Katie Colihan
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  • Philadelphia, PA
  • United States
  • Car Chat 24
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Katie Colihan's Discussions

BDC Bonus Plans

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian Andersen Nov 14, 2013. 10 Replies

I saw this discussion in another forum, and I found in interesting. To those of you who run a BDC, or work in a BDC, what sort of bonus structure do you offer? I personally have seen a Sales Squared…Continue

Tweet-spirational People!

Started Aug 21, 2012 0 Replies

Alright, DealerELITE'ers. I'm looking for the BEST OF THE BEST people to follow on Twitter. Aside from you guys, I've been feeling kind of underwhelmed with the content of those who I follow.Who else…Continue

It's The Hardest Part...

Started Apr 15, 2011 0 Replies

I'm just curious - In response to Dave Anderson's post this week, what IS the most unenjoyable part of your job? We all don't like SOMETHING. What's your pet peeve and task that you have a hard time…Continue

Where Do You Find Your Salespeople?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Pat Kirley Apr 11, 2011. 2 Replies

While I work closely with automotive dealers, I also work in a call center doing some marketing and administrative stuff that no one else wants to do. Since we have such a high turnover rate, it…Continue

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Vendor Partner
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Car Chat 24
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Marketing Coordinator
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Shereef Moawad - He said it was essential that I converse with the smartest people out there.
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I'm an Interactive Media Director for CarChat24, one of the leading providers of dealer live chat services. I'm a 7 year veteran of the Automotive business, and am an effective communications fanatic, especially when it comes to Biz Development. Scripts? I got that. Marketing tools? Got that too. Awesome connections to some of the best dealer providers? Got it! I love brainstorming with the brightest minds out there.

Katie Colihan's Blog

How Live Chat Stole Google's #1 Place In My Heart

Posted on August 27, 2013 at 9:00am 0 Comments

For the last 5 years, Google has been my most frequently visited website. It's been my homepage for as long as I can remember. Most times, without even thinking, I begin typing 'www.google.com' into my browser even if I'm not headed in that direction at all. In part, Google is an extension of my…


Would You Rather 200k Random Followers or 200 Quality Followers?

Posted on August 11, 2013 at 5:18pm 1 Comment

"I want you to get 200 people to like this new page." he said to me, and he walked away.

I gave it a few minutes and I followed him to his office and sat down at his desk. 

"How?" I asked

"How, what?" he said.

"How do you want me to get these people to like the page?"

"Just get them to..."

I walked out of the office with no more information than I walked in with. I…


The One Way To Please Every Customer

Posted on August 21, 2012 at 2:41pm 1 Comment

As each customer walks into a showroom, salesperson’s heads immediately go to the door. Their heads start spinning and kicking into “sales mode”. Maybe they have a pre-loaded script in their heads of what they say. Maybe they fly by the seat of their pants. The end goal is always the same; to sell the customer a…


If You Can't Sell Yourself, then....

Posted on June 20, 2012 at 3:29pm 0 Comments

...you know how this one ends.


It can be lumped into the category of cliches that you're tired of hearing along with "If you don't love yourself, you can expect someone to love you." and "The grass is always greener on the other side."


Not only is the "If you can't sell yourself, then you can be expected to sell a product" a cliche, but it's also true on more than one level.


Of course, selling anything from a car to a premium iced coffee is…


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Thank you, Katie. Have a great week!



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