Sales Tip of the Day: Keyboard Shortcuts for Efficiency
There seems to be more and more great tools for inside sales intelligence these days. More information gives you an advantage, but it can also put you at a disadvantage if you have to manage more tabs, more programs, and more cutting and pasting. Here are some tips to streamline the work process. Some of them are obvious, but just in case... (I still remember finding out about Shift + Tab. What a glorious day that was.) Learning these will save you a lot of time compared to using the mouse.
You can also put a set of tabs in one bookmarks folder and open the whole set at once. Developing a routine order for repetitive tasks makes work more efficient and reduces the brainpower used on trivial things, so you can clear your mind and focus on conversations with your prospects.
Basics for any program
CTRL + C: Copy
CTRL + X: Cut
CTRL + V: Paste
CTRL + Z: Undo
CTRL + F: Find on page
ALT+TAB: Switch to another running program (hold down the ALT key and then press the TAB key to view the task-switching window)
HOME: moves cursor to the beginning of the line.
END: moves cursor to the end.
ALT + Left Arrow: Back (in web browser)
ALT + Right Arrow: Forward (in web browser)
CTRL + T: Open new tab
CTRL + TAB: Switch to next tab
CTRL + W: Close current tab
CTRL + N: New Window
TAB: Move to next field
SHIFT + TAB: Move to previous field
There are plenty more if you search online for windows or browser keyboard shortcuts.