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Roger Williams commented on Roger Williams's blog post Two Wolves
"Steven-   It's so true, learning to listen between the lines instead of literally is so important. The rookies always believe their customers are coming back, BECAUSE THEY SAID THEY'D BE BACK!!! LOL!! Kinda like a woman who says…"
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steven chessin commented on Roger Williams's blog post Two Wolves
"es - the "just looking" defense.  Salesmen need to realize that sometimes people buy cars from them because of them --- or also don't buy because of them. That is why it is called selling. While the customer might think they…"
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Sally Whitesell commented on Sally Whitesell's blog post WHAT CONSTITUTES A GREAT WORKPLACE? SW Service Solutions Newsletter
"Kris, this is a big change in thinking for our industry.  Most Dealers and Managers have been working 60-80 hours for generations.  We tend to forget that not everyone thinks the same way that leaders and entrepreneurs think but  when…"
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Sally Whitesell commented on Rebecca Kon's blog post 4 Reasons Your Dealership Should Hire a Millennial Workforce
"Great points Rebecca!  Every generation has its strengths and weaknesses.  The point is to be diversified and develop a team with many ideas and qualification.  If we continue to do things the same, our results will be the same.…"
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David Ruggles commented on Rebecca Kon's blog post 4 Reasons Your Dealership Should Hire a Millennial Workforce
"They are REALLY weak negotiators because they have no business experience and think folks should be able to buy a car like a gadget.  However, ALL generations begin their career lives in a naive state.  It goes with being young, but…"
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Think Twice Before Going Under the KnifeBy: Alan RamLet me say at the outset; I love BDCs. Like anything else though, there are efficient, productive models as well as ineffective ones. Like plastic surgery, when done wrong, you can end up creating more problems than you solve. The acronym “BDC” does not have an absolute definition. There are several variations as well as activities that any BDC might be engaged in. Let’s talk specifically about how phone ups as well as Internet leads are…See More
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So You Think You Could Sell Cars?

So You Think You Could Sell Cars? Did you ever wonder if you would be good at selling cars in today's market?Does the sales applicant in front you have the traits needed to succeed in Sales at your dealership ?Why do some Sales Consultant's succeed when others don't?dE asked Hire The Winners for the use of their Car Sales Simulator for the month of November  dE members now have an opportunity to find out! dealerElite  believes we found the World's Most Effective Sales Aptitude…See More
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4 Reasons Your Dealership Should Hire a Millennial Workforce

Generation Y has gotten a bad rep over the past few years, however there are some distinct characteristics that should not be overlooked when considering them to be a part of your dealership’s staff.The following characteristics are advantages that could increase your bottom line, so listen up!All About That TechMillennials are tech savvy. They grew up during the birth of the World Wide Web, and they…See More
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Roger Williams commented on Roger Williams's blog post Two Wolves
"Steven I love that story! And it's so true. The human mind is so powerful."
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steven chessin commented on Roger Williams's blog post Two Wolves
"Roger  Here's a different story of a similar nature.  2 shoe salesmen are sent to the jungle to look for business The 1st sends a message.No business here. Natives don't wear shoes. The 2nd sends a message. Amazing business here.…"
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Marco Antonio R. Botelho commented on Martin Tee's blog post What I Found When Mystery Shopping A BMW Dealership This Week…
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4 Reasons Your Dealership Should Hire a Millennial Workforce

Generation Y has gotten a bad rep over the past few years, however there are some distinct characteristics that should not be overlooked when considering them to be a part of your dealership’s staff.

The following characteristics are advantages that could increase your bottom line, so listen up!…

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What I Found When Mystery Shopping A BMW Dealership This Week…


What I Found When Mystery Shopping A BMW Dealership This Week…

Today, Phil and I are out shopping for a new car…. In fact, I’m currently test driving a BMW 328i and will be comparing the vehicle and the service with the C Class Mercedes Benz.

This experience really reminds me of how important every step of the sales process is, and how you must give it your absolute very best!

You know I’m out driving a $90,000 BMW right now and there is…

Two Wolves

"I'm just looking, I won't be buying today." "I need to compare your vehicle with a competitors model and then shop around" .."I'm not an impulse shopper".."I just started looking."

Everyday sales people hear this exact quote from customers soon after the meet and greet.

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Your Website Requires Immediate Action

Posted by Paul Potratz on March 6, 2015 at 2:49pm 0 Comments

In just a few weeks, Google will update the criteria they use to determine your search rank. On this week's Hard Facts, find out what your website needs in order to maintain a top position.

4 Reasons Your Dealership Should Hire a Millennial Workforce

Posted by Rebecca Kon on March 5, 2015 at 1:53pm 4 Comments

Generation Y has gotten a bad rep over the past few years, however there are some distinct characteristics that should not be overlooked when considering them to be a part of your dealership’s staff.

The following characteristics are advantages that could increase your bottom line, so listen up!…

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WHAT CONSTITUTES A GREAT WORKPLACE? SW Service Solutions Newsletter

Posted by Sally Whitesell on March 5, 2015 at 10:00am 1 Comment

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A Harvard Business Review shows that Boomers and Gen Ys are changing what…

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What I Found When Mystery Shopping A BMW Dealership This Week…

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What I Found When Mystery Shopping A BMW Dealership This Week…



Today, Phil and I are out shopping for a new car…. In fact, I’m currently test driving a BMW 328i and will be comparing the vehicle and the service with the C Class Mercedes Benz.



This experience really reminds me of how important every step of the sales process is, and how you must give it your absolute very best!



