The key to my new plan…

“I doubled my sales after your workshop and JVTN®!” “Thanks for an incredible sales workshop. Just having a Joe Verde trainer in front of me for 2 solid days made me appreciate even more the commitment my dealership has made to training and growing our dealership and me personally. The workshop really affirmed to me …

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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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Working Your Deal

To sell more cars, just eliminate price as an issue. It’s one of the easiest things you can do to not only sell more, but to hold more gross. Since price comes up early on, learn to turn their price objections into budget concerns. Why? Especially now with inflation gone wild, budget is definitely the …

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Would Your Case Hold Up In Court?

Partly because social media is the main source of information for so many people, it’s amazing how many have lost the ability to ‘discuss or debate’ a topic. That same thought pours over into sales because ‘selling’ is a discussion / debate you have to control to gather the information you need to build value …

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Ready for some “Recurring Revenue”?

When you improve your selling and income average – you create RR (Recurring Revenue). I just finished a document on how dealers can maximize their return on investment with JVTN®. One of the most important points for a dealership is the recurring revenue generated when salespeople improve their averages. Example: Say the dealership was selling …

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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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Summer is Definitely Here…

Dealers are getting dozens of new vehicles instead of hundreds, these days. I talked to one yesterday who was getting just over 100 and now only shows 30-35 coming in this month. To the rescue… Selling CPO & Used Cars It’s the same thing at every dealership I drive by. There are almost no new …

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Talk Past The Sale…

“Joe, you said to ‘talk past the sale’. What does that mean and why?” There are dozens of ‘important things’ we need to do in sales to increase our chances of making it happen. One is to help people take ‘mental ownership’. That means see themselves using the vehicle, before they buy it. Think about …

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It’s Half-Time – What’s your Plan to Finish Strong?

I’ve written 423 issues of my sales newsletter, “Selling Cars Today” and hundreds of sales blog posts, and I’ve never run out of new things we have to deal with. NOW it’s especially important to review critical skills, work habits and processes that make or break your sales every day. So how have you done …

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Units and Gross are Way Up!

“I had a 50% increase in units, and I tripled my gross after your workshop.” “I have been in sales about 10 months at a great dealership, and I have a significant role model, my father, who oversees training for the Lindsay group. I started out on JVTN® which got me on the right track, …

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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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Process for every customer

Your training was exactly what I needed… “I’ve been so lucky to be at a great dealership. Learning your 8 steps gave me a plan and a process for every customer, and I made $40K my first year.  My 2nd year I made $61K, 3rd $89K, 4th $116K, and I finished last year at $147K, …

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Are You Making These Mistakes?

Right now, salespeople everywhere are making critical mistakes in the 8 steps to a sale that are costing them those extra sales they want to be making now. Review my 8 steps… • In Step 2. Mistake – they don’t investigate to find wants, needs and hot buttons. Remember, 86% buy a different make, model, …

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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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“What are the tricks to selling more?”

Lots of people say they’re just shopping, and in real life, that’s true. But based on buyer facts, they’re shopping all right, but not just for a car. 71% said they’re shopping mostly for a salesperson they feel comfortable with, just like you and I do, when we buy expensive things. Have you ever gone …

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