We announced CLARITYCON while producing this podcast at a conference!! #metaconference #metapodcast #hashtagRead More
It seems the word "disruption" is thrown around pretty loosely these days. Ernie Garcia legitimately disrupted one of the largest retail industries in the USA. Automotive.Read More
What’s the difference between crazy and eccentric? My guest today says where you fall on that spectrum depends on how much money you have. I think he’s eccentric, he says he’s not rich enough. Either way, he’s one of the most interesting men I’ve met in a long time.Read More
When BowTie Terrance found himself selling cars nearly 800 miles from home, he found a way to make sure people knew who he was. I can’t wait for you to meet him.Read More
Excuses are poison. They rob you of your potential. Nobody cares about them. Ok…maybe your mom. But that’s it.Read More
The seismic shift in consumer demands has finally caught up to dealerships. Consumers want more than a “deal”, they want to feel understood, valued and respected. They deserve it.Read More
This week feels good.
We are fortunate enough to be one of the first outlets in the country to cover a bomb-drop of an upcoming product release from vAuto. We have Dale Pollak as a guest talking about a big secret which is about to change the auto industry…again. There have been whispers in the industry regarding what is going on and my hope is that this interview brings some much needed CLARITY and expectation.
Clarity is something I’m obsessive about. Not because it benefits me, but because it benefits everyone; Your customers, your team, and yourself. When any type of communication isn’t clear, things begin to go wrong. Assumptions and misinterpretations often take over and we end up with a mess. At best, we’ve wasted a lot of time.Read More
There are two words that have always reaped more return for me than any other. Go. Do.
For those of us who are immersed in a fast-paced, competitive world, they are essential. Because life and business are competitive. If we aren’t progressing, growing and intentionally seeking out improvement…well, someone else who is will take what we once called ours.Read More
Speechless. That was my response when I was asked by a co-worker about my trip to the Ciocca Auto Group based in Allentown, PA. Now I’ve had the privilege of being in and out of hundreds of dealerships throughout my career in automotive. I’ve seen all types of leadership. Good leaders, dysfunctional leaders, brilliant leaders, co-dependent leaders, temperamental leaders and on and on. RARELY have I found generational leadership which was so well executed, that the incoming generation truly garners the same respect as the former.Read More
TWO IN A ROW! We have another innovative thinker/operator on this weeks show as we talk about some high-tech push back in auction level acquisitions. Jonathan Hakes, the used car director of the Dorschel Automotive Group in Rochester, NY tells us all about his experience hosting a Mannheim physical auction at the dealership. We discuss how this is a response to the disruptive approach of ACV auctions and similar offerings.Read More
Its a special day on the Dealers Compressed podcast today as we welcome a very special guest, Brandin Wilkinson. Brandin is a young, innovative dealer who convinces customers to drive lots of miles just to do business with his Dodge store.Read More
Many dealerships think that branding and changes in company culture are major projects that they just aren't comfortable tackling yet. This week, we cover something you can implement at your dealership right away: assessing your inventory for better turnover.Read More
This week takes on a different feel than usual as I (Paul) a notable day at vAuto headquarters in Chicago with Founder and visionary, Dale Pollak. The truth is, every worthwhile event in life never happens in an instant. It is the result of process. This is true in business, parenting, personal development, etc.
Next week we will be releasing this exclusive interview with Dale where my opening question seeks some clarity on why Dale set aside time for…me???
Thank you for being a part of this community and I couldn’t be more energized to pursue CLARITY together!Read More
If you want to win, WHY ARE YOU LISTENING TO LOSERS?!Read More
It's hot. Customers don't want to walk a lot for their new car. They want to research it online like everything else they bought this week.Read More
Gratitude isn't always an easy thing to keep top-of-mind, but this holiday, we're reminded of the all the opportunity that is truly available to us.Read More
On the back of Father's day, we revisit the notion that many dealerships evolved from a family business. As dealership acquisitions continue to grow, it becomes increasingly important to assess your long-term plan for growth.Read More