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From the NCM Institute: The Perfect Day For A Dealer/General Manager Written by: Thomas Bear

Written by: Thomas Bear

Realizing the dealer/general manager’s day is full of interruptions, if you could wave a magic wand and create the perfect day, what would you do during this day?

Which activities do you wish you did every day? Which activities are the top ten for you to do every day Here’s an exercise we use in our 20 Group meetings from time to time that might be helpful for you to realign your daily priorities.…

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Added by Garry House on May 7, 2013 at 6:30am — No Comments

From the NCM Institute: Seven Tips for Better Dealership Parts Management and Profitability Written By: Leo Hart

Written by: Leo Hart

NCM has just completed the spring cycle of 20 Group meetings, each focusing a large segment of meeting room time to the Parts Department. Truth be told, we had not focused on this discipline for a number of years, being more concerned about the variable sales and expense management areas of our auto retail business. Have you ever been broadsided, completely unaware the hit was coming?

As a result of the discussions, a few crises became apparent. One wakeup…

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Added by Garry House on May 1, 2013 at 8:50am — No Comments

From the NCM Institute: How to Convert Auto Dealership Objectives and Goals into Results Written By: Joe Basil

Written By: Joe Basil

We just returned from a 20 Group meeting and it was the most invigorating workshop we have ever attended. We completed an assessment of our dealership operations and identified major sales and profit opportunities in all departments. We have benefited from the extensive experience of our facilitator and fellow members. We had the opportunity to compare our operation to other…

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Added by Garry House on April 9, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

From the NCM Institute: Do your managers know how to maximize their ROI opportunities? Written By: Robin Cunningham

Written By: Robin Cunningham

For the last sixteen months I have had the incredible experience of being a lead instructor with the NCM Institute.  I have had the opportunity to work with hundreds of dealership managers in our multi-level classes for general managers, general sales managers, used vehicle managers, service managers, financial managers, and some private dealership training, as…

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Added by Garry House on March 28, 2013 at 12:12pm — No Comments

Do You Really Want To Make Money...? Then Listen To A REAL Millionaire, Not Someone PRETENDING To Be One...

Lets keep it as "real" as possible... We are in the car business for one reason...

TO MAKE MONEY!!  

 

If you want to hug trees and save…

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Added by Sean V. Bradley on October 18, 2012 at 9:00pm — 2 Comments

AutoByTel Is Sponsoring & Attending The Internet Sales 20 Group... Are You Going To?

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AutoByTel Is Sponsoring & Attending The Internet Sales 20 Group... Are You Going…

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Added by Sean V. Bradley on September 24, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Warm Bodies Are Not Enough

Part of our marketing is to monitor help wanted ads for sales people.  I've seen some that should be very effective, but far too many are less than acceptable.  The only way to describe them is pure laziness.  The only other possibility is that the dealer is still running the sales department on "The Warm Body Theory."  That's where dealers who are stuck in the 1980's still believe that if they keep hiring warm bodies, eventually they'll end up with some "natural" sales talent.…

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Added by John Fuhrman on August 24, 2012 at 7:33am — 1 Comment

How To Hire The RIGHT Vendor

 

You've decided to go outside your dealership to get something handled.  After a lot of thought, you realized it would be better to spend money with the right experts and handle things once, than to save money on paper and take your people away from what they do best for you.  Many times that's exactly what you should do.  But how do you know you have the right company for what you really need?      

To help you see how to rate a company or service, I will be using our company…

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Added by John Fuhrman on July 10, 2012 at 11:08am — No Comments

Discussing "Pay Plans", Commissions, Bonuses (And WHY) Inside an Automotive Internet Sales 20 Group - Sean V. Bradley

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Discussing "Pay Plans", Commissions, Bonuses (And WHY) Inside an Automotive Internet Sales 20 Group - Sean V.…

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Added by Sean V. Bradley on June 12, 2012 at 1:06am — No Comments

The Difference In Being Different

We all have one week of work before 2011 becomes a collection of files to be stored away.  Sure, we'll go back and get some things for this years taxes.  Perhaps even take a look at some trends that occurred during the year.  But what are the things that will make 2012 a better year for you?  Chances are, there will be talk of improvement, higher numbers, better grosses, and maybe even a reduction in expenses.  But, it will all fade before the Christmas decorations are taken down.

In…

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Added by John Fuhrman on December 26, 2011 at 9:09am — 2 Comments

Top 20 Google Search Engine Advertisers of 2011

Google's 20 Largest U.S. Search Advertisers of 2011



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Added by Ralph Paglia on December 20, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

While the majority of my time is now spent trianing new salespeople, I still get to work with experienced teams on occassion.  I enjoy this break, especially during this time of year.  It's always ea…

While the majority of my time is now spent trianing new salespeople, I still get to work with experienced teams on occassion.  I enjoy this break, especially during this time of year.  It's always easy to get new people to set high goals becasue they're still excited about their new career and want to make a great impression.  Getting veterans to set goals is more like trying to get a college student to be done with a major paper BEFORE the night before!

As an expert in human personal…

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Added by John Fuhrman on December 5, 2011 at 5:20am — No Comments

A Haircut AND Sales Training

After more than a few weeks on the road, I needed a haircut.  I've been blessed (or cursed) with a full head of hair that grows very fast.  I am not all that keen on having my hair cut in spas, salons, etc.  But I do admit that going to the franchise Sports Clips is fun in a manly way.  You get to watch ESPN and they give you a massage after your cut.  And, I really like the hot towel on my face.

Because it's my birthday this month, I received an email from Sports Clips reminding me…

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Added by John Fuhrman on November 9, 2011 at 11:03am — No Comments

Excellence Is Entry Level

Winter 1982.  I was the F&I manager for a Chrysler, Plymouth, Jaguar, Deloreon dealer. (One of my better career moves.)  It was also a time that was very troubling for Chrysler.  They had gotten their loan (bailout) from the government and had cut back on their field support.  We got the memo that some of each dealership staff would volunteer for the New York Auto Show.  Each of us would have to go to the city and spend two hours at the Chrysler booth. (And we still had to pay for our…

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Added by John Fuhrman on November 7, 2011 at 5:31am — No Comments

You Can't Stop At The Beginning

This is my first day back after a five week road trip.  I had the priviledge of working with some top dealers to help them staff their sales team with trained recruits.  But, that can also be a curse if the dealer simply sends them on to the floor, wishing them luck, adn hoping for the best.  My job and that of many of my colleagues at other companies is to help new people build a solid foundation for each of the dealers to build upon.  In other words, I am only the beginning.

When…

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Added by John Fuhrman on October 31, 2011 at 6:05am — No Comments

Changing "I Know" to "I Care"

When you think about all that goes in to creating a professional in the auto industry, what comes to mind?  Usually things like, training, dedication, persistence, confidence and motivation come to mind.  All of these are important and valuable components essential for any professional, but they can't be effective without the one element that ties it all together.  You have to care.  Smarter people than I have…

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Added by John Fuhrman on October 21, 2011 at 3:48am — No Comments

Act As If...

Do you know the one thing that happens before 100% of the closes salespeople succeed at?  If you discover that secret, you'll see an increase in your own closing ratio, or in your ability to drive your sales staff to repeating successful months over and over.  The real beauty is, once you discover the secret, you have it.  It becomes yours to use any time you need it.

 

This powerful secret will also work to help you improve yourself, increase your skills and develop your team…

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Added by John Fuhrman on September 26, 2011 at 6:32am — No Comments

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