When every deal is a mini…

Ask Joe: “I can’t make $$$ – every deal is a mini!” If you’re getting lots of minis, it’s either because you’re only selling small units with zip for gross to begin with, or because you’re holding a price dropping auction on each vehicle you show people. Some dealers run big price ads, put a …

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How to get from the 8 Car Rut to 20…

As the 8 car guy my first 5 years, I would have immediately laughed this off and started explaining why you can’t. My response would have included the same things we hear from salespeople today who were never trained, or worse, were trained on the same sales prevention skills and techniques I learned my first …

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* Urgent Notice *

People don’t buy cars, boats, bikes or RVs until they’ve already taken mental ownership. Try to remember that none of us buys anything, even something as simple as a bottle of water, until we visualize ourselves using it for the purpose we want or need it for. When you’re thirsty, you think about something to …

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50 ways you can improve!

Are you ready to make the big bucks? Here are 50 ways you can improve If you’re serious about selling more, have fun and rate yourself in each area from 0% to 100%. Then start improving YOU. (Careful on the 100%, nobody’s perfect.) The BasicsFirst Impressions (% Great) ____%Your Greeting (% Great) ____%Bypassing Price On …

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Last month I sold 42 units…

“I started selling cars 4 years ago and have been at this dealership for 2 years. We started using JVTN® after I had been here six months, and it has helped the managers and salespeople change their attitudes about sales. I train every day and I’m taking the steps to get to my goal of …

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Gaining Knowledge vs. Developing Skills

I decided to play golf a few years ago, so I bought clubs and videos on everything from driving to putting. Then I watched every video on what I needed to do to become a good golfer. Quick question – how many skills did I develop watching those videos? Right – Zero. All I got …

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Did You Know…

• More salespeople are millionaires than physicians. • 70% of self-talk (what you tell yourself) is negative and huddle talk is even worse. • We spend over 11 hours per day watching, reading or interacting online or on TV (2 hours & 15 minutes of that is on social media). We check our phones over …

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Winning Attitudes

Albert Einstein did terrible at arithmetic, Winston Churchill got lousy grades in English, and both ended up being two of the greatest men in history. And I saw a pic of Jeff Bezos the other day when he started Amazon in his apartment. Now he’s worth $135,000,000,000 (135 billion dollars). Persistence eliminates resistance! Whether you’re …

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How Important Is Price?

Ask Joe: “Should we focus on what people want & need a vehicle for or on what they have to pay?” Of course, in the car business, price comes up with every customer – it has to because they have to pay for the vehicle. When it’s handled correctly though, price is actually one of …

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Eric Edwards Appears On CBT News

Joe Verde auto sales trainer, Eric Edwards, was interviewed by CBT News’ Jim Fitzpatrick last week at the NADA Show 2019. He focused on how training your sales team is critical to boosting sales in any market condition. Also, he pointed out the value training brings to the dealership. Check out Eric’s interview here.

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Fear

False Expectations Appearing Real Think of some of the awful things you thought would happen if you said or did what you were afraid to do. In real life, didn’t you laugh it off after nothing bad happened? When you’re too nervous to try to close the sale because they might say ‘no’, you end …

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2019 Is Here…What will you do different?

It’s a brand New Year and that means it’s time to get out of your rut and sell more! How long have you been selling the same number of units and earning about what you earned last year? If you’re like most salespeople who’ve been selling for a while – the answer is probably close …

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Be careful who you listen to this year…

Every day, you hear something that could affect your success in sales today and long term. Unfortunately, a lot of what most people hear is negative information that can hurt your career instead of helping you become more successful. Why? Easy, just circle the bullets below about who’s sharing their ideas with you on your …

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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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Another Dozen Skills You Need To Earn $100,000+

Learning how to sell with the Basics is critical, but here is a list of the other skills you need if your goal is to earn $100,000+ every year. Just check what you want to improve. Keep The Sale On Track If you don’t control the process, good luck, you’ll need it. Control isn’t negative, …

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Sell A Few More Each Month – The Easy Way…

You always have a “personal assistant” with you…Here’s how to use it to help you sell more! There’s a lot of organizational stuff most salespeople aren’t very good at. The good news is your iPhone or smartphone can easily help you sell more and earn more. Here are a few ideas on how you can …

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From 5th in Sales to #1 in Sales at 23 units

From the middle of the pack to 23 units a month. I have been selling for 2 years and have always been consistently in the middle of the pack for my dealership. When I left your How To Sell A Car workshop, I was on fire and my confidence was way up. Your sales process …

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