prospects that haunt you,
Potential customers requesting a discount in the later stages of a transaction,
When your sales quotas don't make sense,
We've all been in these frustrating situations. But when this happens on a daily basis, it leaves you questioning your resolve to spend your entire day talking to them over and over again.
Being a salesperson is difficult.
So we've rounded up some of the funniest memes we've found so you can laugh with your peers about the cringe-worthy situations marketers often find themselves in.
Of course, to name this blog we used Stanley's infamous resting face from 'The Office'.
The 30 funniest sales memes, check it out!
1.Your boss congratulates you on an additional sale
Your boss is over the moon because he thinks you upsell a potential customer. They don't know you just accepted some gifts to convert them. Oh well!
2.The 'I'll Call You Back' But The Prospect Never Calls
It's never a very good feeling when the prospect says, "I'll call you back." But this is something you end up hearing often. Most potential customers never contact you. It's just a way to get out of the selling situation without being too confrontational. But you still have to wait. So this is YOU.
3.When you're desperate for leads
Some vendors have the Midas touch. While others really lack the magic. And they are the ones who scour every corner to find good leads. Some hit the jackpot while the rest fall right into the trap!
4.Your prospect responds after a long delay
Few prospects answer NO, few answer YES, but most remain silent for a long time. But when they respond after the long wait, the relief on their face cannot be expressed at all. The following expression may be the closest match.
5.When your prospect agrees to pay full price
Your journey to converting a prospect into a customer is full of surprises. One of those pleasant surprises is when your potential customers buy the product without any negotiation. And when that happens, it's time for some YOOHOO and YIPPEE!
6.Upon reaching the sales quota for the month
In sales, if there's one number that all salespeople obsess over, it has to be quota. It's the ultimate destination for any seller (of the month, of course). And the pride you feel when reaching the top is worth framing in a painting.
7.When you ask your boss for a vacation
Asking any manager in any area for a vacation is asking for trouble. But in a high-pressure work environment like sales, asking for a vacation is like asking your manager to quit.
8.When your prospects buy from your competitors
There are times when your prospects love your pitch, love your product, and enjoy your company. But in the end, they will end up buying the product from the competitor who lives across the street.
9.When the prospect says he's not the decision maker after 10 calls
Here's a very short story: You spend all your energy convincing a potential customer. You talk to them for months. One fine day you discover that this customer loves the product. To live! However, there's just one problem: they don't have the power to make the decision. WHICH??? History end.
10When the doorman asks if the customer is waiting for his call
If there is one person who is more powerful than your prospect, it must be the person who has their back: the GUARDIANS. And when contacting without an appointment, wait for the question: is the customer waiting for your call? And that's where you put the 'let's confuse this person' hat.
11How the best seller looks at you
In sales, there are only two types of people: the best salespeople and the average salespeople. If you land on the second cube, be prepared to get some pompous stares and take orders from the first (thankfully not very common).
12How do you look to others when you are the best salesperson?
Sometimes, the wind direction changes and you end up becoming the sales champion of the month. And this is where you pay for all the nasty looks you got with your own SWAG like this one.
13When you think you know everything about sales after two weeks of training
Selling in the real world cannot be learned, it can only be experienced. Many people learn this important sales lesson outside of sales training. Irony, right? And here you are asking questions like these.
Source: Do not eat
14When the end of the month is approaching and your sales target is still a long way off
Confidence is when you're light years ahead of your monthly sales target, it's only a few days away and you're still excited. Don't even bother asking what happened after the month was up.
15.When you approach a prospect who is super cold
Talking to a prospect is tough. Selling to them is more difficult. And when they're frozen like below, it's the Battle of Winterfell all over again. brrr
sixteen.Your first cold call
We all have our 'firsts'. The first house, the first salary, the first love. In between those beautiful and memorable moments, you also have your first cold call that sticks like a sore thumb. And know how your day will be.
17When the sales manager's goals are so unrealistic
Miracles happen. But not in sales! Sales managers often have big dreams, like getting all their reps to meet their quotas. Sadly, they remain dreams month after month. Even turning water into wine or having a dragon as a pet is easier.
18RevOps: Arbitration of Internal Conflicts So Be It
It doesn't matter if it's a 10-inch or 100-mile overlap, internal turf conflicts are inevitable in sales. But having to endure these conflicts as a mediator is something the RevOps team never signed up for.
19. When you discover that you don't need to manually update your CRM
Updating your CRM is a necessity in the sales world. But 9 out of 10 vendors don't update it. Reason: they have more important things to do, like selling (so they say). And when you give them the good news that it can be automated, you know you've got some fans.
20When someone says sales aren't stressful
Don't bother answering. When you hear comments like "selling is so easy," "selling isn't stressful at all," and "anyone can sell," demo them. Take them to your workplace and ask them to do a cold call. Show them what it means to be a salesperson.
21. Preparing to be hit during the sales demo
Entrance - sales demo! Have some blood pressure pills ready. Get ready to face a barrage of questions, some of which may call into question your product's very existence (sometimes even yours!).
22When your prospect asks the same question 10 times
Some potential customers really don't understand your product. Some want to have fun. While the rest just want to annoy you to the core. And NO, you are not deaf! And also you, with that face, who can't end the call because of a remote possibility of selling.
23When you have to laugh at a customer's bad joke
Another classic situation for falling. The prospect has a fundamental right to tell bad jokes, and you have a fundamental duty to laugh, no matter how idiotic you are. After all, business is more important than your joy!
24When your boss sets unrealistic goals
Somehow (and always) practicality and reality decide to play hide-and-seek every time your boss sets goals for you. AND BEWARE! The day is not far off when your sales manager will present you with a number like this:
25When the meeting takes too long
Remember your last sales meeting, which ideally should have been just an email? Some of us would even attend a two-hour strategy meeting just to decide on the color of the next sales brochure. Whatever the end goal of these meetings, this is how it ends for you.
26. Your sales manager's response when you don't update your CRM
For a salesperson, anything that doesn't have a direct impact on sales isn't considered their primary responsibility (Example #1: CRM Update). However, the rule is valid only until they find their managers after ignoring it. SLAP!
27How do your sales managers feel when they're training reps who don't have previous sales experience?
Training a sales rep with no sales experience is like an art that no one understands. Managers have no idea where to start. The reps have no idea what's going on. Leaders want to know when this will end. The end result: total chaos.
28When does the sales manager ask about the pipeline of the month?
Sometimes convincing your managers is harder than convincing your prospects. This is especially true when the manager asks about their monthly pipeline when it looks like this:
29When the sales manager asks you to cold call
Managers have the uncanny ability to force us to do something we hate. And cold calling is at the top of any salesperson's "I don't like to do it" list. When the two mix, you have no choice but to go underground.
30When your prospect loves your proposition but not the product
Your pitch can be phenomenal. Your top-notch communication skills. And your words so convincing. However, all you get is a few words of appreciation and a pat on the back.
And that's a wrap. I hope these funny memes bring back amazing memories of what it's really like to be a sales professional. Laugh until your next cold call with these hilarious sales memes. Just don't show them to your manager. Or we are not here to teach you. We just want you to have fun!