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Best tool you have ever used

This is a broad topic I want to get creative


It can be a work tool

Program

Kitchen tool

Hardware


You name it


By far for me it's been Salesforce. Being in sales for 10 years and not having it, the dashboard functionality and reporting capability are insane to me.


Other than that probably a grill because it's the best way to cook meat

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Rallier
Politicker
+9
Account Executive
It definitely has to be SalesLoft for me. The increase in efficiency is just unmatched
si
sideshow_bob
Opinionated
+1
Business Owner
Agree, the sheer volume makes it unbeatable
Lambda
Politicker
+6
Sales Consultant
really? i have to look at this, what does it do?

Sinatetra
Opinionated
+1
Account Executive
Salesloft.... donโ€™t make me laugh. Outreachโ€™s lil cousin.
GDO
Politicker
+6
BDM
Can my WR mug be the answer? No just kidding.ย 

I love adaptive cruise control on my car when in a traffic jam.ย 
Lambda
Politicker
+6
Sales Consultant
im old school, have a 2001 so i just get basic cruise control haha
SalesSage
Opinionated
+4
National Account Manager
that makes me crazy!ย  ha
Tres
Politicker
+6
Account Executive
Anything Milwaukee Tool
Lambda
Politicker
+6
Sales Consultant
hahah im a dewalt guy sorry
BigMeech
WR Officer
+11
Coors Light Advocate
Bottle opener. That and my coffee maker.
Lambda
Politicker
+6
Sales Consultant
Keurig or something different?
Whosaidit
Politicker
+6
Business Development Representative
Zoominfo
Lambda
Politicker
+6
Sales Consultant
eeeeek, (competitor haha sorry)
TheRealVladimirPutin
Opinionated
+5
AE
This would be second to Outreach for me
DaveGreen
Arsonist
+8
Head of Sales
A good set of kitchen knives.


As for work - for the prospecting savages here who are sick and tired of copying and pasting stuff from LinkedIn to their CRM or Engagement tooling -> check out LeadJet.io ; thank me later for the time saved :)
Lambda
Politicker
+6
Sales Consultant
Cutco? or you going higher or lower end?

im on it! gotta get with the .io platforms #robots
Th
Theloanemperor
Opinionated
+1
Loan Officer
Hubspot CRM and it's email software extension that automatically logs all of my email communications and allows me to see when people open my emails without them knowing LOL
He
Henry
Good Citizen
Account Executive
+1 for Hubspot sequences & calendar links
SheWOLF
Opinionated
+2
Director
Is postmates a tool?ย 
Businesscasual
Opinionated
+1
Account Executive
Outreach for me. Couldnโ€™t do my job without it. The platform actually saved me from getting canned at my last job by showing how much effort I put in.
Sgt_Trollingham
Valued Contributor
+5
Business Development Director
Just invested in this for my team, happy to see it on this thread and to hear it helps! Even happier you didn't lose your job!
Justinian
Good Citizen
Business Development
Air Fryer - they really can cook anything other than soup. Want donuts? Air fryer. Want fries? Air fryer. Want to reheat food? Air fryer.
aiko
Politicker
+7
Sr. Account Executive
Airfryer did change my lifeย 
Lambda
Politicker
+6
Sales Consultant
ninja foodiiiii
mstl
Catalyst
+5
Account Executive
A home gym. Helped me stay sane this past year and not get fat.
Lambda
Politicker
+6
Sales Consultant
that was all mindset and you know it!
go
goodculturefit
Opinionated
+1
Senior Account Executive
The tortilla. Canโ€™t think of something better
Lambda
Politicker
+6
Sales Consultant
haha what kind of cheese?
aiko
Politicker
+7
Sr. Account Executive
For work, Mixmax is the best tool. I'm actually nervous to switch off of it when I move to another company.ย 

Day to day- dog leash for my pup.ย  He will actually bring it to me when we're ready to exercise!ย 
Lambda
Politicker
+6
Sales Consultant
im calling BS on the leash, really thats the BEST gadget?

