ADM serves Car Dealers, Automotive Marketing Pros and Internet Sales Managers
Before you get started reading this, let me warn you that it is about twice as long as my normal posts, over 1200 words. I got started and the words just started flowing. I hope you find this useful.Continue
A message from Stan Sher, the founder of Dealer eTraining and Stan Sher Consulting. The story and explanation of the message is to let you know that the only way you can continue to grow and be the best is by simply getting excited. Create opportunities through learning, trying new things, and avoiding being stale at all costs. Your craft will continue to be fun.…Continue
Added by Stan Sher on October 6, 2012 at 9:00pm — No Comments
Stan Sher of Stan Sher Consulting and Dealer eTraining would like to give a shout out "Thank You" message to the one and only Grant Cardone. Stan is sporting Cardone posters and gear in order to stay motivated. The goal is to 10X all actions.
Added by Stan Sher on October 6, 2012 at 8:30pm — No Comments
The event for automotive dealers and allied industries was…Continue
Automotive Sales and Internet BDC Expert Stan Sher of Dealer eTraining explains the importance of being proactive in the dealership. Too many times sales people are wasting time…
Added by Stan Sher on May 29, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments
Recently, I was in a wedding with a large number of bridesmaids and a bridezilla who struggled to provide some kind of leadership for the group. As a result, there was miscommunication and a mind field of emotions to traverse. Once the wedding was over, one of the bridesmaids sent me a text message that said, “A diplomat is a…
Added by Stephanie Young on January 26, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Each year, I make the pilgrimage from coast to coast to spend the holidays with my family. It is a journey I greatly anticipate as I find myself not only home sick, but in need of family time by years end. I eagerly anticipate my work day to end and the voyage to begin with a dash to the airport. This delight usually melts away like a snowman standing in the sun by the time I make it…Continue
Added by Stephanie Young on January 4, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Stephanie Young on September 20, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments
Seldom does some one board an elevator from an upper floor to ride the elevator up. Most of the time, if someone boards the elevator from an upper floor it is to ride back to the first floor. Therefore, when considering progress, why let someone impede your progression by not being on the project from the ground floor?
Please allow me to further develop this concept for…Continue
Added by Stephanie Young on September 6, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments
I am a vertically enhanced female, which I normally see as a benefit except when I am trying to buy clothing. Most of the clothing options for women do not come with an option for inseam or length. This often leaves me in the dressing room wondering if I can pull of this dress as an empire waist line without looking like a maternity dress or can these jeans be cut…
When I was a teenager, I had to have some extensive surgery that landed me in a wheel chair for a few months. Recently, one of my physical therapist from that adventure found me on Facebook and was compelled to share his story of that short part of my life. He was a new therapist when he took on my case and had heard how hard teenagers can be in cases like mine. He braced himself for a…Continue
Added by Stephanie Young on August 30, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments
Dreams are often the seeds in which goals are grown from, but it takes acting on a dream to achieve a goal. Sometimes big goals can be as overwhelming as a football field to a five year old. Like that scared five year old, we can let a daunting task get in the way of our success because of a fear of failure.
Everyone faces challenges in life and risks failure. …Continue
Added by Stephanie Young on August 24, 2011 at 6:30am — No Comments
Before class started on one peaceful Saturday morning, my yoga instructor made this big announcement with much fanfare that there was some huge event coming to our studio. There were no additional details as to what the event was, when it might occur, etc. Just a stay tuned teaser. I was so excited that I could barely focus during class wondering what this event was, when it was going…Continue
Added by Stephanie Young on August 17, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments
When I was a child, I was the question asking machine. Now that I am an adult, I am the question asking machine. Not because I want to be annoying. I really want to understand why. Knowing the why helps me deliver on the expectations. Knowing the why gives me the follow through to see an opportunity to completion.
Understanding why gives me access to…Continue
Added by Stephanie Young on August 16, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments
Best piece of advice I have been given as a manager: Always be teaching others how to be you. Inspire them to be gunning for your desk and to become you. Humbly step aside when they replace you. Without them to replace you, the opportunities of your advancement decline.
Right after that tidbit of wisdom was imparted on me, I was asked to spear head a rather large…Continue
One of the retail automotive industry’s greatest challenges is attracting educated and young talent. Most career seeking university graduates overlook the automotive industry when considering employment. Their distaste for the automotive retail industry is typically fueled by negative thoughts about long work hours and confusing, commission-only based pay plans. The answer to…Continue
Added by Stephanie Young on August 10, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments
During a department head meeting in which processes where being discussed, it became evident there was an information gap for our clients. Our recruiting team was reporting a break down in information regarding who we are, what we do and what we have to offer. The team shared how they answer certain questions over and over again. They reported the funny misconceptions that they often…Continue
Added by Stephanie Young on August 9, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments
My youngest sister was born premature and as a result had pulmonary problems as a child. Because she suffered from chronic asthma, there was little expectation for her to be a strong and healthy child. One of the therapies she was subjected to in an effort to strengthen her lungs, was swimming underwater. I am sure this started out as a terrifying experience for a young child who had…Continue
Added by Stephanie Young on August 4, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments