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Management Skills: Leader or Authority Figure

management skills

We so often hear the term leader being thrown around so casually as if anyone can be considered a leader. Many employees assume that those in charge of a project or a department or even the whole company are a leader just because they have … [Continue reading]

Automotive Digital Marketing Education: What is Needed.

Automotive Digital Marketing

Fact: 80-90% of shoppers going online before contacting a dealership. Fact: A dealership’s online presence is now their most important marketing initiative. Fact: Digital Marketing spending is now increasing as a portion of total marketing … [Continue reading]

Spend More Money or Refine My Employee Processes?

employees processes

“There are two ways to sell more. Increase your marketing budgets by twofold or refining the employee processes in place, thus becoming more efficient with money you currently spend. Which would you feel comfortable doing?” I posed this question … [Continue reading]

Are Your Vendor Partnerships Impacting Your Success?

How To Improve Your Vendor Partnership

There seems to be a growing disconnect between customers and their vendors. It seems these vendor partnerships have a flaw. Whose responsibility is it to educate the customer on the results of services delivered? The reason I am raising this question … [Continue reading]

Successful Employees Start With You

successful employees

I was teaching a workshop the other day at an Automotive Digital Marketing Event on building a successful team. As the audience filed out, a GM of a dealership pulled me aside and asked if he could ask me some questions. We found a few seats in the … [Continue reading]

Interview Mistakes: Do You Really Want that Job?

Interview mistakes

Recently I have been holding interviews for candidates to add to my team and have been shocked at the amount of basic Interview Mistakes I am seeing. These simple mistakes can impact a candidate's ability to impress. A few months ago I wrote an … [Continue reading]

How to Improve Your Accountability Factor

accountability

I received an email from the owner of a business whose team was in a two day training session with us. He was receiving great feedback from his team but he wanted to review with us the “accountability” section in our training. “ So many courses … [Continue reading]

Do You Approach Your Work With Gratitude?

gratitude

This article is a little different than others I write because it is not about marketing, or training but about how we move through the world each day and our responsibility to others and ourselves. I was listening to a documentary on Carlos … [Continue reading]

Great Customer Service Training Focuses on Relationships

customer service

Take a moment to remember a time when you were blown away by someone’s service. Maybe a restaurant, a hotel or a company you did business with. What did they do that was so impressive? My guess is that it boils down to how their customer service … [Continue reading]

Reputation Management: Still needed?

With Yelp now adding a video feature, With Foursquare splitting it’s app into two different functions, (Foursquare to look for places and Swarm to check in) creating a great experience for customers is even more important for your Reputation … [Continue reading]