Introduce yourself to the Community

Introduce yourself to the Community

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Hi All,

 

I'm Laura and I lead a team of Customer Success Managers at Hootsuite from the Bucharest office in Romania. We've been using Gong for the past year now.

 

It's great to see the variety of people in the Gong community. Looking forward to checking out the different groups and events here.

 

Cheers,
Laura :blush:

Nice to meet you @Laura Ene. Bucharest office sounds magical. Connecting you with @Chad Horenfeldt who was also looking to meet other CS leaders. 

 

We have a Gong upcoming event coming up next week!

 

 

Hello fellow Gong Gangsters! 

 

My name is Eric DiProspero and I am the Senior Director of Sales at OpenGov. We are a mission-driven GovTech company focused on bringing cloud software to Governments. We have over a 1,000 customers today and a mighty GTM organization of almost 100 folks. We are early in our journey with Gong (its been a personal mission of mine to make it hum for us) and I am looking forward to connecting with other Sales Leaders on ideas, best practices and learnings. I am a Philly native originally and live and breathe Philadelphia sports. 

 

All the best,

Eric

PS - a picture of myself and a few team members in front of Coral Gables City Hall in Florida (in December!)

 

@Eric DiProspero wonderful to meet you and welcome to Gong! LET’S HELP YOU MAKE IT HUM!

We’ve got a ton of content that could be interesting to you! Just check out our search bar at the top if you have something in particular you’re looking for. It’s also connected to the Gong Academy and our Help Center so you’re not looking for something in multiple places.

 

If you have any questions feel free to ask your question on the top right hand of the homepage! Many more best practices coming your way but here are a few posts that might be relevant to you. 

 

https://community.gong.io/ask-answer-questions-about-gong-7

 

 

Sarah Stauber here from Oversight Systems (Enterprise SaaS platform for financial spend risk intelligence & management).

After using Gong in my former sales role at Higher Logic, I spearheaded the initiative to bring Gong to Oversight last year. My team has been loving it just as much as I have. For me, the value comes from the fact that I’m a much better listener when I’m not frantically trying to take notes, and I love being able to jump to key topics or attendees. It’s an amazing time saver and my prospects are always impressed with how well I listen and “remember” what they say. I 100% would not be as successful without it!

 

Wow @Sarah Stauber thanks for saying such wonderful things about Gong and making sure you had Gong in your tool kit at Oversight! Feel free to share any other best practices you have here. We’d love a post from you!

https://community.gong.io/share-your-gong-best-practices-34

Hi 👋🏽,

 

Nice to meet everyone here.

I was a flight attendant made a career switch to sales 3 years ago. Loving it so much and a huge fan of gong!

 

keen to connect with various people from all walks of life, looking for a mentor as well - but above all have fun here!

 

thanks for having me!

 

Bilqis

Wonderful to meet you @Bilqis Razin such a great career switch story. While we don’t have a formal mentorship program in the Community at the moment, you can start to meet other folks 1:1 in our Meetsy feature. This will match you up with folks 1:1. If you haven’t signed up for it yet, I recommend it! 

 

All my best and please let me know how I can be helpful to you in your journey! 

 

 

Hello Everyone! 

 

Thank for inviting me to be on the Gong Community, I’m Mariana, I’m a CSA at Peek, I’m based in Colombia 🇨🇴 ! Looking forward to learn from all of you and to learn more Gong tools! 

 

Nice to meet you @Mariana Builes welcome to the Gong Community and please let me know if you have any questions! 

 

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Hello everyone! :blush:

 

So glad to join this community. My name is Viktorija, originally Russian, born in Lithuania and currently live in the United Kingdom :) I’m a Sales Enablement Manager and first-time Gong user, I will be using it for onboarding our commercial hires and building out the content library. Can’t wait to learn all about it!

 

 

Hi all, 

 

Exited to be here! My name is Hannah Decker, I’m located in San Francisco, and I’m a Sales Enablement Specialist at Samsara. I’ve been in enablement for a few years now and am always looking for fun, creative, new ways to empower our sales team - hoping this community can spark some great ideas! We’ve had Gong for about a year now and I’m one of the people on our team who works most closely with it (and loves it). 

 

Outside of work I love to hike, wine taste, try new restaurants and arrange flowers - I’ve even done a few weddings for friends. 

 

Looking forward to engaging more with this community! 

 

 

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Hello everyone! :blush:

 

So glad to join this community. My name is Viktorija, originally Russian, born in Lithuania and currently live in the United Kingdom 🙂 I’m a Sales Enablement Manager and first-time Gong user, I will be using it for onboarding our commercial hires and building out the content library. Can’t wait to learn all about it!

