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Is It OK if I Walk Around by Myself?

This obstacle usually comes from Customers during the initial Meet and Greet and has been challenging car Salespeople for years.  It is a common defense mechanism and most of the standard responses taught in car sales training tend to make the Customer even more defensive.  Traditional auto sales…See More
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New Dealership Survey: 80% Believe CFPB Regulations Will Be Implemented; Yet 60% Don’t Have Plans in Place to Meet Regulations

  eLEND Solutions™ survey reveals that eight in ten dealers agree that a connected online and in-store experience will help sell more cars faster and lead to greater customer satisfaction Mission Viejo, CA – May 6, 2015 –Eighty percent of auto dealers expect that CFPB regulations will be implemented in the near future, according to a new survey conducted by eLEND Solutions™.  The survey also revealed that less than half of dealers have plans in place to meet these new regulations, which will…See More
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Increasing Recall Compliance Efforts Gets Political

A recent article on The Hill.com detailed how the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers is teaming up with a Republican pollster to survey Americans on why they don’t bring in their vehicles for recall…See More
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Are you making progress on a daily basis

You must have an #attitude for making decisions everyday to move closer to your goal, closer to #success. Persistence and consistance will keep you moving.
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EXPLORE EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE WITH MEKA’S METHOD

By: Professor M.S. RaoAs an individual, you have to be emotionally intelligent to get along with others. Similarly, as an educator, you must be emotionally intelligent to get along with students and participants to share your knowledge, skills, and abilities to achieve desired teaching and training outcomes.Shared:…See More
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How Can You Avoid Failure?

Why do you keep failing? There's one common reason why people fall short. On this week’s Think Tank Tuesday:Learn the one factor that's the difference between success and failure.Measure your success and how to keep growing.Increase your profits while lowering your costs and avoiding failure.Implement today's tips to break your bad habits.See More
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Truck Market Continues to be Strong

Welcome to this week's edition of Black Book Market Insights, with in-depth analysis of used car and truck valuation trends and insights straight from the auction lanes. Click here to download the full report. The Black Book editors are tracking a continued pattern of strength across several truck segments, with particular emphasis on crossovers. For car segments, the Black Book editors are noticing growing weakness among certain luxury…See More
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Six Fast & Furious Tips on Mobile Marketing for Auto Dealers

Our marketing universe is quickly becoming untethered as smartphones and tablets gain a broader share of web access to information and entertainment.  The mobile marketing world is still new to many dealers and we’re experiencing a learning curve about how to market, manage, and leverage this new landscape.  Here are 6 Quick Info Insights to help dealers get a quick course in Mobile 101.1.     Mobile is Exploding29% of web traffic page views are from mobile phones and tablets, and 71% from…See More
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Autos On Video Selects Flick Fusion As Hosting And Integration Partner For Real Video Inventory Application

Enhanced Video Content, Marketing & Distribution Features Create Calls to Action and Increase Conversion, Show and Sales Rates for Auto DealersUrbandale, IA--May 4th, 2015--Flick Fusion Video Marketing (www.flickfusion.com) announced today that it has been selected by Autos On Video® Inc, a pioneer in video walk around technology, to integrate the Autos On Video real video inventory application with Flick Fusion's automated video generation &…See More
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Flick Quick Tips - Auto Dealer's Objections to Personalized Video

Flick Fusion VP of Sales, Tim James, explains the most common objections dealers have against doing personalized video and offers solutions on how they can o...
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It's All About the ROI

 

Every now and then I find the automotive digital marketing controversies and handwringing on sites like LinkedIn, DealerElite.net and others to be both humorous and disturbing.

Humorous, because it’s really not all that complicated (yet some people insist on adding drama to everything); and disturbing, because no matter what the issue, the bad advice always seems to outweigh the good. (Usually because those creating the…

#1 Opportunity In The World

Is there gold here to be mined, or is it just worthless rock?  Are we mining something of value or should we blow up the minefield?

Automotive News April 13, 2015 article…

There Is Good Failure and There Is Bad Failure

This was originally posted on the NCM Institute Up to Speed blog.

failure and success

I think we have all heard that we can’t even fail unless we try. In every class we conduct at the NCM Institute, we begin by focusing on accountability, management, and…

Boost Women's Confidence to Boost Your Sales

The Good News? Women account for 50% of car purchases, and influence more than 80% of the deals.

The Downside? One in three women report feeling apprehensive or overwhelmed when they shop and buy a car. Only 38% of women feel confident about the…

The Importance of Building an Email List

The Importance of Building an Email List

If you are business owner, then you know that the number one thing required for a successful…

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Is It OK if I Walk Around by Myself?

