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Did you ever wonder how to determine who would be good at selling in today's market?

 A message to all Automotive STARS! Did you ever wonder how to determine who would be good at selling cars in today's market... Or if the sales applicant in front you has the traits needed to succeed at your dealership? dE members,now have an opportunity to find out by using a scientifically proven effective simulator system.Having first-hand personal and direct experience using this system to screen and hire our sales staff and leaders, We have found what We are convinced is the World's Most…See More
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The Good + Bad News about Your Service Drive: What Women Want

Today we are looking at the Service Drive. This is the critical department where your female customers visit in between purchasing or leasing their vehicles. With all the touch points in the service department, it's also happens to be the highest gross margin department in your store. It's the place where retention happens - or doesn’t.The Good News? Women are having very good experiences on the front end of the dealership. 93% of women report it was easy to schedule their service appointment.…See More
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You'd Be Crazy Not To Read This

Do you have a defense strategy for car shoppers who leave your website? Are you losing traffic because your shoppers aren't converting? Your website is your best tool to drive people to your showroom. It's time to start capturing more of the traffic you already have. I explain how you can start capturing more of the traffic you already have with one simple tool on this weeks Think Tank…See More
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How to make Used Car Videos that DON T Suck

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Have Your Winterized Your Processes Yet?

Dare I say it...soon enough, it’s going to be winter, and when winter comes...you’re not going to share another Game of Thrones meme...but you are going to ensure that everyone (your staff, your vendors, etc.) is prepared for what happens in winter - such as holidays, bad weather, illness...maybe even snowball fights.So, what kind of processes are we talking about? Where can you get started in…See More
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You'd Be Crazy Not To Read This

Do you have a defense strategy for car shoppers who leave your website? Are you losing traffic because your shoppers aren't converting? Your website is your best tool to drive people to your showroom. It's time to start capturing more of the traffic you already have. I explain how you can start capturing more of the traffic you already have with one simple tool on this weeks Think Tank…See More
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How Much Is Your Branded Content Worth?

It’s widely accepted that content created by third parties in general holds more value for businesses than content they create themselves. Many have felt that consumers better trusted product information and reviews written by neutral persons. According to new research by Vibrant Media, however, that thought process may no longer…See More
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AutoSuccess guest blogger: Anne Fleming!

Our guest blogger this week is Anne Fleming. She is the President & Car Buying Advocate of Women‐Drivers.com, the leading women's car dealer ratingand review service, connecting women to Certified Women‐Drivers Friendly® Dealers. From reviews, data is mined and published about women's dealership experiences. Marketing to…See More
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Anne Fleming posted a blog post

The Good + Bad News about Your Service Drive: What Women Want

Today we are looking at the Service Drive. This is the critical department where your female customers visit in between purchasing or leasing their vehicles. With all the touch points in the service department, it's also happens to be the highest gross margin department in your store. It's the place where retention happens - or doesn’t.The Good News? Women are having very good experiences on the front end of the dealership. 93% of women report it was easy to schedule their service appointment.…See More
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How Much Is Your Branded Content Worth?

It’s widely accepted that content created by third parties in general holds more value for businesses than content they create themselves. Many have felt that consumers better trusted product information and reviews written by neutral persons. According to new research by Vibrant Media, however, that thought process may no longer…See More
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5 Reasons to Shift Auto Marketing to 50-Plus in 2014-2015

U.S. auto sales have been racing ahead on the fast track, rising by 1.5 million in the last three years. Fueling the auto industry's acceleration is the 50-plus population, which contributed an amazing …See More
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Sales Tip #4 Death to Sales

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These three topics should never be discussed with customers. What do you do if THEY bring them up? I'll tell you right here.
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Digital Dealer 17 Review with Stan Sher

Anyone that knows me knows that I enjoy writing about our industry and reviewing conferences after I attend them.  Well it has been 2.5 years since I attended my last Digital Dealer conference in Orlando, FL. After 2.5 years of not attending I missed the vibe, the networking and the opportunities that this incredible conference provides to both dealers and vendor partners. From the moment I arrived felt at home, full of…See More
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How to make Used Car Videos that DON T Suck

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Have Your Winterized Your Processes Yet?

