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Goal setting for Automotive Salespeople

Goal setting for Automotive Salespeople

  Goal setting for Automotive Salespeople 15AUG Goal setting for Automotive Salespeople All too often in the Automotive w…

2012 is here….and your dealerships soft little underbelly is showing!!!

2012 is here….and your dealerships soft little underbelly is showing!!!

    2012 is here……and your dealerships soft little underbelly is showing!!!   It is time to modernize your thinki…

Holidays are a time for giving!

Holidays are a time for giving!

  Holidays are a time for giving!   The holiday season is a great time to combine “giving” and your dealers…

What is the “Level of Expectation”?? (Part 4 of 4) – Service Drive

What is the “Level of Expectation”?? (Part 4 of 4) – Service Drive

  What is the “Level of Expectation”?? (Part 4 of 4) – Service Drive     In (Part 1) of this blog,…

What is the “Level of Expectation”?? (Part 3 of 4) – F&I/Business Manager

What is the “Level of Expectation”?? (Part 3 of 4) – F&I/Business Manager

  What is the “Level of Expectation”?? (Part 3 of 4) – F&I/Business Manager     In (part 1) of…

What is the “Level of Expectation”?? (Part 2 of 4) – Sales

What is the “Level of Expectation”?? (Part 2 of 4) – Sales

What is the “Level of Expectation”?? (Part 2 of 4) – Sales     In (part 1) of this blog, we talked about …

Are you executing your processes???

Are you executing your processes???

  Are you executing your processes???     How can you make sure that the processes you have throughout the dealershi…

What is the “Level of Expectation”?? (Part 1 of 4)

What is the “Level of Expectation”?? (Part 1 of 4)

  What is the “Level of Expectation”?? (Part 1 of 4)     We have all had the experience of going out to …

Simple word tracks for success (Part 2): “Compared with?”

Simple word tracks for success (Part 2): “Compared with?”

    The simple word track, “Compared with” will help any Team Member overcome the Clients “too high&rdq…

Simple word tracks for success (Part 1): “Tell me more”

Simple word tracks for success (Part 1): “Tell me more”

  Simple word tracks for success (Part 1): “Tell me more”     The simple word track, “Tell me mo…

Do you know what motivates every individual?

Do you know what motivates every individual?

  Do you know what motivates every individual?   As a leader…do you know what motivates every individual in your org…

Goal setting for Automotive Salespeople

Goal setting for Automotive Salespeople

  Goal setting for Automotive Salespeople     Goal setting for Automotive Salespeople     Al…

Are you ready for a BDC that does it ALL?? (Part 2 of 2)

Are you ready for a BDC that does it ALL?? (Part 2 of 2)

  Are you ready for a BDC that does it ALL?? (Part 2 of 2)         In the first part of this art…

Are you ready for a BDC that does it ALL?? (Part 1of 2)

Are you ready for a BDC that does it ALL?? (Part 1of 2)

  Are you ready for a BDC that does it ALL?? (Part 1of 2)     Does your BDC actually retain and develop …

“The formula for MAXIMUM R.O.I. in Social Media!”

“The formula for MAXIMUM R.O.I. in Social Media!”

  “The formula for MAXIMUM R.O.I. in Social Media!”     There is a rather simple formula when it comes t…

Can your team deliver THESE numbers??

Can your team deliver THESE numbers??

  Customer satisfaction and customer retention are paramount for a dealerships long term success!   So…..how can you make sure tha…

Can you balance work and life???

Can you balance work and life???

  Can you balance work and life???     Balancing work and life…..   This is a hard equation fo…

The will to win or the will to prepare to win??

The will to win or the will to prepare to win??

  The will to win or the will to prepare to win??     I LOVE the game of golf. It is one of my major hobbies and pas…

Are you just training them OR are you developing a culture?

Are you just training them OR are you developing a culture?

  Are you just training them OR are you developing a culture?     There is an enormous difference between training t…

Your customer appraising their own trade via KBB!

Your customer appraising their own trade via KBB!

  Your customer appraising their own trade via KBB!   Kelly Blue Book, the self proclaimed “The Trusted Resource&rdqu…

Go ahead….Embrace FAILURE!

Go ahead….Embrace FAILURE!

  Go ahead….Embrace FAILURE!     Baseball is America’s game. It provides thrills, strategy, suspen…

If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door!

If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door!

  If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door!     “At first people refuse to believe that a strange new th…

Armed with ALL the knowledge; customers are still SCARED!

Armed with ALL the knowledge; customers are still SCARED!

  Armed with ALL the knowledge; customers are still SCARED!     Today’s customers have access to an abundance …

Service Lane Healthcare – Taking the “VITALS”

Service Lane Healthcare – Taking the “VITALS”

  Service Lane Healthcare – Taking the “VITALS”     Every single time you go to the Doctor’s…

An Automotive Leaders Profile

An Automotive Leaders Profile

What does it take to succeed in today’s automotive environment? It takes a strong leader that combines experience, knowledge, determination and a…

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