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Car Salesman Confidential: Why I'm Better Than The Internet

In this installment, our salesman takes on the proposed future of buying cars online, and says people will always need real-life dealerships."John Henry was a steel drivin’ man, lord lord John Henry was a steel drivin’ man . . ."What if you could buy a car online, the way you buy books and computers?Would it work? Are millions…See More
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Are Sales Pay Plans on Your Mind?

A majority of us in the dealership consulting community, together with many client-dealers to whom we provide services, have long recognized a need for changes in salesperson compensation plans. The traditional plans which have been employed over the last several decades no longer effectively match the operating strategies being implemented in many dealerships today, particularly in those stores that are committed to “market-based pricing” their new and used vehicles on the Internet. This…See More
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A majority of us in the dealership consulting community, together with many client-dealers to whom we provide services, have long recognized a need for changes in salesperson compensation plans. The traditional plans which have been employed over the last several decades no longer effectively match the operating strategies being implemented in many dealerships today, particularly in those stores that are committed to “market-based pricing” their new and used vehicles on the Internet. This…See More
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Let's Get Personal

There are a variety of ways in which you can personalize your direct mail pieces to fit your customers' wants and needs. In this week’s episode of Hard Facts, Samantha will explain how highly targeting your mail pieces and using variable data can increase ROI.…

Are Sales Pay Plans on Your Mind?

A majority of us in the dealership consulting community, together with many client-dealers to whom we provide services, have long recognized a need for changes in salesperson compensation plans. The traditional plans which have been employed over the last several decades no longer effectively match the operating strategies being implemented in many dealerships today, particularly in those stores that are committed to “market-based pricing” their new and used vehicles on the Internet. This…

Sick Of Yelp Destroying Your Dealer? Want A Business Friendly Solution?

If you're like most dealers that constantly get abused by Yelp regardless of your efforts then I invite you to a Pro-Business solution that has your customer's best interest at heart as well as your dealers. 

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THE BAD NEWS BEARS

THE BAD NEWS BEARS

Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success!…

Top Brands Rated by Women | 2015 US Womens Car Dealership Report

Our company has published it’s second annual report which showcases women are having empowering experiences at progressive car dealerships in the United States.

Women are responsible for buying over 13 million cars at new car dealerships; that’s an impressive 36,000 vehicles a day. Dealerships have to literally change gears, advertising, amenities and their sales strategies to attract this powerful buying force. “It’s a very competitive industry” shares Women-Drivers.com President,…

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Posted by Paul Potratz on January 30, 2015 at 5:24pm 0 Comments

There are a variety of ways in which you can personalize your direct mail pieces to fit your customers' wants and needs. In this week’s episode of Hard Facts, Samantha will explain how highly targeting your mail pieces and using variable data can increase ROI.…

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Are Sales Pay Plans on Your Mind?

Posted by Garry House on January 30, 2015 at 12:52pm 1 Comment

A majority of us in the dealership consulting community, together with many client-dealers to whom we provide services, have long recognized a need for changes in salesperson compensation plans. The traditional plans which have been employed over the last several decades no longer effectively match the operating strategies being implemented in many dealerships today, particularly in those stores that are committed to “market-based pricing” their new and used vehicles on the Internet. This…

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Is Going Above & Beyond Really the Path to Customer Loyalty?

Posted by Richard Holland on January 29, 2015 at 10:02am 0 Comments

Most executives believe that providing an excellent customer experience will increase customer loyalty. Many companies are known for it and stand out as examples of how to win business and loyalty – Nordstrom, Zappos and Apple come to mind. While providing an excellent customer experience is certainly more likely to…

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Complete Guide on LED Aftermarket Lights for Trucks

Posted by Simon Hopes on January 29, 2015 at 2:28am 0 Comments

Light emitting diodes have evolved in the automotive field due to numerous features like power savings, durability, color variety, and brightness. Because the LED lights are new, they cost slightly more than the conventional auto lights like halogen and incandescent lights. But these lighting accessories are worthy to…

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Sick Of Yelp Destroying Your Dealer? Want A Business Friendly Solution?

