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The War Room FAQ (if you are new please read!)

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Welcome all to the beta-version of The War Room!


What is The War Room?

The War Room is a community designed exclusively for sales professionals. It is a place to network, have honest discussions about the profession, and serves as a career tracker for anyone who carries a quota. 


What is Commission and how do I earn (or lose) it?

Commission is the War Room’s currency. It is earned through platform engagement & achievements.


So what is Commission?

Commission is a measurement of your positive contributions inside the War Room. You can spend your Commission on rewards like gift cards, swag, and much more! While you may spend your Commission, we still keep a running total of Lifetime Commission earned so that other users can see just how much of an impact you've made on the community.


How do I earn Commission?

The primary way to earn Commission is by posting thought-provoking questions and useful answers. Engaging with posts causes you to gain (or sometimes lose) Commission. Please note that posting completely anonymously will NOT generate any positive Commission.


Here are a few ways to begin earning (or losing) Commission:

  • Post a thread.
  • Receive an upvote on your thread or comment.
  • Complete your onboarding checklist.


Downvotes:

  • Downvoted threads CANNOT go below 0.
  • Downvoted comments CAN go below 0 infinitely.
  • Your total Commission can't go below 0 and you can't lose Commission you've spent.


How do I spend Commission?

When you've earned enough Commission it can be spent on various rewards. From gift cards to swag! You'll find all the options listed in the Commission Exchange which can be accessed by clicking on the Commission Icon next to your username on the top-bar menu.


How do I post a thread or comment (best practices)?

To post a thread, navigate to the “Create a Post” button at the top right of the War Room forum. Write a clear concise title and choose the topic that best aligns with your post. When sharing an article or long form content, we recommend using the more important takeaway as the title. 


To post a comment on a thread simply click the title of the post. Inside the post itself you can reply to the post itself, or directly to other comments. 


Anonymous Posting

We allow anonymous posting in case someone has a question that could de-anonymize themselves or their company. For example, if your friends know your username and you have a question about quitting your job, you might not want people to know you’re thinking about leaving. We allow this option so that people can ask hard questions without their identity being bound to it.   


How does the reward system and leaderboard work?

There are two ways to earn rewards. The first is by earning Commission and exchanging it inside our Commission Exchange. Rewards inside the Commission Exchange are subject to change, but not on a scheduled basis.


The second way to earn rewards is by finishing atop the Total Commission Earned Leaderboard (TCEL). Each quarter, Bravado will announce new rewards for top finishers and the TCEL will reset at the end of each contest period.  


LEADERBOARD WINNER RULES

Total Commission Earned Leaderboard (TCEL)


Time Range: 

Top 3 Commission Earners of each week will win a prize. Weeks run from Monday-Sunday @ 11:59pm PST.


Note: Each week the Commission leaderboard will reset. Commission earned during any given week will still count toward a user’s balance. 


How does it work if I win?

Winners will be notified within 2 business days of quarter-end.

The leaderboard is immediately reset on the first day of the new month (even if on weekend). 


Minimum commission to participate:

Minimum amount of Commission needed to participate? (150 Commission points)


War Room Culture and Code of Conduct


Our Expectations

  • If you’re here to get help, make it as easy as possible for others to help you. Follow our guidelines and remember that our community is for elevating fellow sales professionals.
  • When sharing content that you didn’t create, be sure to credit the author in your post or first comment in the thread. 
  • Downvoting is NOT an “I disagree” button. Disagreement is a healthy part of The War Room. Downvoting is to police comments that violate our community guidelines (ie: Hate speech, recruiting, or selling your product). 
  • Be clear and constructive when giving feedback.

 

No name-calling or personal attacks.

We are all Sales Savages here. Focus on the content, not the person. This includes terms that feel personal even when they're applied to content (e.g. “lazy”). Want to trash salespeople, do it on LinkedIn where out-of-touch Cyber Security VPs can pile on. 

 

No bigotry.

This isn’t Facebook. We don’t tolerate any language likely to offend or alienate people based on race, gender, sexual orientation, or religion, etc. This should be obvious. One team, one dream. If you violate this rule you will be banned without warning. 

 

No harassment.

This includes, but isn’t limited to: Doxxing (Lookin' at you Erika Nardini…) bullying, intimidation, vulgar language, direct or indirect threats, sexually suggestive remarks, patterns of inappropriate social contact, and sustained disruptions of discussion.


