5 Catchphrases to Motivate Your Team

Following 5 Catchphrases can make your team meetings memorable. Remember! Make sure you practice them before saying them in front of the team.

Call to Action after Motivational Talk
After a motivational training or coaching session you want to leave team on a high note.



Pedal to the Metal
There cannot be a better phrase than “Pedal to the Metal” after a motivational coaching session. It is used in situations where you want people to accelerate their speed and put their best foot forward and become more action oriented. It is the best ‘call to action’ phrase, preferable to be used at the end of a sales training. From concluding campaign emails to giving a moral boost in one on one coaching sessions- this phrase is an energy booster.

Pedal to the Metal has been used by many singers like the Canadian artist Kazzer, American Rapper Wiz Khalifa and has also been used by Eminem.
There are many fancy words that can be used as a call to action but none of them beats “Pedal to the Metal”. Following are the alternates to this phrase

  1. Step on the Gas
  2. Lay a Patch
  3. Put on Afterburners
  4. Open the throttle
  5. Step on It
  6. Go Flat Out
  7. Steal the Show!Words for similar situations to create maximum impact are:
  8. Nail IT!
  9. Fire UP!
  10. Gather Momentum
  11. Hammer ON

Empathy at the time of Failure

Your team is not defeated when they fail but when they accept failure and don’t think about improving. It’s your job to show empathy and confidence during tough times.

You’ll Bounce Back!
The phrase is best to show confidence in someone and to motivate them. “You’ll Bounce Back” is used to tell people that they will rise above the defeat. They will recover and come back with more valor and enthusiasm. It can be used in situations relating to both health and career.

What else can be used in similar situations?

  1. Turn the CORNER!
  2. Make great STRIDES!
  3. Gain Ground!
  4. Stage a COMEBACK!
  5. Be on the MEND!
  6. Be out of the WOODS!
  7. Turn the TABLES!
  8. Get back on FEET!

Your Opinions are aligned

When they understand you PERFECTLY or say the right thing in front of you.

You Got It!
The phrase is used to agree with someone in excitement. It’s a good replacement for “Exactly”, “I agree”, “You are right”. The phrase when used over an e-mail with an exclamation mark (!) or when used in conversations with a tone of excitement sends a warm message to the receiver. It’s a perfect phrase to show class, commitment and affirmation.
Other alternatives for conveying the same message are:

  1. On the Dot
  2. In Every Respect
  3. Make a Deal
  4. For Sure
  5. No Mistake
  6. Thumbs Up

Talking about Superstar

Your team superstar also needs a pat on the back. To show that you are proud of their achievement. 



Cream of the corp!
Every manager needs a phrase for their best employee. Our suggestion is when you have to praise your MAESTRO employee use “Cream of the Corp”. It can be used in other superlative comparisons as well but we prefer to use it for people.
There are other phrases that you can use for your best people:

  1. Top of the HEAP!
  2. Pick of the LITTER!
  3. Crème De La Crème!
  4. Second to None!
  5. Of Highest Order!
    There are lots of fancy words to answer questions related to best of the best
  6. Blue Blood
  7. Solid Gold
  8. Gilt Edge
  9. Unbeaten
  10. Top Drawer
  11. Top Flight
  12. Top Notch
  13. Prize Winning
  14. Blue Ribbon

Gifts / Bonus / Incentives!!!

When giving them some surprise or announcing incentives.

Whet your Appetite
“Attract”, “Inspire”, “Sharpen”, and “Stimulate” all these words have a phrasal replacement and that is “Whet my Appetite”. It can be used as a question “Did it whet your appetite”? The phrase is catchy and people who love old English must already be familiar with it.
“Whet your appetite” is the most sophisticated phrase for sharpening situations but there are other phrases which can be used:

  1. Stir Up
  2. Give an edge to
  3. Whip Up
  4. Steam Up
  5. Touch Off
  6. Put a point On
  7. Add Fuel
  8. Beef Up
  9. Put an edge On
  10. Heat UpWords that you can use in replacement of “Whet my appetite” are:
  11. Electrify
  12. Galvanize
  13. Titillate

Incorporate these 5 in your team meeting and team hurdles and we will come up with the rest soon!!!