Posted by Dan Weik (pronounced wick) on January 28, 2015 at 3:42pm 0 Comments

If you're like most dealers that constantly get abused by Yelp regardless of your efforts then I invite you to a Pro-Business solution that has your customer's best interest at heart as well as your dealers. 

http://www.BusinessRater.com…

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10 resolutions for a more profitable 2015

Posted by Roger Williams on January 28, 2015 at 1:30pm 0 Comments

Do you want your dealership to perform at higher levels than ever before?

Would you like to do this consistently? It's not rocket science, it does take guts. 

Here's the big secret-the dead sea scroll-the hidden map to gold-the magic formula (drum roll please) -It's in your daily discipline, and daily activities. I'll say it again…

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THE BAD NEWS BEARS

Posted by Bobby on January 28, 2015 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

THE BAD NEWS BEARS

Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success!…

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Top Brands Rated by Women | 2015 US Womens Car Dealership Report

Posted by Anne Fleming on January 28, 2015 at 12:30pm 4 Comments

Our company has published it’s second annual report which showcases women are having empowering experiences at progressive car dealerships in the United States.

Women are responsible for buying over 13 million cars at new car dealerships; that’s an impressive 36,000 vehicles a day. Dealerships have to literally change gears, advertising, amenities and their sales strategies to attract this powerful buying force. “It’s a very competitive industry” shares Women-Drivers.com President,…

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12 Things That Successful Leaders Never Tolerate

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Tolerance is a virtue--most of the time. But some things should never be tolerated. To build a successful career and life, make sure as a leader these are never on your list.



By and large, tolerance is a good trait. The differences we encounter enrich our lives…

Finding the Hidden Market That Your Business Is Missing Out On

Recently, I went car shopping with my wife. We were casually browsing when a salesperson approached us. After listening to his pitch, he turned to me and -- in front of my wife -- said, “Most of the ladies won’t care about looking under the hood, so I won’t bother giving her the marketing spiel on the performance.”

His comment surprised me. Yet this kind of stereotyping happens all the time in marketing. Just look at the gender bias in advertisements: Whether it’s a reference to…

10 UNEXPECTED BODY-LANGUAGE ADJUSTMENTS THAT WILL BOOST YOUR CAREER

By : Meredith Lepore

How to carry yourself makes all the difference in day - to - day interactions. Here's how to straighten up and show your best side.


Shared: From your friends TechAutoCareers.com® the online resource for the Automotive Sales…

7 Things Employees Never Say to Their Bosses (But Should)

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The things employees won't tell you could be the things you need to hear most.


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Your employees have a lot of thoughts. Most of those…

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Car Salesman Confidential: Why I'm Better Than The Internet

Started by Mike Elliott in OTHER - Does Not Fit Any Predefined Category. Last reply by Al Stidham 2 hours ago. 1 Reply

In this installment, our salesman takes on the proposed future of buying cars online, and says people will always need real-life dealerships."John Henry was a steel drivin’ man, lord lord John Henry was a steel drivin’ man . . ."What if you could buy a car online, the way you buy books and computers?Would it work? Are millions…Continue

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12 Things That Successful Leaders Never Tolerate

Started by I.C. Collins in dealerELITE Professional Experience on Tuesday. 0 Replies

By : Lolly Daskal Tolerance is a virtue--most of the time. But some things should never be tolerated. To build a successful career and life, make sure as a leader these are never on your list.By and large, tolerance is a good trait. The differences we encounter enrich our lives and organizations. But to attain a successful life…Continue

Finding the Hidden Market That Your Business Is Missing Out On

Started by Mike Elliott in OTHER - Does Not Fit Any Predefined Category Jan 24. 0 Replies

Recently, I went car shopping with my wife. We were casually browsing when a salesperson approached us. After listening to his pitch, he turned to me and -- in front of my wife -- said, “Most of the ladies won’t care about looking under the hood, so I won’t bother giving her the marketing spiel on the performance.”His comment surprised me. Yet this kind of stereotyping happens all the time in marketing. Just look at the gender bias in advertisements: Whether it’s a reference to sports, clothes…Continue

