Following up the same old ways?
- “Just circling back about that proposal”
- “Do you have any questions on our quote?”
- “Hey sorry to be a bother, but I was wondering if you’d like to move forward with working with us?”
Half the time – most sales people wouldn’t even say that final one because…
We’re too scared to ask for the sale.
We’re too self-serious and needy, and really need this deal to go through to fulfill something about ourselves. Whether that be the money, or our sense of self and identity.
Using memes in the sales process turns it into a fun game rather than a heavy choice
You know they always say – you want the prospect to feel like:
- There’s no pressure.
- They can say yes or no.
- That you are friendly, and care about their best interest most of all.
Memes – yes memes, can be used in sales follow up to lighten up the mood – and cut through that icy tension that sometimes forms around the sales process.
Of course only use memes if it aligns with the vibe, and you’re good-humored during the rest of the sales process:
You can ‘make fun of yourself’ to a prospect to lighten the mood
Use Gifs to lighten the mood 😂
You can asking for the deal in meme format:
I’ll be real – these aren’t that good, but I’m just trying to imagine how this could be used.
I’ll circle back if someone shares a better version of these – or other memes and add them to the list!
A few more funny memes for sales people in general
When to use memes and gifs in sales follow-up?
Certainly – a funny meme or gif in sales follow-up isn’t for the faint of heart:
- Use them when you know the prospect likes to have a good time.
- Perhaps – when you’re 80% through to the ‘cold period’ of a deal, so you can shake things up.
- Don’t use them if they don’t match your personality or the prospects.
Using memes and gifs in sales is an advanced move.
Use cautiously at first, until you find one or two that work – and then keep them in your back pocket, and when appropriate…
RUN THE PLAY!