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COMING TO ATLANTA IN NOVEMBER********************************************* Jim and Debbie Ziegler are bringing it Home....ARE YOU SATISFIED WITH YOUR SALES AND GROSSES?Sales Management Super Conference IIIn today's highly competitive market, Jim Ziegler asks automobile dealers and managers four simple questions..."Are your grosses high enough?""Is your sales volume high enough?""Are you struggling to gain an edge on your competition?""If you're already doing a great job, can you do even…See More
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Today’s Women’s Wednesday is a must-read as we focus on the cost to your dealership when women walk out.

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The internet has changed our world. The concept of "business hours" has been turned on its head. People are buying things online at 2 in the morning. They're researching vehicles after the kids are in bed. They're planning out how to drop off their vehicle in your service department and still get to…

Think Like a Woman @ Your Dealership

A recent Wall Street Journal article titled “Car Sellers Refine Pitch to Women” revealed that more women are driving than men. In fact, there are 105+ million women on the roads today, as opposed to 104+ million men and more elderly women are holding on to their driver’s license (USA Today, Nov.…

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Posted by Paul Accinno on September 17, 2014 at 2:52pm 0 Comments

What have we learned from all of the studies?

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Women Walking Out - What is it Costing Your Dealership?

Posted by Anne Fleming on September 17, 2014 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

Today’s Women’s Wednesday is a must-read as we focus on the cost to your dealership when women walk out.

In the Wall Street Journal last month, it was reported there are now more women drivers on the road than men. The last several years the auto…

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Stop Using Public Relations as Advertising

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Throughout history, public relations professionals have assisted companies in gaining exposure and getting the right message to the right audience at the right time. In the past, PR agencies relied on connections with journalists, media contacts and industry publications to relay relevant company news. With the…

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Whether you are new to the car business and selling cars for a living or you have been doing it for years these car sales tips will help you sell more cars and make more commissions. Selling cars to the public is not like any other retail job and not everyone is cut out to be a car salesperson. Some people may already have some of the skills needed to be successful and others can learn what they need to know to become more successful.

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Your goal as a manager isn't to be each employee's best friend, but it also isn't to be feared and reviled. Here are a few outward signs that may indicate your employees see you as a bad boss.


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Why Employees Won't Tell You What They Really Think

Started by Mike Elliott in OTHER - Does Not Fit Any Predefined Category. Last reply by Roger Sowers Sep 10. 1 Reply

Rather than speaking up when they see something wrong or have good suggestions, many employees feel that keeping their mouths shut is the best way to go.One of the reasons for being so tight-lipped can be attributed to a belief by employees that regardless of what they say, they feel they aren't powerful enough to actually make a difference, according to a new study to be published in the Personnel Psychology journal.For their research, the authors conducted three studies: a laboratory…Continue

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What Every Major Car Name Actually Means

Started by Mike Elliott in OTHER - Does Not Fit Any Predefined Category. Last reply by steven chessin 1 hour ago. 1 Reply

Have you ever wondered what the name of your car means or maybe how manufacturers come up with names? After all, we say names like Camry, Miata and Passat without pausing to think if those names have a meaning. Turns out almost every car name has some significance that can be grouped into 12 categories.Our study looked at 215 models, but there were exclusions. We left out…Continue

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The most successful automotive sales consultant’s behaviors. 1. Believe When automotive sales consultants examined the success rate of people in their field, they will talk themselves out of even trying. You have to believe in yourself. We vividly imagine ourselves making all the right moves with fluid grace, equally split between negative and positive and ending up on the positive with zero mistakes or missteps. From your friends The Automotive Sales Fraternity™ TechAutoCareers.com® 2.…Continue

Do Self-Driving Cars Spell Doom For Auto Insurers?

Started by Mike Elliott in Automotive Industry Future - Predictions on Saturday. 0 Replies

The self-driving car seems like a ter­ri­ble driver’s dream: no steer­ing wheel to con­trol, no trou­ble par­al­lel park­ing, no con­cerns about hav­ing a cou­ple of beers on the way home from work. But the removal of fal­li­ble human dri­vers might cre­ate havoc for auto insurers.Human error accounts for 90 per­cent of road acci­dents, accord­ing to the Inter­na­tional Orga­ni­za­tion for Road Acci­dent Pre­ven­tion, and our col­lec­tive fail­ure rate helps the auto insur­ance indus­try rake…Continue

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If you and your team could focus on being sure that only three key tools were applied to your sales days this year, what would they be? This is a continual debate here at TechAutoCareers.com®. Here are our thoughts... 1. Establish a relentless focus on talking with prospects and customers at every moment of each sales day. Sales requires contact. Make contact your first priority. 2. Be prepared with one to three absolutely solid statements that communicate the reasons someone should buy from…Continue

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Techniques in Automotive Sales Careers ~ " TechAutoCareers.com® " is a web-site for the Automotive Sales Fraternity™ who want and need to increase their closing ratio and everyone can benefit from helpful tips and / or information would you agree?Ever been working with a client or just about ready to close a deal and needed information right then and not after you had to go chase down the information? Tired of asking for information and having to split a deal for a answer that took all but a…Continue

Price of Success

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The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand. What do you think? Do you have a few tricks up your sleeve that are just as powerful? Make your voice heard by leaving a comment below. Don’t forget to hit the share button if you know others who will find this post useful. What do you think? Is this something you can benefit from or do you have a few tricks up your…Continue

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The Definitive Guide to SalesPart of my daily regimen is up beat music for personal development. The big reason for this is because it allows time for personal enrichment.Prepare our social media sites, posting about our industry's hottest automakers so sales consultants will have proper knowledge available, so they will stay up to date of current trends. Plus I can use and can apply the information in my daily life and in my teams business." KNOWLEDGE IS POWER But the ability to use your new…Continue

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Lamborghini announces new car coming to Paris with cryptic teaser

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"Once perfection is achieved, you can just double it."

What in the name of Ferruccio Lamborghini does that mean? Well, we have no idea, and we think that's sorta the point. Lamborghini wants us to know that it's bringing something very interesting to the Paris Motor Show, and it wants the public and press alike wondering what it might have up its finely tailored sleeves.

Taking a look at the white-on-black line drawing that accompanies the teaser (click above to enlarge), we note a pretty clear fastback shape, which reminds us of the classic Espada, and we also know that the brand has long been considering a four-door sedan to add to its high-performance portfolio. Either way, a four-seater or a four-door machine could seemingly fit with the "double it" tagline of the teaser, and we're really just speculating anyway.

So, while we get nary a blink of sleep ahead of the car's October 2nd Paris debut, feel free to dissect the teaser yourselves and let us know what you think it is in Comments.

Lamborghini announces new car coming to Paris with cryptic teaser originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:15:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Engineers Group Says GM Holden Layoffs Costly to Oz

“With very few jobs on the local landscape, we run the very big risk of a significant ‘brain drain’ as these (engineers) are forced to go overseas for work,” union official Sharelle Herrington says.

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http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnc/20140917/146693 DALLAS, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Thanks to its huge automobile market base, China's demand for automotive rubber hose is enormous, totaling 460 million meters and equaling RMB 17.4 billion in market scale in 2013.

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Tesla argues New Jersey regulators can't stop direct sales

Tesla Motors, in a court filing submitted Tuesday, argued that New Jersey regulators have no authority to shut down direct sales at the electric-vehicle maker's stores in the state.

Ford seeks younger Mustang buyers with tech features

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Audi claims first California autonomous driving permit

Volkswagen's Audi unit is the first automaker to receive an autonomous driving permit in California, as new laws in the state governing the process went into effect on Tuesday.

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