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Automotive Sales Management Training: Sell the Car, Not the Deal

There is a plague spreading among car dealerships. I call this affliction “deal’itis.” In the last month, I have been in many dealerships working side by side with managers and salespeople. I began to quickly notice the results of this sickness. Those results are things such as lower sales, low closing ratios, low gross profits and low customer satisfaction.

 

Just like a good doctor should do, I began to look for the symptoms of this sickness and what could be causing this…

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Added by Mark Tewart on December 19, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

Don't You Care About Your People

When you strip away your bricks and mortar, Website, CRM systems, inventory and everything else, what really matters? It’s your people. The bottom line is, people make a business successful or unsuccessful.

 

If you are a dealer or a leader of a dealership, what are you doing to recruit, hire, train, motivate, educate and retain good and even great people? If you truly want to see what is most important to you, then all you have to do is review where you spent your time…

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Added by Mark Tewart on December 18, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

The 8th Wonder of the World

In business, compounding interest is often referred to as the “Eighth Wonder of the World.” In business, and especially sales, I compare the compounding effect of interest to the compounding effect that occurs with current customers who can become repeat customers and referral machines.

 

You may have seen examples of how someone can start an Individual Retirement Account when they are 25, invest $2,000 a year and by retirement age they will have a significant seven-figure…

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Added by Mark Tewart on December 17, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments

Success or Failure?

There are 24 hours and a total of 1,440 in every day. Successful people just seem to get a lot more done in a day than unsuccessful people. The main reason is successful people keep the main thing the main thing. Success is not an accident.

 

First, you must be honest about your strengths and your weaknesses. Spend your time in what you are strong at and delegate what you are not. A sales person reading this article may immediately think they don’t have anyone to delegate to.…

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Added by Mark Tewart on December 16, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments

Words Are Cheap

Words are cheap. What matters is the true belief system behind your words and the actions you take because of those belief systems. Economies don’t improve, people improve. Waiting for something to happen is for losers. The most important economy is the one created between your ears.

 

During down markets you have to get creative to make things happen. Although you may not be able to push a new car market if it’s not there, you can niche market, create affiliations, utilize…

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Added by Mark Tewart on December 13, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments

The Powerful Salesperson

Customers don’t buy vehicles, and sales people don’t sell vehicles. Customers buy solutions to problems they can feel emotionally. Sales people are the conduit that helps customers discover those emotional solutions.

 

People buy from people. Customers generally do business with people they like and trust. Your customers don’t walk out of your dealership telling you that they bought from you because you are a jerk. Customers can get vehicles anywhere. Most of you are not…

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Added by Mark Tewart on December 12, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments

You Are the CEO

Are you the CEO of your company? If you’re a sales person, and you answered no to this question, think again. To be successful you must have a CEO mentality. All successful sales people view themselves as a business within a business. Never forget that the company you work for writes and signs your check, but you fill in the numbers. Always take responsibility for everything. You are the CEO.

 

What does a CEO do?

First of all, a CEO designs a marketing…

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Added by Mark Tewart on December 11, 2013 at 7:52am — No Comments

How To Increase Your Sales By 20% Without Spending More in Advertising

The managers in your dealership must have a written job description with clearly defined responsibilities and expectations.

 

Having specific goals for the department is required. Daily action plans for selling, training, appointments, one-on-one coaching, save-a deal meetings, deal structuring, follow-up, etc will increase sales by 20 percent without spending more for advertising.

 

If you read biographies of successful people or businesses, one common thread…

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Added by Mark Tewart on November 29, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Does Your Dealership Have An Online Personality? Give It One.