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10 UNEXPECTED BODY-LANGUAGE ADJUSTMENTS THAT WILL BOOST YOUR CAREER

Started by I.C. Collins in Ask an AUTOMOTIVE PROFESSIONAL. Last reply by I.C. Collins Jan 23. 2 Replies

By : Meredith LeporeHow to carry yourself makes all the difference in day - to - day interactions. Here's how to straighten up and show your best side.Shared: From your friends TechAutoCareers.com® the online resource for the Automotive Sales ConsultantWe often talk about the absolute importance of body…Continue

Breaking Barriers

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Techniques in Automotive Sales Careers® Our aim ~ be the definitive, single point of reference for Sales Training.We have taken twenty one years of experience working with sales consultants all around the world and given you a system packed with techniques, tips and strategies so you can successfully position yourself…Continue

U.S. Spies on Millions of Drivers

Started by Mike Elliott in OTHER - Does Not Fit Any Predefined Category on Wednesday. 0 Replies

DEA Uses License-Plate Readers to Build Database for Federal, Local AuthoritiesThe Justice Department has been building a national database to track in real time the movement of vehicles around the U.S., a secret domestic intelligence-gathering program that scans and stores hundreds of millions of records about motorists, according to current and former officials and government documents.The…Continue

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What Hiring Managers Really Want To Know When They Ask, ‘What Are Your Hobbies?’

Started by I.C. Collins in dealerELITE Professional Experience Jan 25. 0 Replies

By : Jacquelyn SmithWhen you're in the hot seat interviewing for a job, you're answering questions such as "What's your greatest weakness?" and "Why should we hire you?" — so a query like "What are your hobbies?" will probably seem like a piece of cake.Shared: From your friends TechAutoCareers.com® the online resource…Continue

The 7 Biggest Mistakes You Can Make as a Leader

Started by I.C. Collins in dealerELITE Professional Experience on Tuesday. 0 Replies

By : Jayson DemersEveryone makes mistakes, but leaders are held accountable to a much higher standard for their mistakes. Avoid the following seven common mistakes made by leaders.Shared: From your friends TechAutoCareers.com® the online resource for the Automotive Sales ConsultantLeadership is a…Continue

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Mr. Cub made history in the car business, too

Here's a largely forgotten fact about Chicago Cubs legend Ernie Banks, who died Jan. 23 at 83: He was a Ford dealer from 1967-71.

Toyota thinks TRD to win younger buyers

Since 2007, Toyota has been racing the nation's best-selling car, its Camry sedan, in the nation's most-watched motor sports series: NASCAR.

One vehicle that deserved a Super Bowl ad

Back in January 2009, GM didn't have money for a Super Bowl commercial, but if it could have scraped together the funds, it had a golden opportunity to introduce the masses to the Chevy Volt.

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El scooter auto-equilibrio Airwheel realizará su debut en Batmassan 2015

GOTEMBURGO, Suecia, 31 de enero de 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- El scooter de auto-equilibrio eléctrico Airwheel cuenta como transportador personal respetuoso con el medioambiente, práctico y novedoso y es conocido cada vez más por los jóvenes urbanitas actuales. Está...

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Le scooter monocycle auto-équilibré d'Airwheel va faire son entrée en scène au Batmassan 2015

GÖTEBORG, Suède, 31 janvier 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- De nos jours, le scooter monocycle auto-équilibré d'Airwheel est de plus en plus connu parmi les jeunes citadins comme étant un moyen de transport personnel frais, pratique et non polluant.

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TRW recall shows the mess life-saving airbags have become

Federal regulators' push for a second recall of 2.1 million cars and trucks whose airbags could go off while driving delivered more cautionary tales about a complex life-saving technology that's had a very bad year.

Mr. Cub made history in the car business, too

Here's a largely forgotten fact about Chicago Cubs legend Ernie Banks, who died Jan. 23 at 83: He was a Ford dealer from 1967-71.

Toyota thinks TRD to win younger buyers

Since 2007, Toyota has been racing the nation's best-selling car, its Camry sedan, in the nation's most-watched motor sports series: NASCAR.

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