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Michael Hirschfield commented on Michael Hirschfield's blog post Manipulation? Salespeople are not the Problem!
"Thank you for sharing Steven. Hats off to Gunther VW in Florida...that's very impressive. There is a big difference between taking business and earning business... You earn business by truly serving your customer. With all the new technology…"
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Brian Bennington commented on James A. Ziegler's blog post CRM DOMINATION IN AUTO RETAILING
"Jeez, Dawg, what an optimistic post!  If only it comes true.  I did notice in your ADM copy of this last week you mentioned several of these "salesman's reputation bandits" by name, except of course Scott Painter's…"
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U.S. Spies on Millions of Drivers

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…See More
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Can You Process This?

In order to run a successful business you must have a solid process in place. You must reinforce it and make it a habit to avoid internal chaos. On this week's Think Tank Tuesday, learn what you can do to improve your company's process. Your customers will notice.See More
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steven chessin commented on Michael Hirschfield's blog post Manipulation? Salespeople are not the Problem!
"Michael - It is about  integrity and honesty.  The negative perception is based upon salesmen taking advantage of vulnerability.Here's an actual personal example.  My 'check engine' light came on so I opened the hood to…"
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Are you taking action?

We all have things that we need to change, thing that require action. How do you go about taking action? Click the link below to start re-thinking the way you take action! http://www.fixedperformance.com/2015/01/27/are-you-taking-action/See More
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James A. Ziegler and Roger Williams are now friends
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James A. Ziegler's blog post was featured

CRM DOMINATION IN AUTO RETAILING

WE ARE ENTERING AN ERA OF CRM DOMINATION- BY JAMES A. ZIEGLER, THE #‎AlphaDawg‬Third party Vendors are waking up to their worst nightmare. The party is almost over and we're turning the lights on. They are in denial reminiscent of 'Newspaper Advertising' a few decades ago. Newspaper was the juggernaut, dominant, over-bearing,…See More
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Five Steps to Make Each Day a Masterpiece

Leaders of organizations spend much time giving thought to, creating, and communicating annual visions for their enterprises; then breaking them down into monthly forecasts for their teams to achieve. These “big pictures” provide essential direction, unity, and meaning in the workplace. While longer term planning is vital, the bulk of organizational discussion focuses on the question, “Where do we want to go?” and not nearly enough on the rubber-meets-the-road proposition: “What must we execute…See More
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Strong Leaders Serve

Watching a grown man cry over being offered a banana is something I won't soon forget.This is exactly what happened as I was on a team that ministered to inmates at the Neal Unit. This unit is one of many state prisons in Texas that participates in the Kairos Prison Ministry. I was honored to have spent several years serving in…See More
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What's New in Social Media for 2015?

Social media kicked off the New Year with some interesting updates geared toward increasing content exposure and diversifying communications tools. While some automotive professionals have expressed thatsocial isn’t selling cars, these updates may yet give us hope!So far, here are 2015’s five social media updates your dealership needs to know about:1. …See More
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Gubagoo Selected as Certified Provider for Dealer.com

West Palm Beach, FL– January 27, 2015 – Gubagoo, the fastest growing chat and website engagement provider for dealerships, today announced that it has been selected as a trusted provider in Dealer.com’s Certified Provider Program.  To qualify as a provider in the program, companies and their products must have proven value, security, efficiency, and return on investment, giving customers added assurance that they are choosing high-quality, complementary software and services.Gubagoo’s ChatSmart…See More
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Lisandra Ramos commented on Lisandra Ramos's blog post What's New in Social Media for 2015?
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Can You Process This?

Posted by Paul Potratz on January 27, 2015 at 4:18pm 0 Comments

In order to run a successful business you must have a solid process in place. You must reinforce it and make it a habit to avoid internal chaos. On this week's Think Tank Tuesday, learn what you can do to improve your company's process. Your customers will notice.…

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Gubagoo Selected as Certified Provider for Dealer.com

Posted by Crystal Hartwell on January 27, 2015 at 3:34pm 0 Comments

West Palm Beach, FL– January 27, 2015 – Gubagoo, the fastest growing chat and website engagement provider for dealerships, today announced that it has been selected as a trusted provider in Dealer.com’s Certified Provider Program.  To qualify as a provider in the program, companies and their products must have proven value, security, efficiency, and return on investment, giving customers added assurance that they are choosing high-quality, complementary software and…

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Are you taking action?

Posted by Rob Gehring on January 27, 2015 at 3:30pm 0 Comments

We all have things that we need to change, thing that require action. How do you go about taking action? Click the link below to start re-thinking the way you take action!

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What's New in Social Media for 2015?

