ToutApp gongStriking a gong when a new deal is closed is a bit of a cliché in the world of sales, but it’s a popular way of boosting motivation and celebrating success. With workforces increasingly distributed, an email to the team isn’t quite the same.

ToutApp, the platform known for its email optimization tools for those who do a lot of sales work, has now added a ‘virtual gong’ that displays fireworks on the screen of everyone in your team when someone closes a deal. It may sound like a silly addition to a serious app, but being able to instantly share the news in a fun way when you’re nowhere near the rest of your team is actually a good idea. Of course, you can still use it if you’re sitting in the same office together – and the guys next door will thank you for not using a real gong.