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Top 6 Things Car Dealers Do To Make Car Buying Difficult

Top 6 Things Car Dealers Do To Make Car Buying Difficult

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3R7Y3kZIDVg] Your Turn To Drive discusses Top 6 Things Car Dealers Do To Make Car Buying Difficult.  Jim D…

Choose the correct CRM for your dealership OR pay dearly

Choose the correct CRM for your dealership OR pay dearly

With all the CRMs on the market today, finding the right one for your dealership is becoming more challenging than ever. There have been massive changes in…

5 Benefits of Using Google AdWords Click-to-Message Ad Extensions

5 Benefits of Using Google AdWords Click-to-Message Ad Extensions

Looking for a new way to win over people more likely to send a text message than to call? Set up this free message extension for your text ads on the Googl…

Must-See NADA 100 Expo Displays for Fixed Ops

Must-See NADA 100 Expo Displays for Fixed Ops

New Orleans is ramping up for the 100th anniversary of NADA, and the convention promises to be outstanding. You’ll be entertained at the NADA100 Carn…

Why Social Media Marketers Won’t Replace Your Sales Team

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Sales Peformance Training: Leaping Over Ordinary

251b9541edff6253e7e59e5923d05feb.jpg?t=1Recently, I competed for the National Title of Ms. US Forestry Queen and heard several times over the weekend, “You are an extraordinary woman!”  I am humbled and appreciative of any complement, but this one makes me giggle a little on the inside.  Why do I giggle?  Thank about it…..extraordinary when broken down is extra-ordinary.  Ordinary defined as an adjective is:

1. of no special quality or interest; commonplace; unexceptional

2. plain or undistinguished

3. somewhat inferior or below average; mediocre

4. customary; usual; normal

I find it amusing to be extra unexceptional, extra plain, extra mediocre or extra normal.  I am sure that is not what the user of the word intends, but in reality it truly is a great word to describe me.  Being a little bit like Peter Pan and not wanting to be all grown up, I like to play games.  I play games all the time as a way to keep myself motivated and on task.  I love to play leap frog.  Not in the physical sense like I am in Kindergarten, but more of mental game.  I like to take ordinary events, ideas, concepts and leap frog them into "extraordinary" events, ideas and concepts.

For example, I was hired by a National Automotive Management, Service and Sales Staff Recruiting and Sales Performance Training Firm as a member of their sales team.  During my first week on the job, I overheard that the company was planning on making their first showing at a rather large industry trade show in a few months.  I got so excited about the opportunity to use my sunny personality, while engaging with clients face to face.  My excitement was quickly deflated as I discovered I was not tagging along.  I questioned why the company was not taking any members of their sales team, notably me.  The reason given, I was new and not up to speed and therefore a liability.  So, I took a leap and without a sales performance training manual, got myself up to speed and closing deals like my life depended on it.  Again, I was told that I was not going to the trade show because it was two weeks away, tickets were already purchased, arrangements made and there was no residual in the budget to take me.  So, I took another leap and bought my own airfare and made my own arrangements. I arrived at NADA and continue to leap over ordinary into extraordinary.  By the time the trade show was over, I had been promoted to Sales Manager, asked to recruit additional sales team members and expected to train this team for the company I had been employed with for only two months. Not bad for being extra undistinguished.

Do you have members of your team that are just below the average?  Are you finding yourself being undistinguished from your peers or competition?   I invite you and your team to join me on the playground for a little game of leap frog!

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