February 13, 2017

10 Benefits of Mindfulness for Your Business

BY Caitlin Delohery IN Mindfulness

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By now you know what mindfulness is and that tons of people swear by it. Here are 10 benefits of mindfulness for your business. 1. Fewer distractions Your brain is like a computer. Having too many tabs open at once or activating those pop-up windows can slow down your system. Mindfulness closes out the unnecessary stuff that clogs your brain. You may not be able to reduce external distractions and interruptions in your workday. But practicing mindfulness can help you tune them out or reduce their impact.    2. Rapid memory recall When your brain isn’t scattered and thinking about … Continue reading 10 Benefits of Mindfulness for Your Business

February 11, 2017

Announcing Business Card Scanning

BY John Paul Narowski IN Company

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Do you ever end up with a stack of business cards from strong leads, but they just gather dust sitting on your desk? Us Too! The last time we spent 2 hours entering business cards into karma we decided it was going to be the last time. We’re proud to announce our new business card scanning feature. This allows you to take a picture of a business card with our karmaCRM mobile app, then a new contact is created in your CRM from the information on the card. These cards are scanned by humans so you don’t have to worry about errors. … Continue reading Announcing Business Card Scanning

February 6, 2017

What Does Mindfulness Really Mean?

BY Caitlin Delohery IN Mindfulness

As we continue our series on mindfulness, let’s discuss what we really mean. Mindfulness is a buzzword that’s tossed around a lot. It’s becoming one of those trendy words that can get overused to point of confusion (e.g., “literally”). Simply put, mindfulness is the awareness of the present moment without any judgement of it. Mindfulness means to sloooooow down and get present with the here and now. Wherever you are, that is. It could be at work, at home, in a meeting, at the gym, in traffic, at the airport. Being there without distracted thoughts, worries, or narratives. Or, if … Continue reading What Does Mindfulness Really Mean?

February 3, 2017

Announcing Browser Notifications

BY John Paul Narowski IN Company

Stop competing with your team’s busy email inbox and keep everyone in the loop with our new Browser Notifications feature. This has come from a few conversations with our users who often lose the battle for people’s attention throughout the day. Enter the browser notification hero! If you’re using either Chrome, Firefox or Safari, you should have seen a recent request to allow karmaCRM to send you browser notifications. As long as you accepted, you’re in. What is a browser notification? As long as you have karmaCRM open somewhere, a browser notification will show up in the top right hand side of your monitor (see above screenshot). … Continue reading Announcing Browser Notifications

January 30, 2017

Mindfulness and Simplicity: Using Less to Do More

BY Caitlin Delohery IN Mindfulness

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So much in this world is about more more more — more products, more features, more communication, more meetings, more sales, more! It’s so easy to get distracted by MORE. I’m here to remind you about the power of less. Mindfulness is such a buzzword in business these days because our philosophy of more is getting in the way of productivity, success, and happiness. Our push for more has gotten us too much.   We think we need all the bells and whistles, until we find ourselves with so many bells and whistles constantly ringing and whistling that we can’t … Continue reading Mindfulness and Simplicity: Using Less to Do More

January 26, 2017

Email Formatting Options, PDF Templates, and More — What’s New at karmaCRM This Month

BY Krista Garver IN karmaCRM News and Updates

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Can you believe it’s already the end of January? At karmaCRM, we’ve started the year off strong with a host of new features and improvements. Here’s what’s new. Bulk task creation and contact editing Save time by creating tasks in bulk! Now you can bulk create tasks for contacts, companies, and deals. You can also add and remove contact buckets in bulk. Available on the per user pro plan. Oodles of new email formatting options We’ve added all sorts of fancy new formatting options to the email composer. You can now change the font and font size, add bullet points, … Continue reading Email Formatting Options, PDF Templates, and More — What’s New at karmaCRM This Month

January 25, 2017

7 Habits of Highly Effective Professional Speakers

BY Caitlin Delohery IN Professional Speaking

You already know you have to rock the platform. But to be a truly successful professional speaker, you also have to strengthen your network, grow your business, anticipate the future, and much more. We sat down with some of the most successful professional speakers in the business to find out the keys to their success. Here’s what top speakers do to thrive. 1. They build strong relationships. Pro speakers don’t go it alone. They know that speaking is a people business, and to truly make it, you have to collaborate, connect, and listen. They go out of their way to … Continue reading 7 Habits of Highly Effective Professional Speakers

January 18, 2017

Professional Speaker Interview Series: Mark Sanborn Talks About Knowing Your Audience, Closing Strong, and Educating While Entertaining

BY Caitlin Delohery IN Professional Speaking

We sat down with some professional speakers and asked them about the challenges and keys to success in their profession. Here, Mark Sanborn, CSP, CPAE, professional speaker and best-selling author, discusses knowing your audience, closing strong, and educating while entertaining. What are your top day-to-day challenges as a professional speaker? The number one challenge for any speaker is to be relevant to your audience. That means that the audience believes what the speaker is talking about is important and relevant to them. We live in the age of perpetual preoccupation. When an audience member is sitting there watching you, they … Continue reading Professional Speaker Interview Series: Mark Sanborn Talks About Knowing Your Audience, Closing Strong, and Educating While Entertaining

January 15, 2017

Announcing Print Templates

BY John Paul Narowski IN Company

If you print contracts or PDFs based on information from your info in karmaCRM, then this feature is for you. Now you can easily create PDFs from the data you already have in your contacts, companies, and deals. This feature is for the Per User Plans only. To create a template, go to your settings and then print templates To use the templates go to the actions menu of your record (in this case we’re in the contact record) and select “Print Template”. You now have the option to make any final edits to the template before it’s turned into … Continue reading Announcing Print Templates

January 12, 2017

Making the Case for Mindfulness in Business

BY Caitlin Delohery IN Mindfulness

We live more and more of our work lives and our life lives online. The world as we know it can no longer function without the internet. We can no longer function without it. On average, we spend more time consuming media than sleeping. But has it become too much? Here’s why you need a workplace mindfulness practice – stat. You’re not multi-tasking, you’re distracted Ironically, the tools we use to make our lives easier and get more work done actually hurt our productivity. Studies show that we are more distracted than ever. Average human attention spans have crumbled to … Continue reading Making the Case for Mindfulness in Business

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