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How video REALLY impacts remote sales in 2020 (according to data)

This article is part of the Gong Labs series, where I publish findings from our data research team. We analyze sales conversations and deals using AI, then share the results to help you win more deals. Follow me to read upcoming research. Two months ago, I bought some software.  I needed a solution to help my team move faster towards a strategic goal....

3 Secrets Sales Leaders Swear By

No one said sales was fair. Actually, it’s pretty darn unfair.  AND: it just got worse. Why? Because the questions sales leaders had all-but-written-off as impossible to answer. Well, they just became answer-able. And some sales leaders (1000 of them, give or take) are already getting ahead. Questions like: Which competitors are really coming...

Want to be a top performer? These words and phrases are proven to win deals

Quick quiz: Which of the following describes the top sales reps at your organization? A: They show up early and leave late. B: They are veterans with years and years of sales experience. C: They are the hardest workers. Yes. Yes. Yes. All of these ring true for the best salespeople.  Turns out, time spent on your craft, experience, and hard...

Why Every C-Level Growth Leader Needs to Know about Revenue Intelligence

This is a guest post written by Sham Sao, CRO, Board Director & Advisor, Growth 11 As a CRO, GM, Board Director, and Advisor to numerous companies, I’ve seen first hand the direct impact that Revenue Intelligence technology has on growing sales. It’s impressive (e.g., 50% increase in win rates, 30%+ shorter time to close), which is why it’s no...

Can’t wait to meet you, Atlanta! New Gong Atlanta hiring hub offers REAL change, NOW.

We’re strong advocates for diversity, equity, and inclusion here at Gong. As Gong’s Chief People Officer, I’m proud of our commitment to a culture of inclusion and belonging. We’ve even named our collective efforts #belongatgong. Recently, our executive team made a significant corporate decision guided by our commitment to #belongatgong. It’s a path-defining...

Gong Makes The Latka Most Promising SaaS in California

At Gong we’ve been focused on helping businesses grow for the past 3 years, having raised $134M+ to support our mission, today we’re helping more than 1,000 of you! We’ve grown from to over 350 employees across our San Francisco and Tel Aviv headquarters. We’re excited to share that Gong has made it to the Latka most promising SaaS in California. Each...

Data reveals the best time to talk price and budget

11:54 a.m.  I had six minutes until their “hard stop” at noon, and my discovery call would end.  The call had gone smoothly so far – their needs and timing definitely aligned for an in-quarter deal.   And it sounded like the department head was on board.  But we hadn’t gotten to pricing yet.  11:55 a.m. I gotta’ save a couple minutes to lock in...

5 Reasons You Should NOT Buy Gong

We love Gong. We love what we do. We believe in the product we sell. We drink our own champagne (in the colloquial expression sort of way). But not everyone loves — or needs — Gong. And maybe that’s you. Maybe every single conversation your sales reps have ends in a Closed-Won.  If you’re on the fence about adding Gong to your sales tech stack,...

This (surprising) cold email CTA will help you book A LOT more meetings

It’s time to hit Send.  Your email is air-tight.  You’ve done your research.  The opening line is personalized. You even have a crisp “why you, why now” line.  You’re about to let it fly, but something still feels off… And it’s your CTA. Should you ask for a specific time to meet? What about suggesting a conversation instead? Or… maybe just...

Gong’s topic detection technology is issued a patent

Today, the US Patent and Trademark Office issued patent #10,642,889 titled “Unsupervised automated topic detection, segmentation and labeling of conversations”, which protects our technology for understanding topics in customer conversations. I thought it would be useful to share the essence of the technology, and how it came about. The goal: understanding...

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