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Gong has opened up an entirely new “conversation dataset”.Please join us next Wednesday at 1PM EST when I host a meetup focused on Gong Data, and ways to make the most of this data. Ask questions, learn, and share about how to optimize your use of data in Gong.If you work with Gong data at any level, we’d love for you to join us.This meetup will be highly interactive. Please come ready to share and learn:What you know about Gong datasets and access methods How you have used Gong data within your team Ideas on how to capture and present the data that your team cares most aboutWe will provide you a freebie spreadsheet based Tracker Tuning tool to help you get the most from Trackers. Register for the event
Providing a product is not enough. You need to enable your customers to master it.Google’s Adwords certification was a game-changer for advertising careers. Why? Because it enabled users to wield Adwords with mastery—not just proficiency. There’s a world of difference between proficiency and mastery. Adwords created masters, leveled up careers, and let employers see the certification as evidence of superior talent. Creating a new category takes lots of market education. And elevating your stakeholders’ careers is a great way to get them excited about investing in their own education.That’s why we launched Gong Academy: our comprehensive set of courses that allows customers to realize the full potential of the Gong platform. We also recently added the Gong Certification Program, which allows users to uplevel their skills and gain a competitive professional edge. Within days of launching, we saw over 450 people enroll in the certification program. Providing product education and certific
Gong’s Raving Fans have always been central to our success as a business. That’s why we’re investing in spaces where Raving Fans like you can connect, learn, and share best practices with each other. It’s a way to improve your use of Gong and boost your career. I’m proud to share that our Raving Fans have now launched three meetup programs:Women in Revenue: Co-led by Katrine Reddin, Head of Sales at Commsor, and Ashley Coghill, AE at Seismic, who met in the Gong Community. Gong in EMEA: Co-led by Vinit Patel, CCO and Co-Founder of Filtered, and Elin Hammenfors, Global Sales Enablement Manager at Quinyx, who met at the first EMEA meetup. (Seeing a trend? Meetups are beneficial!) Data in Gong (for Program Managers - request to join): Led by #Gongfamous Community member (and leaderboard leader!) Andrew O’Driscoll, Founder of Growment.What are Gong Community meetups? They’re virtual and in-person monthly gatherings led by Gong Community members who want to learn from each other, share t
Forecasting isn’t just about calling a number — It’s about getting accurate data and creating an action plan.The problem is - most leaders can’t see deal hurdles until it’s too late (...and the deal may already be lost)!That’s why my favorite thing to do every morning is to look at my Deal Board – the RED FLAG deal warnings allows me to see potential risks identified directly by prospects across my entire team’s pipeline, so I can instantly see where we need to focus in order to win. This also shows: -which deals are stalled (and why)-who to needs to get involved -which deals are beginning to ghost us I spend about 30 minutes every day on my MEDDPICC Deal Board (...which automatically inspects our pipeline) to move deals forward and forecast based on data I trust. A little bit of truth serum (eg. VISIBILITY) can turn your deal (or entire quarter) around! Happy selling! #UnlockReality
Gong is the first platform I log into and the last thing I check at the end of the day. Why? The deals section. It’s where I go to understand my business as the Senior Director of Sales at Uberflip. Of course, much of my coaching, enablement, and customer feedback lives in Gong, but for my day-to-day job of serving a team that is focused on driving revenue from new logos, it’s indispensable. Our team cadence is probably similar to yours, so you should be able to use the tips below about how Gong fits into our routine. Its place in our process is critical to being effective on the front lines and communicating accurate numbers up to my senior exec team and board. Here’s how we make sure that happens consistently: Let's start with effective deal management. Monday is pipeline review day. Our frontline managers typically start their work week running pipeline reviews with each rep on their team. We separate this from sessions dedicated to coaching or career development so the managers and
🥁 Topping up our Gong habits: how we're getting more out of Gong across Sales, CS, Marketing & Product
We recently launched an activity-based SPIFF for all Gong users (recorders & collaborators) across all our revenue & product functions and saw some amazing levels of engagement.We’ve now taken that one step further and created five Gong Awards categories which we’ll track via nominations from the team (including self-nominations) to turn this initial increase in activity, into real insights.#realitynotopinions after all! (Feel free to steal and copy as much as you like!)
