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Big Tom LaPointe
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  • Dunedin, FL
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  • Dealer Teamwork - home of MPOP(TM)…
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Big Tom LaPointe joins Dealer Teamwork

Dealer Teamwork Names Tom LaPointe National Sales Executive Another renowned figure in automotive joins Dealer Teamwork today as a National Sales Executive. ...
Sep 3
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"Proud do announce I joined Dealer Teamwork's sales team #FlyingWithEagles"
Sep 3
Big Tom LaPointe posted a blog post

Don’t kill car deals with chat or text

The concept of dealer staff selling cars with chat and text is simple. Answer the chat requests when a shopper is on the website and start selling a car, right? Not so fast. As with many facets of putting a car deal together, there is a significant amount of art and science required for success.It’s surprising how often…See More
Feb 27
Big Tom LaPointe liked Big Tom LaPointe's blog post Tips for formatting and sending Skype Instant Messages
Jan 12
Big Tom LaPointe's blog post was featured

Tips for formatting and sending Skype Instant Messages

Skype has become the go-to standard for most video conversations, but their IM tool is very effective for one-on-one chat conversations, as well as for groups and work teams. A huge advantage of the platform is that it is available on virtually every device and operating system, including Windows, iOS, Android, and Linux.…See More
Jan 11
Big Tom LaPointe posted a blog post

Tips for formatting and sending Skype Instant Messages

Skype has become the go-to standard for most video conversations, but their IM tool is very effective for one-on-one chat conversations, as well as for groups and work teams. A huge advantage of the platform is that it is available on virtually every device and operating system, including Windows, iOS, Android, and Linux.…See More
Jan 11
Big Tom LaPointe liked Joey Little's blog post The Big Easy Survival Guide for NADA100
Jan 10
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Do your used car search data match this CarGurus report?

CarGurus looked at 900 million used car searches and the results probably aren't surprising, but are good to know. Full story here.The big three had 5 of 6 top spots for…See More
Jan 9
Big Tom LaPointe was featured
Jan 7
Big Tom LaPointe commented on Ujj Nath's blog post Don’t Get Distracted by the Shiny Objects
"Good points here. None of this will happen unless dealers have quality, TRAINED staff in all the roles that connect with shoppers, buyers and customers."
Jan 5
Ian Wittig replied to Big Tom LaPointe's discussion Should dealers still use deceptive ad practices and super fine print?
"There's overwhelming statistics about customer dissatisfaction. This blog http://http://vinadvisor.net/blog/461-when-dealers-dont-deal-online talks about one of many horror stories, and indicates that people may be looking for any…"
Nov 14, 2016
Big Tom LaPointe's blog post was featured

Two of top three tech trends to watch include auto industry

Consumer Technology Association and Tech.co recently announced at the Innovate and Celebrate tech conference the top five technology trends to watch, and car dealers will be affected by two of them. Augmented Reality (and Virtual Reality – AR/VR), along with driverless cars, were number two and three behind digital assistants,…See More
Oct 11, 2016
Big Tom LaPointe posted a blog post

Two of top three tech trends to watch include auto industry

Consumer Technology Association and Tech.co recently announced at the Innovate and Celebrate tech conference the top five technology trends to watch, and car dealers will be affected by two of them. Augmented Reality (and Virtual Reality – AR/VR), along with driverless cars, were number two and three behind digital assistants,…See More
Oct 9, 2016
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Tom LaPointe promo for DDWNE Philly

Tom LaPointe will present "Guardians of the Fallacy", at the Digital Dealer Workshop Oct 17-18 in Philadelphia / Cherry Hill NJ. His session will help dealer...
Oct 4, 2016
Big Tom LaPointe's blog post was featured

Website SMS Text is a must for dealers

We know that adding live chat to your dealer website is a key means to boost sales, and adding website text can boost it even more. Dealer website chat to text is ideal dealer website add-onWhile website SMS Text or text-to-chat sounds like an easy add-on, if you're handling chat in-house or using a vendor there are still…See More
Sep 22, 2016
Big Tom LaPointe posted a blog post

Website SMS Text is a must for dealers

We know that adding live chat to your dealer website is a key means to boost sales, and adding website text can boost it even more. Dealer website chat to text is ideal dealer website add-onWhile website SMS Text or text-to-chat sounds like an easy add-on, if you're handling chat in-house or using a vendor there are still…See More
Sep 22, 2016

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Tom is a true 'car guy' at heart, and BIG, as a 6'6" former US Marine. He is an automotive writer and author (MODERN SPORT CARS - Barnes & Noble) with extensive experience in sales, service, and CSI initiatives for dealer groups for well over a decade. His car business experience, as well as a passionate work and leadership ethic that was sharpened in the Marine Corps and at Johns Hopkins University, gives him a unique ability to thrive in virtually any situation.

The grandson of an automotive factory worker, Tom grew up in Michigan near the Motor City and finished high school in Fernley, Nevada. He spent seven years in the Marine Corps as a writer and editor, winning many awards for photography, writing and editing. In addition, he is an automotive book author and freelance automotive writer for several publications.

What led him to the auto industry is simply this: he loves cars. He has raced stock cars and sports cars and competed in Land Rover off-road competitions in Vermont and Colorado. He has worked as a pit official for the 24 Hours of Daytona and 12 Hours of Sebring, and a pit crewman for Indy car and a Hooters Pro Cup stock car races. He has served as a manager of both sales and service for one the largest luxury car groups in the world.

He enjoy crawling an off-road vehicle through the most severe obstacles as much as heel-toeing sports cars into hairpin turns!
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Don’t kill car deals with chat or text

Posted on February 27, 2017 at 3:39pm 0 Comments

The concept of dealer staff selling cars with chat and text is simple. Answer the chat requests when a shopper is on the website and start selling a car, right? Not so fast. As with many facets of putting a car deal together, there is a…

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Tips for formatting and sending Skype Instant Messages

Posted on January 11, 2017 at 9:09am 0 Comments

Skype has become the go-to standard for most video conversations, but their IM tool is very effective for one-on-one chat conversations, as well as for groups and work teams. A huge advantage of the platform is that it is available on virtually…

Continue

Two of top three tech trends to watch include auto industry

Posted on October 9, 2016 at 6:30pm 0 Comments

Consumer Technology Association and Tech.co recently announced at the Innovate and Celebrate tech conference the top five technology trends to watch, and car dealers will be affected by two of them. Augmented Reality (and Virtual Reality – AR/VR),…

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Website SMS Text is a must for dealers

Posted on September 22, 2016 at 4:52am 0 Comments

We know that adding live chat to your dealer website is a key means to boost sales, and adding website text can boost it even more. 

Dealer website chat to text is ideal dealer website…

Continue

Hurricane Hermine proved value of managed chat and text

Posted on September 7, 2016 at 6:30am 0 Comments

No matter how well a dealership is staffed, it’s impossible to be able to grab 100 percent of chat requests

Thankfully higher population areas of Florida and the rest of the south were spared a…

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At 8:18am on October 21, 2013, CDK Global said…

Great to connect Tom!

At 4:31am on August 16, 2013,
Subscriber
sara callahan
said…

Thanks for your message Tom -- so, you are in beautiful Dunedin!  I love it there. Walk my dog along Edgewater all the time!

At 12:39pm on June 18, 2013,
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Bill Cosgrove
said…

Thanks for the heads up and the invite-All The Best

At 12:37pm on June 18, 2013,
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Bill Cosgrove
said…

Tom- Thanks for thr heads up

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