HOW HAIR SALONS CAN DOUBLE THEIR SALES

How to double sales at a hair salon by Chris Collins

  I’m a little obsessed with helping businesses find new streams of revenue, in case you haven’t noticed… I’ve thought a lot about hair salons specifically, and it all comes down to a system. The first piece they get wrong in most hair salons is scheduling. Usually, there’s some receptionist who’s handling all the appointments. […]

THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN A BOSS AND A LEADER

Being a leader, as well as a boss, is critical to getting your employees to perform at their best. Not sure about that? According to Gallup polls:   Poor leaders in the workplace are the number one reason people quit their jobs.   Poor management can cost a team 50% less productivity than well managed […]

WOMEN IN THE SERVICE DRIVE

Women in the Service Drive

The Auto Service Drive is male-dominated, and the car industry hasn’t made enough of an effort to understand female customers or recruit more female salespeople and advisors. We know this, but this is what you don’t know… Personally, I employed tons of women in the service drive. Want to know why? Some of the best […]

INSPIRATION IS NOT OPTIONAL: MOTIVATE YOUR SERVICE TECHNICIANS!

Motivate Your Techs

Business problems are easy, people problems are hard. I didn’t invent that phrase. It’s been said many times by many people, and it holds true for every business. Don’t pretend this doesn’t apply to you and your drive. I’ve said it before and I will say it again: The most important people in your business […]

SKYROCKET YOUR SALES WITH THESE ADVANCED SALES TECHNIQUES

Advanced Sales

I recently found out that we added a new service—we can marry you. That’s right, our very own coach, Jair Martinez has been ordained in the state of CA! (I’m not sure what that says about California.) So, not only do we have the best coaching groups, advisor training, and service manager University around at […]

SERVICE ADVISOR TRAINING: CIRCLE OF TRUST

Bulletin

In today’s environment, where customers want everything now and for free, it’s essential we build trust and credibility with our customers. Particularly because the service we provide is unique in and of itself, other sales strategies are not going to work here. We are selling a product that most of customers have never seen before […]

SELLING MAINTENANCE IN THE SERVICE DRIVE: SERVICE ADVISOR TRAINING

Chris Collins

Go with me on this quick story. In the end it will help you in selling maintenance in the service drive. So, the other night I had an intense dream. And I know what you’re thinking, out in the midwest- Chris moved to California and completely went native. Not so, I’m not a foofy vegetarian […]

DEALERSHIP GAMIFICATION, NADA 2016 LAS VEGAS

Chris Collins

After one of the more memorable NADA Conventions comes to an end, let me briefly recap for those unlucky souls who couldn’t attend this year. We held multiple Dealership Gamification workshops focused on engaging employees to increase morale and productivity. “Dealership Gamification is a hack that will enable you to quickly become the leader you […]

TECHNICIAN TRAINING, SHOULD WE TRAIN THE TECHS? NADA 2016

Chris Collins at Las Vegas

We’re midway through NADA Las Vegas and I’m losing my voice now. I just completed my third Gamification workshop on how to convert in the service drive. NADA is trying out a new interactive workshop style. No stages or rows of chairs to make the experience more interactive and fun! One important key in my technician training […]

WHATS THE COST OF INSTANT INSPECTION? NADA 2016

Chris Collins at NADA Convention & Expo

“What happens in Vegas doesn’t always stay here” – the unofficial slogan of NADA 2016. It’s Day 3 of NADA and I just completed another successful Gamification workshop. By now word has gotten around how awesome the workshop is and unfortunately we had to turn people away because it was PACKED. It was fun seeing full […]