For our Community team event this quarter, @Molly Kipnis and I met with Michelle Carter, an olympic athlete and gold medalist. Michelle has an inspiring life - her dad (also her coach), won an olympic medal the same year he won a Superbowl ring and Michelle even suffered a debilitating injury and bounced back! Michelle created the five champion's mindset principles and how to apply these principles to different areas of your life. Sharing with you for inspiration! See it Create a vision board. Other ways to create a vision board: consider using words, they double as affirmations and also consider writing out your bio. Imagine what it looks like. If you see it, you believe it. Visualize in detail exactly what you want to achieve so that it feels like you’ve done it 1000 times. Speak it Get comfortable saying exactly what you want to accomplish Muhammad Ali verbally said he was the greatest, he internalized it, believed it and became it. “Whateve
Managers, get excited! Rolling up an accurate forecast just got a whole lot easier. Check out three ways Gong helps you roll up a number you can defend: You have access to what’s really going on in your pipeline.Your Forecast board marries CRM data with deal activity to help you decide which deals to include in your forecast (and when to put away those rose-colored glasses). Drill down into any forecast category to review the deals that make up your forecast. Take a gander at account activity in the side panel, then hop over to the Inspection tab to look for deal warnings. See a deal in commit that’s gone quiet or isn’t multi-threaded? Give it the boot! You can track trends over time. Seems simple, really, but being able to see week-over-week trends for each forecast category is a superpower. Commits trending down late in the quarter? It’s time to roll up your sleeves and look under the hood! You’ll get a read on forecast accuracy with no heavy lifting. How can you gauge your forecas
This is one of the hardest things to do in sales. Let’s make sure you know how to do it right. Things are lined up nicely. You have a good relationship with someone below the executive level who’s telling you what you want to hear, saying it’s “with their manager”, or being just nice enough that you stick around even though you know they can’t get the deal done. Here’s the kicker: They will never be able to say yes, but they can definitely say no and ruin the whole deal if you upset them by going over their head to the real decision maker. You have four options. Choose according to your circumstances: Start highYes, it’s a bit late for this, but I’m adding it here to reinforce the importance of starting your prospecting at the highest level possible and getting referred down. If you prospect into the C-suite without trying to sell to them, and you ask for a referral down, you have an open door to go back to if the deal gets stuck. Also, after getting referred down, you can let the pers
Next week, I'm launching the first edition of The Edge, a monthly newsletter where I'll share my thoughts, tactics, and tips on how to get a competitive edge in your career and at your organization. I've always wanted to create content that connects me to fellow GTM executives where we can share data-driven insights about sales, growth, scale, and building winning teams. So, here it goes! You can sign up for The Edge here: https://www.gong.io/the-edge/ Please let me know — what topics are you most interested to learn more about?
What’s new with you Let’s give a warm welcome to a few of our newest Community members! @Gerry Hurley @Meagan Davis @Nate Slayton @Elyse Nagler @Michelle Idertogtokh @cdykmngk @Rebekah Shields @Nicole Cordes @tartenouveau @Dani Larson @Sarah C @adamoncue @Remy Podrats @Nathan Byren @Kaitlyn Callahan @Iskandar Ishak @Jonathan Gallagher @Pedro Diaz Ochagavia If you’re tagged above, please share a win from this week in the comments below! Friendly reminder to head on over to our Introductions thread and tell us a little bit more about you and what you do! What’s new in the CommunityShare your best practices Identifying risks in your must-win deals FOR CUSTOMERS ONLY: Support Tip of the Week: Want your calls to be private? Here’s what you missed at our last virtual meetup for EMEA Do you talk more than you listen? Attend an event The Gong Community virtual meetup for Women in Revenue April 29th at 11:00 AM CDT Hosted by Katrine Reddin and Ashley Coghill FOR CUSTOMERS O
Looking to increase sales visibility? Or to better leverage buyer signals to ensure you’re taking the right next step? On April 12, join Drift’s Senior Director of Mid Market Sales, Brooke Freedman and Gong’s Head of Mid Market Sales, Kevin Kotecki at Sell With Clarity and Stay 3 Moves Ahead. In this webinar, you’ll walk away with practical tips on: #1 Why visibility – both into a deal and of the rep – is a crucial part of closing deals #2 How to take the right next step - leveraging buyer signals to achieve success #3 Practical ways to train your team to sell effectively in a digital-first environment Save your seat here!