When you think of the word, personality, you often envision an individual or person and it is hard to try to apply this noun to a business. After all, the word person is in the word personality. However, when we look at the definition of the word from Wikipedia, we…

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Added by Amanda Ryan on November 29, 2013 at 7:50am — 2 Comments

Lead Generation = Dollar Creation

All businesses are built on two areas of competency – people skills and marketing skills. Many sales people who are more than adequate in their sales and people skills are struggling today. The reason is most sales people lack enough opportunities with customers. Lead generation = dollar creation

 

As a sales person you are in business for yourself. Having a mentality of being the CEO of your company is crucial to developing your business. The dealership signs your check, and…

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Added by Mark Tewart on November 28, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Five Tips for Beginning Sales People

1. Educate Yourself

Don’t wait for managers or anyone else to give you the sales education you need. Unfortunately, the automobile industry has been stuck for years in a, “Throw them in and see if they can swim mentality.” Some dealerships take new recruits to a meeting room and have them watch training tapes for a day and expect them to be trained. Neither of these options will increase your odds for success.

 

Begin a massive self-education program that will…

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Added by Mark Tewart on November 27, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

5 Tips for Dealership Facebook Pages

There is no way around it, you need a Facebook page.  Now, far too many companies and dealerships fail to realize that simply having a Facebook page isn’t in and of itself much of an accomplishment. 

After all, there is a tremendous difference between having a…

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Added by David Farmer on November 27, 2013 at 4:30am — 12 Comments

The Power of Action

I was recently invited to be a guest lecturer for an entrepreneur class at the University ofCincinnati. In the question-and-answer portion of the program, the professor asked me to sum up what I felt was the most important message I could stress to the class. My reply was one word – ACTION.

 

At a sales seminar I was giving, I was going over low- to no-cost marketing strategies designed to increase leads for sales people. At the first break after the marketing section, one of…

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Added by Mark Tewart on November 26, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Building Your Business

Have you made the commitment that automotive sales is your career choice? Unless you commit, it’s impossible that you will take the necessary steps to create the business you desire. Long-term thinking in addition to short-term goals are keys to continued success.

 

When you first enter into a sales position, 80 percent of your time is spent acquiring customers and 20 percent of your time is spent maintaining those customers. Eventually, with the right efforts, that model…

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Added by Mark Tewart on November 25, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Steering Your Automotive Audience towards Possible Leads

Gaining possible leads or car selling on social media are not easy tasks, but are what most dealerships, if not all, want from this marketing platform. We all wish there was a simple formula to follow that guaranteed…

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Added by Amanda Ryan on November 23, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments

Find Your Hidden Wealth

What is hidden wealth? Hidden wealth is an unused, dormant or under utilized part of your business that contains great value. All businesses have at least one hidden wealth. Even the best businesses in the world contain hidden wealth. The key is to determine your hidden wealth and begin to mine the potential gold that lies therein. All businesses are different. Each business should require their leaders to conduct a concerted effort of introspection and egoless honesty to determine what…

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Added by Mark Tewart on November 22, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Fake It Till You Make It

You are who you decide to be at any given moment. It does not take money, a degree, a certain age, a certain appearance, tons of experience, knowing the right people, past success or any other qualifying factor that you may be currently using as a subconscious roadblock to your desired success. Your belief system creates your results both past and present. If your current belief system is not what it should be to support your success, you must fake it, till you make it.

 

If…

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Added by Mark Tewart on November 21, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

You Can Make Things Happen

Thoreau once said, “Things don’t change, people do.” If things are to happen, you must make them happen. Good people and businesses always make things happen. Let’s look at the essential rules of making things happen.

 

Rule 1 – Always have a CEO attitude – You must start by taking responsibility for all things both good and bad. Accept that your company signs your check and you fill in the numbers. Your own personal philosophy, which is determined strictly by…

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Added by Mark Tewart on November 20, 2013 at 12:02pm — No Comments

Jay Baer Showcases Canadian Inspiration for Youtility as Content Marketing Best Practice

Jay Baer Shares 2 Simple But Brilliant Content Marketing Examples from the Great White North…

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Added by Ralph Paglia on November 8, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

increase website traffic

Since we deal with SEO and other services and has been providing to large auto merchants. We bring to you a unique product which you can use freely to increase and boost your traffic.

Traffic is very important for search engine rankings. It is also the hardest part to get good quality traffic. For improving search engine ranking not only traffic but direct traffic is needed that is why so many TE (Traffic Exchange sites fail). Wts Traffic Magnet 4.0 provides direct traffic and it is…

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Added by saurabh gupta on October 28, 2013 at 7:35pm — No Comments

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