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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You’ll Sell More When You Count Correctly

4 x 25 Does Not Equal 50 If your dealership requires you to track what you do and count the people you talk to each month, my bet is your total ‘ups’ hover right around 50 a month. How do I know? Because we surveyed 3,555 salespeople and asked, “Counting everyone who shows any interest …

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How Do I Stay Motivated?

Somebody asked me a long time ago…  “How can you handle the uncertainty and the ups and downs of being on commission?” When I started selling cars my second time around, I’d learned so much more about selling, so this time I cheated. Here’s one way I did it… I’m guessing that you probably hate …

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Peer Pressure Kills Sales & Careers

It doesn’t take much more than a ‘duh’ degree to know that if you don’t do what it takes to succeed – you won’t. But so many people reading this who want to improve and know they can, don’t. Most don’t even try, because they’re afraid of the ‘resistance fighters’ or of what some of …

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How You Count Things Will Control Your Career

Amateurs count the times things they do don’t work. Why? It helps them justify not doing the things you have to do in sales to sell more, earn more and control your career in sales. “I made 5 follow up calls and nobody came back in – what a waste of time.”  “I tried staying …

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Let’s Talk About Features…

Features don’t add value by default. Unless you sell the benefit, they just add to the price. Another common problem that goes along with knowing all of the product stats is being able to explain what they mean, and then tying it in to how each of those features relates to each customer’s specific wants …

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No Change – No Gain

If you do everything in sales for the next six months exactly the same as what you did the last six months, will you probably… ○ Sell the same ○ Sell the same or less Experts everywhere are telling us… ○ We may have a record year ○ We may have a bad year ○ …

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