Daily Training in Overcoming Objections & Staying Off Price Helps Independent Dealer Modern Classic Motors Gain Market Share

(PRWEB) June 17, 2013

Joe Verde Sales and Management Training, Inc. today announced that daily training in how to close the sale, overcome objections and stay off price has helped independent dealer Modern Classic Motors of Grand Junction, CO, double its gross and units sold. It has also helped the dealership weather the market downturn and stay ahead of its competition.

According to Dennis Campbell, Modern Classic Motors general sales manager, the dealership began using Joe Verdes training over ten years ago when they purchased his course How to Close the Sale, Overcome Objections & Stay off Price on the Lot. At the time the dealership was searching for a way to help it sell more cars at higher gross profits to better serve their customers. Training our salespeople is a key part of our success. All of our new salespeople go through the Verde Fast Start program and then we select specific topics we role-play in our morning meetings, such as overcoming objections and closing the sale on budget rather than price. Each salesperson is also assigned two chapters per week of the Joe Verde book Manage Your Career in Sales, and we go over key points from this book twice per week in our sales meetings.

When Modern Classic Motors first started training, it generated about a 100% increase; doubled its gross and units sold. The recession was tough on the dealership but it was able to weather the storm and actually gain market share while most used car dealers lost. We have returned to our healthy pre-recession levels and are doing well. We would not be this successful without our strong focus on training, Campbell stated.

Modern Classic Motors is the second largest volume independent dealer in its market. But through daily training of its sales force, Campbell stated it has become more efficient than its larger competitor. While the competitor stocks an average of 300 vehicles, Modern Classic Motors normally only stocks around 120 vehicles and still sells almost the same volume.

The dealership caters to a strong secondary market where the ability to effectively deal with price is critical in the sales process, One of the key things we have gained from our training is that by concentrating on the customers budget rather than the price, we are able to place more people in vehicles that work for them and the lender, commented Campbell. We also obtain a higher closing ratio and hold higher grosses. As a result our market share is up a couple of percentage points while our competitors are down.

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Dance Academy USA Announces They Will Host Flow 40 Dance Workshops

San Jose, CA (PRWEB) June 15, 2013

Dance Academy USA, has announced that they will be hosting the Flow 40 Dance Workshops which will be held Saturday, July 20th through Sunday, July 21st. Current DAU faculty will partner with other professional dancers to lead workshops in jazz, contemporary, lyrical, hip hop, leaps and turns techniques and more. Students will also learn audition tips and tricks from industry professionals. The Flow 40 Dance Workshops are considered the nation’s premier in-house dance workshops.

These workshops are offered to students of all ages and skill levels and is an opportunity to learn from professionals while expanding their dance education. According to Jane Carter, the Artistic Director at DAU, “We are ecstatic to be hosting Flow 40 Dance Workshops this summer. Students that attend will have the incredible opportunity of learning from high profile dancers at an affordable price. Having such highly qualified professionals partner with current DAU staff will provide an amazing experience for dancers of all ages and skill levels.”

Flow 40 faculty features some of the the most popular, top dancers in the country, including Grant Chenok, Nick Drago, Jeremy Duvall and Albert Cattafi. Grant Chenok began his training in the San Francisco Bay Area and has appeared in Days of Our Lives, Scrubs, on the Disney Channel, and in VH1’s movie 30 Days till I’m Famous. Nick Drago has appeared on numerous television shows including, Dancing with the Stars, The Oprah Winfrey Show, How I Met Your Mother, Glee, as well as numerous music videos. Jeremy Duvall is a devoted teacher and choreographer and has taught at the Edge Performing Arts Center, the Debbie Reynolds Dance Studio, and at the Broadway Dance Center in New York City. Albert Cattafi has appeared as soloist at the Urban Ballet Theatre, a guest artist at the Astaire Awards on Broadway, and has been a featured soloist in national and European tours of “A Few Good Men”.

Those interested in attending the Flow 40 Dance Workshops or other summer programs, are encouraged to complete the summer registration form located at DanceAcademyUSA.com. Payment for desired services, camps, intensives, classes and/or class card should be included and mailed back with the registration. The summer tuition rates are a one-time fee and reflect the total cost of the summer session based on the number of hours/week of classes each individual student will be taking. Forms can be mailed to Dance Academy USA, Attn: Kim Barrett, 21269 Stevens Creek Blvd #618, Cupertino, CA 95014.

Dance Academy USA is the largest dance studio in Northern California and has served the San Jose area dance community for over 20 years. DAU is a Bay Area Green Business which offers classes in tap, ballet, jazz, contemporary, lyrical, Zumba, hip hop and breakdancing. DAU is also known for their award winning competition team which is Nationally Ranked. To learn more about Dance Academy, please visit their website at DanceAcademyUSA.com. You can also contact DAU by phone at (408) 257-3211 or by email at OfficeTeam(at)DanceAcademyUSA(dot)com.

About the company:

Dance Academy USA was founded in 1990 by James R. and Jane R. Carter. The business has since expanded in size, becoming the largest dance studio in Northern California with a staff with over 50 employees. Jane Carter is a graduate of San Jose State University with a degree in Human Performance and Fitness and a minor in Nutrition and Food Science. While at San Jose State University, Jane was a member of Spartan Spectrum Dance Team. While in college she was also selected as the Dole Corporation Ambassador which allowed her to teach dance in Japan. Additionally, Jane is a former dancer for the Golden State Warriors and a professional cheerleader for the San Francisco 49ers.

