5 Steps To More Success

Keep it simple – here’s how to keep you enthusiastic and positive about your career in sales… #1 – Continually improve your skills. How? Make the decision to learn more about selling every day through JVTN®, in our workshops, with my books, these articles, or on our blog. #2 – Set clear goals. You need …

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Avoid Handing Out Your Dismissal Slip…

“I’ll think it over and get back to you,” is one of the easiest objections to bypass and handle. Instead of dropping the price or handing them your dismissal slip (business card) try this instead: “Bob, help me out for a second before you leave … this seems like the perfect vehicle for you guys, …

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How long does it take to change a habit?

We’ve all heard, “It takes 21 days to change a habit.” Then I read it takes 28 days, and then I realized that when you’re trying to break a bad habit and replace it with a good habit, you better give it 60 or 90 days instead. If you’ll commit to doing just 3 things …

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Manage Your Activities

Want a 13th month of pay, without spending any more time at work? Sure, Joe, but what’s the catch? What if there is no catch – what if you can just tighten up your day so you can use more of it on activities that lead directly to more sales? Some things are just about …

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A New Chapter In Life

Another year of school for kids, and for some it’s the start of a new chapter of their life called ‘work’. We all had to take classes in subjects that didn’t apply to what we’d do in the future. Worse we had to pass, so we could graduate. So we studied, and I’m sure you …

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Keep Up Your Momentum

How can I keep my momentum going after I sell something? When runners hit that sweet spot on a long run, they get a runner’s high, that second wind. They’ve reached the point where they’re at their optimum performance level. If they stopped then to take a break, they’d lose the momentum they worked so …

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Being Productive

“Am I doing the most productive thing possible right now?” Write this question down on a few business cards and put this note to yourself everywhere – so you’re constantly reminded to “work” when you’re at work. Put a card on your dashboard, on your telephone at work, in your pocket so you’re reminded every …

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What’s True…?

Check the correct statements… ○ After salespeople become high achievers, they develop their skills, get organized, and come to work to work. ○ Salespeople who develop their skills, get organized, and come to work to work, become high achievers. ————— ○ After salespeople start doing most of their business with repeat and referral customers, they …

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Balance Your Enthusiasm…

Control your enthusiasm and you’ll control your career in sales. Selling is a combination of enthusiasm (attitude), skills, work habits, choice of customers and product knowledge. Enthusiasm is primarily determined by your success, your peers, and your job satisfaction. Success in selling is directly connected to… Your Skills … Knowing how to quickly build rapport, …

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Leave me alone – I’m working!

Wouldn’t it be great to work with 10 other 30 car a month salespeople who are all on the same page, working smart, and making money? That atmosphere is all about doing a great job, having fun, making money, and making customers happier than they’ve ever been with their purchase. Peer pressure and peer distractions …

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The Psychology of Buying

Which statement is correct? Buying is logical – and negotiation is emotional. Buying is emotional – and negotiation is logical. Fact: For 95%, buying is an emotional process. Think about it; very few people need to buy a different vehicle than the one they have now. They buy because they want a different vehicle. Price …

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Sell More – 85% Are There To Buy

You know that vehicle you really like? Do you remember the first few times you drove it? Remember how excited you were when you were talking about it with your customers? It’s time to drive all your cars again and light up your enthusiasm and excitement on each model so you can transfer your excitement …

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Ask Joe: Do I spend too much time working deals?

Ask Joe: How much time should you spend ‘selling’ vs. ‘working the deal’? You’ll spend about 2 hours making most sales and the outcome depends on how you spend your time. a. Spend the first 20 minutes focused on the money and you’ll spend the better part of 2 hours negotiating price. Result: 6% Delivery …

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Ask Joe: About Those ‘Be-Backs’

“Joe, when someone leaves without buying and then comes back in, why do you suggest we demo the vehicle again, before we go inside to work the deal?” As an 8-car salesperson, when people came back, I was so pumped I’d head straight inside and get bummed when they left without buying. What happened? When …

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Common Mistakes That Cost You Sales

Mistakes in sports cost you goals, points and eventually the game. Mistakes in sales cost you units, bonuses and commission each month. In sports, when you recognize you’re doing something wrong, or that you could be doing better, the obvious solution is to practice, practice and practice some more. The more you practice, the better …

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First Impressions Matter – Good or Bad

Customers make 1st impressions of everything, including your cars. If it’s a bad 1st impression, does that make it… ❑ Easier to close the sale –OR– ❑ Tougher to close the sale? Why tougher? Because when you show a vehicle that isn’t clean, won’t start, or runs out of gas on the demo, you create …

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Ditch The Fear…

Somebody asked me a long time ago, “Aren’t you afraid you won’t make enough in commission some months?” My answer, “No way – not ever!” Why? Because it’s just math! If you average $7,500 per month from doing (x) # of activities, with (x) skills, and spend (x) time doing it, as long as you …

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