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5 Catchphrases to Motivate Your Team

Following 5 Catchphrases can make your team meetings memorable. Remember! Make sure you practice them before saying them in front of the team.

Call to Action after Motivational Talk
After a motivational training or coaching session you want to leave team on a high note.



Pedal to the Metal
There cannot be a better phrase than “Pedal to the Metal” after a motivational coaching session. It is used in situations where you want people to accelerate their speed and put their best foot forward and become more action oriented. It is the best ‘call to action’ phrase, preferable to be used at the end of a sales training. From concluding campaign emails to giving a moral boost in one on one coaching sessions- this phrase is an energy booster.

Pedal to the Metal has been used by many singers like the Canadian artist Kazzer, American Rapper Wiz Khalifa and has also been used by Eminem.
There are many fancy words that can be used as a call to action but none of them beats “Pedal to the Metal”. Following are the alternates to this phrase

  1. Step on the Gas
  2. Lay a Patch
  3. Put on Afterburners
  4. Open the throttle
  5. Step on It
  6. Go Flat Out
  7. Steal the Show!Words for similar situations to create maximum impact are:
  8. Nail IT!
  9. Fire UP!
  10. Gather Momentum
  11. Hammer ON

Empathy at the time of Failure

Your team is not defeated when they fail but when they accept failure and don’t think about improving. It’s your job to show empathy and confidence during tough times.

You’ll Bounce Back!
The phrase is best to show confidence in someone and to motivate them. “You’ll Bounce Back” is used to tell people that they will rise above the defeat. They will recover and come back with more valor and enthusiasm. It can be used in situations relating to both health and career.

What else can be used in similar situations?

  1. Turn the CORNER!
  2. Make great STRIDES!
  3. Gain Ground!
  4. Stage a COMEBACK!
  5. Be on the MEND!
  6. Be out of the WOODS!
  7. Turn the TABLES!
  8. Get back on FEET!

Your Opinions are aligned

When they understand you PERFECTLY or say the right thing in front of you.

You Got It!
The phrase is used to agree with someone in excitement. It’s a good replacement for “Exactly”, “I agree”, “You are right”. The phrase when used over an e-mail with an exclamation mark (!) or when used in conversations with a tone of excitement sends a warm message to the receiver. It’s a perfect phrase to show class, commitment and affirmation.
Other alternatives for conveying the same message are:

  1. On the Dot
  2. In Every Respect
  3. Make a Deal
  4. For Sure
  5. No Mistake
  6. Thumbs Up

Talking about Superstar

Your team superstar also needs a pat on the back. To show that you are proud of their achievement. 



Cream of the corp!
Every manager needs a phrase for their best employee. Our suggestion is when you have to praise your MAESTRO employee use “Cream of the Corp”. It can be used in other superlative comparisons as well but we prefer to use it for people.
There are other phrases that you can use for your best people:

  1. Top of the HEAP!
  2. Pick of the LITTER!
  3. Crème De La Crème!
  4. Second to None!
  5. Of Highest Order!
    There are lots of fancy words to answer questions related to best of the best
  6. Blue Blood
  7. Solid Gold
  8. Gilt Edge
  9. Unbeaten
  10. Top Drawer
  11. Top Flight
  12. Top Notch
  13. Prize Winning
  14. Blue Ribbon

Gifts / Bonus / Incentives!!!

When giving them some surprise or announcing incentives.

Whet your Appetite
“Attract”, “Inspire”, “Sharpen”, and “Stimulate” all these words have a phrasal replacement and that is “Whet my Appetite”. It can be used as a question “Did it whet your appetite”? The phrase is catchy and people who love old English must already be familiar with it.
“Whet your appetite” is the most sophisticated phrase for sharpening situations but there are other phrases which can be used:

  1. Stir Up
  2. Give an edge to
  3. Whip Up
  4. Steam Up
  5. Touch Off
  6. Put a point On
  7. Add Fuel
  8. Beef Up
  9. Put an edge On
  10. Heat UpWords that you can use in replacement of “Whet my appetite” are:
  11. Electrify
  12. Galvanize
  13. Titillate

Incorporate these 5 in your team meeting and team hurdles and we will come up with the rest soon!!!

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