Develop Another Good Habit

For most salespeople, staying positive and being confident takes work, especially in sales where you hear “no” way more often than you hear the “yes” that equals a paycheck. I was going through my files and found some very old 3×5 cards that were so worn they were barely legible. For months I’d carry one …

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Core Propsecting And Referral Online Training Course Now on JVTN.com

Subscribers to JVTN®, Joe Verde’s virtual sales training network for the automotive industry, introduced a new specialized training course that helps salespeople build a pipeline for deals now, soon and down the road.    “You may be a great closer, but if you’re not prospecting correctly, you’re missing out on limiting your sales career,” said …

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‘Close’ On Christmas

Learn to use the spirit of Christmas and gift giving as a closing tool to help you deliver more units this month. Put a new car, truck or whatever you sell on the showroom floor with a big red bow on it, and start talking about “Christmas presents”… NOW!  People love giving presents, especially to …

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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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Make It About Them

I read a survey about what customers look for most when they buy a new vehicle. Some of the key points in the survey… • An arrogant or pushy salesperson is not appreciated. (Wow, who knew!) • They’d prefer to talk to a salesperson who was polite and friendly (aka: built rapport), who knew their …

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Vehicle Delivery Addressed for JVTN® Online Training Course

Subscribers to JVTN®, Joe Verde’s virtual sales training network for the automotive industry, introduced a new specialized training course that focuses on having a more effective Delivery to help ensure customer retention and additional opportunities for customer referrals. “Too many salespeople think that once they’ve parked their customers in the Finance office their responsibility is …

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Play The Odds

Over 50% of the vehicles are sold to women and over 90% of your sales are directly influenced by the woman in the group (wife, girlfriend, mother, etc.). I hear a lot of stories from people about their “car buying experiences”. In fact, a friend of ours who wanted to buy a new car, told …

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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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I Quit – I’m Outta Here!

“If you try to make me learn more so that I can sell more cars and earn more money, I quit – I’m outta here!” One of our JVTN® support managers was talking to a manager who said his salespeople didn’t want to train on JVTN® every day. Our support manager said, “Wow, you guys …

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Advanced Closing JVTN.com Course Released By Joe Verde

Subscribers to JVTN®, Joe Verde’s virtual sales training network for the automotive industry, now have access to a new advanced training course that focuses on how to become a “master closer” in the automotive business. “This training course helps you improve your selling skills to handle the tough objections you face on the lot every …

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Just A Thought…

Three salespeople were asked what they were doing. All three gave different answers… I’m selling cars. I’m making a living. I’m building a future. Did you ever think about it? What exactly are you doing in the car business? Are you an 80%’er who goes to work just to sell a car or to make …

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Joe’s Newest Poll Question

Joe Verde has a new poll question up on his website. This month he’s asking salespeople: What is the most important benefit your prospects care about? Click here to go to the poll and vote now.

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We’re Almost Into Q2!

We’re well into 2011, and you should be putting the pedal to the metal to make it happenthis year. The recession is behind us, and if you don’t grow this year, you can’t use that excuse. The car business is coming back fast, people are out buying again and you have the chance to take …

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Ask Joe

“As a manager, can I be friends with my salespeople?” Being friendly is different than being friends, and this is one of the toughest decisions you face. It helps to answer these questions: Were you hired to run the business as efficiently as possible, or build a group of people you love hanging out with? …

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Ask Joe

“At our 20 group last week we were talking about spiffs for salespeople. My question is – why should we have to pay our salespeople a spiff for doing a write up or for an appointment that shows up?” With dealers, when the talk eventually turns to pay, which it always does in almost every …

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