What’s new with you Let’s give a warm welcome to a few of our newest Community members! 👋@Jelguin Vargas @Vincent Tang @Spenser Clark @rickysparenga @Monet Baer @Taylor Bogar @Chris Martin @jcoolidge20 @Danielle Efronson @Monique Seymour @John Kipe @John Posan @Mandy Maleta @Candice Henderson @Nick Christian If you’re tagged above, please share your win from this month in the comments below! Friendly reminder to head on over to our Introductions thread and tell us a little bit more about you and what you do! What’s new in the CommunityShare your best practices FOR CUSTOMERS ONLY: Anyone sending Gong digests to your sales team? Track your largest renewals, upsells, and risks Democratize your skill development Join a meetup The Gong Community Meetup for EMEA (hosted by @Vinit Patel and @Elin Hammenfors on April 13th at 2:00 PM GMT). RSVP here! FOR CUSTOMERS ONLY: Get the latest product updates Meeting Confirmation Assist and Intro Assist See engagement events from your favorite
Happy Women’s History Month! This edition of the Community Catch-up goes out to the incredible women of the Gong Community. 💜 I sincerely feel so lucky to get to meet and work with this wonderful group of smart, incredible, and strong women in Revenue every day. I hope you’re taking some time this month to celebrate yourselves! What’s new with youLet’s give a warm welcome to a few of our newest Community members! @Jenna Bugiardini@Jordan Richardson@Sean Stemas@Dave Gann@Carrie Colman@Regan Bushman@karenwarfield@Alberto Chiquete@Korin Hedlund@Rachel Hudson@Kay Matsumoto@Brion MacDonald@Michael Cattermole@lili@Karla.Navarrete@Marcela Alvarado@Jeramee_Waldum@nbaguley@Daniel Ku@Josh Desmond If you’re tagged above, please share in the comments below: Who are the women in your life (personal or professional) that inspire you? Bonus points for photos! Friendly reminder to head on over to our Introductions thread and tell us a little bit more about you and what you do! What’s new in the Com
One of the toughest challenges we face as frontline managers is a lack of time. Between closing deals/renewals and managing escalations, it’s incredibly difficult to find time to polish and execute a consistent coaching plan. Below are three tips that have helped me develop a simple, time-friendly coaching plan that leverages the Gong platform: 1. Coach on your mobile You might be surprised to learn that I do about 75% of my coaching on the Gong mobile app. I’m at my most productive when I listen to calls while doing things I enjoy. For example, I often listen to calls while I’m just getting my day going, taking a lunch break, or on a walk. The mobile app makes it super easy to coach on the go. 2. Address two key pointsI don’t like leaving a ton of comments in a rep’s call, as too much info is hard for the rep to implement. Instead, I leave one comment that focuses on two things: what’s good and where there are opportunities. An equal ratio of good to opportunities works, but I’ve fo
Forget “business-to-business”—your sales and marketing need to be “human-to-human.” On March 10th from 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM CST, you’re invited to Fast Forward, Vidyard’s virtual event where you’ll learn from experts (including Gong’s very own @Sheena Badani) about: How to show you care through your sales and marketing outreach (and why that's so important) Ways to make buyers realize you're a human, not just another faceless company Expert tips for spreading the word, building trust, and locking down sales with video Register now to save your spot!