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GeneralCorp
Notable Contributor
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General of The War Room
Any other questions you may have please post below and we'll update the FAQ as themes come up.
deep.f.value
Contributor
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Business Development Graduate
Is there a way to find users by their username? or any DMs feature?
GeneralCorp
Notable Contributor
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General of The War Room
There will be soon! Mobile app will be out end of May and we'll have some DM/notification capabilities!
ChicagoCloser1717
Politicker
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New Business Development Representative
How do I decide which of my badges shows up next to my name when I post or comment? I want to chose which one is first so is visible to all.
deep.f.value
Contributor
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Business Development Graduate
Can you "save" threads/posts of your interest to review later? 

Freshman here so sorry if this already answered somewhere else.
GeneralCorp
Notable Contributor
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General of The War Room
Also coming soon! We are still super early, but your head is in the right place. You'll have the ability to save posts in the coming months
TimeKillsDeals
Good Citizen
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Lead Account Executive
That would be awesome!! I tried to find a way to do that today and got stumped. 
TheAsSaaSsin
Contributor
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Account Executive
Two questions on my end. 

1. What does it mean to add a client to your portfolio for the badge
2. I downloaded the mobile app yesterday and still havent received the 50 bonus commissions 
SiliconWolf
Good Citizen
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Strategic Account Manager
Is there any way to search your own posts on different threads to find them quicker?
MassholeMovesWest
WR Officer
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Account Executive
SaleTeam6
Politicker
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Outbound Sales Executive
New here.. THANK YOU for this!! 
Hannibal
Opinionated
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Senior Account Executive
This is so helpful - thank you putting these together!
riles35
Good Citizen
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Account Executive
Thank you for taking the time to put this list together! Incredibly valuable and useful! 
Mspt
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Account Manager
This is awesome! Thanks 
Beasthouse
Opinionated
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Corporate trainer
THISSSS thank youuuu needed well all of this 

mmc
Valued Contributor
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Regional Sales Manager
This is extremely helpful to link in one post. Thanks for sharing.
Jdawe
Praised Answer
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Strategic Account Exec
Love the Corp.  Proud to be here, wondering though.. Is there an app for easy access while SCs are doing drawn out discovery over zoom?
GeneralCorp
Notable Contributor
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General of The War Room
update: APP IS BEING BUILT. Current projected release: end of May.

If people want an app let us know. It takes a ton of resources but if its high demand we will build it. 
Coldcallingisfun
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National Sales Rep
I think having an app available for the war room will allow for more user interaction and use of this space. 
ThundaWunda
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Business Account Manager
It’s part of digital transformation. Apps are a must. 
ReaganRose
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Regional Sales Director
100% would be here more if WR was an app! 
Jeeves
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SDR
Important for me to browse WR while sitting on the toilet
corrynikie
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Strategic Sales Executive
I would LOVE an app & probably use that a lot more often
Jbeans
Opinionated
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Director of Sales
I vote APP!  With delete options for (my) posts. I might drunk post and have mad regret? We can’t say for sure, it’s too early in the game. 
GottaSellEmAll
Big Shot
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Account Executive
What does it mean to add clients to your profile and how is it done?
kiraugais
WR Officer
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I work on the WR product
@sales_guy love that you are exploring everything on the site :D this specific feature is coming to you very soon! Stay tuned for now :) 
salesnerd
WR Officer
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Head of Growth
Can I edit, delete, or otherwise modify my posts/comments?

Edit: we can now!
GeneralCorp
Notable Contributor
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General of The War Room
CadenceCombat
Tycoon
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Account Executive
I made a typo on the title of my post and can’t see where I can edit it. Am I dumb?
CadenceCombat
Tycoon
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Account Executive
Figured it out. Looks like you can edit posts just not on the mobile UI.
WhereverYouGoThereYouAre
Fire Starter
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VP, Sales
Are dad jokes allowed/encouraged within the forum?
loscar1132
Praised Answer
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Regional Account Director, Financial Services
Dad jokes are 80% of my sales conversations lol

GregKeys
0
Sales Executive
I’m trilled to here!!!
TheDragon
Good Citizen
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CVO
On behalf of all Dad’s out there, yes. And if GeneralCorp deems appropriate there should be a quarterly “spiff” for the most up voted one per quarter 
CoorsKing
WR Officer
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Retired King of the Coors Knights
IF YOU ARE NEW: Please use the search bar before posting a new thread, we have quite a few duplicates. 