Posted by Rebecca Kon on October 1, 2014 at 4:06pm 0 Comments

Dare I say it...soon enough, it’s going to be winter, and when winter comes...you’re not going to share another Game of Thrones meme...but you are going to ensure that everyone (your staff, your vendors, etc.) is prepared for what happens in winter - such as holidays, bad weather, illness...maybe even snowball fights.

So, what kind of…

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You'd Be Crazy Not To Read This

Posted by Paul Potratz on October 1, 2014 at 3:30pm 0 Comments

Do you have a defense strategy…

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The Good + Bad News about Your Service Drive: What Women Want

Posted by Anne Fleming on October 1, 2014 at 11:00am 0 Comments

Today we are looking at the Service Drive. This is the critical department where your female customers visit in between purchasing or leasing their vehicles. With all the touch points in the service department, it's also happens to be the highest gross margin department in your store. It's the place where retention happens - or doesn’t.…

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How Much Is Your Branded Content Worth?

Posted by sara callahan on October 1, 2014 at 8:43am 0 Comments

It’s widely accepted that content created by third parties in general holds more value for businesses than content they create themselves. Many have felt that consumers better trusted product information and reviews written by neutral persons. According to new research by Vibrant Media, however, that thought process…

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5 Reasons to Shift Auto Marketing to 50-Plus in 2014-2015

Posted by MANNY LUNA on October 1, 2014 at 5:00am 0 Comments

U.S. auto sales have been racing ahead on the fast track, rising by 1.5 million in the last three years. Fueling the auto industry's acceleration is the 50-plus population, which…

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Digital Dealer 17 Review with Stan Sher

Posted by Stan Sher on September 30, 2014 at 11:00pm 0 Comments

Anyone that knows me knows that I enjoy writing about our industry and reviewing conferences after I attend them.  Well it has been 2.5 years since I attended my last Digital Dealer conference in Orlando, FL. After 2.5 years of not attending I missed the vibe, the networking and the opportunities that this incredible conference provides to both dealers and vendor partners. From the moment I arrived felt at home, full of…

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The ALL-NEW Redesigned 2015 Subaru Legacy!

Posted by Jonathan Morales on September 30, 2014 at 7:00pm 0 Comments

The 2015 Subaru Legacy Available in Bergen County! 

Shopping for the 2015 Subaru Legacy in New Jersey? The 2015 Subaru Legacy is available with two engine options; the 2.5L 4-Cylinder Subaru Boxer Engine (175hp) and the 3.6L 6-Cylinder Subaru Boxer Engine…

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Social Content Examples for October 2014

Posted by Rob Hagen on September 30, 2014 at 4:44pm 0 Comments

Let me start off by stressing the word social, these are going to be topics, events and days of interest that you can use to be conversation pieces with people in your online communities. None will be car specific but instead topics that might stimulate two-way conversations and recognition. People are pretty smart, they know ABC Toyota sells Toyota’s, you don’t have to tell them every day.

These topics will fall into the fun section of my 4-3-2-1 Rule of Facebook Posting. Each month,…

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7 Killer Quotes from Shark Tank's Barbara Corcoran

BY JOHN BOITNOTT @JBOITNOTT


The woman who turned a $1,000 real estate loan into a $66 million business has
much to say about entrepreneurship, success and business. We would all do well
to listen.

As the only female shark on "Shark Tank," Barbara…

Why You Should Stop Being a Boss and Be a Leader

BY LOLLY DASKAL @LOLLYDASKAL


The way you approach being in charge--whether you're running a corporation, a
civic organization, or a neighborhood bake sale--is a huge factor in the group's
achievement. Think about the differences before you step up.


