 500k+ are massive-sized deals, 1M+ are blue whales- you kill one and you can feed yourself for the whole year.ย 
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bevering
Good Citizen
Business development Director
The big ones have to be "monster".
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