If you are interested in movies, check here:
https://bravado.co/war-room/posts/best-movies-shows-about-sales

If you are interested in email templates, check here:
https://bravado.co/war-room/posts/email-template-megathread-thread-consolidation

If you are interested in music, check here: 
https://bravado.co/war-room/posts/music-megathread
JordanB
Opinionated
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Senior Relationship Manager
So excited to be on the platform! Looks sick! 2 questions about referrals: is there a limit to the amount of invites I can send out? And will people be accepted straight away when they use my link or will they be added to the waiting list?
GeneralCorp
Notable Contributor
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General of The War Room
As of right now they go to the waiting list.

Referrals count once a user has signed up with email & Linkedin URL. Upon completing those, you will see +25 appear in your commish balance.

Though we do check when people hit a referral threshold to make sure they are adding Salespeople and not just randos. If we see a bunch of spam users we will remove the commission earned. (obviously)

To quote Mean Girls for referral limits... "THE LIMIT DOES NOT EXIST"
BeatCancer
Fire Starter
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Account Executive
What if we add the whole marketing department?
ColdCallHotCoffee
Politicker
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TSR
I downloaded and use the mobile app, but didn't get my +50 =(
GeneralCorp
Notable Contributor
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General of The War Room
If you are looking for badges, click your username in the upper right, then War Room Profile, then in the badges section you can click "See All Badges."
CadenceCombat
Tycoon
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Account Executive
Is there a commission value to earning the badges or just the prestige?
GeneralCorp
Notable Contributor
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General of The War Room
Right now just prestige. But we are still talking about this. 
CuriousFox
WR Officer
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Senior Account Executive
Speaking of badges, why isn't the badge showing that I've completed the "about me" in my profile? 
GeneralCorp
Notable Contributor
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General of The War Room
Dealing with a badge bug. Will be fixed by Weds.
DiggingDeals
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Business Development Rep
**Doing my happy dance** Excited to be here! 
boringsara
2
Healthcare Development Manager
Thank you for creating this awesome platform for all these sales savages! 
DaveFromCollege
Notorious Answer
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Account Executive
Love to see new users here. Welcome!
beachNsales
Politicker
2
Sales Manager
do we have a referral code or link we can send?
beachNsales
Politicker
2
Sales Manager
My question has been answered my me
SouthernSlayer
Good Citizen
2
Channel Partner Sales Manager
Really into the gamification element you’ve added to the platform. This makes it much more enjoyable- great UX so far! Excited to be here. 
fluffy_yarik
Good Citizen
2
Account Manager
Can’t find info on that. Is international shipping for SWAG available?
Savagedoge
Big Shot
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Account Executive
Oh yes, I have the same question too @GeneralCorp 
joeygal
Good Citizen
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Sr. AE
Would be great to have a LI Badge of some kind, or something along the lines of being a part of this private community. Could increase brand awareness and potentially increase traffic to this network (that may not be your goal - to keep it exclusive - but just a thought).
GeneralCorp
Notable Contributor
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General of The War Room
Say more. What do you mean LI badge? like a link to your LI profile?
Toruk
Old School Bravo
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CEO
I am loving these regulations and guard-rails on etiquette. Without these, any good community platform can turn quickly into a gutter. Well done.
AlecBaldwinsHairline
Valued Contributor
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SDR Manager
Am I missing the notifications box for when people interact with myself?
ZachJiru
2
Division Director
Just got in here, super excited! Are we able to upload videos? Sometimes verbally going over a topic rather than typing out a lengthy scenario is quicker - is that function supported? Thoughts on if it would be beneficial?
SADNES5
Politicker
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down voters are marketing spies
Cannot believe I got called up to the big leagues! Happy to be here in the FAQ
MrMoneybags
Big Shot
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Account Executive
@GeneralCorp are we getting the potential to send some sweet gifs to each other? the lifeblood of a sales person is banter, so that should be accompanied by gifs
SaleingAway
Opinionated
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Account Executive
Super stoked to be here!! This is the like the LI I always dreamed of *wipes tear from eye*
princesscarolyn
1
Sales Lead
Is there a fancy algorithm to the voting? Or is it sorted by count? 
GeneralCorp
Notable Contributor
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General of The War Room
Fancy algo duhhhh. But it needs a lot of refining. 
CadenceCombat
Tycoon
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Account Executive
I filled out the "About Me" section but didn't receive the "Personal Narrative" badge. What's the deal? @GeneralCorp 
CuriousFox
WR Officer
1
Senior Account Executive
Ah I just saw you had the same error I posted about above. 
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