Ready?

How you’ve been selling cars will need an update, as ‘back to normal’ is kicking in again. Why start now? Because the ‘back to normal’ changes started months ago. So if you haven’t put on your realistic glasses instead of the rose colored ‘I’m not concerned, everything will work out’ glasses, then fasten your seatbelt. …

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“From $45,000 to $80,000 to $100,000!”

“I started selling cars 3 years ago in the middle of the pandemic, at a great dealership that believed in the value of great training – and if it wasn’t for your training, I would not have made it. From Day 1, I have trained daily on JVTN® learning your 8 Step Sales Process To …

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What’s your story?

I was watching a program about how people either stay the same or change. The end point was that we all either write our own story in life, or life will write it for us. Think about it. Aren’t our life experiences broken into chapters; kid, teenager, adult, soldier, bartender, salesperson, trainer, etc.? If yours …

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Success comes at a price!

So many people confuse ‘waiting’ with ‘working’. They want more sales without more effort, but… “The only place in the world where success comes before work, is in the dictionary.” Quick story: It was a rainy day and I’d contacted all my prospects from hot to cold. My coldest was a farmer out in Riverside …

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Wages for Waiting = $0

But how much you can earn in sales is unlimited! Write the question below on a few business cards, tape a note on the back of your phone or create reminders throughout the day so that you’re constantly reminded to “work” when you’re at work. “Am I doing the most productive thing possible right now?” …

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‘Closing’ & ‘Objections’

Closing: Everything that moves the sale forward. And of course, getting that final TMO ‘total mental ownership’ commitment is closing. Objections: They’re just speed bumps! Some are easy, some are tough. Overcoming them is closing, too. I have 100 or so closes I’ve used. Some almost never, and about 10 were my ‘go to’ closes’ …

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Do You Believe In YOU?

Albert Einstein got low scores in arithmetic, Winston Churchill got poor grades in English, and both ended up being two of the greatest men in history. Bezos (Amazon) and Musk (Tesla) are both headed to a TRILLION in value for their companies. Their initial value was ZERO. Thomas Edison failed 10,000 times trying to make …

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“No Be-Backs”

When I started selling cars, my managers kept saying ‘there’s no such thing as a be-back’ … so none of us did any follow up. Because I believed it, I spent 5 years doing almost zero follow up to get an unsold prospect back on the lot. And I spent zero time and effort trying …

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Questions About Closing More Sales

Don’t confuse selling to someone, with someone who is buying. I bought an SUV, actually I almost did – until the whole process was so ridiculous, I just walked out. Anyway, the salesperson I tried to work with, didn’t make any attempt to talk to me, even though he was just standing on the lot …

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Being Skeptical…

Being skeptical is fine, especially since I keep talking about how easy it is to start selling more…Check out a recent testimonial… “I just wanted to say thanks!” “I was a bit of a skeptic when we started on JVTN® 2 months ago. I am just that way about new things. Since I started your …

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“Tell us more about Questions”

The Short Version… Questions help you set appointments that show.Questions immediately set the direction of the sale.Questions give you ‘hot button’ info to help you sell.Questions help you sell what you have in inventory.Questions build the value and lead to a close.Questions cause people to take mental ownership.Questions set up a non-price negotiation.Questions close the …

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Beat Who’s On Top, Or Improve?

Is your goal to ‘beat the top salesperson’ or to continually improve? Math: If you both just work your shift and the top SP sells 15 and you sell 12 – of course you can beat him or her just by doubling down on your hours. Problem: You can’t maintain double down, so I’d recommend …

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What’s an hour of your time worth?

It takes a couple of hours to make a sale today, so if you average $600 a sale, that means you’ve made $300 an hour. Nice! What are the other hours worth – when you don’t have a customer and are just waiting for another walk-in or lead? ZERO $. That doesn’t have to be …

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More Answers

“Why do some new salespeople in their first few months (who know almost nothing about the product or selling) outsell a lot of the salespeople with experience?” If you think about it, you already know the answer. When we started selling, most of us knew nothing and if you were like me, I was definitely …

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One of the Most Common Questions We’re Having…

Let’s talk about the questions we’re getting now… “Joe, why do you keep talking about your 8 steps to the sale when we have almost no inventory to sell? In real life, we either have the car they want or we don’t, and they either buy it or they don’t.” ————— I love it when …

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Body Language Basics

Being able to ‘read’ what people mean, not what they say, is critical. So is projecting your own body language they’ll be reading. That’s why it’s so important to master your skills and the 8 steps so you can give your full attention to the customer. When you’re winging it, you can’t pay attention, because …

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