 

 

Hi @Viktorija ! Welcome to the Gong Community :blush:  As a Gong newbie, the Community is the perfect place to ask questions, learn from pros, and connect with fellow Gong users. Have fun exploring the space!

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Hi all, 

 

Exited to be here! My name is Hannah Decker, I’m located in San Francisco, and I’m a Sales Enablement Specialist at Samsara. I’ve been in enablement for a few years now and am always looking for fun, creative, new ways to empower our sales team - hoping this community can spark some great ideas! We’ve had Gong for about a year now and I’m one of the people on our team who works most closely with it (and loves it). 

 

Outside of work I love to hike, wine taste, try new restaurants and arrange flowers - I’ve even done a few weddings for friends. 

 

Looking forward to engaging more with this community! 

 

 

Hi @Hannah Decker! Nice to meet you, my name is Hannah too :grin:. Welcome to the Gong Community. Feel free to look around and communicate with fellow members. I’m sure the newer Gong users will appreciate any insights you may have!

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Hey everyone, thanks for creating this @Nisha Baxi and team, it’s been fantastic to read through and contribute already! Such a wealth of advice and wisdom. 

I’m Vinit Patel, COO and co-founder at filtered.com and we work with enterprise organisations to deliver bang-for-buck on their L&D training, initiatives and spend. We help our customers and their teams fulfil their potential and achieve their L&D dreams! (A bit corny, I know.. but it’s true!).

Oh and I’m a raving Gong fan, always looking to learn more and help me and my teams improve.

Cheers - Vin

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Hey everyone, thanks for creating this @Nisha Baxi and team, it’s been fantastic to read through and contribute already! Such a wealth of advice and wisdom. 

I’m Vinit Patel, COO and co-founder at filtered.com, based in London, and we work with enterprise organisations to deliver bang-for-buck on their L&D training, initiatives and spend. We help our customers and their teams fulfil their potential and achieve their L&D dreams! (A bit corny, I know.. but it’s true!).

Oh and I’m a raving Gong fan, always looking to learn more and help me and my teams improve.

Cheers - Vin

Welcome @Vinit Patel !!!! 

Also just saw your awesome video, Focused Forecast - https://www.linkedin.com/posts/gong-io_how-filtered-increased-its-acv-by-62-ugcPost-6836734355075928064-9rRS/

Congrats!

Hi all,

I am Head of Sales Enablement for Direct Sales at Xero and excited about Gong as well as about joining this community!

I believe that how you sell is more important than what you sell! Gong helps us to make how we sell more visible and is a great tool for sales coaching.

Started my career as sales rep, moved into sales engineering and now focus on helping sales teams drive excellence.

I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, love beaches, cats and my miniture schnauzer Suzy! 

Coffee or tea? I like both, Espresso (my name gives it away!) as well as green tea, especially Japanese Matcha!

I am looking forward to learning from you all and hope to be able to give back soon. :smiley:

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Hi 👋

I’m Scott and I’m the Community Lead & Product Evangelist at Productboard. I’ve also previously led product teams in EdTech, FinTech and Media and now get to talk product and community to people all day long 😀

Gong has been a partner of ours and helped develop an integration with Productboard to help product teams gather insights and effectively capture insights in Gong.io and send them to Productboard. It’s a great way to get your sales, CS, and other teams sharing product feedback and helps product teams turn that into learnings and inputs.

What brought me here is we’re just moving over to Gong as a company. So figured now is a good time to join (plus I love the work that @Nisha Baxi has been doing with this community and we both use the same software for our communities too 😀)

Our community at Productboard is at: https://www.productmakers.com/

Hi Everyone!

I’m Richard and I am a Senior Account Executive at Accredible. Since using Gong I realise if I ever was unable to use it I would struggle!! I love the simplistic side in that I can review all calls before the next step, but the analytics are really helping me slow down when I talk and take more pauses - I always say I have Labrador energy and Gong is seriously helping me to utilise it on calls.

 

Why am I here? Well, I love learning - and I want to increase my knowledge on how others are using the platform so I can continue to develop my skills.

 

I was going to post a photo of me but….. I thought a photo of my office buddy being rudely awaken by me on a call would be better:

 

 

Hi 👋

I’m Scott and I’m the Community Lead & Product Evangelist at Productboard. I’ve also previously led product teams in EdTech, FinTech and Media and now get to talk product and community to people all day long 😀

Gong has been a partner of ours and helped develop an integration with Productboard to help product teams gather insights and effectively capture insights in Gong.io and send them to Productboard. It’s a great way to get your sales, CS, and other teams sharing product feedback and helps product teams turn that into learnings and inputs.

