Smiling And Dialing

Cheesy Corporate Lingo CheesyCorporateLingo.com 09 March 2012

 

(1). A term used by salesmen to make their job sound more pleasant when in fact they are just cold calling.  While usually used as a vote of confidence, it actually means they are nervous about hitting their numbers, and dying a little bit on the inside.

 

(2). The process of salesmen disturbing you at work during lunch, instead of at home during dinner.

 

“I’m just smiling and dialing until one hits…please dear god let one or two hit, I knew I shouldn’t have bought that boat, I live in Ohio, why did I buy a boat?!”