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Sally Whitesell
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Service Managers pay plans

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sally Whitesell May 29, 2014. 4 Replies

Hey everyone, I know that pay plans can be a very tricky subject in our industry but I want to hear your thoughts on Service Manager's pay plans.  What have you used that has motivated your…Continue

Mobile Apps

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sean Brown Mar 31, 2012. 3 Replies

Here is a question for dealers. How many of you have started using mobile apps? I have an app for almost all of the businesses I frequent but I am finding our industry is behind.  I do everything…Continue

social networking

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kenny Atcheson Jan 23, 2012. 7 Replies

Does anyone else feel like they are on  networking overload?  There are only a few I care about, and this is one, but all of the rest are "important".  It has become almost a full time job even for…Continue

 

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Sally Whitesell's blog post was featured

Stop the Turnover!

Three reasons your service advisors are leaving.2015 and 2016 were years of massive turnover in the automotive industry. We know that turnover takes a big bite out of our profits in every department, but in the service department, it’s also costing you customers. Your clients like to see the same people each time they bring in their car for service. It gives them a since of security. Customers have many choices. If…See More
Monday
Sally Whitesell posted a blog post

Stop the Turnover!

Three reasons your service advisors are leaving.2015 and 2016 were years of massive turnover in the automotive industry. We know that turnover takes a big bite out of our profits in every department, but in the service department, it’s also costing you customers. Your clients like to see the same people each time they bring in their car for service. It gives them a since of security. Customers have many choices. If…See More
May 15
Sally Whitesell posted a blog post

Don’t think training fits in your budget? Just look at your rear end.

Most dealers are used to focusing most of their time and attention on their sales team and profits from the front end. Unfortunately the profits made on each sale is dwindling and new car sales are down. Lost revenue on your front end makes everyone want to tighten their belts. The question is: Where do we make the cuts? Should we pull from advertising, personnel, amenities, vendors,…See More
May 4
Kristopher Hampton commented on Sally Whitesell's blog post Your Million Dollar Chair
"It is amazing what can happen to a fixed ops department that decides to implement a new company policy and weekly training program.  The whole aura of the department can change for the better with employee retention becoming an issue of the…"
Mar 30
DealerELITE commented on Sally Whitesell's blog post Your Million Dollar Chair
"Sally Thank you for sharing"
Mar 30
Sally Whitesell's blog post was featured

Your Million Dollar Chair

As published in Fixed Ops Magazine~Have you ever put a price tag on each of your service advisor’s chairs?  Well, you should! It’s probably worth much more than you realize. This chair has the potential to be the most valuable seat in your dealership. Just think about it. The person in this chair gets more…See More
Mar 30
Sally Whitesell posted a blog post

Your Million Dollar Chair

As published in Fixed Ops Magazine~Have you ever put a price tag on each of your service advisor’s chairs?  Well, you should! It’s probably worth much more than you realize. This chair has the potential to be the most valuable seat in your dealership. Just think about it. The person in this chair gets more…See More
Mar 29
Sally Whitesell posted a blog post

Women are more emotional. Yes, I said it!

Women are more emotional. Yes, I said it!Emotions play a big part in most women’s purchasing decisions. Yes, I said it! It doesn’t mean we are less informed. It means we use a combination of facts and feelings to make buying decisions. In case you don’t believe me - gentlemen, when was the last time you spent an entire day looking for the perfect outfit for one occasion? Many women will do such a thing because…See More
Mar 7
Sally Whitesell's event was featured
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Sally Whitesell, president of sw Service Solutions Free webinar "What Drives Women?" at http://www.autonews.com/article/20170207/WEBINAR03/302079919/what-drives-women-how-to-connect-with-your-largest-demographic

March 1, 2017 from 1pm to 2pm
Please plan to join Sally for important incite on this topic. Why: •Women influence over 85% of all purchases. •Women now control over 60% of personal wealth in the US.•Women spend over $200 billion on new cars and mechanical servicing of vehicles each year.•Most service departments report that 65% of their clientele is female.•Women are 3 times more likely to read and fill out reviews.•There are many similarities between female clients and Millennials as the gender gap narrows.               …See More
Feb 28
Sally Whitesell commented on Devin Koskan's blog post Are Millennials Disrupting the Auto Industry?
"Interesting article!  I have done a lot of research on female customers and we are finding the two have a lot in common. Not only do we need to change the consumer expereince but if we are going to get this group to enter our business, we…"
Feb 28
Sally Whitesell posted an event
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Sally Whitesell, president of sw Service Solutions at http://www.autonews.com/article/20170207/WEBINAR03/302079919/what-drives-women-how-to-connect-with-your-largest-demographic

