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Chris Younggren
  • Moline, IL
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  • cars.com
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Elizabeth Leveques left a comment for Chris Younggren
"My name is Elizabeth leveques. Am from paris france . I like your profile, and will love to know more about you and your family, so that we will start communicating. You can contact me through my email, because i just registered in this site newly…"
Jan 16, 2016
Chris Younggren commented on Chris Younggren's blog post Getting Rid of the Plaid Jacket
"Thank you Mr. Natural. I have no doubt that only you could wear the jacket and pull it off."
Jan 11, 2014
Mr. Natural commented on Chris Younggren's blog post Getting Rid of the Plaid Jacket
"Yes Chris... As always, you travel down the right road.  However, I have to tell ya'...I'd pay top cash for a jacket just like that.  I love it.  And you know me, $100. says I'd wear it to work any day you choose. Fred…"
Jan 11, 2014
Chris Younggren posted a blog post

Getting Rid of the Plaid Jacket

For several years Tesla has been using “galleries” to circumvent the laws, so they can continue to sell directly from the factory. General Motors recently launched “Shop-Click-and-Drive” a program that allows customers to do about everything they could at a dealership, right from their computer. I recently read an article…See More
Jan 7, 2014
Chris Younggren posted a blog post

Use GSM Video T.O.'s

The Idea:  Consider doing a Sales Manager Video T.O. I was the GSM at Mills Chevrolet, with the company nearly 20 years before I took my…See More
Oct 30, 2013
Chris Younggren posted a video

Don't confuse Activity vs. Results

There is a difference between working hard vs. working smart. Sometimes we are so busy staying... "busy", we forget to see if we are actually getting anywhere.
Jul 9, 2013
Chris Younggren commented on Mr. Natural's blog post Internet Auto Sales…What are we truly trying to accomplish? Part I
"Mr. Natural, Nice commentary. I have noticed most dealers are trying to figure out how to fit the Internet into their dealership process, while some dealers, like the one you mentioned, make the dealership's process "around" the…"
May 2, 2013
Chris Younggren posted a video

Listen Your Way To The Sale

If you asked people what trait successful salespeople possess, the majority would say they can "talk to anyone" or they have the "gift of gab." However, the ...
Apr 19, 2013
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Apr 6, 2013
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United Breaks Guitars

"Great stuff. There is no way to predict of measure the reach of a negative experience of a customer - until it shows up on a national news show as the moron viral video of the day."
Apr 6, 2013
Jeff Novak commented on Chris Younggren's video
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United Breaks Guitars

"Excellent story.  One of the owners where I worked used to insist I "get people in no matter what".  I disagreed on principle which only aggravated him.   Shortly thereafter in deference to him I allowed someone locally to…"
Apr 4, 2013
Chris Younggren's 2 videos were featured
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Apr 4, 2013
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Mar 31, 2013
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How to Use Emotion in Selling

"Loved that!  Thanks, Chris."
Mar 28, 2013
Chris Younggren's video was featured

How to Use Emotion in Selling

Chris Younggren talks about how emotions come into play as part of the buying process. Our emotions motivate us....we move toward pleasure and avoid pain. Ch...
Mar 27, 2013

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cars.com
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Sr. Digital Media Consultant
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Getting Rid of the Plaid Jacket

Posted on January 7, 2014 at 8:00am 2 Comments

For several years Tesla has been using “galleries” to circumvent the laws, so they can continue to sell directly from the factory. General Motors recently launched “Shop-Click-and-Drive” a program that allows customers to do about everything they could at a dealership, right from their computer. I…

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Use GSM Video T.O.'s

Posted on October 30, 2013 at 6:30pm 0 Comments

The Idea:

 Consider doing a Sales Manager Video T.O. I was the GSM at…

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At 12:00pm on January 16, 2016, Elizabeth Leveques said…

My name is Elizabeth leveques. Am from paris france . I like your profile, and will love to know more about you and your family, so that we will start communicating. You can contact me through my email, because i just registered in this site newly and i don't think that i will be logging in here always, but i do check my mailbox always.here is my email(elizabethleveques@hotmail.com) I will be waiting to hear from you soon. Take care.

At 9:29pm on March 24, 2013, Mr. Natural said…

Hi Chris...Welcome to the best car blog online.  It's always great to have a REAL car guy join the ranks...I hope to see you this week..

Sincerely,

Mr. Natural

At 11:56pm on January 21, 2013, Big Tom LaPointe said…

welcome to the digital neighborhood, chris. stay warm up there :) go bulls!

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Why are we obsessed with television and movies? Because, just like…

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