Top Ways To Respond To a Pitch-Slap

Whether you’re a salesperson, entrepreneur, or just someone trying to get their foot in the door, you’ve probably experienced the dreaded pitch-slap.

You know, when you are just sitting on your couch, drinking coffee, and deciding to check your LinkedIn inbox, only to find yourself in the middle of your big, unsolicited sales pitch.


It is intrusive and annoying, and most times, it seems this person doesn’t care about you or your needs.

So, what do you do when someone pitches you, and you’re not interested? Here are ten ways to respond:

1. Thank them for thinking of you

This shows that you appreciate their gesture, even if you’re not interested in what they’re selling.


2. Give them a brief explanation of why you’re not interested

The best thing to do is to be honest, and upfront with the person pitching you. Give them a brief explanation of why you’re not interested. It’s always better to be polite and respectful, even if the pitch wasn’t a good fit.

Who knows, maybe there’s a future project down the line that would be a better fit. In any case, it’s always best to keep an open mind and build positive relationships.


3. Refer them to someone who might be interested

It could be a friend, a colleague, or a business acquaintance. Because chances are, if you’re not interested, someone else might be.


4. Suggest another time when you might be able to talk about it

If you’re interested in being networking partners, it can be helpful to suggest another time when you can talk about it. This shows that you’re interested in the person and their business but are not available to speak.

It’s a great way to build rapport and potentially gain a valuable networking partner.


5. Offer to keep them in mind for future opportunities

If you’re not interested, the easiest thing to do is say no. But sometimes, you might want to be a bit more diplomatic.

In those cases, it can be helpful to offer to keep the person in mind for future opportunities. This lets them know that you’re not interested but are open to hearing more in the future. It’s a polite way to say no, without shutting the door entirely.


6. Take some time to think about it and get back to them.

Thank them for their pitch and tell them you need time to consider it. This way, you can decide without rushing or putting them in an awkward position. If you’re still not interested, you can simply say so and thank them for their time.


7. Let them know that you’ll be in touch soon

This gives them hope that you might be interested in their offer without making any promises. And if you’re worried about being too rude, you can always follow up with a polite email, message, or call declining their offer.


8. Wish them luck with their endeavor

This shows that you’re polite and respectful, even if you’re not interested in what they’re offering. It’s always better to be kind than rude.


9. Simply say, “no, thank you.”

If you’re not interested, don’t be afraid to say so. There’s no need to give a long explanation or make an excuse; a polite “no” will suffice.


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The next time you find yourself on the receiving end of a pitch-slap, remember these ten tips on responding like a pro.

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