March 1, 2017 from 1pm to 2pm
Please plan to join Sally for important incite on this topic. Why: •Women influence over 85% of all purchases. •Women now control over 60% of personal wealth in the US.•Women spend over $200 billion on new cars and mechanical servicing of vehicles each year.•Most service departments report that 65% of their clientele is female.•Women are 3 times more likely to read and fill out reviews.•There are many similarities between female clients and Millennials as the gender gap narrows.               …See More
Feb 26
Sally Whitesell commented on Mike Gorun's blog post Loyalty: It’s Not ALL About Millennials
"A great point that is being ignored and as a trainer I will begin to give this more attention in my presentations. Especially since I will be in this category...cough cough...soon;-) The other demographic that needs much more attention is female…"
Feb 7
Angela Angelovic commented on Sally Whitesell's blog post How to Create Champions: Invest in Your Team
"Such an important topic! Building a good team takes an investment!"
Feb 7
Sally Whitesell's blog post was featured

How to Create Champions: Invest in Your Team

“Playoffs? We can barely make it to practice!”Pretty much any coach has made this statement during a losing streak, but imagine you and your favorite team getting ready for a new season. You pull out your favorite jersey and call your friends while the chicken wings are frying because you are pumped! You just know this year they are going to go all the way. Then you read that the team owner has decided to cut…See More
Feb 2
Sally Whitesell posted a blog post

How to Create Champions: Invest in Your Team

“Playoffs? We can barely make it to practice!”Pretty much any coach has made this statement during a losing streak, but imagine you and your favorite team getting ready for a new season. You pull out your favorite jersey and call your friends while the chicken wings are frying because you are pumped! You just know this year they are going to go all the way. Then you read that the team owner has decided to cut…See More
Feb 2

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Trainer
What company do you work for (or own)?
SW Service Solutions a part of New Vision Training Inc.
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President
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http://swservicesolutions.com
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Chris Saranceno
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I have performed Service Advisor training in hundreds of drives across the country at an individual and corporate level for over 21 years. Having my own company gives me the opportunity to create new innovative training every day. Our online sessions are the most relevant and interesting! My goal has been to provide coaching, critiquing and encouragement to Advisors and Managers, in a way that guides them to become successful profitable professionals. My experience also includes duties as a Service Manager for an Import dealer in Florida and I have been fortunate enough to have many articles published in trade magazines including Fixed Ops, BMW Newsletters and the GM Chronicles.

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Sally Whitesell's Blog

Stop the Turnover!

Posted on May 15, 2017 at 6:00pm 0 Comments

Three reasons your service advisors are leaving.

2015 and 2016 were years of massive turnover in the automotive industry. We know that turnover takes a big bite out of our profits in every department, but in the service department, it’s also costing you customers. Your clients like to see the same people each time they bring in their car for service. It gives them…

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Don’t think training fits in your budget? Just look at your rear end.

Posted on May 4, 2017 at 7:47pm 0 Comments

Most dealers are used to focusing most of their time and attention on their sales team and profits from the front end. Unfortunately the profits made on each sale is dwindling and new car sales are down. Lost revenue on your front end makes everyone want to tighten their belts. The question is: Where do we make the cuts? Should we pull from advertising, personnel,…

Continue

Your Million Dollar Chair

Posted on March 29, 2017 at 1:37pm 2 Comments

As published in Fixed Ops Magazine~

Have you ever put a price tag on each of your service advisor’s chairs?  Well, you should! It’s probably worth much more than you realize. This chair has the potential to be the most valuable seat in your…

Continue

Women are more emotional. Yes, I said it!

Posted on March 7, 2017 at 2:48pm 0 Comments

Women are more emotional. Yes, I said it!

Emotions play a big part in most women’s purchasing decisions. Yes, I said it! It doesn’t mean we are less informed. It means we use a combination of facts and feelings to make buying decisions. In case you don’t believe me - gentlemen, when was the last time you spent an entire day looking for the perfect outfit for one…

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At 10:48am on October 28, 2014, Brandon K. Leytham said…

Thank you Sally. I work harder and harder everyday! 

At 9:29am on October 12, 2010, NANCY SIMMONS said…
Sally, are you on facebook? I have a group there called Carbucks and we are focusing all week on integrity, honesty and business ethics...I would love to have a contribution from you on the fixed side of things!
At 2:48pm on October 7, 2010, NANCY SIMMONS said…
Sally, I applaud you for writing your discussion regarding the Sexiest women article in DD... I would love to chat with you a bit more going forward! Love meeting strong women in the car biz..Have a great day!
At 11:27am on September 21, 2010, Tom Loyalty Coach Wiegand said…
Thank you; and likewise! May God bless us all!
At 11:20am on March 17, 2010, jim smith said…
Thank you for the invite!
 
 
 

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What to Look for From Your Car Transportation

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Racing is a sport enjoyed by millions around the world but actually getting your race car to the track is not easily done without some help from travel solutions. The logistics of moving a multi-million-pound vehicle through a crowded city and to…

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Expect to Lose

Posted by Rob Gehring on May 24, 2017 at 11:46am 0 Comments

One of the things I have learned about life is there will be…

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Addition of Kelley Blue Book’s trusted valuation data to FATWIN Web Engagement platform further increases engagement on trade-in tool…

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