Hi, here is an interesting project for you if you are a born out comedian with some creativity and interest in sales or you follow the latest funny trends of stand-up comedians, YouTube abridged series, Dilbert series,BigBangTheory or Friends popular Tv series and generally you are familiar with funny cultural differences between people in general.
As a part of our school project we are to make a few comedy scenes for other students. What we need are funny dialogues/situations that will make other people laugh.
Here is what we came up with:
Imagine that you are a freshman joining a big telemarketing company. Due to economic crisis you got the job that you hate and it’s not very well paid yet you got to pay your bills and sell that company products no matter what. Every phone call is monitored and recorded and your boss will know whether the sale was successful or not and will summarise your efforts by the end of the working day.
So you come in the morning to work where after the team meeting (where the company presents their latest commercial about the new product. E.g cappuccino maker) you exchange a few quick chats with your colleagues, you kiss your boss ass by confirming that his shit, completely illogical idea is really great, and without hope or any higher sense of purpose you sit finally behind your desk 5 min before 9 am ready to accept all that incoming phone calls regarding the cappuccino maker sale offer.
Unfortunately for you, only 2-3 calls out of ten are made by a sensible reasonable people that actually ask deep questions about the product and only your technical knowledge can actually satisfy their curiosity and lead to a sale. The other 7-8 calls are made by difficult clients that are rood, strange, not cooperative, willing to buy but don’t have the money, have difficult to understand accent, maniacs, crazy people, guy on drugs, woman who are having sex/fight with their boyfriends while calling you, gays, drunk construction site worker/manager who would like to place a massive order for 500 items (lol) etc..-you name it, use your entire imagination! Think of all sort of crazy people/scenarios/people with issues or with some bad past that just want to tell you all their stupid shit while you got a limited time per each phone call to close that sale.
What I need you to do is to write (for start 10, if you do well it could go well up to 100-200 and more) funny sales/trading conversation scripts, with each part of the conversation having 3 possible answers and be made of multiple parts (3-10) that will eventually lead to either successful sale, no sale or some other funny reaction like: request to speak with the manager or official complaint or anything for that matter.
The idea is to make the dialogues funny as hell, a bit authentical, some ridiculous with perhaps a bit of dark sense of humor concentrating on poor salesman trying to make the right decision without losing control of his emotions or perhaps at other time through straight and direct rood reply or some witty reply that will actually secure the sale. Make the scenarios as unpredictable as you wish but within some common sense
You will have to put yourself into shoes of both the sales man and the caller trying to express their emotions through words as realistically as possible.
Think of it a bit like writing a script for a movie where you describe the characters, situation and the dialogues between them.
If you feel like you got the talent for it and can hopefully prove it with some portfolio or 1 sample dialogue, feel free to bid and lets bring some more laughter to the world.