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All ADM Blog Posts Tagged 'performance' (32)

Winning Teams Recruit and Train



Let's Play Ball!!!

Wikipedia defines "Teamwork [as] the capability to comprehend and recognize the diverse strengths and abilities in a group setting and then applying them to one final solution The concept has spread from the world of sports where it is well known and accepted, to business, so much so that it is in danger of being considered by some as an empty buzzword, or a…

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Added by Stephanie Young on March 31, 2014 at 11:18am — No Comments

Management, Service & Automotive Sales Training: Bringing Value

"You don't get paid for the hour.  You get paid for the value you bring to the hour.” 

~ Jim Rohn

Recently, I had a day in which the time seemed to sit still.  I glanced at the clock for the tenth time and it was only 1:30pm.  How could this…

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Added by Stephanie Young on March 10, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

Automotive Sales Staff Recruiting Time Management Plan

Automotive management tasked with the job of recruiting car sales people in addition to their other duties, often find themselves underachieving in terms of production. …

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Added by Stephanie Young on March 6, 2014 at 6:24am — No Comments

Relationship Building is the Key to Sales Success

I love going out to dinner when the wait staff remembers me and greets me like a friend.  The looks on my guest’s faces are priceless!!!  Everywhere I go; it seems the red carpet is waiting on my arrival.   Even my friends are eager to join me because via association they too get special treatment.  So, how did I earn my VIP status?  It was easy.  I just…

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Added by Stephanie Young on February 18, 2014 at 10:12am — 3 Comments

Sales Training: Diplomatic Immunity from Unreasonable Expectations

Recently, I was asked to make an appearance as Ms. Florida Forestry Queen.  Unfortunately there was no clear leadership and miscommunications abounded.  Even the day of the event, it was not clear what was going to transpire.  I tried to be prepared for anything.   After the event, I received this…

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Added by Stephanie Young on February 6, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Start the Year with Good Cheer!

Each year, I make the pilgrimage from coast to coast to spend time with my family.  It is a journey I greatly anticipate as I find myself not only home sick, but in need of family time after a few months away.  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…

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Added by Stephanie Young on January 2, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

Be Better at Best

I have been fortunate in life in that I have been given the opportunity to have worn many hats.  Having a broad level of experiences in life has given my personality a great deal of depth.  I have always been a marketer in some role or another.  One of these marketing roles was that of an entertainer, in which I marketed what would become my signature brand of “fun, joy and ease" as a…

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Added by Stephanie Young on October 30, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Sales Peformance Training: Leaping Over Ordinary

Recently, I competed for the National Title of Ms. US Forestry Queen and heard several times over the weekend, “You are an extraordinary woman!”  I am humbled and appreciative of any complement, but this one makes me giggle a little on the inside.  Why do I…

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Added by Stephanie Young on September 1, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Marketing is Just Like Dating

In constant pursuit of keeping up with the Marketing Jones Family, I came across a book by David Cummings and Adam Blitzer called Think…

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Added by Stephanie Young on January 23, 2013 at 5:30am — No Comments

Get High Performance for Auto Parts from Best Performance Shops

If you add high performance auto parts to your vehicle, you can enhance its efficiency to a great extent. The aftermarket parts help to unlock the power of your vehicle that may not be running at its full potential with the parts of stock manufacturers. You can select various types of aftermarket parts for adding to your vehicle.However if you want to enhance the performance of your vehicle, you have to opt for high performance parts. And for this purpose you can consult with the best…

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Added by JIm Evans on November 11, 2012 at 2:30am — No Comments

Knowing Your Phone Process and Your Customer's Experience

The Dealer Principle, Executive Staff and Department Managers are mired in daily tasks more than ever as our industry recovers---most have downsized dramatically in reaction to the recent struggles and find the leadership team is now required to do 150% or more of the duties they once did.



Concurrently, automotive Sales and Service customers have continued down the path of "Choosing" their providers from a safe distance. The internet remains the…

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Added by Chip King on March 10, 2012 at 6:23am — 2 Comments

How Nineteen Patriots Made a Difference in the Auto Industry

It is not my job, it is my duty to be inspired and inspire others.  Since my early twenties, I have said final farewells to nineteen brave patriots, heroes and friends.  Each paid the price for freedom before the rigors of life made them old and gray.  These are nineteen friends that I had planned to grow old with, but instead I honor their sacrifice to trade in their future as an…

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Added by Stephanie Young on September 15, 2011 at 7:00am — 4 Comments

Tall Tales in the Retail World: Sales and Management Training

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 a choice for inseam or length.  This often leaves me in the dressing room wondering if I can pull of this dress being too short or do these jeans look like capris or a fashion faux pas.  I am…

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Added by Stephanie Young on August 31, 2011 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

Failure is an Option, Quitting is Not

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. When engaging in…

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Added by Stephanie Young on August 24, 2011 at 6:30am — No Comments

Sales Peformance Lesson: High Jump

Following in the footsteps of three generations of outstanding educators, I took on the career of a high school teacher in my early twenties.  Being the new kid on the block, I was given two classes out of five that were "at risk" students.  High school students don't usually relish in the idea of math class and most "at risk" kids seem to see math as a total…

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Added by Stephanie Young on August 23, 2011 at 5:30am — No Comments

Sales Performance Training: Managing Superstars

Everyone has worked with Negative Nellie and Cantankerous Craig and seen how they can poison the waters of progress with their hater-aide.  Their less than inspiring attitude spread like a cancer through what was once an optimistic and forward moving team.  To managers and fellow peers, it is easy to identify the Nellies and Craigs and see the impact they have on team…

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Added by Stephanie Young on August 2, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments

Sales Staff Recruiters: Don't Spoil the Apple Barrel

“What is the number one challenge most dealers have with improving profits?”  1) Employee Turnover, 2) Capital, 3) Inventory, 4) Process, and 5) Recruiting Talent.  Of those polled, 30% answered “Recruiting Talent”.

It is not rocket surgery (it is easier to build a rocket than trouble shoot and repair one) as to how talent affects the dealership’s bottom line.  What puzzles me is…

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Added by Stephanie Young on July 14, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

Management and Sales Performance Training: Embracing Boredom

It does not happen often, but sometimes I find myself bored.  This week I find myself working remotely with my toes in the sandy.  Without the distractions of the office, I am actually finding myself completing my normal task list with time to be bored.  So how does someone who is usually as busy as a bee handle boredom?  I have learned to embrace this simple and rare luxury as a gift to…

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Added by Stephanie Young on July 11, 2011 at 6:30am — No Comments

Making a Difference: Sales Performance Training Lesson

If the world was devoid of you, what would it be like and contrast that with if you were the whole world?  Which do you think would be the better place?

The above question was something that passed through my busy brain one night as I prepared for duty the next day at the office.  It seemed like an interesting way to keep my mind busy and off any…

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Added by Stephanie Young on July 6, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

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