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What sales buzz words make you want to Van Gogh your ears?

I've compiled a list below of shitty sales jargon that makes me want to reevaluate my professional career:

  1. Disrupt
  2. Bump
  3. Wonky
  4. Aligned
  5. AI
  6. Wheelhouse
  7. Chat
  8. Strategic
  9. Rocketship
  10. Pivot

If these haven't made you want to file for unemployment yet feel free to add your mind-numbing submissions below.

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paddy
WR Officer
+10
Account Executive
"Hi this is Kevin from Gong. Have a few minutes to discuss conversational intelligence today?"
TechHustla21
Executive
+6
Mid-Market AE
"Yes my intelligence has hit an all time low from this conversation"
funcoupons
WR Officer
+11
up in Fiji, under paddy
Influencer



Influence deez fuckin nuts 
youKNOW
Politicker
+7
Sales Manager
I can't wait for anti-influencers tbh. 
RaymundoFlex
Opinionated
+2
AE
LinkedInfluencer
funcoupons
WR Officer
+11
up in Fiji, under paddy
Writing this just to trigger @paddy

"Hi, this is David calling about your car's extended warranty."
OpalTiddyChurger
Arsonist
+9
Funbags Enthusiast
Visionary 
Kinonez
Celebrated Contributor
+9
WR Enthusiast
Scalable, Fuck that; I'd rather be memorable than Scalable!
AlphaCharlie
Politicker
+5
Account executive
- Freemium. 

- Quick Wins. 

- Streamline. 
sneakysnek
Politicker
+8
SDR
"Optics"

"Superstar"

"Top rated"

"Following up"

"Out of the blue"
figjam
Opinionated
+4
Enterprise Sales Executive
"Directionally correct"
"Out of pocket"
"Boiling the ocean"
TechHustla21
Executive
+6
Mid-Market AE
"reinvent the wheel"

figjam
Opinionated
+4
Enterprise Sales Executive
Yes, yes, yes. 
NoSuperhero
Politicker
+7
BDR
HIghest ROI.
Lenca
Politicker
+3
BDR
Synergy and Revolutionary
TheNegotiator
Politicker
+7
VP of Sales
I took this post personally. Some of these words, though meaningless and souless are psychological triggers. They have connotation that pushes customers in an certain direction. They can be really valuable. I refuse to agree there’s anything wrong with aligned, strategic or chat. Pretty damn generic imo. The rest… I feel ya fam.
TechHustla21
Executive
+6
Mid-Market AE
You're right I believe using the same generic terms as your competitors pushes your prospect to put you in the same box as them. Differentiate in your terms and pitch to set yourself apart. Chat makes think of all the shitty emails people send asking for "10 mins to chat?". Strategic makes me think of all the inflated titles you see on Linkedin. Aligned isn't as bad but still overused!
cw95
Politicker
+6
Pricing Executive
Strategic does my head in. Said in the air with nothing to back it up. 
JC10X
Politicker
+8
Senior Sales Manager
Champion 
TechHustla21
Executive
+6
Mid-Market AE
I can't believe I left this one out: ABM
Sl
SlickRick
Good Citizen
+1
Liger King
Good morning to everyone except "__________". Except deez nuts cuz you you BF gonna dump you since you can't close a deal since you're on linkedin all day sweetie 
beerisforclosers
Politicker
+8
Account Manager
"Single pane of glass" - there is no single pane. There will always be multiple dashboards.
TheNegotiator
Politicker
+7
VP of Sales
Nah, again I disagree. I’m extremely articulate. I won’t use language like chat in a cold email, or even in the first few. But after I have rapport, I won’t hesitate to use chat. Casual, generic word. Says I only need to capture 5-10 mins of time for a brief and informal conversation. Chat has a specific connotation. It’s almost valuable to press that same, familiar, button. Strategic, the way I referenced, I’ll almost never use in an email or in written form. I agree with you on the overuse. It’s just bullshit. But conversationally, strategic MEANS something useful. That’s why it’s a word. Omitting it just because other people use it is weak. As long as I use it better, I’m good.
TechHustla21
Executive
+6
Mid-Market AE
As always depends on the context of the situation. If you're on a personal level, the door is open as long as there is value behind the intent which it sounds like that's your case. Seems like we're in agreement behind the overuse!
FamilyTruckster
Acclaimed Answer
+7
Exec Director, Major Accounts
Call out.

It has permeated our entire company, and it’s sickening. Every time someone adds ANYTHING of value now, or complains…

 “Good Callout Carl! We did fuck up your budget numbers!” 

“You forgot to mute yourself.”
”Nice Call out!” 

if you use it, I will ignore you. 
Adored
Valued Contributor
+5
Sales Director
Circle back. Yeah motherfucker, you best circle fucking back out of here with your bullshit.
GDO
Politicker
+7
BDM
I hate “touching base”
eman
Politicker
+2
Account Executive
It's brutal.
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