“Lucky for me…”

“Lucky for me that we started training on JVTN®.” “I had been in Service for 17 years and I loved working with the people, loved the product and the dealership but my dealer kept telling me I’d be great in sales, so 3 years ago I finally made the change. Lucky for me after averaging …

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Avoiding Distractions…

While we’re talking peer pressure, when I started selling cars again, I had a clear daily routine I followed to sell more. I’d get there half an hour early, then walk the front line and back lot to see what came in or moved around since I’d left. I walked through service, the customer lounge …

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Clear Goals = Fast Recovery

To get through this ‘stuff’ the most critical activity now is to have clear goals and plans to get you back on top. A positive statement: “I’m going to get through this” isn’t a goal, just a statement with nothing to back it up. Unrealistic goals like, “I’m going to work hard and make 10 …

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How do I stay motivated?

How do I keep my head on straight right now? In my newsletter for auto Dealers and Managers this month, I reminded them that this month that now is the time to… Dig your way ‘up’ and ‘out’ of this, instead of ‘down’ and ‘deeper’ into it. The question focuses on the critical part of …

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How bad is business now?

How bad is business for most dealerships? There is no general answer to that right now. Seems like most of the US and Canada were in a lockdown and most dealerships couldn’t open for sales, and many may be slowly reopening over the next month. During this time, I’d hope that most of those were …

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It’s Your Career – How far will you take it?

There is a ton of opportunity to grow for 2 reasons… 1. Experts say to expect 17’ish million units again this year, people got tax cuts, companies got breaks and can keep more employed or raise their pay. 2. 80% of the salespeople down the street are below average. That means your competition isn’t very …

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Making $100,000 and Going Strong…

“I earn over $100,000 and train on JVTN® almost every day.” “I’ve been in the car business for 30 years and I have had access to JVTN® (Joe Verde online training) for the last 7 years at my dealership. Joe’s training and constant training on JVTN® is a religion at our dealership because no matter …

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Service to Sales…

“From ‘service’ to ‘sales’ with 200 units my first 8 months.” “Joe, I’ve been in the car business over 24 years and recently made the switch from service to sales. I knew a lot about cars, but selling them was a whole different process and I was lucky that my dealership subscribes to your online …

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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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Increased by 300%

“We increased our net profit 300% from your training.” “We made a commitment to improving and since coming on board with The Joe Verde Group we have continually improved and moved the needle (charts) northeast (up). We sent all of the managers to your Team Leadership Workshop and to your Closing Workshop – and we …

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What’s your choice…20/60/20?

Ask Joe: “What do you see as far as sales for the rest of 2018, will it be good or bad?” In my manager’s newsletter this month, we’re talking about the 80/20 rule, which is really the 20/60/20 rule and about how it applies to almost every group of people. Between our sales and support …

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Our 31st NADA Convention

NADA had another great annual convention in Las Vegas this year. We certainly go there to sell ‘stuff’, but after 31 conventions and tens of thousands of people through our classes and even more online, it’s more like an annual ‘reunion’ with ‘hugs’ from people who’ve been successful with our training – and it just …

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Your Support Group May Be Holding You Back

Unfortunately, more than half of the people reading this are stuck… Because they weren’t paying attention to what was happening, they’re… stuck with an average attitude, stuck with poor work habits in sales, stuck with skills that don’t work, and all of that means they’re stuck at average or below in sales and income. Why? …

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JVSMT Trainer, Sean Gardner, To Speak At MTADA Convention

Joe Verde Sales & Management Training, Inc.,(JVSMT) today announced that their senior trainer, Sean Gardner, has been selected to present a workshop, “Finish This Year With A Bang!,” at the Montana ADA Convention, Saturday, August 26, at 9:15 am. Commenting on his workshop, Gardner stated, “Dealers spend millions of dollars every year to drive traffic …

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$94,423 Raised For CCI At ADESA Auction At NADA Convention

In a continued effort to support Canine Companions for Independence (CCI), ADESA held an auction during the 2017 NADA Convention in New Orleans that raised $94,423 for the NADA Foundation and CCI. Retired Army Sgt. Steve Blackman and his service dog, Gottlieb, attended the auction to represent Canine Companions. “My life has completely changed. No …

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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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Ask Joe: Fear, Angst & Discomfort

Why do you even need to close if everyone came to buy?…” FEAR – ANGST – DISCOMFORT Buying a car is something most people only do every few years, and they know they can never figure out which is the real, best thing for them to do. Recently, I bought two vehicles and traded in …

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