Events


Training Calendar

Skills for the Business Manager with FILES Certification

1/17/2017 - 1/20/2017

Deerfield Beach, FL

Skills for the business manager focuses on the processes and selling methods used in the Finance and Insurance department, and integrates techniques proven to improve F&I revenue. This 5-day course covers such topics as the psychology of selling, the interview, the menu, product knowledge, and conversions. Special emphasis is placed on rigorous group exercises and interactive role-play activities. The FILES Certification focuses on legal compliance, as well as F&I processes and selling methods. Students who participate in this course must demonstrate both legal knowledge and exceptional sales skills in order to earn FILES certification. For more information, please visit www.performancedevelopmentcenter.com.  $1395 per attendee

Training Calendar

Skills for the Business Manager with FILES Certification

1/24/2017 - 1/27/2017

Deerfield Beach, FL

Skills for the business manager focuses on the processes and selling methods used in the Finance and Insurance department, and integrates techniques proven to improve F&I revenue. This 5-day course covers such topics as the psychology of selling, the interview, the menu, product knowledge, and conversions. Special emphasis is placed on rigorous group exercises and interactive role-play activities. The FILES Certification focuses on legal compliance, as well as F&I processes and selling methods. Students who participate in this course must demonstrate both legal knowledge and exceptional sales skills in order to earn FILES certification. For more information, please visit www.performancedevelopmentcenter.com.  $1395 per attendee

Web Seminars

7 Quick ways to drive purchase decisions with online reviews

2/16/2017

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FREE WEBINAR 

7 Quick ways to drive purchase decisions with online reviews

Thursday, February 16, 2017 ● 11:00 AM PT/2:00 PM ET 

Selling cars is a competitive business, so standing out among your peers can be difficult. You spend thousands of dollars on advertising and billboards. But what happens when they research you online? If you have a bad rating, odds are they’ll keep looking because a vast majority of car buyers now trust online reviews as much as personal recommendations. But reviews do more than just enhance your online reputation. They can also help you get noticed on sites like Google, Cars.com, DealerRater, and Edmunds and drive purchase decisions from customers.

Join us for this webinar to learn how online reviews can help you build a loyal customer base and sell more cars. Key takeaways include:

      1. Why online reviews are important for your business
      2. How online reviews influence buying behavior
      3. Tips for building your online reputation on the sites that matter most

Speakers:

Dan Wright, Director of Automotive Sales, Podium

Nico Dato, Vice President of Marketing, Podium

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Blog

On-the-Point

Jim Ziegler
It's a Nerd Meltdown

By Jim Ziegler
The Alpha Dawg coaches sales managers through a CRM crash, shares advice for desking deals the old-fashioned way, and explains why AutoNation’s rumored pay plan revision and GM’s thrice-delayed Project Pinnacle are doomed to fail.

There’s a Vacancy in Mom’s Basement

By Jim Ziegler
The Alpha Dawg discovers the cure for Millennial Madness and goes deep on certified pre-owned leasing, the case against Sage Auto Group, and the end of the big publics’ shopping spree.

Objects in the Rearview Mirror

By Jim Ziegler

The Big Talent Drain

By Jim Ziegler

Opening Observations

Over the Curb