Mixmax looks like an app platform within gmail? pretty cool
aiko
Politicker
+7
Sr. Account Executive
Uhm YES! How am I supposed to find an excuse to go out? Main purpose he serves ๐Ÿ™‚.ย 

also yes, check out Mixmax. Very under rated but the best tool for closers.ย 
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Stratifyz
Opinionated
+8
Business Development Rep
ClickUp anyone?
Lambda
Politicker
+6
Sales Consultant
what is it?
Sq
SquadUp
Strategic Account Executive
OneNote - a lifesaver for note-taking, account planning, mapping deal qualification, etc. I'd be half as effective without it.
Lambda
Politicker
+6
Sales Consultant
one note =ย  my life, really hope i dont get hax

B2B
Opinionated
+1
Manager, Sales Development
Dux-soup anyone?
Lambda
Politicker
+6
Sales Consultant
is it like gong? what are the costs?
Gr
Greenerpastures
Account executive
honestly probably salesforce. ย 

after the basics though, Gong. ย Game film of my calls made a big differenceย 
Sgt_Trollingham
Valued Contributor
+5
Business Development Director
Maybe it's just the way my org (mis)uses salesforce, but I have grown to loathe that thing... data entry and little else the way we use it sadly. I know it's a powerful tool, I'd just love to experience that myself...ย 
Gr
Greenerpastures
Account executive
Iโ€™ve definitely had both. ย Regardless of company, The things that carry over for me are keeping notes in one place so I donโ€™t have to remember basically anything, and reminders to do things via tasks.

Iโ€™m remote SMB though, if I was in the field I could see how it would be more harm than good
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Lambda
Politicker
+6
Sales Consultant
never tried gong
Queenofsales
Politicker
+6
Senior Recruitment Consultant
Crunchbase is really good for getting leads of start-up's that have just recieved funding!ย 
Lambda
Politicker
+6
Sales Consultant
is it free?
Od262
Opinionated
+3
Sales associate
Apollo.io for prospecting contacting has been crazy useful for me latelyย 
Lambda
Politicker
+6
Sales Consultant
how expensive is iT?
Od262
Opinionated
+3
Sales associate
TBH I still use the free version, although the credits are getting tighter. $49 a month is the starter version though.

If you wanna try it out and also get me some credits, fire away: https://app.apollo.io/api/v1/referrals/referral_link_click?referral_code=nDBjdbXa7vQaEp8eHbJi9A&utm_source=Apollo&utm_medium=Viral&utm_campaign=Apollo_Viral_Share
1nbatopshotfan
Politicker
+5
Senior Director, Enterprise Technology
Easy, the Instant Pot. Unreal versatility.
Lambda
Politicker
+6
Sales Consultant
ever tried the ninja foodi? its like instapot on steroids

OTG
Good Citizen
Strategic Account Executive
Yesware. All day!
Lambda
Politicker
+6
Sales Consultant
multiple posts on this i might have to look into it

go
goodculturefit
Opinionated
+1
Senior Account Executive
100%. Perfect example where ROI is far beyond dollars. Takes a long time for it to be less expensive than a regular gym membership but the benefits are worth it
Lambda
Politicker
+6
Sales Consultant
? what is the item?
LordOfWar
Politicker
+6
Director
Gun tape, think duct tape but stronger.
Lambda
Politicker
+6
Sales Consultant
what are you taping?
LordOfWar
Politicker
+6
Director
Anything and everything. If it shouldn't move or needs to stay somewhere gun tape is what you want.ย 
BorntoSell
Contributor
+2
Global Business Development Manager
Microsoft Dynamics CRM & LinkedIn primarily
Lambda
Politicker
+6
Sales Consultant
love me some MD but we are on SFDC right now
smaug2021
Good Citizen
Account Executive
Yesware! Especially when you get the Enterprise level and it syncs with Salesforce. Match made in heaven!
Lambda
Politicker
+6
Sales Consultant
what does it do?
smaug2021
Good Citizen
Account Executive
Great tool for prospecting - allows you to create campaigns, track opens/link clicks, set up follow-up reminders and detailed reporting.ย 

https://www.yesware.com/
TheRealVladimirPutin
Opinionated
+5
AE
Outreach. My entire process from initial contact to close lives in Outreach. Completely automates so much of what used to be a tedious, manual process.ย 
Lambda
Politicker
+6
Sales Consultant
how expensive is it?
TheRealVladimirPutin
Opinionated
+5
AE
No idea. Last three companies have paid for it. Worth every penny though
softserve
Politicker
+7
Team Lead - Enterprise Sales
I LOVE me a good steak, one of the better investments I've ever made was a sous-vide machine. Never once butchered a good piece of meat since then
Lambda
Politicker
+6
Sales Consultant
oooo never tried that before, felt like it would be a gadget that would collect dust haha
SaleingAway
Opinionated
+1
Account Executive
ZoomInfo was a total game changer for meย 
Lambda
Politicker
+6
Sales Consultant
the data is totally hit or miss there for me
sm
smokemyciggies
Good Citizen
Account Representative, Software & Information Solutions
Outreach is my personal favorite. Keeps me organized, allows me to automate some of my prospecting, and frees me up to focus on bigger targets.
Lambda
Politicker
+6
Sales Consultant
thanks for the tip!
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