Takes more than Optimism to Hit your Goals

“I will sell 30 cars a month!” That is certainly optimistic, but… Optimism is just another word for highball. Hitting 30 takes goals, a plan, skills and discipline. Everybody says they want to sell more, earn more, build their customer base and more. The problem always boils down to the ‘trades’ you’ll have to make. …

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Spot your dream and make a deadline!

Goals – Goals – Goals In January, we talked about goals; what they are, who sets them, and the rules to goal setting. All of that leads to even more questions to talk about. Your success depends on 4 key elements. These are the 4 secrets to success: your Skills, work Habits, Attitude, and the …

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The ‘slump’ is a growth killer…

“When I don’t do well, I find myself doing less, instead of more, to work my way out of a slump.” Instead of putting the spring back in their step and a smile on their face, most guarantee to fail again tomorrow, because of their attitude. Example: You started selling cars 12 months ago, climbed …

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Sell More Cars, Have More Fun, Make More Money

“I never had so much fun helping people and getting paid for it at the same time.” “Selling cars was something I always wanted to do and just knew I would be good at it. I was working as a teaching assistant in the school system and I was so lucky to start at a …

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SHAC Applied Skills

“We train daily on JVTN®. Your 8 step process has been the key to take me from averaging 20 to 32.6 now.” Ameer, Medina Auto Mall, OH “From 13 units to 23 from working on your 8 steps, focusing on closing and handling objections.” Addison Winch, Romeo Toyota, NY “I worked in fast food before …

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What Will It Take To Hit $100,000 In ’24?

Most people have no idea! $100,000 a year should be the base you improve from, not your ‘hope to get lucky & hit one year’! So, the question I get a lot is, “Do I have to work in a high line store or in a better location?” Nope. Does it depend on if your …

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Stuff That Matters Every Time

Even though 8 out of 10 came to buy, impulses control the outcome. When you’re dancing (not the jerky kind), someone has to lead. Same with sales. If you wander around waiting for them to take the lead, most will wander off the lot soon. Repeating ‘do you have any questions?’ means you didn’t learn …

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Attitude Is Everything

Attitudes are your most important tool to sell more, especially now, while everything is going on. When you walk out with a spring in your step & a smile on your face to greet every customer, you just buried the last 3 salespeople they met down the street, and that’s before you even say anything. …

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Customer Satisfaction

What does it take to make a customer happy with their purchase? The answer lies in what makes any of us feel good after we’ve spent a lot of money on something.We all want to feel like we got… A “Fair Price” is always determined by what customers pay in relation to the value you’ve …

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Are You Working Or Waiting To Work?

You have the opportunity to make a $300 or $500 or $1,000 commission 4 times every day. Instead of developing sales skills and having the discipline to follow 8 simple steps, most salespeople settle for an average voucher every 2 or 3 days. And then explain to family and friends that it isn’t their fault, …

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Stop saying you can’t!

I keep trying to talk you into selling more, but first you have to believe that you can. The first step to selling more is to stop saying you can’t. A few questions… • Can an 8 car SP sell one more and hit 9? Seriously, of course! • How would they achieve that? A …

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Closing Sales & Handling Objections

Closing sales is so easy and so much fun – the only catch is that you have to learn and practice everything you’ll use, until you can use it all perfectly. As I was learning more, I studied all the time when I wasn’t with a customer, then I tried to apply it when I …

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Double your sales & get better every day!

“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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Amateur vs. Pro

Whether you played amateur or professional sports, how many games would you win if you didn’t pay attention to the plays the coach was covering and didn’t practice any of them before the game… Would you win or lose? Experience kills growth, because people think, “I don’t need to learn more, I’ve been doing this …

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Skipping the Demo…

About those good & bad habits! The more you do something, the stronger the habit will become. If you skip a demo today, it will be easier to skip one tomorrow. And most already have the habit and skip the demo 2 or 3 times every day. Problem: No Demo = No Sale People don’t …

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Went from $25K to $120K!

“I was earning $25,000, now I’m at $120,000!” “I went from working at a grocery store and going to college making $25K to $30K to making $120,000 my first full year in car sales.  When I got into the car business, I started out in the BDC, and transitioned to sales a year and a …

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No Manual When I Needed It!

I hadn’t used my drone lately and needed it for a video of my property. It’s off grid with no internet connection, so I couldn’t get to the manual on how to link to the controller. I wish I’d downloaded it sooner, so I’d had it when I needed it. I did that today! Download …

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It’s about the Journey, not the Destination

A lot of people feel that when they make $50K or even $100K or get a new car or house, they’ve arrived. They should feel great, but there’s no such thing as standing still in anything. You have to continually improve your skills, your sales & income, your health and everything else that’s important to …

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