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Example Of Car Dealership's Value Package Proposition (Why Buy From Us)

http://Here is an example of a Dealership's Value Package Proposition (Why Buy From Us). It is essential that a dealership clearly articulate "WHY" someone should buy from their store. Price is PNLY relevant with the absence of value.Dealer Synergy's Video Production team created RK's VPP.See More
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"Excellent 'Why Buy Here' long-form commercial. Everyone seems sincerely customer satisfaction oriented  ---  which is the real why buy here. I had a great 'buying experience' the other day getting a new phone. When I…"
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Example Of Car Dealership's Value Package Proposition (Why Buy From Us)

http://Here is an example of a Dealership's Value Package Proposition (Why Buy From Us). It is essential that a dealership clearly articulate "WHY" someone should buy from their store. Price is PNLY relevant with the absence of value.Dealer Synergy's Video Production team created RK's VPP.See More
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Brian Bennington commented on Steve Stauning's blog post 5 Simple Rules… for Eliminating Skating Forever
"Thanks for your response, Steve, but I don't have a dealership.  I am a, pardon-the-expressiom, "vendor."  Have been for over 20 years, but I stay away from "recommending" anything not related to my field, which is…"
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Steve Stauning commented on Steve Stauning's blog post 5 Simple Rules… for Eliminating Skating Forever
"My apologies, Brian, but I'm not the guy who has time to get deep into the weeds, so if you have additional questions about the effectiveness of these rules, I would encourage you to put them in place in your dealership. Give them an honest…"
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Brian Bennington commented on Steve Stauning's blog post 5 Simple Rules… for Eliminating Skating Forever
"Hey Steve, You threw me with that "Opinions vary" quote, but after I looked it up, I remember Patrick Swayze responding with it to a question of his voracity as a bouncer in "Road House," which interestingly is #3 on the list of…"
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Steve Stauning commented on Steve Stauning's blog post 5 Simple Rules… for Eliminating Skating Forever
"Thanks Brian; I appreciate your comment. However, in the off-chance that a working GM takes your notes to heart, I am compelled to mention that if you believe a minimum and immediate 20% uptick in unit sales is "much ado about nothing,"…"
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Brian Bennington commented on Steve Stauning's blog post 5 Simple Rules… for Eliminating Skating Forever
"Personally, I think this is "Much ado about nothing."  If you think this problem is exclusive to auto sales, evidently you haven't sold any other highline retail, as "skating" or what ever you call it goes on whenever a…"
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Why did Apple adopt 360º views for their new Watch?

Finally, the long-awaited Apple Watch is available for preorder with initial deliveries on April 24th. Interestingly, for the first time, Apple has chosen to display their new products with stunning 360º displays. …See More
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5 Things You Can Do Right Now to Be a Better Leader

BY : Anese CavanaughThese five things will change your game in any room.Shared: From your friends TechAutoCareers.com® the online resource for the Automotive Sales ConsultantI woke up this morning thinking about my readers and came up with five things you need right now to optimize your leadership.…See More
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While the Internet changed how a dealer sells cars and how a customer shops for a car, the smartphone has completely revolutionized the car shopping and ownership experience.   Customers are empowered with information and options in the palm of their hands.  Dealers however, are also empowered with more targeted methods of attracting new customers and selling more vehicles.      Consider the use of mobile apps in the car-shopping phase.  A dealer with a mobile app can attract consumers by…See More
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Is It Time To Break The Mold?

Breaking routines can be difficult but change can yield long term results. On this week's Hard Facts, Samantha explains why pressing the time clock should not always be priority.

Example Of Car Dealership's Value Package Proposition (Why Buy From Us)

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Here is an example of a Dealership's Value Package Proposition (Why Buy From Us). It is essential that a dealership clearly articulate "WHY" someone should buy from their store. Price is PNLY relevant with the absence of value.

Dealer Synergy's Video Production team created RK's VPP.

Do You Have To Outrun the Grizzly Bear?

There’s an old story about two close friends who every weekend used to go out into the mountains near where they lived and hike trails and paths that weaved through the forest on the sides of the mountains.  They had done this for many years and it was a part of the week that they both looked forward to with great anticipation.  It was a great time for camaraderie and exercise, and an important part of their health regimen for staying in shape.

 One day,…

5 Simple Rules… for Eliminating Skating Forever

If the only place you’ve ever worked is for one of America’s car dealerships, then you may not be aware that other industries don’t reward those who steal from their coworkers. Only dealership employees enjoy the added perk of being rewarded for cheating each other at will.

