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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At 20, Ellis is Earning Over $100,000 a year!

“I’m 20, and average about $10,000 a month from JVTN® training.” “I’m only 20 years old, and started selling cars 8 months ago. I have a very strong work ethic, and I do my Joe Verde Training on JVTN® in the mornings. Last month, I sold 26 units while holding gross and my rolling average …

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When You Learn More – You’ll Earn More

If your goal is to become one of those 20, 30 or 40 car SP, we are hands down your very best source – period. How do we help people turn pro? Because we teach skills & processes, like how to deal with price, which is about the biggest reason you lose sales and income. …

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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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New Year Means Get Out Of Your Rut

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 to this… Last year, I sold just a few more or just a few less than I usually sell. …

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To Sell More Take It 1 Step At A Time

You’ve heard me say ‘speed kills sales’ and that’s because fast requires skipping steps. It’s just math, how long does it take to… Step 1: Warm Up… Greet someone: 2 – 3 minutes Visit (build rapport): 3 – 5 – 10 Wander Around, General Q&A: 5 – 10 General Presentation: 5 – 10 Investigate: 5 …

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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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Angst Creates Objections & Costs You Sales

Angst … “A feeling of deep anxiety.” 8 out of every 10 customers you talk to today will buy. More important, 6 of the 8 specifically left home to buy a car today and from your dealership (that’s why they stopped at your dealership instead of the one next door). They came to buy, but …

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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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What’s Your Most Critical Selling Tool?

The telephone is the single most important tool you have in sales to help you sell more today and in the future. Sell Today … Use it correctly on incoming sales calls and unsold follow up to put more people on the lot today – asking for you. Sell Tomorrow … Use the phone today …

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Success is a Journey, not a Destination

The most important thing to remember about success is that it’s not just a bull’s-eye you aim for one time. Success is a constantly forward moving target, and that’s why having daily, monthly, yearly and lifetime goals are critical. The old adage, you either have what it takes or you don’t, just isn’t true and …

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Staying at #1

 18 units/month & #1 “I’m proud to say I have been the top salesman at my dealership for the last several years.  My success in sales is so simple; I just follow Joe’s steps of selling and growth which never fail and have resulted in my business being solely repeats and referrals. I go the …

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Slow Down & You’ll Sell More

Of course you want to get the sale done quick – and of course, so does your customer. But remember, if they don’t see the value, they don’t buy and… Value doesn’t come fast and value doesn’t come cheap! There are two quick ways to destroy a sale or make it way tougher than it …

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Help Them Buy!

Buying is an emotional process and often an ‘impulse’. That’s why your enthusiasm is critical from the greeting throughout your selling and closing process. You can help build their emotions even more in your presentation, but only if you know their emotional hot buttons which you find in a thorough rapport and investigation process. Then …

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Sean Gardner To Speak At VIADA Convention

Joe Verde Trainer, Sean Gardner, will speak at the Virginia Independent Automotive Dealers Association (VIADA) Convention & Expo on Friday, Oct. 20, at 1:30 p.m. The Convention will be held at the Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa/Short Pump in Richmond, VA. Sean’s Workshop Topic & Details: “How To Win The Sale With Today’s Customer” Today’s …

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Manage Your Activities

Want a 13th month of pay, without spending any more time at work? Sure, Joe, but what’s the catch? What if there is no catch – what if you can just tighten up your day so you can use more of it on activities that lead directly to more sales? Some things are just about …

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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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