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

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

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

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

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