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Follow Me - I'm Right Behind You

Last week I was busy leading a class of new salespeople through our 21st Century Sales Program(c) and as with all of my classes, one or two students always emerge as leaders but, not always the ones you'd think.  There are the ones who are eager to participate, but they aren't necessarily the leaders.  Others seem to know the answers to all the questions, but that may not mean leadership.

 

The ones that stand out are often in the background.  But, if you recognize them, you…

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Added by John Fuhrman on September 22, 2011 at 4:57am — 2 Comments

Go ahead….Embrace FAILURE!

Baseball is America’s game. It provides thrills, strategy, suspense, heroics and athleticism all in one.

 

As of the writing of this article, (September 22, 2011) the batting average for ALL Major League players stand at .255.

 

That translates into 255 hits for…

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Added by Jim Kristoff on September 22, 2011 at 4:41am — No Comments

Santorum-the frothy mix of lube and...

What is your opinion of Rick Santorum's demand that Google remove the offensive definition of his name that sits on page one, position one, ahead of the "real" result for a search of his name?

 

Santorum asks Google to clean up search results for his name…

John D. Sutter, CNN
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Added by Scott Falcone on September 21, 2011 at 8:59pm — 1 Comment

The Big Lies

The biggest lies are those we tell ourselves, personally and in business.   We’re going to look at a few here that we, owning or working at dealerships, tell ourselves--and that cost us profits every day.

The Internet is Killing Our Business.  The lesson of the Internet for car…

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Added by Keith Shetterly on September 21, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Vinsolutions is hiring for Territory Sales Manager for the north East and mid east regions

VinSolutions, a leading provider of automotive dealership software, is growing its Sales Team and needs a Territory Manager for the North East and Mid East regions of the United States. This is a great opportunity to put your sales and communication skills to work. Daily, you will be prospecting for new business and helping close sales with dealerships. Previous sales experience to automotive dealerships is highly desired or experience in the automotive industry is a plus. As the…

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Added by Joseph Little on September 21, 2011 at 12:15pm — No Comments

Facebook Changes and How They Affect You



Facebook is an ever changing medium for social discourse with more than 750 million active users. On September 21st, the Facebook algorithm changed to no longer broadcast the most recent posts of friends and groups an individual is associated with. Instead Facebook now displays the most recent posts in response to… Continue

Added by Paul Potratz on September 21, 2011 at 11:32am — No Comments

Are Your Service Advisors Order Takers or Advisors?

If I wanted someone to just take my order and deliver, I would go to a fast food drive thru.  When I go to have my car serviced, I want service.  I believe that service advisors are more than just order takers or the message delivery system between a consumer and a technician.  Think about it?  An advisor according to …

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Added by Stephanie Young on September 21, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

Glam Media buys Ning

 

 

GLAM MEDIA TO ACQUIRE NING, THE LEADING PLATFORM FOR CREATING SOCIAL NETWORKS AND OWNED BRAND FAN WEBSITES

Silicon Valley Pioneer Marc Andreessen to Join Glam Media’s Board of Directors

Acquisition Will Create One of the Largest Social Media Content Companies with over 240 Million Users & 100,000 Publishers —Creating the First Paid, Owned & Earned Media Platforms for…

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Added by Scott Falcone on September 21, 2011 at 8:39am — 1 Comment

15 Free Tools To Monitor The Social Media Sphere (Part I)

As an e-Commerce guy, what would make my life easier when looking for specific data and news? How can I find short, to-the-point information when writing my next dealer blog post about model XYZ? And last but not least, who is actually talking about our cars, the automotive industry and/or our dealership right now?

These are the questions that inspired this post on the 15 free tools I use to monitor the social media sphere.…

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Added by VJ on September 21, 2011 at 7:03am — No Comments

AutoDealerTarget Realeases Conquest Email Program

 

AutoDealerTarget is a unique provider of digital marketing solutions for automobile dealers. After careful planning and preparation, AutoDealerTarget has just announced the release of their Conquest Email Program.

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Added by John Miller on September 21, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments

Will Nissan Make Automotive Bloggers Obsolete?

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Added by Ralph Paglia on September 21, 2011 at 6:45am — No Comments

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Added by Dmitriy Goroshin on September 20, 2011 at 4:48pm — No Comments

Just announced from Google+

 +1 for Google display ads, coming soon.  

Read more here:  http://ning.it/mQB4El

Added by Daymond Decker on September 20, 2011 at 12:59pm — No Comments

Do You Have a Career or a Job?

As shocking as this might seem to my peers in the automotive industry, I am not much of a golfing fan.  The game of golf is something I tend to endure as part of my job.  I wrote a blog recently about how changing your attitude can change your pathway to success.  I decided to heed…

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Added by Stephanie Young on September 20, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

VinSolutions is hiring for a Territory Manager for the Western region of the US | www.VinSolutions.com

VinSolutions, a leading provider of automotive dealership software, is growing its Sales Team and needs a Territory Manager for the Western region of the United States. This is a great opportunity to put your sales and communication skills to work. Daily, you will be prospecting for new business and helping close…

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Added by Joseph Little on September 19, 2011 at 2:12pm — No Comments

Let It Rain

How long do you follow up with your Internet leads?  What about your inbound phone calls that you haven’t set appointments for?  You might answer these questions with numbers from 90 to 120.  15 to 30.  60 days.  Forever.  You answer this way because that is the process you built in your CRM.  Allow me to tell you that this isn’t happening.

 

There is one thing a CRM cannot do and that is stop your sales team from taking the easy way out.  (That takes management).  My team…

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Added by Joe Webb on September 19, 2011 at 10:00am — 8 Comments

Photo album: Weekend fun with my son in Austin. Proud Father.

My son had never taken photos with a 35 mm camera before this weekend.

I am not a photographer, we borrowed my daughters 35mm camera. This album contains his photos from this weekends Google+ sponsored Austin photo walk. Prior to this event, my son had only taken 20 +/- photos in his life. Additionally, my son has never seen nor been exposed to good photographers/photography.

 

Everything he learned was based on a two hour conversation that we had on our way to Austin…

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Added by Daymond Decker on September 19, 2011 at 9:18am — 1 Comment

The 17 Most Powerful Social Media Tools for Your Dealership

ActivEngage was recently honored to have its CEO and Co-Founder Todd Smith featured as akeynote presenter as the Ignite! Dealer Summit. Todd’s workshop highlighted more than 17 easy to use and powerful online tools and …

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Added by Justin Braun on September 19, 2011 at 9:00am — 6 Comments

Digital Dealer Speakers | Nicki Allen from Classic Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Mazda

Digital Dealer Speakers | Nicki Allen from Classic Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Mazda | Listen Up Kool Aid Drinkers

 

Nicki Allen, Operations at…

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Added by Joseph Little on September 19, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments

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