Todd Smith's Blog – August 2018 Archive (4)

Stop Chasing Squirrels: The More You Know, the More You Sell

Henry Ford was once asked why he visited his executives rather than having them come to his office when problems arose or he needed questions answered. “I go to save them time,” said Ford. “I’ve found that I can leave the other fellow’s office a lot quicker than I can get him to leave mine.” Ford knew the necessity of gaining information.[1] He also knew…

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Added by Todd Smith on August 30, 2018 at 10:02am — No Comments

Be Authentic. Be Driven. And Don’t Let the Waves Take You Down.

Let me start by saying that I love to surf. Back in my younger days, I was able to qualify and had the opportunity to compete on the pro tour. At one point, I surfed Mavericks in Northern California which has waves in the 30 to 40-foot range. To illustrate, the waves are so big and heavy that you can’t just paddle out. I take this boat out and paddle to ride my first…

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Added by Todd Smith on August 23, 2018 at 9:54am — No Comments

Are You Lonely in Your Communication with Customers?

Somewhere in the North Pacific Ocean, there lives a whale that cannot communicate with other whales. You see, whales communicate via sub-sonic vocal sounds. Most whales communicate in the 15-25 hertz (Hz) range. Whales, for the…

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Added by Todd Smith on August 16, 2018 at 9:57am — No Comments

What Does Chat Have to Do with 867-5309?

Jenny.

 

Tommy Tutone said it in 1981 and many of you reading this know that number. It’s Jenny’s number. And we remember it. Why? Sure, it was a catchy song and has become a staple in early pop music, but it does hold a hidden gem that every car dealer would be thrilled to possess.

 

For dealerships, customer information is only the beginning of…

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Added by Todd Smith on August 10, 2018 at 11:40am — No Comments

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