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

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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

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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

Making the Case for Mindfulness in Business

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

December 28, 2016

Our Top 5 CRM Articles of 2016

BY Krista Garver IN CRM Software

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Well, it’s finally here! That scary-exciting time of the year when we look back at where we’ve been to see what we can learn from it…and forward to where we’re going with anticipation of what’s to come. This year has been big for karmaCRM. We’ve launched several new features based on customer feedback (see examples here, here, and here), made a commitment to living up to our name, and started adopting mindfulness practices in our day-to-day operations (learn how you can do this too). We’ve also launched a new content initiative focusing on sales strategies, customer engagement, and, of course, … Continue reading Our Top 5 CRM Articles of 2016

December 14, 2016

Selecting New Office Technology? 5 Reasons Simple is Better

BY Caitlin Delohery IN CRM Software, General, Mindfulness, Productivity

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The world is a complex place. Think about just one aspect. Like how many steps it takes to make a really good BLT, from farm to table. Or the innovation and evolution required to make the driverless car a thing. In the face of all this complexity, we’re here to talk about the things you can make a little simpler. And how the beauty and ease of that simplicity is a game-changer for your small business. Here are 5 reasons simple office tech is better, with some recommendations for some great simple tools. 1. It’s easier to learn Think of … Continue reading Selecting New Office Technology? 5 Reasons Simple is Better

December 8, 2016

CRM Predictions for 2017

BY Caitlin Delohery IN CRM Software

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It’s prediction season! It’s that time of year when we all get together and think about what the future holds for our industries, our tools, and our lives. Aren’t you psyched? Let’s take a look at where CRMs are headed. Well, isn’t that special? CRMs go niche The one-size fits all approach to CRM is falling by the wayside. And it makes sense, right? Think about how many athletic shoes there are out there. Runners can get running shoes, hikers opt for hiking boots, soccer players go with cleats. And we love our shoes. We love them, in large part, … Continue reading CRM Predictions for 2017

November 28, 2016

Track, Filter, Save – The Latest karmaCRM Features and Updates

BY Krista Garver IN karmaCRM News and Updates

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The end of the year is upon us! Here are the updated features that will help you meet your quotas for 2016 and plan for 2017. Email reply tracking Your #1 requested feature has been implemented! You can now track all of your emails and send automatic reply reminders if you don’t hear back within your specified time range. To learn more about this powerful feature, read the full blog post.    Engagement tracking November marks a major milestone in our history. As you know, our primary goal here at karmaCRM is to help you nurture personal relationships at scale. … Continue reading Track, Filter, Save – The Latest karmaCRM Features and Updates

November 22, 2016

How to Get Started with Mindfulness in Your Business

BY Caitlin Delohery IN Mindfulness

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We live in a world that is more and more distracted. The alarms on our phones wake us up first thing in the morning, and we’re checking our email and messages before we clear the sleep out of our eyes. We switch from smartphone screen to laptop screen to tablet screen. We scan our phones while talking or watching tv or eating a meal. This constant information stream and entertainment consumption has shortened our attention spans, impacted our critical thinking skills, and made distraction and multitasking the norm. More and more, we live online. Let’s put it in numbers: The … Continue reading How to Get Started with Mindfulness in Your Business

November 18, 2016

Announcing Engagement Tracking

BY John Paul Narowski IN CRM Software, Karma, karmaCRM News and Updates

Today marks a major milestone in our history. Our primary goal here at karmaCRM is to help you nurture personal relationships at scale, and we’ve just released a big step in that direction – engagement tracking! This was the #2 requested feature in our most recent relationship survey. Thank you for helping us define what this feature should look like! If you’re on the per user plan, this feature is available to you now. What is engagement tracking? Engagement tracking will help you answer questions like: “When did I last talk to them,” “Who haven’t I talked with at all,” … Continue reading Announcing Engagement Tracking

November 11, 2016

7 Sales Tracking Tools for Small Businesses

BY Caitlin Delohery IN Sales, Small Business

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No matter your niche, sales is your lifeblood. How your team spends their time, how you communicate with your prospects, and how you spend your money all drive your sales success⭐ (or failure 👎). Here are some tools to help you make sure that blood is pumping. Track your sales time If sales are your lifeblood, time is the pulse it beats to. And, no matter your industry, chances are, you’re moving really quickly. That pulse is a fast one. And when you’re moving quickly, it’s easy to come to the end of the day and have no idea exactly … Continue reading 7 Sales Tracking Tools for Small Businesses

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