Shared: From your…

4 Things Salespeople Fear More Than Anything Else

BY JOHN TREACE

Want more sales? Manage your salespeople to conquer these common fears.

To run your business well, you have to have high-performing salespeople--people who are free from the universal fears that plague, and often cripple, sales teams at companies large and small.

Here are four common fears of salespeople, and advice on how you can help alleviate them in your company:

1. Fear of…

10 Tips to Help You Become a Superstar in Sales

BY RHETT POWER @RHETTPOWER

Selling takes discipline, a system, and an ability to communicate and understand people. Do you think selling is a science or and art? What do you think it takes to be successful in sales? Can you be trained to be a great sales person?

I once had a sales associate…

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10 Tips to Help You Become a Superstar in Sales

Started by IC. Collins in General Forum for dealerELITE Members. Last reply by IC. Collins Sep 25. 2 Replies

BY RHETT POWER @RHETTPOWER Selling takes discipline, a system, and an ability to communicate and understand people. Do you think selling is a science or and art? What do you think it takes to be successful in sales? Can you be trained to be a great sales person?I once had a sales associate tell me he didn't like selling...he…Continue

Why You Should Stop Being a Boss and Be a Leader

Started by IC. Collins in Sales Forum on Monday. 0 Replies

BY LOLLY DASKAL @LOLLYDASKALThe way you approach being in charge--whether you're running a corporation, a civic organization, or a neighborhood bake sale--is a huge factor in the group's achievement. Think about the differences before you step up.Shared: From your friends TechAutoCareers.com® the online resource for…Continue

The 1 Email That Every Salesperson Must Master

Started by IC. Collins in dealerELITE Professional Experience. Last reply by ashley luck Sep 25. 1 Reply

BY GEOFFREY JAMES @SALES_SOURCEA simple template that can help you close millions of dollars of business deals throughout your entire career.Shared: From your friends TechAutoCareers.com® the online resource for the Automotive Sales ConsultantIn "How to Write a Killer Sales Email," I explained how to use email to start up an email dialog with a potential customer. This post describes the other end of that sales process--the email you send to close the deal.Proposal emails are not the same as…Continue

7 Killer Quotes from Shark Tank's Barbara Corcoran

Started by IC. Collins in General Forum for dealerELITE Members on Monday. 0 Replies

BY JOHN BOITNOTT @JBOITNOTT The woman who turned a $1,000 real estate loan into a $66 million business has much to say about entrepreneurship, success and business. We would all do well to listen.As the only female shark on "Shark Tank," Barbara Corcoran is seriously swimming in the deep end, but more than…Continue

Doing Great at Work? Thank Your Better Half

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BY JESSICA STILLMAN @ENTRYLEVELREBEL A new study shows just how big an influence your spouse's personality has on your career success. Shared: From your friends TechAutoCareers.com® the online resource for the Automotive Sales Consultant According to Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg, the most important career decision a woman ever makes is who she marries. New research suggests she might be wrong, or at least only partly right. The right spouse appears to be central to career success for both…Continue

How to Prepare for a Media Interview

Started by IC. Collins in General Forum for dealerELITE Members on Friday. 0 Replies

BY GINI DIETRICH @GINIDIETRICH Doing a media interview for the first time can be extremely intimidating. But there are a few tricks of the trade that will help keep you at ease. Shared: From your friends TechAutoCareers.com® the online resource for the Automotive Sales Consultant Congratulations! You have been asked if you’d like to participate in an interview with a trade publication or on your local news. If this is the first time you’ve done a media interview, it can be extremely…Continue

Sell Me This Pen! A Key to the Sales Job Interview

Started by IC. Collins in dealerELITE Professional Experience on Thursday. 0 Replies

By: Paul FreibergerIf you’re in sales, there’s one question you must be able to answer in a job interview: Sell me this pen.Shared: From your friends TechAutoCareers.com® the online resource for the Automotive Sales ConsultantIt may happen today or tomorrow, or it may come up further down the road, but it pays to be ready for it.…Continue

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