Category: goal setting

Ask Joe: Your Time and ‘Selling’ vs. ‘Working the Deal’

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 Ratio b. […]

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 […]

Lazy People ‘Work Harder’ Than Pros

My first five years, I had to work bell to bell every day just to sell 8 units. Then one day I realized I wasn’t an 8 car guy, I was a 4-car guy working two shifts every day and most of my days off. Working double shifts now and then and coming in on […]

The Santa Guarantee…

You’re down to the wire, and if you want to go out with a bang, just do the things 20-30 car guys do: • Look, Act, Sound and Think like a pro in sales this month! • Leave problems and everything other than selling at the curb, and just go to work to sell a […]

Your Next $1,000,000

I know salespeople who’ve been selling cars 20 years, and are still just waiting until something better comes along. They haven’t made a commitment or learned enough about selling to start earning big bucks. What a waste of 20 years. A Million Dollar Decision In my book, “Goal Setting for Salespeople”, I remind everyone that […]

The Skills To Your Success

You Need ‘Selling Skills’ To Sell And Then You Need ‘Success Skills’ To Succeed… SUCCESS SKILLS: Control your continued growth No matter what profession you’re in, success skills are your foundational skills – the skills that drive your success. Whether you’re selling, acting, farming, or playing golf for a living – you have to keep […]

Ask Joe: How can I make $15,000 more this year?

Joe, I want to increase my income by $15,000 this year. What’s my best plan and where do I focus?” You didn’t say how many units you sell now or how you’re doing, so let’s assume you meant $15k more in the next 7 months. The math is always first: $15,000 ÷ 7 months, means […]

Quick Tip: Get Social!

You need to let people know who you are, what you do and where you work – and using social media is a great way to help you do that. Whether you send emails to your customer base, tweets to your fans, or you direct people to your page on Facebook or LinkedIn profile, do […]

Be Persistent And Sell More

All things are difficult before they are easy.” Einstein got low scores in math, Churchill got poor grades in English, and both became two of the greatest men in history. When I say don’t give up, I’m not talking about just quitting – I’m talking about mentally throwing in the towel, because you missed a […]

Play The Odds

After a purchase, have you ever been unable to talk to, or get the salesperson to return your calls? Isn’t it more frustrating when you have a question or problem and need a response now? Join the club. That’s exactly how your customers feel, too. Every call from them is just as important to them. […]