Trust me, we all say the wrong thing at some point. And obviously, it doesn't make you feel good. That's why you should research the common language pitfalls salespeople can fall prey to. Once you do that, your sales calls will be no problem at all.

Did you enjoy reading that intro? I certainly didn't enjoy writing it. Why? It's peppered with clichéd, wishy-washy, and borderline offensive language.

It took some thought to cram as many bad phrases as possible into a short introduction, so odds are, you don't use many of these in your sales messaging. But as any salesperson can attest, just one small wording issue can derail a conversation.

With this in mind, check out the seven (and a half) sales phrases to avoid at all costs in the following infographic from MTD Sales Training. If you realize that one or more of these linguistic landmines are making their way into your speech, consciously avoid the phrase until it disappears. 



Originally published Dec 18, 2014 7:00:00 AM, updated February 01 2017


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