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How to Sell Cars on Craigslist – A Primer for Car Dealers






Craigslist Posting Basics for Car Dealers I’ve shared versions of these Craigslist best practices with clients and on the various industry discussion forums over the years, yet never thought of organizing these into an article until someone asked me recently if I had these tips all in one place. Hmm, good idea… so, here they(…)






Car Dealer Free Training Cheat Sheet






  Cheat Sheet for Free Car Dealer Training Resources About once a week I get asked if there is a place where someone can go to see all of my free training resources cataloged in an easily digestible format. For car dealers looking for just video training, we created a Suggested Training Curriculum for Car(…)






Car Dealers: Overcoming the Price Objection in a Price-Transparent World






The Best Way To Overcome Today’s Price Objections Whether training sales managers for an OEM or a call center for a single-point dealer, the concern posed more than any other recently is how to overcome price objections on the phone in today’s transparent environment. Most dealers, you see, do a decent job of managing objections(…)






Ask for Referrals? If I was the Dealer, I’d Prefer You Ask for a Little Yelp






Among the many activities I complete in advance of a dealer consulting visit is a thorough analysis of their online reputation, as this can often help define much of the visit’s focus. During one such analysis this week, I discovered the following for an upcoming dealer visit (numbers have been estimated to protect the dealer’s(…)






Not all User Generated Content (UGC) is Valuable – Exhibit A: Mixtent.com






If you have more than a few connections on LinkedIn, then you’ve surely been exposed to the most asinine website dedicated to UGC since CompanyNameSucks.com: mixtent.com. (You’ll have to learn why CompanyNameSucks.com is asinine all on your own, I’m going to use the rest of this blog to tell you why I think you should(…)






Bad Holiday Gifts – The Worst Gifts We Ever Received From Vendors






  Vendors Give The Darnedest Things…   Loyal reader Tye Mills sent us a question in response to our Leader’s Gift-Giving Guide article.   What are the top 10 wacky gifts you have received from vendors? – Tye Mills   Great question, Tye…   Hmm, let’s see, the unfortunate result of most truly wacky or(…)






Sales Management Blogwatch – November 19, 2008






  The Best of the Sales Management Blogs A colleague asked me this week about my first commissioned sales job – he, too, started in sales and worked his way up to management. After a few minutes of friendly banter about old school sales managers and the like, we went back to our regular grind.(…)






The Leader’s Gift-Giving Guide – Holiday Gifts Everyone Can Use






  Holiday Gifts for the Office Crowd ‘tis the season to think about all the people who helped you get where you are today. Whether you are a senior leader or an up-and-coming manager, it’s important for you to thank those who make an impact in your work life. And by “thank,” I mean give(…)






Time Management Blogwatch – November 9, 2008






  The Best of the Time Management Blogs Although we already identified the number one time management of all time tool earlier this week (to see this post, follow this link), we felt compelled to scan the blogosphere and deliver to you the best of the Time Management Blogs from the past few weeks. Time(…)






The Best Rolling Briefcases Money Can Buy – Laptop Cases for the New Millenium






The Rolling Briefcase – A Leader’s Most Important Tool? Not since Patrick Bateman (Christian Bale) and his coworkers marveled at the color, font and texture of one another’s business cards in 2000’s American Psycho has a business tool garnered as much admiration and created as much jealousy as the rolling briefcases being dragged through America(…)






Sales Management – Blogwatch August 31, 2008






Best Sales Management Blog Posts – Week of August 31, 2008   The editors of AskTheManager scoured the World Wide Web to bring you the Best Sales Management blog posts and article available for the week of August 31, 2008 – slim pickings on a holiday weekend.   Of course, most leadership development and management-related(…)






The Wiki-Manager – Leadership Resources From Wikipedia.org






The Wiki-Leader   Often on this blog, TheManager will deliver links to other great leadership and management blogs who post relevant articles covering Leadership Development and Management Training. For this post, TheManager scoured the seemingly infinite resources at Wikipedia.org to provide you with some great leadership links – enjoy.   Leadership – Wikipedia, the free(…)






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