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Power Closing Phrases

Occasionally at our workshops, someone will bring up the subject of “power closing phrases”. The discussions that follow are very lively, quite humorous at times, loads of fun, and they include everyone sharing their own power phrases, their ideas about closing on the final objection, and experiences when…


Added by Michael Hargrove on July 23, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Too Many Hands In The Cookie Jar


It's me again. Me who you ask? Stan Sher, founder and President of Dealer eTraining. Yes, I know it has been a while since you have heard from me. But I am still here. I never left and I never will. I just enjoyed my peace and quiet for 2 years while working and…


Added by Stan Sher on July 22, 2016 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Voicemail That Doesn't Suck

These days, for most of us at least, the term “phone call” is now synonymous with “voicemail”. If we are having difficulty getting our prospects to call us back, it’s probably because our voicemail skills suck. Here’s a few quick guidelines to suck less. A lot less.

The basic voicemail structure…


Added by Michael Hargrove on July 14, 2016 at 6:30pm — 2 Comments

It’s Time to Communicate Like a Boss

Take Control of Your Dealership’s Communication

If you want to capture the attention of shoppers in today’s market, communication should be one of the sharpest tools in your toolbox. Remember the days of desk phones and tangled cords? The me-to-you approach of salespeople who told customers all about the cars on the lot?  The newspaper ads that detailed the “special invitations” to save?  Say good-bye to all of that, because dealership communication has come…


Added by Joseph Little on July 5, 2016 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Sample animation from Fixed Ops University by sw Service Solutions

Tired of boring fixed ops training for your automotive service advisors? sw Service Solutions offers online training sessions that are relevant, innovative and engaging. Check out Fixed Ops University at…


Added by Sally Whitesell on June 27, 2016 at 12:16pm — No Comments

Wish Them Well, But Ask, “What The Hell?” - How to Capitalize On Exit Interviews

Well, you know it’s inevitable.  Eventually some in your dealership will leave, either voluntarily or involuntarily, but will exit nonetheless. Instead of just allowing people to ride off into the sunset, why not invest 5 to 10 minutes with them on the…


Added by The Mar-Kee Group on June 24, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Build Your Brand With Social Selling Part II

Part II: Increase Employee Engagement

When dealerships are focused on social selling, they’ll be able to increase employee engagement, as well as boost their bottom lines.  Most businesses already know increasing employee engagement is important, because engaged employees are more dedicated, motivated, and committed to helping them succeed in their overall endeavors.  You’ve heard quite a bit about how social selling can boost your profits, but it also plays an…


Added by Joseph Little on June 23, 2016 at 10:10am — No Comments

Using the Socratic Selling Method

Can you guess what the most common complaint about sales people is, from both customers and sales managers alike?

It's this; sales people simply talk too much. And since many of us do indeed talk too much, what do you think the second most frequent complaint we hear about sales people would be? It's…


Added by Michael Hargrove on June 20, 2016 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

20th Anniversary Reflections



Added by The Mar-Kee Group on June 9, 2016 at 5:00pm — No Comments

The Benefits of an Empowered Dealership

Dealerships today have to edge out more and more competitors in order to win customers. Because of this, they are constantly looking for new and better ways to distinguish themselves and gain an advantage in the marketplace. One way dealerships can increase their curb appeal is by empowering employees and developing strong, engaged workforces. This involves encouraging employees to take control and make decisions, ensuring they feel more confident and involved in dealership…


Added by Joseph Little on June 7, 2016 at 10:49am — No Comments

How To Control Most Any Argument

Would you like to know how to control most any argument?

First and foremost, we have to understand that two of the most basic of all human needs are to be valued and understood. Virtually every one of us have these needs in common. Then we must understand what an argument actually…


Added by Michael Hargrove on May 30, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Building Credibility Through Defining Terms

What would it mean to you if you were to pick up a skill that enabled you to quickly build rapport and credibility with your customers and help you earn more of their trust? Would it be worth a little bit of effort and time to master it? And how excited would you be if you could start using this skill with your…


Added by Michael Hargrove on May 25, 2016 at 12:52pm — No Comments

The 'No Money Down' Syndrome

Each month, I get one or two requests similar to the one I received from a salesperson named Phil who works at a dealership in the northwest. I thought it would be a good idea to share with you his particular e-mail and my response.

Phil wrote:

In my sales meeting today we were told that…


Added by Michael Hargrove on May 19, 2016 at 12:33pm — No Comments

Our Dealership's Competitive Advantages

What do you say when your customer announces, "Wait a minute, I can get this exact same car for $600 less at XYZ Motors. Why should I pay you guys more?!"

I can tell you what the average automobile sales person says. They say something to the effect of, "Well, if I could get you…


Added by Michael Hargrove on May 16, 2016 at 11:40am — 1 Comment

How Mazda’s New Recipe for Customer Loyalty Can Translate to Dealers

In a recent interview with Automotive News, Masahiro Moro, head of Mazda North American Operations, detailed Mazda’s plan to increase customer loyalty for both the OEM and its dealers. While his plan…


Added by Mike Gorun on May 10, 2016 at 8:34am — No Comments

Do You Know The Three Different Types Of Objections?

In order to effectively overcome objections, we must first understand the three different types of objections and how to effectively handle each one.

The most common type of objection (by a ton) are simply knee jerk reactions or things customers…


Added by Michael Hargrove on May 9, 2016 at 3:00pm — 3 Comments

The Two Things Every Customer Wants From Us

What is it that each and every customer wants, actually needs, from us? And no...it's not $500 below invoice!

Since the dominant buying motives differ from customer to customer, what could the common need be? It's this:

Two of the most basic of all human needs are to be valued and…


Added by Michael Hargrove on May 3, 2016 at 10:22am — No Comments

The $4,000 Tap

The $4,000 Tap

By John Fuhrman – Director of Training, OptionSoft Technologies


     There’s an old story that goes something like this.


     A dealer was getting increasingly frustrated with all the technology in his dealership.  He purchased all the best money could buy.  But, when it came to training and support, it never seemed to be in the budget.  So, people came and went, and the…


Added by John Fuhrman on May 2, 2016 at 2:35pm — No Comments

Why Service Contract Sales in the Service Dept. Fail - Until Now

As many of you know, I've been involved in this industry since cars took leaded gas.  There have been many changes.  Some good, some not so much.  One thing that has seemed to be a constant is selling extended service contracts in your service drive has been an abject failure.  

Dealers get excited about it.  Service Writers train for it.  Sometimes it even takes off selling.  But, usually within weeks, sales slow to a trickle and then become a forgotten practice followed by the ever…


Added by John Fuhrman on May 2, 2016 at 7:23am — No Comments

The “90 Day Wonder”

I want to take a couple of minutes to discuss with you the phenomenon affectionately known as "The 90 Day Wonder". For those of us unfamiliar with this phenomenon, let me 'splain it to you.

The 90 day wonder is the sales associate, brand new to the business, who starts out like gang-busters.…


Added by Michael Hargrove on April 29, 2016 at 2:03pm — 4 Comments

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