Posted by Lisandra Ramos on January 27, 2015 at 12:18pm 1 Comment

Social media kicked off the New Year with some interesting updates geared toward increasing content exposure and diversifying communications tools. While some automotive professionals have expressed thatsocial isn’t selling cars, these updates may yet give us hope!



So far, here are 2015’s five social media updates your dealership…

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Manipulation? Salespeople are not the Problem!

Posted by Michael Hirschfield on January 26, 2015 at 7:52pm 2 Comments

I am absolutely fed up with the recent assault on salespeople. I'm tired of salespeople being classified as manipulative, self-serving, hard closers that care only about money. Call me old-fashioned, but I believe everyone (especially salespeople) are generally good and want to do the right thing. Salespeople are not the…

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Five Steps to Make Each Day a Masterpiece

Posted by Dave Anderson on January 26, 2015 at 5:54pm 0 Comments

Leaders of organizations spend much time giving thought to, creating, and communicating annual visions for their enterprises; then breaking them down into monthly forecasts for their teams to achieve. These “big pictures” provide essential direction, unity, and meaning in the workplace. While longer term planning is vital, the bulk of organizational discussion focuses on the question, “Where do we want to…

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Sean V. Bradley, Author Of Googleopoly Interview On SiriusXM Saturday 1-31-15 At 4PM

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Sean V. Bradley, Author Of Googleopoly Interview On SiriusXM Saturday 1-31-15 At 4PM 

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12 Things That Successful Leaders Never Tolerate

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…

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)

By : Jess Haden


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


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


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

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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 on Friday. 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

Internet Leads: How long to follow up.

Started by Zachary Dunn @YourAutoGuyZach in Dear Abby (dealerELITE) - Advice Needed. Last reply by Chris Mason on Sunday. 9 Replies

Question: Looking for several different options. Internet Leads (going to several dealers) with 0 contact after 200 days. Is it ok to mark the opportunity "lost"? I've noticed that I have so much follow up that it's starting to pile up on me. I have been calling/texting (if I have a number) and emailing (if available). When do you think too long is too long if ever?Thanks,ZachContinue

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12 Things That Successful Leaders Never Tolerate

Started by I.C. Collins in dealerELITE Professional Experience yesterday. 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 on Sunday. 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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Breaking Barriers

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

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

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

Started by I.C. Collins in dealerELITE Professional Experience on Sunday. 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 SECRETS TO AN EYE-CATCHING, GIG-NABBING COVER LETTER

Started by I.C. Collins in General Forum for dealerELITE Members on Sunday. 0 Replies

By : Drake BaerHiring managers are trying to find a needle in an application haystack here are the sharpest ways to make your point.Shared: From your friends TechAutoCareers.com® the online resource for the Automotive Sales Consultant"It is not uncommon for me to get 100…Continue

5 Secrets Of Mentally Strong People

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

By : Amy MorinHow can we bounce back from tough times, criticism and conflict? Shared: From your friends TechAutoCareers.com® the online resource for the Automotive Sales Consultant1. Being mentally strong isn't about acting tough.You don't have to become a robot, or appear to have a tough exterior, when you're…Continue

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Tesla Model S P85D makes old women swear like sailors

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Global Automotive Software - Strategic Business Report 2015

DUBLIN, January 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/vvlfpw/automotive) has announced the addition of the "Automotive Software - Global Strategic Business Report" report to their offering.      (Logo:...

JSL anuncia a constituição da Movida Participações S.A.

MOGI DAS CRUZES, Brasil, 27 de janeiro de 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- O Conselho de Administração da JSL S.A. (BM&FBOVESPA: JSLG3 e ADR Nível 1: JSLGY) aprovou em dezembro de 2014, a constituição de uma nova Companhia denominada Movida...


JSL announces the creation of Movida Participacoes S.A.

MOGI DAS CRUZES, Brazil, Jan. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- In December 2014, the Board of Directors of JSL S.A. (BM&FBOVESPA: JSLG3 and OTC: JSLGY) approved the creation of a new company called Movida Participacoes S.A., which will consolidate all the rent a car and fleet...


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Auto sales forecast calls for a hot January

Forecasters say U.S. auto sales have begun 2015 much stronger than 2014, when a deep freeze kept shoppers away from many dealerships in much of the country.

Mercedes plans to move R-class production to AM General in Indiana

Mercedes-Benz plans to shift production of the R-class crossover from its Alabama plant to contract manufacturer AM General in Indiana this summer. The German automaker said it needed to free up space in its assembly operations near Tuscaloosa, Ala.

TI Automotive to be acquired by Bain for $2.4 billion, report says

Global fuel systems supplier TI Automotive, after months of wrangling and speculation, said today it has agreed to be acquired by private equity firm Bain Capital LLC. The deal is valued at $2.4 billion, sources told Bloomberg.

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