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Sales Trainer to join our team of trainers in the Philadelphia market

Started Jan 28, 2014 0 Replies

David Lewis & Associates has an opening for a Sales Trainer to join our team of trainers in the Philadelphia market.Candidate MUST have retail automobile experience as a GM / GSM / Sales Manager…Continue

National Automobile Service Trainer

Started Jan 28, 2014 0 Replies

David Lewis & Associates has an opening for a National Automobile Service Trainer.  This is a full time position training students in both our King of Prussia training center and travelling to…Continue

 

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Brian Bennington commented on David Lewis's blog post When Should You Speak During a Demonstration Drive?
"Reviewing the weekly "Top Content" post from DE today, I thought your blog sounded interesting and I read it.  I've read you before and commented, but you've never acknowledged it.  That's OK, though, as I know you…"
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When Should You Speak During a Demonstration Drive?

The temptation to speak during the Demonstration Drive is something that is hard for many Salespeople to control.  Since it is just beyond the halfway point of a normal sales process, it is tempting to start applying pressure through things like Trial Closes or overselling the Customer on the features and benefits of the…See More
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When Should You Speak During a Demonstration Drive?

The temptation to speak during the Demonstration Drive is something that is hard for many Salespeople to control.  Since it is just beyond the halfway point of a normal sales process, it is tempting to start applying pressure through things like Trial Closes or overselling the Customer on the features and benefits of the…See More
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Winners Work From a Plan; Losers Don't Like to be Constrained by Planning - David Lewis

David Lewis shares his Automotive Sales Training with you on innovative ways to increase your Sales through his concept of “Inspirational Selling”. Each week...
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Have you Reached your Comfort Zone?

Have you ever heard the statement that “Life begins outside of the comfort zone?”The Comfort Zone is certainly a place that beckons us all at one time or another.  Resisting the allure of resting on past or current success is not that easy at times, and when we are doing okay and the pressure is off it can be easy to give in and…See More
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Winners Try New Things if Something Isn't Working - by David Lewis

David Lewis shares his Automotive Sales Training with you on innovative ways to increase your Sales through his concept of “Inspirational Selling”. Each week...
Aug 18
DealerELITE commented on David Lewis's blog post The One Question That Always Costs You Gross
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Brian Bennington commented on David Lewis's blog post The One Question That Always Costs You Gross
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Mike Stoner commented on David Lewis's blog post The One Question That Always Costs You Gross
"My response is to say "it always is, isn't it?" Sometimes I have to ask that twice but inevitably they must agree with me. Once we agree it will be too high regardless of the price we agree on it is not necessary to give much, if any."
Aug 12
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The One Question That Always Costs You Gross

If you have been working in a car Dealership where everything is based on the number of units sold, you may not spend much time thinking about Gross.  If all the bonuses are paid for units sold, then you will do whatever you can to move the iron just to get to the bonus money.  If you are selling price alone it is hard to resist the temptation to sell to the Manager instead of the Customer, but the truth is that no matter how your commissions are structured, you do not have to give up Gross to…See More
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The One Question That Always Costs You Gross

If you have been working in a car Dealership where everything is based on the number of units sold, you may not spend much time thinking about Gross.  If all the bonuses are paid for units sold, then you will do whatever you can to move the iron just to get to the bonus money.  If you are selling price alone it is hard to resist the temptation to sell to the Manager instead of the Customer, but the truth is that no matter how your commissions are structured, you do not have to give up Gross to…See More
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When Should You Speak During a Demonstration Drive?

Posted on August 25, 2015 at 10:00am 1 Comment

The temptation to speak during the Demonstration Drive is something that is hard for many Salespeople to control.  Since it is just beyond the halfway point of a normal sales process, it is tempting to start applying pressure through things like Trial Closes or overselling the Customer on the…

Continue

Have you Reached your Comfort Zone?

Posted on August 19, 2015 at 12:18pm 0 Comments

Have you ever heard the statement that “Life begins outside of the comfort zone?”

The Comfort Zone is certainly a place that beckons us all at one time or another.  Resisting the allure of resting on past or current success is not that easy at times, and when we are doing okay…

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The One Question That Always Costs You Gross

Posted on August 12, 2015 at 10:00am 3 Comments



If you have been working in a car Dealership where everything is based on the number of units sold, you may not spend much time thinking about Gross.  If all the bonuses are paid for units sold, then you will do whatever you can to move the iron just to get to the bonus money.  If you are selling price alone it is hard to resist the temptation to sell to the Manager instead of the Customer, but…

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Winners Translate Dreams into Reality

Posted on July 15, 2015 at 12:17pm 0 Comments

It has often been said that if you don’t know where you are going the chances of getting there are not very good.  This is certainly true for someone who is seeking to set goals for their life and to make a plan on how to achieve them.  Unless you have a vision for what you want to accomplish in this business, you will probably follow a path that leads to the status quo.  This is often the cause of failure; not the lack of ability, but failure to formulate a…

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At 10:36am on February 17, 2011, Jae Chang said…

i left the Retail side back in Sep. i joined Automotive Development Group and it has been fun and different.  having fun reconnecting with cohorts.  perhaps we can see if we can help each other.

 

Jae

At 9:57am on February 17, 2011, Jae Chang said…

Hey David,

We haven't chatted in some time, hope all is well.

Jae

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Best Practices For Gaining New Business

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Our team has outlined 10 tips, tricks, and best practices for…

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5 Ways Car Dealers Can Stand Out on Facebook

Posted by Mark Frost on August 28, 2015 at 4:01pm 0 Comments

Stand Out on Facebook

One of the most difficult things businesses seem to struggle with in the their online marketing efforts is social media.…

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Posted by Joseph Little on August 28, 2015 at 12:59pm 0 Comments

#72 of 99 Things to Know About Social Media with MotoFuze VP of Social Strategy, Joey Little

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How Retaining Customers Will Increase Sales

Posted by Paul Potratz on August 28, 2015 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

No doubt you have heard the saying “happy wife, happy life”,…

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Developing Content To Generate Sales

Posted by Paul Potratz on August 28, 2015 at 10:57am 0 Comments

Many dealers aren't taking advantage of using content as a way to generate sales. On this week’s episode of Hard Facts, Samantha is covering how you can start implementing action items that will not only increase the resourcefulness of your…

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You Can't Miss This!

Posted by Mark Tewart on August 28, 2015 at 9:00am 0 Comments

Title: Pricing - How to price your inventory and how to handle price objections

 

Description: Hear from a dealer Danny Benites and a trainer Mark Tewart. You will learn how to price your cars and how you can justify this pricing …

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