You know I’m out driving a $90,000 BMW right now and there is…

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Two Wolves

Posted by Roger Williams on March 5, 2015 at 12:30am 14 Comments

"I'm just looking, I won't be buying today." "I need to compare your vehicle with a competitors model and then shop around" .."I'm not an impulse shopper".."I just started looking."



Everyday sales people hear this exact quote from customers soon after the meet and greet.



What happens next is reminiscent of the old tale of two wolves.



An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life. "A fight is going on…

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Why should automobile dealers care about customer loyalty?

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Take Flight to INSIGHT!

As announced on AutoDealerLive: Courtesy of Car Lister, the first 50 dealers and managers who fill out the contact form at …

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The annual review, some use it as the time employees are evaluated for merit based increases. To hear Fixed Performance's innovative take on this subject, simply click one of the links below!

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6 Ways to Make Your Content Go Viral

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Imagine if you could build a website that would beat the top publishers at their own game within 10 months of launching. That's what PlayBuzz cofounder and CEO Shaul Olmert did.


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14 Secrets of Really Persuasive People

Whether you’re convincing your boss to fund your project or your preschooler to wipe his own hiney after using the bathroom, persuasion is a skill that's instrumental to your success in life.

Persuasive people have an uncanny ability to get you leaning toward their way of thinking. Their secret weapon is likeability. They get you to like more than their ideas; they get you to like them.…

Branding is NOT advertising – it is production.

Branding is NOT advertising , It is production.

Very successful companies , companies of the future, do not produce products – they produce brand meaning. So how do you make a brand idea real? Start by building a three dimensional manifestation of your brand. Build an emotional response to your company.

 

Creating a unique brand identity is an important facet of any business.…

The 7 Avoidable Sins of Weak Leaders

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Weak leaders always take the easy way out. Strong leaders cultivate virtues that create long-term success.


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Earlier this week, I posted The Ten Commandments of Leadership, so today I'll describe the flip side of the equation: the seven failure-producing, deadly sins that leaders too often commit. Here they are, with…

The 10 Commandments of Leadership

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Becoming a great leader comes down to remembering and following these 10 simple rules.


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7 phrases that improve the customer experience

Started by Mike Elliott in General Forum for dealerELITE Members. Last reply by Britt Bischoff on Monday. 1 Reply

There’s one great, predictable way to keep customers loyal, and this is it:Deliver a positive customer experience.About 70% of customers say that a positive experience would make them loyal to a company and likely to recommend the company to others, a NewVoiceMedia study found.Delivering one isn’t be too hard, either, considering customers cited having a…Continue

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Branding is NOT advertising – it is production.

Started by Keele Fishel in Advertising/Marketing Forum. Last reply by steven chessin on Monday. 1 Reply

Branding is NOT advertising , It is production.Very successful companies , companies of the future, do not produce products – they produce brand meaning. So how do you make a brand idea real? Start by building a three dimensional manifestation of your brand. Build an emotional response to your company. Creating a unique brand identity is an important facet of any business. It occurs long before any marketing and communications take place.The brand represents who you are and speaks to your core…Continue

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3 Steps to Stay Highly Motivated and Meet Your Goals

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BY : Rhett PowerMotivation is simply the energy that drives discipline.Shared: From your friends TechAutoCareers.com® the online resource for the Automotive Sales ConsultantA few months ago you have made a New Year's resolution regarding fitness. You have made them before... and failed miserably. But…Continue

7 Most Required Leadership Skills for 2015

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BY : Murray NewlandsI had the chance recently to be a part of the forecasting and goal setting, for a mobile app company for 2015.Shared: From your friends TechAutoCareers.com® the online resource for the Automotive Sales ConsultantI had the chance recently to be a part of the forecasting and goal…Continue

6 Ways to Make Your Content Go Viral

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BY : Kelsey LibertImagine if you could build a website that would beat the top publishers at their own game within 10 months of launching. That's what PlayBuzz cofounder and CEO Shaul Olmert did.Shared: From your friends TechAutoCareers.com® the online resource for the Automotive Sales ConsultantInstead of positioning itself as a…Continue

3 Mind Tricks to Improve Your Charisma

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BY : AJ AgrawalThe connection between mind and body is the key to great social skills.Shared: From your friends TechAutoCareers.com® the online resource for the Automotive Sales ConsultantOne of my goals this year is to be in the moment. Too often, we think so far in the future we forget to enjoy the…Continue

The 7 Deadly Sins of Customer Experience

Started by Mike Elliott in OTHER - Does Not Fit Any Predefined Category 3 hours ago. 0 Replies

Is your company committing the 7 Deadly Sins of customer experience?Recently, my kids asked me about the 7 Deadly Sins; I don’t remember how the topic came up, but when they ask, I answer. Of course, as I ran down the list and explained them (in a PG kind of way), I pondered sins of the customer experience.I guess that put me on a 7 Deadly Sins kick. I just hosted a webinar about the 7 Deadly Sins of Journey Mapping. I’ll take a broader stroke in this post and look at customer experience…Continue

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Why It's Time to Change Your Selling Tactics

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BY : Hampus JakobssonBuyers know a lot more about the market than they did ten years ago. It's time for sales pitches to reflect that.Shared: From your friends TechAutoCareers.com® the online resource for the Automotive Sales ConsultantIf you have ever received a sales call during dinner, it’s probably safe to assume…Continue

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Christian von Koenigsegg creates some of the most powerful cars in the world, and his company always finds a way to extract just a little more power or a tad less weight from each new product. In a new video, he explains that drive and makes the work sound easy.

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