Secrets to Success…

Ask Joe: “I want to make $100,000 every year – where do I start?” We get this question a lot in class and through our ‘Ask Joe’ emails. That’s why I wrote these 3 books… • “How To Sell A Car” • “Earn Over $100,000 Every Year Selling Cars”• “Goal Setting For Salespeople” ‘Sell’ is …

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What Works Best for a Walkaround…?

Ask Joe: Why should a 6-Point Walkaround be a ‘Targeted’ 2 or 3-Point Walkaround instead? I was a judge at a walkaround contest held by the manufacturer. The best product sales experts from every region were there. They came on stage with the vehicles they’d present and the crowds roared (OK, no roar, but they …

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How To Work Fewer Hours And Sell More…

Who Could Pass This Up? So many people say, “Joe, if I did everything you talk about, I’d never have any time off with my family.” I’ve never said work longer. In fact, when you do what we teach, you’ll spend less time at work, earn more money, and have more quality time with your …

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Developing Your Skills

If you’re training on JVTN® or attending our sales workshops so you can sell more, let’s talk about how you can turn knowledge into skills. We retain… • 10% of what we read• 20% of what we hear• 30% of what we see• 70% of what we discuss w/others• 80% of what we experience So …

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They Won’t ‘Trade’

Sure, most salespeople say they want to sell more and earn more, but it’s the ‘trades’ they aren’t willing to make… • They won’t trade bad habits like skipping demos to follow the steps to the sale 100% of the time to sell more. • They’d rather spend half an hour doing nothing, than spend …

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Are you reciting the product manual or selling?

Your most important tools in how to sell and making the sale are your communication skills, and we’ve covered this before… 7% of effective communication comes from the words we say, 38% comes from how we say those words (tone and inflection) and, 55% is through our body language. Because what you say is the …

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How To Deal With A Well-Prepared Customer?

When customers walk on the lot with a printout on their trade value from Kelley Blue Book and 2 best deal offers from a competitor, to give yourself the best chance of making a sale, should you… ❑ Escape. Introduce yourself, tell them you’re with someone, turn them to the new guy, hope he sells …

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Making More in 4 Months Than Last Year!

In 4 months I’ve already made more than I did last year.  “In the four months after reading your books, ‘How To Sell A Car’ and ‘How To Earn $100K’, I’ve already earned more money this year than all of last year’s earnings. Before selling cars I was a counselor working with troubled teens, met …

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Really…?

I got an email from someone who justified not using what I cover. Why? He counted the times I used the word most. (I also get grief about using run-on sentences, and now and then I get a hit on my grammar – go figure.) I use ‘most’ so often because most means more than …

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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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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 …

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JV Trainer Sean Gardner Will Speak At NADA

Joe Verde Sales & Management Training, Inc., (JVSMT) today announced that their trainer, Sean Gardner, has been selected to present a workshop, “Turn Millennial Price Shoppers into Loyal Customers,” at the annual NADA Convention in New Orleans, LA, January 26-29. Commenting on his workshop, Gardner stated, “There are 80 million-plus millennials in the U.S. They’re …

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Developing Confidence Is A Step By Step Process

The best way to overcome fear, is to develop your skills, which will mean more sales, which in turn will give you more confidence. 1. Develop more skills. I was afraid of price and of closing, too, until I developed my skills. Now I realize ‘No’ isn’t important – ‘Yes’ is what you’re looking for, …

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Blurred Lines Between Selling & Closing

See what I mean about the blurred lines between selling and closing? Everything you do to bring a customer into the dealership; turning incoming calls into appointments, prospecting in service, and retaining your sold customers – moves the sale forward. Everything you do in Steps 1-4 of our 8-Step Basics, from your attitude, to your …

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Ask Joe: Is selling cars worth my time?

Joe, you keep talking about the money you can make selling cars – well, that’s not happening for me. I was making $20 an hour back at my old job and my boss said I could get my job back. Why should I keep selling cars and just hope it will get better for me?” …

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Book + Newsletter + Workshop = Success!

“From 8 to 13 with your book and newsletter, and then to 22.5 after your workshop.” “Joe, thank you for your newsletter, your books and your ‘How To Sell a Car Today’ workshop. I was an 8 car a month guy for the first 3 years of my sales career and then discovered your book, ‘Earn …

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Quick Reminders on How To Sell More Every Month

Summer is here and people are out buying, so here are some quick reminders that make a difference every day in sales. They aren’t in any particular order, just highlight the ones you want to focus on. Then do a search on JVTN® and ‘like’ that chapter or course for easy review. Great Question: “Is …

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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 …

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