The daily life of a sales rep is filled with a rollercoaster of emotions, fueled by caffeine and adrenaline. An average sales rep’s days are full of cold calls, client meetings, and presentations that could put Shakespeare to sleep. And to cope with the daily grind, we’ve got a secret weapon – funny sales memes.
‘Memes’ are a growing internet culture loved and shared by all age groups.
They capture the hilarious absurdity of our world, remind us that we’re not alone in the struggle, and most importantly, make us laugh until our sides hurt (which is good, because then we can’t cry, right?).
So, get ready, grab your coffee (or your fifth coffee, no judgment), and get ready to dive into the world of funny sales memes.
We’ve got a little something for everyone, from the cold-calling woes to the closing-deal delight (caught the PUN ?).
40 shades of funny sales memes to light up your day
Below we have crafted 40 funny sales memes inspired by day-to-day events in a sales rep’s life.
It took me a week to put this together. So, if these sales memes make you laugh, hit the share button and make my day 🙂
Part 1: Daily struggles of sales reps
A sales rep’s daily life is full of challenges.
Be it dealing with difficult customers, endless prospecting, hitting monthly quotas, or other co-workers giving sales lectures to them.
Can you relate to these situation-based sales memes?
1. Marketing v/s Sales – the eternal conflict)
This sales meme represents a universal situation. Each quarter you and your team hit the quota, but there will always be marketing guys with Spreadsheets and 5-page explanations of how they achieved the revenue growth with their advanced BoFU, ToFU & MoFU conversions. (Happy ranting in advance)
2. Revenue targets v/s cold calling
We all have faced it. It’s easier said than done. If you are hitting your numbers using just cold calling, congrats! You are a sales superstar.
3. Non-sales co-workers give you sales lectures
Your co-workers often think they sell better than you. It’s a lunch break and boom! Sales lectures coming to you from all around the office.
4. Sales presentations that go into nothingness
This is the perfect sales meme that captures how frustrating it is to see your lead walk away without a response after you spend a good amount of time presenting him with the solution he is interested in.
5. Monday Grind in sales feels like
You know this week is going to be the same as before when you are not hitting the streaks right. This is a real Monday blue shaped as a ‘Monday grind’. If you are in this phase, push it through. Big deals ahead!
Part 2: The sales pitch roller coaster
A sales pitch is no less than riding a roller coaster. One minute you’re on top of the world, celebrating a closed deal, and the next minute you’re plummeting toward rejection, clutching onto a single thread of hope.
6. When the prospect finally accepts your call after 3rd try
No way we missed it! It’s either a deal or we piss off the prospect for life. Cold callers! Could you relate to this sales meme?
7. When you give a B2B sales presentation
This funny sales meme is the representation of what decision fatigue seems to be like for the B2B decision makers.
8. Mandatory product benefit analysis
You explain the sh*t out of your product and how it can tremendously change their entire course of life if and only if they start using the product. 😜
9. When you target an enterprise-level company for hitting a large commission
This sales meme is relatable to a lot of start-up companies and small sales teams. Even if you get these big corporations on call for pitching, they will keep on hold for a while.
10. When the prospect is unattentive AF
Undivided attention is what a sales rep wants from you during the entire presentation. (apart from your money)
Part 3: Clients v/s Sales Reps
From CEOs requesting software that reads minds to tech-challenged grandmas asking if the cloud comes with rain – a sales rep deals with it all.
11. When the prospect asks for a quick demo
Sometimes we spend weeks customizing a proposal based on the client’s ‘specific needs.’ Turns out, they just wanted the cheapest and most readily acceptable option all along.
12. When customers negotiate for 20 minutes straight
You internally scream while maintaining a professional smile “Certainly! The basic plan is a great starting point…”
13. Typical budget woes
Prospects often love everything about your product, except the price tag. They keep asking for discounts until the proposal becomes unsustainable, forcing us to politely walk away.
14. The typical “Friend-Zoning” client
We build a strong rapport with potential clients, attending industry events and offering free resources. Despite all our efforts, they keep stringing us along, expressing interest but never closing the deal. This “friend-zone” situation wastes valuable time and resources.
15. Bait and Switch technique to score a deal
If you are doing this for a while, give it a pause. 😁 We at SmartReach never support this type of selling practice by our sales reps.
Part 4: Sales quotes gone wrong
In sales quotes such as ‘Always Be Closing’, ‘fake it till you make it’ etc. are very common. But how can they go wrong in certain situations? Let’s find out.
16. “Fake it till you make it” in sales
Confidence is key, but don’t let your mask slip – people can see through inauthenticity.
17. “Close the deal before they change their mind”
Desperate measures for desperate sales? Sometimes it’s better to let the deal marinate than chase it off.
