Notifications & Messages

Jared Hamilton
From: Jared Hamilton
Hey - It’s time to join the thousands of other dealer professionals on DrivingSales. Create an account so you can get full access to the articles, discussions and people that are shaping the future of the automotive industry.
×
Nicki Allen

Nicki Allen Operations

Exclusive Blog Posts

The Q1 Inventory Glut - Expert Insight

The Q1 Inventory Glut - Expert Insight

You've heard about it, read about it, and probably experienced it. Q1 for the auto industry was a pretty rough one. Experts are diving into what the pr…

Online Reviews Drive Customers to Your Dealership

Online Reviews Drive Customers to Your Dealership

We’ve been in the business of reviews for quite some time now – 15 years to be exact.  As DealerRater has grown, so has the power and infl…

Devising a Perfect Landing Page

Devising a Perfect Landing Page

When your business is taken online, you have to make sure your website is generating customers and visitors. This is one of the most important things in on…

Why Writing Down Sales Goals Inspires Action

Why Writing Down Sales Goals Inspires Action

As you're considering your business plans for the upcoming year, you may have decided that you want to start setting larger goals for your business. In…

Most Valuable Insight WINNER - Ian Curickshank

Most Valuable Insight WINNER - Ian Curickshank

How well does dealership VDP engagement correlate to car sales? What do you measure your online marketing on? I'm sure lead form submissions are…

Focus Focus Focus

Every once in awhile, you’ll hear somebody, usually an older person, say to a younger, more frazzled person, to step back and take one thing at a time.  That’s because a long time ago, people prided themselves on being able to clear their minds and focus on the task at hand and not let anything deter them from completing their job.   My how times have changed!  Now, the more hurrying and scurrying we do, the more agitated we are and the more balls we’re juggling in the air just goes to show everyone how important we are and how well we; wait for it…MULTITASK.   Multitasking has become such a way of life that we have 9 ways to check email, Facebook, Twitter, send and receive messages and generally stay connected with people we want to and even those we don’t.  It’s so important to multitask that some companies require it as a skill in their job descriptions!   Have you ever been talking to someone either professionally or personally who is “multitasking?”  Yeah, it’s pretty annoying.  They don’t retain half of what you’re saying and you come away feeling pretty unimportant to that person, whether you admit it or not because the bottom line of what we’re talking about is paying attention.   We are wired to pay attention.  When you don’t pay attention, mistakes are made. Plain and simple.  The more you focus on something, the better you get at that particular thing. If you’re focusing on your customer and helping them achieve their goals then your sales will reflect it.  If you’re multitasking, chances are, your sales will reflect that as well.   I’m not saying cell phones, emails and texting are bad things.  I love them!  What I am saying is learn to manage them instead of letting them manage you.  Leave all of that in the background and pay attention to what’s in front of you…the customer.  It works every time.
Rosa Luciano
I couldn't agree more! Aside from a customer service view point, this is also relevant in real life.. I cannot count how many times I have had dinner with a friend and they were too busy checking their texts and Facebook account via their Blackberry/iPhone to really listen to anything I had to say. And yes while multitasking is a great skill set to have, it's only good if you get ALL tasks done efficiently.

 Unlock all of the community & features  Join Now