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All ADM Blog Posts Tagged 'training' (395)

Did You Know You Can Drown in Green Peas?

It is possible to drown green peas.

It’s a sad occurrence. And it is rarely their fault they drown.



Green peas, or as they’re known in other industries as newbies, noobs, colts, rookies, freshman, recruits, or greenhorns, are a part of every organization.…

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Added by Joe Webb on October 10, 2018 at 10:00am — No Comments

Peer-to-Peer: Designing a Mentorship Program for Success

There are a plethora of training programs and trainers in the automotive industry many of which have different styles, advice, and opinions.

Often, those opinions vary widely. While training is indeed something I advocate in dealerships both as an…

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Added by Todd Smith on September 27, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments

Your Secret Weapon to Increasing Sales? Reading

Almost every dealership has some degree of training, from the manager telling the salesperson, “Here’s how to do a foursquare, now go get an up,” to a more structured and professional routine, perhaps from an outsourced vendor. The problem is, this training can be inconsistent. Or, due to high turnover, the managers…

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Added by John Wingle on September 6, 2018 at 7:14am — No Comments


Vendor
3 Tips to Improve the Results of Phone Calls

Many dealerships subscribe to some type of call tracking service that records incoming phone calls, however, many sales managers neglect to listen to the calls on a regular basis.

Typically, it’s not until the end of the month when they’re trying to squeeze out those last few…

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Added by Andy Church on August 31, 2018 at 7:00am — No Comments


Vendor
Develop Your Managers to Maximize Your Bottom Line!

Department Managers have an enormous impact on your Dealerships Profitability. That impact can either be positive, or negative. The choice is really up to you. We would never let the coach on the field without a playbook and a strategy, yet as an industry we let our managers “play” every day…

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Added by Andy Church on July 13, 2018 at 7:30am — No Comments

Tips On Creating Quality Videos that POP! [VIDEO]

Tim James shares the importance of quality videos and tips on ways that dealers can make their videos more appealing to customers.

Added by Timmy D. James on July 12, 2018 at 8:15am — No Comments


Vendor
Dealer Dilemma - Driving Sales and Doing It Right

Most dealers realize that the times are changing.

Hopefully most understand the importance of changing with the times. 

With the direction of automotive, those that don't face the possibility of becoming…

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Added by Mark Nicholson on June 5, 2018 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Why Omni-Channel Beats Multi-Channel Marketing

Lately I’ve heard the terms omni-channel and multi-channel marketing used interchangeably. Yet there’s a distinct difference between the two terms, and several reasons why I believe omni-channel marketing is a more effective approach for auto dealers.

 

Years ago, we realized that not all…

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Added by Scot Eisenfelder on March 15, 2018 at 5:30am — No Comments

Dealership Safety Concerns Aren’t Only About Recalls

Life at a dealership is hectic. There are so many pieces moving simultaneously that it can seem as if you’re living in a real-life version of the classic video game “Frogger,” continuously ducking, dodging and weaving your way through the dealership -- just as everyone else is. Combine sales, service and customer…

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Added by Chris Miller on February 28, 2018 at 6:45am — No Comments

Service Department Coaching is a Top-Down Process

The service department used to have red-hot sales and top CSI in the zone. 

But lately it has plateaued, maybe even…

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Added by CPI Results on February 27, 2018 at 9:32am — No Comments


Dealer
How does a barber learn to shave?

I came across a quote recently and I cannot remember the author, but I sure remembered the quote. It goes like this; “A barber learns to shave by shaving fools.”

 

It struck me that many times in Customer Service, the person I am engaged with is “learning to shave” with me. What…

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Added by Leonard Buchholz on January 30, 2018 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

Give Them Some Skin in the Game, Stop the Silos

There can be no arguing that most dealerships operate in silos.

Typically,
 four exist: New Car Sales, Used Car Sales, Service and Finance. These four…

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Added by Ujj Nath on January 10, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments


Influencer
Karen Bradley Presents the '7 Habits of Highly Effective People FREE Webinar - April 18 - 1PM EST

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4229265261108380418  

Karen Bradley Presents the '7 Habits of Highly Effective People FREE Webinar - April 18 - 1PM EST …

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Added by Sean V. Bradley on April 12, 2017 at 8:40am — No Comments

The Customer Experience That Wasn’t

Customer experience has become an industry “buzz term” of late when talking about customer acquisition and building loyalty. Most of the time, the focus is on the small things that turn a customer off -- attitudes, inefficient processes, or other such actions. But what happens when, well, everything goes…

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Added by Mike Gorun on March 15, 2017 at 6:29am — No Comments

Training Is a Service Department’s Best Friend

There are a lot of choices for consumers as far as where to take their vehicle for maintenance. And, while consumers are required to visit franchise dealerships for warranty and recall work, the majority of service revenue lies in regular maintenance. That is why a great and consistent customer experience is so important each and…

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Added by Tim Clay on January 11, 2017 at 5:30am — No Comments

Video Isn’t Only for Marketing

When it comes to video, most dealerships tend to think of it for purely sales department use, and sometimes in service. From communicating with customers via personalized emails, to live video walkarounds, video is certainly an excellent way to engage customers and increase VDP views. It is also a great tool for the…

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Added by Timmy D. James on January 9, 2017 at 7:44am — No Comments

A New Year’s Resolution to Service Consumers

As we make our New Year’s resolutions and reflect on 2016, which was a less than perfect year for our industry, filled with recalls and declining consumer confidence due to lack of parts availability to quickly fix these recalls, I thought it may be a good time to look ahead to 2017. In that spirit, I’d like to offer some simple tips…

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Added by Chris Miller on January 8, 2017 at 7:00am — No Comments

Stop Lying To Yourself About Dealership Turnover

There is a lot of talk going on about car dealership turnover.

It seems that everyone has an opinion about it but not a whole lot of solutions. I am going to do some "REAL TALK" in this post because it is time that the sugar coating stops. I have spent a great deal of time between…

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Added by Stan Sher on December 19, 2016 at 10:00pm — 4 Comments


Influencer
Sales and Service Disconnects: Back to the Basics

It wasn’t too long ago that a mandatory part of the delivery process included the salesperson walking the customer into service, introducing them to a service advisor and helping to begin that relationship between the customer and the service department. Even now it’s a critical question on many manufacturer CSI sales…

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Added by Tom Cannata on September 15, 2016 at 5:38am — No Comments


Influencer
Facebook and Google will be Speaking at the Internet Sales 20 Group 9 Plus 30 of the BEST Speakers In Our Industry - 3 Day Training Workshop

http://www.InternetSales20Group.com 267-319-6776

Facebook and Google will be Speaking at the Internet Sales 20 Group 9 Plus 30 of the BEST Speakers In Our Industry - 3 Day Training Workshop

Register here - …

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Added by Sean V. Bradley on September 8, 2016 at 3:23am — No Comments

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