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by Megan Seamans December 28, 2018

19 Habits to Leave in 2018

As 2019 approaches, the talk about “New Year’s Resolutions” starts coming up. Instead of lecturing on the healthy habits and time-saving practices you should take with you into 2019, I’m here to do the opposite. In celebration of 2019, here are 19 habits that you should leave behind so you can up your selling game in the new year.

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 24, 2018

5 Tips for Handling Pricing Objections in B2B Sales

All salespeople are familiar with the phrases: “we’ll get back with you soon,” or “let me think about it.” And high prices are often the reason for prospects’ hesitation. According to Hubspot.com, almost six in ten buyers want to discuss pricing on the first call, and at least 50 percent of your prospects are not a good fit for what you sell. There is not a set scenario pertaining to pricing objections—each prospect will have their own reasons for trying to negotiate on price. A skilled salesperson should delve into the situation to determine where the prospect is in the decision-making process.

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 Megan Seamans July 16, 2018

The Complete Guide to Sales Terms & Acronyms

Picture this: you’re in a sales meeting with your team, and everything is going smoothly. Then, suddenly your boss throws out an acronym that everyone seems to understand; everyone that is, except for you. Believe it or not, this happens more than you would think. In the world of sales, there are many terms and acronyms that are unfamiliar to new employees, as well as seasoned salespeople. But since standing up and admitting your lack of knowledge during a meeting can be daunting, we put together a crash course on sales terms and acronyms to get you caught up on sales lingo!

by Megan Seamans July 10, 2018

5 Insights from LevelEleven’s KPI Report

For sales leaders, the end of Q2 offers a pleasant opportunity to look back and reflect on your team’s accomplishments over the past six months. But you don’t want to bask in past successes too long, as the start of the second half of the year means new goals, new challenges and new potential. In order to build a plan for success in Q3 and Q4, you’ll need to look at the daily activities and key performance indicators (KPI) that your team is presently focused on, and identify areas for improvement.