The Generation Gap…

What’s most important to…Baby Boomers, Gen X & Millennials? There’s a lot of commotion about the differences between these age groups. If you really listen to them though, they’re really almost the same when it comes to actually buying the vehicle. The biggest difference between these groups is understanding how they shop for a car, …

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Apply What You Learn In Class…

“If I could go back 20 years to apply what I learned in Joe’s class…” “I have been in car sales over 20 years and if I could go back 20 years with what I learned at Joe Verde’s ‘How To Sell A Car Today’ Workshop, I would be retired now with more money than …

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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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Develop Your Skills Faster

You’re reading this, taking courses on JVTN® and attending our classes to learn more, so let’s look at how to turn knowledge into skills faster. Nothing helps you learn faster than practicing. So find a partner and practice together at least 20 minutes a day. Rule: No tough customers. You aren’t trying to trip each …

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Facts About Buying & Selling

Which stats are most important? That’s a big question because there are about 100 ‘most important’ facts about the different areas that affect sales. Stats on customers, selling, closing, negotiation, follow up, calls & leads, and facts on prospecting, unsold follow up, retention and more. Here are the most important when it comes to making …

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Went from 7 units to 18 a month!

I went from 7 units to 18 a month! “Joe, I have been in automotive sales for the past 10 months. The first 3 months I was figuring things out on my own. The 4th month I attended your Sales Workshop and BAM!  What was a great job, became a great career. I was averaging about …

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Processes vs. Skills – What’s The Difference?

Processes … A process is made up of the steps you take to complete something, whether it’s building a house, selling a car, or prospecting out in service. Common processes you need in sales… How to warm up the prospect – how to build value in owning the vehicle – how to close the sale …

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CRIC Beats “ITIO” Again & Again

“I’ll think it over and get back to you” – is one of the easiest objections to close on. Instead of dropping the price or carding them, first, you need to Clarify what they mean … “Bob, help me out here for a second before you leave … what is it you want to think …

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Follow Up For 6-10 More Sales This Month

Before we talk about how to follow up your working prospects, let’s review what’s happened so far… • 86% buy something other than what they said they wanted – and you did have a vehicle in stock they liked. • You spent from 20 minutes to a couple of hours and went through some or …

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How To Improve Your Sales Right Away!

I’d been playing golf for a few years, but no matter how long I played, the hardest concept I had to buy into and the hardest habit I had to break to hit the ball farther is that I should swing easier, not harder. Swinging the club was an aerobic workout most of the time. …

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Are some salespeople just ‘naturals’?

Wouldn’t it be great if you’d been born with a natural talent for selling lots of cars?  Wouldn’t selling cars be a piece of cake if you’d been blessed with more of that charisma and had won the golden tongue award so many of the “naturals” in our business seem to have? Some salespeople just …

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“Most”

I got an e-mail from a salesperson who justified not using whatever my article covered. How’d he justify not using the info? 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 …

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Poll Results Released By Joe Verde

Auto Dealer Salespeople Consider Price Most Troubling Part of Sales Negotiation According to Joe Verde Sales & Management Training Poll Joe Verde Sales & Management Training, Inc., (JVSMT) today announced that according to a recent poll of auto dealer salespeople, price is perceived to be the most troubling part of the sales negotiation process. An …

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Easily Get More Down & Higher Payments

Two phrases can replace 30 minutes of negotiation… Example: You’re working a deal and in your first offer, your customer says they don’t want to spend over $400. You’ll be amazed at how easy it is to get another $25, $50 even $100 a month with just two phrases. Here’s how it works… When the …

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How To Lose The Sale On The Lot…

Talk Trade Value – Lose The Sale 94% Of The Time Talk Any Price Topic – Lose The Sale 96% Of The Time “What’s my trade worth?” … “What would my payments run on this?” Most customers will ask you both questions before they’ve even found a vehicle they’re ready to take home today. If …

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Ask Joe

“How do I help my salespeople handle price shoppers?” Almost all of my “Ask Joe” emails lately are about how to handle price and the price shoppers that are out there these days. Handling price is always a common question and in today’s market, learning to deal with price is more important than ever. Remind …

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