We call it skating; and it works like this:

A prospect I assisted a few days ago (and properly entered into the CRM) arrives at the dealership while I’m at lunch. He asks for me, though one of my…

Amazon Enters the Auto Repair Business… Sort Of

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Is It Time To Break The Mold?

Posted by Paul Potratz on April 17, 2015 at 3:16pm 0 Comments

Breaking routines can be difficult but change can yield long term results. On this week's Hard Facts, Samantha explains why pressing the time clock should not always be priority.

Example Of Car Dealership's Value Package Proposition (Why Buy From Us)

Posted by Sean V. Bradley on April 17, 2015 at 8:00am 1 Comment

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Here is an example of a Dealership's Value Package Proposition (Why Buy From Us). It is essential that a dealership clearly articulate "WHY" someone should buy from their store. Price is PNLY relevant with the absence of value.

Dealer Synergy's Video Production team created RK's VPP.

Why did Apple adopt 360º views for their new Watch?

Posted by Devin Daly on April 16, 2015 at 1:01pm 0 Comments

Finally, the long-awaited Apple Watch is available for preorder with initial deliveries on April 24th. Interestingly, for the first time, Apple has chosen to display their new products with stunning 360º displays. …

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Support the 2015 Go the Distance for Autism Bike Ride in North Jersey!

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Do You Have To Outrun the Grizzly Bear?

Posted by David Lewis on April 16, 2015 at 10:13am 0 Comments

There’s an old story about two close friends who every weekend used to go out into the mountains near where they lived and hike trails and paths that weaved through the forest on the sides of the mountains.  They had done this for many years and it was a part of the week that they both looked forward to with great anticipation.  It was a great time for camaraderie and exercise, and an important part of their health regimen for staying in shape.

 One day,…

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5 Simple Rules… for Eliminating Skating Forever

Posted by Steve Stauning on April 16, 2015 at 8:30am 8 Comments

If the only place you’ve ever worked is for one of America’s car dealerships, then you may not be aware that other industries don’t reward those who steal from their coworkers. Only dealership employees enjoy the added perk of being rewarded for cheating each other at will.

We call it skating; and it works like this:

A prospect I assisted a few days ago (and properly entered into the CRM) arrives at the dealership while I’m at lunch. He asks for me, though one of my…

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Amazon Enters the Auto Repair Business… Sort Of

Posted by Richard Holland on April 16, 2015 at 8:18am 0 Comments

At the end of March, Amazon announced the launch of what they’re calling “Amazon Home Services.” This new service by Amazon enables customers to order services for their homes without the inconvenience of having to search for these service providers, obtain references and obtain pricing. Services range…

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These five things will change your game in any room.


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

How To Tell A Story That Sells

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A little while ago we defined Content Marketing as “Stories that Sell.” This definition still holds. Stories are too compelling to ignore and businesses are learning that a well-designed story is a core gear in their marketing machine. Storytelling is so important that we insist…

19 Timeless Habits of Today's Most Effective Leaders

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The essence of leadership is timeless--the values and principles that worked yesterday work just as well today.


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Here is a quick list of do's and don'ts to optimize your strategy to get, retain, and motivate the best talent.


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BY : Anese CavanaughThese five things will change your game in any room.Shared: From your friends TechAutoCareers.com® the online resource for the Automotive Sales ConsultantI woke up this morning thinking about my readers and came up with five things you need right now to optimize your leadership.…Continue

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BY : Stephanie VozzaOrganized People Aren't Born; They're Built. Here Are The Habits That You Can Cultivate To Be Just Like Them.Shared: From your friends TechAutoCareers.com® the online resource for the Automotive Sales ConsultantWe all know that one friend or coworker who is super-organized.…Continue

Five signs Honda cares about enthusiasts, again

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BY : Kyle Stock(Bloomberg) -- Chalk it up to cabin fever, a burgeoning economy or the dulcet drone of Mercedes pitch-man Jon Hamm. Sales of German luxury cars have never been better.Shared: From your friends TechAutoCareers.com® the online resource for the Automotive Sales ConsultantIn the first three months of the year, Audi, BMW and…Continue

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Gulf-liveried Ford GT40 takes triumphant lap of the track

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Watch as a Ford GT40 takes a triumphant drive at sunset around Miller Motorsports Park in a short video. It's a great way to consider the upcoming 50th anniversary of the racecar's first Le Mans victory.

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More than a decade after General Motors launched the Chevrolet SSR, most people still aren't sure what to make of the retro-styled, high-performance roadster pickup. Paul Peebles has managed to make a thriving business out of it.

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