Posted by David Lewis on May 6, 2015 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

This obstacle usually comes from Customers during the initial Meet and Greet and has been challenging car Salespeople for years.  It is a common defense mechanism and most of the standard responses taught in car sales…

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New Dealership Survey: 80% Believe CFPB Regulations Will Be Implemented; Yet 60% Don’t Have Plans in Place to Meet Regulations

Posted by Crystal Hartwell on May 6, 2015 at 10:07am 0 Comments

 

 

eLEND Solutions survey reveals that eight in ten dealers agree that a connected online and in-store experience will help sell more cars faster and lead to greater customer satisfaction

 

Mission Viejo, CA – May 6, 2015 –Eighty percent of auto dealers expect that CFPB regulations will be implemented in the near future, according…

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Increasing Recall Compliance Efforts Gets Political

Posted by Chris Miller on May 6, 2015 at 8:37am 0 Comments

A recent article on The Hill.com detailed how the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers is teaming up with a Republican pollster to survey Americans on why they don’t bring in their vehicles…

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How Can You Avoid Failure?

Posted by Paul Potratz on May 5, 2015 at 4:53pm 0 Comments

Why do you keep failing? There's one common reason why people fall short. On this week’s Think Tank Tuesday:

  • Learn the one factor that's the difference between success and failure.
  • Measure your success and how to keep growing.
  • Increase your profits while lowering your costs and avoiding failure.
  • Implement today's tips to break your bad habits.…

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Truck Market Continues to be Strong

Posted by Black Book on May 5, 2015 at 4:39pm 0 Comments

Welcome to this week's edition of Black Book Market Insights, with in-depth analysis of used car and truck valuation trends and insights straight from the auction lanes. Click here to download the full report.

 

The Black Book editors are tracking a continued pattern of strength across several truck segments, with particular emphasis on crossovers. For car segments, the Black Book editors are noticing growing weakness among…

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Six Fast & Furious Tips on Mobile Marketing for Auto Dealers

Posted by David Metter on May 5, 2015 at 8:49am 0 Comments

Our marketing universe is quickly becoming untethered as smartphones and tablets gain a broader share of web access to information and entertainment.  The mobile marketing world is still new to many dealers and we’re experiencing a learning curve about how to market, manage, and leverage this new landscape.  Here are 6 Quick Info Insights to help dealers get a quick course in Mobile 101.

1.     Mobile is Exploding

29% of web traffic page views are…

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Autos On Video Selects Flick Fusion As Hosting And Integration Partner For Real Video Inventory Application

Posted by Brian Cox on May 4, 2015 at 11:15am 1 Comment

Enhanced Video Content, Marketing & Distribution Features Create Calls to Action and Increase Conversion, Show and Sales Rates for Auto Dealers

Urbandale, IA--May 4th, 2015--Flick Fusion Video Marketing (www.flickfusion.com) announced today that it has been selected by Autos On Video® Inc, a pioneer in video walk around technology, to integrate the Autos On Video real video inventory application…

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Make Money Mondays with Sean V. Bradley - Intermediate And Long Term Internet Follow-Up

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Make Money Mondays with Sean V. Bradley - Intermediate And Long Term Internet Follow-Up

There is a reason why most OEMs are concerned with Dealerships that do NOT have a plan for intermediate and long term Internet follow up. Its…

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Marketing to Millennnials? Stop Trying.

By: Jonathan Lacoste


Why brands gotta keep it real.


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


As a millennial and someone who owns a growing marketing company, I know many businesses are…

10 Ways To Get More Profit Out of Your Business Today

By: John Rampton


You can make all of these profit-boosting moves without any extra cash investment.


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


As a business owner, it's essential to be…

Would Sales Teams Make Sense at Your Dealership?

Over the course of my 28-year career as a dealership consultant and trainer, my clients have sometimes asked, “Should I consider employing the team concept in my Sales Department, similar to that which I have in my Service Department?” As usual, I was ready with my quick response: “Absolutely! Would you like me to show you how?” It appears that today’s continually changing retail automotive industry may now be regarding the sales team concept as a “next practice,” even though it has never…

5 Things You Can Do Right Now to Be a Better Leader

BY : Anese Cavanaugh


These five things will change your game in any room.


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


I woke up this morning thinking about my readers and came up with five…

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6 Tips for Building a Company Culture

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

By: David FinkelCompany culture helps your team successfully handle novel situations. Here are tips for creating a more effective environment.Shared: From your friends TechAutoCareers.com® the online resource for the Automotive Sales ConsultantA key challenge business owners face is building an organization independent of them. In…Continue

Marketing to Millennnials? Stop Trying.

