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Joe has worked in the car business since 1973 and in dealer, management and sales training since 1985. His workshops and online training emphasize common sense solutions to challenges in selling more vehicles, earning more profit and retaining customers for life. Reach him at info@joeverde.com.

Closing The Sale

You have to be ‘The Hammer’ to be a good closer. You have to be a ‘natural’ to be a good closer. Only a few people...
training

Your New Hires In Sales…

You have two choices when hiring your new salespeople... A. You can either hire the right people who have the potential to become pros in...
dealers

What You Need to Do — NOW — to Succeed in a Regrowth Economy

Check the correct statements... ❑ In good times we develop bad habits because we can. ❑ In bad times we develop good habits because we have...
sales boost

Need A Quick Sales Boost?

When we first started selling cars, it’s a shame that all of us weren’t taught how to effectively follow-up with a customer who leaves...
goals

5 Simple Rules To Set & Reach Your Goals!

Goal setting is the closest thing to magic you can find. It works way better than the ‘hope plan,’ wishing on a star or...
Management-Driven Leadership

Management-Driven Leadership

If you want to develop a winning team, spend the time and effort coaching and training them. BY JOE VERDE “It’s better to have one...
Sell More

Easy Ways To Sell More (Even If You’re Too Busy)

The river of gold is still flowing. Don’t wait until it dries up to get serious. BY JOE VERDE I talked to a dealer the other...
technician

How BMW and Manheim Are Working to Alleviate Technician Shortage

Back in June, Michele Boyarsky of The Engine Block reported that there is a growing shortage of auto technicians that is “alarming and worth...
texting

Why Are Service Departments Still Not Texting?

Technology has become so advanced. Most technology is designed to improve communication and make us more efficient, but technology is really just a means...
Hugh Hathcockvideo

Hugh Hathcock and Kalah McCoy Discuss Making The Recon Process More Efficient For Dealers

 Hugh Hathcock, CEO, and Founder of Recon Velocity returns to CBT News with Kalah McCoy, Executive Vice President at Recon Velocity. Hugh tells about the...
transition

Five Tips for Handling Internal Staff Transitions Within Your Dealership

In an ideal world, today's entry-level employees would always become tomorrow's senior leaders at your dealership. Ultimately, many factors impact whether an employee makes...
video strategyvideo

The Advantages of Having a Multi-Platform Video Strategy for Your Dealership – Jeff Brown,...

 Today on CBT, our host Jim Fitzpatrick sits down with Jeff Brown, the chief revenue officer of Force Marketing headquartered here in Atlanta. Jeff...

Overcoming Your Self-Objection

What's the biggest objection that you're going to get today? Price? Payments? Interest rate? Jonathan Dawson says that your biggest objection might actually be...

Do You Have Skin in the Game?

If you have some type of investment in something, you're more likely to take it seriously. On this week's episode of On the Mark,...

Leveraging Video For All Occasions

Most of us walk around every day with a phone in our pocket, taking videos of just about everything that peaks our interest. On...

Doing More With Your Website Visitors

On this week's episode of Auto Marketing Now, Brian Pasch talks about using data sources to understand who is visiting your website and how...