My dad taught me my first pickup line.
It wasn’t, “Are your legs tired? Because you have been running through my mind all day.” Or the lesser known, “How much does a polar bear weigh?” (Answer: “Enough to break the ice.”)
It wasn’t a pickup line for women at all. It was a pickup line for new business: “Would you have any objection to reviewing your insurance plan with me some time?”
For fun, I would go up to his friends — or even strangers — and ask that question.
These days, my pickup line is, “Tell me about your business.”
I like this line for a number of reasons. It takes the focus off me and puts it on the business owners. It’s non-assuming. And it allows me to ask a lot of questions to discover ways Whinot can help. It’s the beginning of a friendly dialogue, rather than a sales pitch.
In some cases, they might sound inappropriate, but you need to find a balance when you are talking with your clients and coworkers. They can loosen up the atmosphere and be an opening for a friendly dialog. Business pickup lines are a great way to meet other people and to get familiar with the other side of the business.
We are all aware that corporate world can sometimes be uptight and people need some extra fun to get through the day. That’s why these lines are a perfect choice when you are having fun with your colleagues. Just make sure not to sound vulgar because some of them people can’t set up the boundaries.
I often like to throw business pickup lines with my coworkers and clients because in stressful situations it can help them relax. Recently, we have been finishing some deal, and everyone was edgy, I managed to save the day by making jokes all the time.
With so many service and software providers, the last thing business owners want is another sales pitch. Instead, they want solutions. It’s hard to offer solutions though when it’s not clear what the issue is.
In the perfect scenario, the pickup line leads to the issue, and then to a solution.
What’s your favorite pickup line?