Happy last day of February! 👋 While you’re closing those final deals and celebrating your wins from this month, I’m here to fill you in on what (and who) is new here in the Gong Community. What’s new with you Let’s give a warm welcome to a few of our newest Community members! @Diva McGrath@Omri Levy@Neil Fiedler@Bradley Hollingsworth@HET@Andrew O'Driscoll@Mark Haas@BrookeKelley21@Vicki Judd@Kristin Tyndall@Emily Capleton@Venkat Rangan@Lisa Gray@edirusso@Yana Friedman@SimonIf you’re tagged above, please share in the comments below: What was the highlight of your month? Bonus points for photos! What’s new in the Community Here’s what you missed at the Gong Meetup for EMEALast Wednesday, we gathered virtually with Gong customers and prospects in EMEA for our first ever Gong Community meetup! Our fearless leader @Vinit Patel hosted a conversation about how to make Gong part of your workflow and how to leverage Deal Reviews, and the EMEA meetup crew shared tips for creating a coaching c
We’re hosting our first-ever virtual Gong Community meetup! 🎉 Next Wednesday, February 23rd at 2:00 PM, join @Vinit Patel to meet, chat, and learn from fellow Gong users in EMEA about topics like: How to make Gong part of your workflow How much time you should be spending in Gong How to most effectively leverage Deal Reviews + Any other topics that are top of mind for you! I hope you’ll join us for some casual networking, deep discussion, breakout sessions, and of course, fun. 🥳RSVP here!
The most impactful book I've ever read across my Sales career is "Influence" by Robert Cialdini. He breaks down the psychology of why people say "yes," and how to apply these learnings to become a skilled and ethical persuader. We invited Robert to this special live event so you can apply his principles of persuasion across multiple selling scenarios to help you move deals forward, close more revenue, and shorten your sales cycle. Join me and Robert on March 9th at 10 AM PST — it's completely free and will change how you sell forever. Register for your free spot!
Are you a Salesforce user? If you haven’t already connected the Gong App for Salesforce, you’re missing out! The Gong App for Salesforce helps you turn your sales conversations and indicators of customer health into valuable reports so you can get visibility into your deal processes and risks. The best part? It’s all done within Salesforce automation engines.Get the app!
Wish you knew how to have more meaningful conversations with prospects so you could close more deals, faster? It’s your lucky day, my friend. Our partners at the Sales Impact Academy (SIA) are making their course, “Sales Conversations that Win” available to Gong Community members (including you!) for free. In this live, expert-led course, AEs and BDMs will learn how to: Improve conversations with prospects to drive momentum during the sales cycle Better understand prospects’ pain points and value drivers Create more revenue opportunities via referrals and customer advocates And that’s just for starters. This is an outstanding chance to boost your skills and learn from some heavy-hitting sales experts. Space is limited. Reserve your spot HERE.
Happy Valentine’s Day, Gong Community! 🥰💕 While you’re enjoying your box of chocolates and conversation heart candies (do people actually eat those?), I’m here to fill you in on what (and who) is new in the community this month. What’s new with you Let’s give a warm welcome to a few of our newest Community members! @Peguy @Sree Kamireddy @RJ Bravo @Nate Taylor @Jenelle Taylor @Mandi @Ziv @Rotem Maller @Alberto Arranz @Shif Arad @Gabrielle Boland @Bobby Sladek @Alex Reyes @Hunter McCoy @Katie Paul @Ian Pratley @Francisco Morais @Amber Williams If you’re tagged above, please share in the comments below: What’s one thing you’re loving this week? Friendly reminder to head on over to our Introductions thread and tell us a little bit more about you and what you do! What’s new in the Community Got plans on February 23rd? Well, now you do! Calling all Gong customers in EMEA! Join our rockstar Community member @Vinit Patel for our first-ever virtual Community meetup on February 23rd at 2
This year, one of my goals is to establish a more consistent morning routine. Now that I have a new puppy, I've had to shift my routine a bit to make sure that she and I are both taken care of before I start work in the morning! One thing I've been trying to do more of in the mornings is practice gratitude. I recently bought the Five Minute Journal and have been writing down three things that I'm grateful for and a couple of daily affirmations to help positively shape my day. What is your morning routine? What are the things you do in the AM that help you get ready for the day? ☀️
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