Sales Jargon Glossary

Check out the list below to see terms and concepts that sales teams are using in the workplace.

Word: Put Some Time on Your Calendar

Definition: Schedule a meeting with somebody.

Example: I think we should talk about the project in more detail next week. I'll put some time on your calendar where we can discuss how to make the project a success.

Word: Friendly Reminder

Definition: A polite phrase said before asking somebody to do something that you already asked them to do before.

Example: This is just a friendly reminder. Please complete the compliance training by the end of the week.

Word: Have An Ask

Definition: When a person has a request for another person to do something.

Example: When you have time today, I have an ask for you. I need to get a link updated on our marketing site. Please let me know if that is possible to get done.

Word: CRM

Definition: Acronym for customer relationship management. This term refers to a system that is used to manager a company's interactions with current and prospective customers.

Example: A popular CRM is Salesforce.

Word: C-Suite

Definition: Term used to describe high-ranking executives within a company.

Example: Let's target our sales outreach at the C-Suite level.

Word: KPI

Definition: Acronym for key performance indicator.

Example: Let's make sure we define our KPIs for the next business year.

Word: Jump On A Call

Definition: Join a conference call or a video call for a meeting.

Example: Let's wrap up this meeting soon. I have to jump on a call with a potential customer to demo our product and answer any questions the customer might have.

Word: NASCAR slide

Definition: An image or a PowerPoint slide that is filled with company logos.

Example: The presenter showed the NASCAR slide, which showed all of the company's big customers.

Word: Elephant In The Room

Definition: Something that is happening but nobody is talking about.

Example: Let's talk about the elephant in the room.

Word: Ran Over Time

Definition: This term refers to going over the allotted time for an event, such as a phone call or a meeting.

Example: We ran over time, but please feel free to email me if you have any other questions.

About This Site

Jargonism is a Business English dictionary. You can learn about words and phrases that are commonly used in the workplace like "Circle Back", "Thought Leader", and "Offsite". On each word page, you will see a map that shows the popularity of the word or phrase by country.