Started by I.C. Collins in dealerELITE Professional Experience Apr 28. 0 Replies

By: Jonathan LacosteWhy brands gotta keep it real.Shared: From your friends TechAutoCareers.com® the online resource for the Automotive Sales ConsultantAs a millennial and someone who owns a growing marketing company, I know many businesses are making it a priority to reach and sell to young people.…Continue

Why Truly Great Teams Operate Like Orchestras

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

By: Zoe HenryMusicians are some of the best communicators you'll ever meet. Here's what they can teach you about running a powerful team.Shared: From your friends TechAutoCareers.com® the online resource for the Automotive Sales ConsultantThink of how a chamber orchestra creates music: a large group of individuals, all performing…Continue

EXPLORE EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE WITH MEKA’S METHOD

Started by I.C. Collins in dealerELITE Professional Experience 15 hours ago. 0 Replies

By: Professor M.S. RaoAs an individual, you have to be emotionally intelligent to get along with others. Similarly, as an educator, you must be emotionally intelligent to get along with students and participants to share your knowledge, skills, and abilities to achieve desired teaching and training outcomes.Shared:…Continue

A HOW-TO GUIDE FOR VERTICAL LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

Started by I.C. Collins in dealerELITE Professional Experience Apr 29. 0 Replies

By: Nick PetrieUse these tips from 30 leadership experts to help your team think in more complex and sophisticated ways.Shared: From your friends TechAutoCareers.com® the online resource for the Automotive Sales ConsultantAs the world has become more interdependent, it also has become much more volatile, uncertain, complex, and…Continue

HOW TRAINERS CAN MAKE SALES MORE SUCCESSFUL

Started by I.C. Collins in dealerELITE Professional Experience Apr 29. 0 Replies

By: Barrett RiddlebergerFor greater ROI from sales training, take fresh look at how selling is learned.Shared: From your friends TechAutoCareers.com® the online resource for the Automotive Sales ConsultantThere’s no greater return on investment (ROI) than new revenue, and in most organizations, increased selling is the fastest…Continue

Remora vs. Dealer Inspire

Started by Tommy Russell in Ask an AUTOMOTIVE PROFESSIONAL on Friday. 0 Replies

We are considering changing websites to a responsive site.  We are highly impressed with Remora and Dealer Inspire.  Does anybody have input on one vs. the other or another provider?Continue

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McLaren-Honda drops the bling for stealth F1 livery

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After a decade racing in chrome, McLaren has revealed a new livery that replaces the black and chrome with a dark shade of gray in time for the 2015 Spanish Grand Prix.

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Credit union volume grows

Credit unions on the CU Direct auto lending platform are on pace for record volume this year. For the first quarter of 2015, loan volume was 250,000 units, up 21 percent vs. the first quarter last year. Application volume was 960,000, up 27 percent.

Pa. Chrysler store loses bid to toss suit over financing

A retiree on a fixed income who sued a Pennsylvania Chrysler dealership claiming the store deceived her about the financing and condition of a used car may pursue truth-in-lending, fraud and consumer law claims, a federal judge in Philadelphia has...

Subprime lending 'stable' despite worry about risk

The year got off to a decent start for subprime auto loans in terms of delinquencies and relatively low losses for bad loans, according to Fitch Ratings.

Ford Credit sees highest Q1 dealer share in 14 years

Ford Credit increased its share of U.S. retail loan and lease volume for Ford and Lincoln dealers to 45 percent in the first quarter, the highest first quarter in 14 years. Losses for bad loans were only 0.

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April Sales Keep Oz on Pace to Top 2013 Record

Analysts had expected a slow April, but SUV sales climbed 17% year-over-year and light-commercial deliveries rose 3.4%, enough to offset a 10.3% drop in car sales.

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Michelin® XZA3®+, Our Longest-Lasting Energy Steer Tire For Line Haul Available In Two New Sizes

Michelin XZA3+ Designed to Handle Today's Heavier Truck Tractors with Required Emissions Abatement and Monitoring Equipment GREENVILLE, S.C., May 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Michelin Americas Truck Tires, a division of Michelin North America, Inc., today announced the launch of two new sizes of th

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Automotive News - Breaking News

Chevy Cruze resculpted with sweptback styling

The next-generation Chevrolet Cruze will get a more sculpted, sweptback appearance, based on recent spy shots that captured the compact sedan without camouflage.

Tesla earnings report to be watched for progress toward 55,000 sales goal, SUV

Cars, not batteries, will take center stage as Tesla reports earnings later today.

Daimler granted license from Nevada to test self-driving trucks

Daimler has been granted a license by Nevada to test self-driving trucks on public roads, as the U.S. and Europe race to establish a regulatory framework for autonomous vehicles.

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