What brought me here is we’re just moving over to Gong as a company. So figured now is a good time to join (plus I love the work that @Nisha Baxi has been doing with this community and we both use the same software for our communities too 😀)

Our community at Productboard is at: https://www.productmakers.com/

You are the best @Scott Baldwin! Thanks for being so awesome and supportive of Gong, the Gong Community and me! Pumped about this integration too!

Hi Everyone!

I’m Richard and I am a Senior Account Executive at Accredible. Since using Gong I realise if I ever was unable to use it I would struggle!! I love the simplistic side in that I can review all calls before the next step, but the analytics are really helping me slow down when I talk and take more pauses - I always say I have Labrador energy and Gong is seriously helping me to utilise it on calls.

 

Why am I here? Well, I love learning - and I want to increase my knowledge on how others are using the platform so I can continue to develop my skills.

 

I was going to post a photo of me but….. I thought a photo of my office buddy being rudely awaken by me on a call would be better:

 

 

@Richard Tydeman  Love this photo - what a cutie pie!!!! It’s been great working with you Richard and look forward to more awesome Community collaboration! Hope it’s going well with the slowing down and pauses (I’ve got a lot to work on there!) and please keep sharing your experiences and tips / hacks with the group! 

Hello Everyone! 

I’m WuQing, Community Lead at Applied, a recruitment and assessment platform that decreases bias in hiring. I lived in London :flag_gb: for the past 3 years, and just moved back to NYC! :statue_of_liberty:

Looking forward to being part of this community.

Hello Everyone! 

I’m WuQing, Community Lead at Applied, a recruitment and assessment platform that decreases bias in hiring. I lived in London :flag_gb: for the past 3 years, and just moved back to NYC! :statue_of_liberty:

Looking forward to being part of this community.

nice to meet you WuQing!!! So awesome to have another Community member in our Community! Would love to know how you use Gong to make your Community even better! Can’t wait to connect @WuQing Hipsh 

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Hi fellow Gong community members! I’ve been in here a while but am just getting around to introducing myself! 

I’m Katrine Reddin, Head of Sales at Commsor, currently based in Omaha, NE, and a fellow community nerd. I’ve used Gong at multiple companies and it’s the one sales tool I tell people I can’t live without. Excited to meet people in here and talk all things sales related! :sunglasses:

Speaking of, if you have not yet joined the :crown: Gong community Meetsy group :crown: , you absolutely should! It’s a great way to connect 1:1 with others in here interested in chatting and I’m hosting a group discussion there all about “Community-led sales”! If you’re interested, join the Meetsy group and sign up for the discussion here

Love your meetup @Katrine Reddin can’t wait to attend!

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Hello Everyone!

I will go next!

I am here to give @Nisha Baxi a run for her money! She claims she has 3 generations of sales people in her family. Well, I have 5 generations of Army-brats in my family and my sales experience alone can gong her five-folds sales mantras! 

I am in in Engagement Design, Sales Solution Practice for Teleperformance, the world’s largest outsourcer, and I live in Jacksonville, FL. I’m a Northwestern Grad. Rotary Scholar, sit on the NU Alumni Admissions Council, a published author, former journalist, entrepreneur of a social media and cigar brand in the Hamptons, and owner of a Trademark! I am also an adviser for the SGPC and handle the Sikh Vatican social media handle for Amristar. You can tell I am shy!

I live in Jacksonville and on the weekends you can find me on the links at the PGA course in Ponte Vedra chilling with Vijay Singh and likes! My son just graduated from private boarding school and attends Northeastern Uniersity. I am single and ready to mingle!

So,I’ll end with this Nisha:

Om Shanti SOLD!

Hi Y’all!

 

My name is Brooke Adair, I’m a Sales Manager at Ironclad where I lead a team of 7 AEs. We’ve been using Gong for about 2 years now, I spend a ton of my week in the Deal Board specifically.

 

Right now I’m thinking about mutual action plans at the deal level, and then at the org level a lot about hiring, onboarding, & how to best establish team culture at scale (e.g. internal meeting cadences) as we continue to grow really fast.

 

Looking forward to learning from everyone here! 

Hi Everyone! I’m Andrew from Bananatag (soon be part of Staffbase Gmbh).

 

I’m based in Kelowna, which is 5 hours from Vancouver BC. I’m the Enablement Manager for our Customer Success teams here and have been a Gong fanatic since 2019!

Hey Gong community,

My name is Kenny Lim and I am thrilled to be joining both the Gong community and the Enablement community in general. I’ve spent most of my career leading Customer Success, but recently pivoted to the world of Enablement to see if we can have wider reach and impact across the company. I love making that transition alongside the rise of Gong as the possibilities are plentiful. Hoping there’s an Enablement and/or Coaching group I can join.

 

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