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by Megan Seamans September 4, 2018

The 5 Steps of Sales Management – Where are you?

Sales management is a journey. In this journey, there are five main steps. These steps do not have to occur in order and leveling up to the next stage doesn’t mean forgetting the one that came before it. This framework is not set in stone; sales leaders should simply use the framework as a guide to show their current stage and what they must do to arrive at the next. Figuring out your current stage you are at helps in knowing what actions you should take to level up. These insights help your team know what they should be focusing on and how they can go about improving their performance. Every sales manager can move the needle from good to great as they progress in their career by following a tried-and-true path outlined below.

by Megan Seamans August 27, 2018

The Importance of Trust in Sales

Trust is important to people in all aspect of life, and making the decision to make a purchase requires a lot of trust. According to a study done by Hubspot, only 3% of prospects trust sales reps.

How do you earn consumer’s trust? We’re glad you asked! We have gathered seven techniques to help establish a relationship of trust between the seller and consumer and hopefully close the deal!

by Megan Seamans August 20, 2018

You Need a Sales Management System – Here’s Why

Regardless of company size, organizations have many layers, departments, and employees that need to work together seamlessly. Realizing business objectives requires planning and monitoring progress and nobody wants to spend their time on spreadsheets to do so. That’s why LevelEleven created the world’s first sales management system to keep teams focused on the behaviors that matter every day. If you want to improve employee productivity, identify data trends, or keep your finger on the pulse of the company a sales management system is crucial for success.

by Megan Seamans August 7, 2018

4 Pieces of Advice From Modern Sales Leaders

Becoming a sales leader, while exciting, comes with many challenges. Coaching, recruiting, and dealing with the stress that comes with a whole team are just a few. What may have been effective for your sales process won’t necessarily work for your whole team so it’s time to shift gears. We briefly talked with three sales leaders about what they do to be successful and their advice to new sales leaders.

by Megan Seamans July 23, 2018

Improve Your Performance: 10 Habits Practiced by the Best Salespeople

As a salesperson, you may feel stuck and unable to improve enough to reach the next level, but that couldn't be further from the truth. If you are interested in improving your sales skills and having more success in your career, you just need to focus on the behaviors that drive results. According to a recent study, it takes around 66 days for a behavior to form a habit and dedication is key to making these new behaviors stick. Look for ways to repeatedly perform the following ten habits in your day-to-day workflow. With hard work, persistence, and a little luck they will become second-nature in no time!

by Stephen Molen May 3, 2018

How to Help Your SDR Team Drive Change & Shape Demand

Whether your company is in a traditional industry with long-term competition or an innovative startup your salespeople need to know how to educate buyers. After all, according to the Corporate Executive Board, most buyers are about 57 percent through the buying process when they contact a sales person. So, if you want to build a strong flywheel that meets monthly and quarterly targets, this is the first and primary issue you have to solve.