18. “Think outside the box”
While creativity is encouraged, not all “outside the box” ideas are created equal. But anyway you have to deliver the prospect the message of the price drop of a plan.
19. “Just ask for the close” effect in deal-making
Pushing for a close feels good, but skipping essential steps like building trust and value can lead to a turn-off for both parties.
Part 5: The Art of Closing Deals
Closing the sale can be an exhilarating experience, filled with twists, turns, and unexpected drops. Sales reps everywhere understand the unique blend of suspense, celebration, and occasional awkwardness that comes with sealing the deal.
Let’s dive into some memes that capture this wild ride:
20. When you finally close the enterprise lead after 7 months of follow-up
It’s a well-deserved victory for any sales rep. It feels like you have been fighting in the trenches for a while then one day your team won the war.
21. The surreal feeling when the fat paycheck hits your account after the deal closes
Commission checks like these don’t just pay the bills, they rewrite the financial script. It’s the sound of champagne corks popping, mortgage shackles shattering, and your inner millionaire doing the victory lap around your bank account
22. When you crush your monthly quota in the 2nd week of the month
This calls for some celebration. This phenomenon usually happens maybe twice or thrice in the lifetime of a sales rep. So, just enjoy the rest of the week.
23. That sigh of relief after closing a major deal on a tight deadline
After months of follow-ups, presentations, handling objections, and numerous custom pricing quotations, – finally you landed the deal. This round of beers is definitely on me, team!
24. 6-month-old startup selling to enterprise customers be like
Don’t give up sales warriors! You guys will score an enterprise customer soon. Just hold on to your sales process tight.
Part 6: Sales Memes as Motivational Tools
Sales memes can be a great way to lighten the mood, boost morale, and remind yourself that you’ve got what it takes to succeed.
So next time you’re feeling down, just scroll through these funny sales memes and get ready to crush your goals!
25. What door-to-door selling feel like
Sales rejections are a daily routine for sales reps. But learning how to overcome rejections in sales is the real thing.
26. Not all heroes wear capes. Some wear headsets and close deals!
A sales rep is no less than a superhero! Not only do they grow a company’s revenue, but they solve big business problems too!
If you offend the prospect, game over!
28. Coffee: the secret sauce for closing deals
Don’t ask a sales rep how many cups of coffee he drinks every day.
29. Got rejected? Bounce back like Drake. This ain’t over!
Part 7: The Lighter Side of Sales
30. Because every sales team needs a little Michael Scott energy
Every sales team needs that wholesome Michael Scott from ‘The Office’ energy.
31. When your sales pitch is so smooth that it can rival Hollywood scripts
That feeling you get after giving a smooth sales pitch to a prospect in the 1st hour of the day.
32. Ring through the phonebook!
You know you have got to make some more calls to hit your daily quota and update it on CRM.
33. Even bad jokes count when you are trying to hit your monthly quota
The joke was too lame to laugh at? No way! You have to laugh and give the prospect that gratification he is seeking. So that you can close the prospect successfully.
34. Last day of the month in sales
This meme is inspired by real events. 🙂
35. What others think when a sales rep hits a big deal
36. How prospects react when you reply “I’ll have to ask the manager”
37. Fresh graduates picking a sales career for its flexibility and timing
38. Beware of the wrong price quotations (unless it’s a deal)
How many times has it happened to you? What was your move next? Let me know in the comments.
39. 1-on-1 Calls with your sales manager be like
40. Will the prospect ever respond?
Sales Memes: Conclusion
I hope you enjoyed scrolling through the series of sales memes, where we tried to capture the different sides of sales as a profession.
Remember, in the high-pressure world of closing deals, sometimes the best weapon in your arsenal is a well-timed meme.
Those little nuggets of internet gold can do wonders:
- Stress Buster: Feeling the squeeze of a looming quota? A funny sales meme can set your mood for the rest of the hectic day. Remember, laughter is the best medicine,
- Connection Creator: Sales memes are the secret handshake of our tribe, reminding us that we’re not alone in this wild goose chase called sales.
- Motivation Multiplier: A well-placed sales meme can rekindle that spark and send you charging back into hitting the numbers. Just imagine Drakeposting your way to the top of the leaderboard!
Share your favorite sales memes in the comments below.
Let’s build a SmartReach community where closing deals and cracking jokes go hand-in-hand.
Who knows, maybe these sales memes will be the next viral sensation, spreading laughter and motivation across the internet forums.
Remember, these sales memes are more than just funny pictures – they’re the fuel that keeps the fire of our profession burning bright. So, laugh it up, share it around, and keep the memes coming!
Because the truth is, the world of sales might be tough, but with a little humor and a healthy dose of sales memes, it can be pretty darn hilarious too.