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What’s the most savage thing you’ve said to a prospect on the phone?

Back when I was a baby degenerate sales rep selling digital advertising to small business owners, I had 0 fear and would say the most ruthless shit to people (On a recorded line too). You could have told me you had to go because your arm just got cut off and I’d probably tell you to put me on speaker so you could enter your credit card number with your remaining hand. No idea how I didn’t get fired lol.


So, what’s the most savage thing you’ve said to a prospect?

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SADNES5
Politicker
+6
Hittin' Dingers
"I get one "fuck you" a year to say to an asshole customer, and I'm not wasting it on you."
Chep
WR Officer
+10
Business Development Team Lead
Stealing this hahahahha gold
SADNES5
Politicker
+6
Hittin' Dingers
You have my blessing.
Rallier
Politicker
+9
Account Executive
"I hope the rest of your day is as pleasant as you"
funcoupons
WR Officer
+11
up in Fiji, under paddy
Nothing too savage...

I get a little sassy when prospects have tried to boss me around and treat me like a slave like "No I'm not following your process, just get me a quote fast!!" I relish in the feeling of saying "No, that's not the way I do things. Doesn't sound like we're a good fit, so all the best." Yanking the toy away from the spoiled child feels great!
detectivegibbles
Politicker
+8
Territory Rep
this is how we are coached. We are "interviewing" our clients to make sure THEY are qualified to work with us. 

It works a lot more often than not. 
Chep
WR Officer
+10
Business Development Team Lead
Once called back a prospect who was rude to my coworker and said this is sid from jamba juice trying to get you to come in and try our new bubblegum spinach smoothie. They started yelling and I said that's no way to treat someone trying to sell you the best smoothie of your life!!!!
Salespreuner
Big Shot
+11
Regional Sales Director
Nailed it 😂🙏
WCK
Notorious Answer
+11
Padre de Tequila, General of the Coors Knights
I feel like I know which company that was at... Lol
"We can talk about two things, your complaints about why we moderate things, or revenue. One of those is going to mean more in the long run, so which is it?"
RahRahBooty
Opinionated
+4
Business Development
Hah this sounds like somewhere I worked 
WCK
Notorious Answer
+11
Padre de Tequila, General of the Coors Knights
Without a doubt I think we've been in the same company before hahahaha
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TheRealTommyCallahan
Arsonist
+6
Assistant to the Account Executive
I didn't say this but when I was a SDR my AE told our prospect to "Stop being a pussy and sign the agreement". He signed. 

Little background we were selling to HVAC and plumbing companies so this was apparently normal verbiage lol. I laughed so hard listening to the recording. 
jo
johnnyglass
Head of Sales
"I'd try again to explain this to you, but I have neither the time, nor the crayons, so have a good day."
sketchysales
Politicker
+7
Sales Manager
Not as badass as some of these but it sure got a reaction.  "We are not a bank." for those who dont deserve credit terms.
sketchysales
Politicker
+7
Sales Manager
I havent used this one but id like to:
client - "id like to speak to your manager"
me - "id like to speak to your mother.  She should be ashamed of you"
Brando
Politicker
+7
SDR Manager
If you're in sales, isn't that the pot calling the kettle black lol
TheFemaleWolf
Opinionated
+3
Director of Sales
I sold small parcel years ago (think UPS/FEDEX) and called on a law office for months and months. The partner kept blowing me off because I'm sure his shoes cost more than the savings we could provide but it was such a good lead for me!! 

The final time I spoke with him, it went like this: 

Me: Listen, what's your hourly rate?

Lawyer: $500/hr

Me: Okay great, give me 30 minutes of your time and if at the end of our meeting you feel like valuable time has been wasted I will pay you $250 myself. 

Lawyer: *Audibly laughed out loud* .... No thanks. 

And hung up on me. But hey, it was worth a shot!! 
TheFemaleWolf
Opinionated
+3
Director of Sales
Also not me but a rep I worked with back in the day pretended to be someone's relative with a family emergency to get through a gatekeeper / get the DM on the line.... it did NOT end well
Th
Theloanemperor
Opinionated
+3
Loan Officer
i got INTO it with a realtor that represented the opposite side of the transaction, he cursed me out after i called him out on it and said  that "he was a scum bag, part-time realtor that didnt know shit and probably worked at mcdonalds." To give a some context, he explained to me that he didn't care if the deal closed because he has another part time job, as if that was something to boast about, that you don't have enough business so you need a part time job..fucking idiot. That was his only listing and deal he had in the previous 12 months from the data shown in public record too.
RahRahBooty
Opinionated
+4
Business Development
Realtors are the worst
elhandsomediablo
Good Citizen
Sales Development
I sneak in a couple of "suuwhoops" in the call here and there. Never had a prospect catch on it though. hahaha
SlinginSoftware
Politicker
+7
Account Executive
I've said some CRAAAAZY things... but not actually even a little bit. I just sit there, take the verbal abuse and then scream into my scream pillow.

Reading about everyone else's makes me feel hope for myself though...
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