Government acknowledges PRISM spying program, disputes details

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Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
Event on 2013-09-10 19:00:00

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros is an American indie-folk ensemble band led by Alex Ebert, vocalist of the power-pop group Ima Robot. The band’s first full-length recording, Up from Below, was released July 7, 2009 digitally and July 14, 2009 physically on Vagrant Records. Its first show as a full band was played July 18, 2007 at the Troubadour in West Hollywood, California. After breaking up with his girlfriend, moving out of his house, and joining a 12-step program for addiction, Ebert began work on a story about a messianic figure named Edward Sharpe. According to Ebert, Sharpe “was sent down to Earth to kinda heal and save mankind … but he kept getting distracted by girls and falling in love.” Ebert later met singer Jade Castrinos in Los Angeles. In the summer of 2009, as Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Ebert and Castrinos toured the country with a group of fellow musicians in a big white school bus. Its song “Home” was voted number 15 on the Australian Triple J Hottest 100’s 2009 countdown, the largest music poll in the world.

at Hard Rock Live
6050 Universal Boulevard
Orlando, United States

Royal Cleaners Announces Partnership with Hearst Media Services/San Francisco Chronicle

(PRWEB) June 02, 2013

Royal Cleaners, a dry cleaning, clothing alterations and laundry service in Albany, CA, is proud to announce a new partnership with Hearst Media Services and the San Francisco Chronicle for marketing assistance. The partnership will allow Royal Cleaners to reach a wider audience and attract new customers.

As part of the marketing campaign strategy being implemented, Royal Cleaners will have much more of an internet presence, allowing them to reach more mobile and social media customers. Their marketing program will be focused on the efficient use of web-based resources and increased visibility. Royal Cleaners will also have the capabilities to monitor their new digital traffic. Hearst Media Services and the San Francisco Chronicle will develop and distribute news content in the form of frequent press releases through the largest online PR channel in the world.

Customers who stop by Royal Cleaners and mention the partnership with Hearst and the San Francisco Chronicle will receive $ 10 off purchases of $ 50 or more.

Royal Cleaners is also launching its Dads & Grads campaign for graduation and Fathers Day. For students that are renting graduation gowns, keep in mind that the gown has probably not been cleaned since it was worn for last years graduation. Royal Cleaners will clean gowns in time for graduation day. For all of the dads out there, Royal Cleaners is the perfect place to have dress shirts and business suites dry cleaned for Fathers Day.

With over three generations of experience in the dry cleaning business, Royal Cleaners is dedicated to keeping clothes looking fresh and new. Royal Cleaners offers dry cleaning and laundry services for all types of clothing, including wedding dresses and formal wear. They also offer next-day service for dry cleaning as well as clothing alterations for pants, shirts, dresses, jackets, coats and more.

About the company:

For over 60 years, Royal Cleaners has been serving Albany, Berkeley and the surrounding areas with exceptional dry cleaning, clothing alterations and laundry services. As a family owned and operated business, they work hard to make sure the experience with them always meets the highest standard of quality. They offer convenient services that help customers get on their way and keep them coming back. Royal Cleaners name says it all. They are professional, environmentally friendly dry cleaners that treat customers like royalty. Find out more by calling (510) 323-4167 or visit http://www.berkeleydrycleaners.com.

Carly Rae Jepsen – Plus special guest Hot Chelle Rae

Carly Rae Jepsen – Plus special guest Hot Chelle Rae
Event on 2013-09-15 20:00:00

Multi-platinum, Grammy® nominated pop sensation Carly Rae Jepsen will make her Greek Theatre debut on September 15th.

Carly’s new single “Tonight I’m Getting Over You,” which she co-wrote with producer Max Martin, is available now from the singer/songwriter’s debut album Kiss, which reached the Top Ten in the U.S. and Jepsen’s native Canada, as well as in Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and the UK. The stylish video, which already has over 14 million YouTube views, was shot in downtown Los Angeles in late January and directed by Nathalie Canguilhem.

Jepsen, who won a 2012 American Music Award for “New Artist of the Year” and was named Billboard’s 2012 Rising Star, was also the breakout pop act of last year thanks to her ubiquitous single “Call Me Maybe,” which has sold more than 10 million singles worldwide and climbed to No. 1 in more than 47 countries. It was the best-selling song of 2012 on iTunes and nominated for 2013 Grammy® Awards for both “Song of the Year” and “Best Pop Solo Performance.” Last week, Carly took home three 2013 Juno Awards for “Single of the Year” for “Call Me Maybe”, “Album of the Year” and “Pop Album of the Year”.

Jepsen is set for an equally successful 2013. After supporting multi-platinum pop/R&B star Justin Bieber on tour in the U.S and Europe, Jepsen has partnered with the Coca-Cola Perfect Harmony program, which invites AMERICAN IDOL® fans and music lovers to participate in the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to help Carly select the best lyrics for a new song. Fans can watch live as she performs the song during the first episode of the two-night AMERICAN IDOL® Season Finale on Wednesday, May 15 (8-9 p.m. ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. Through Coca-Cola Perfect Harmony fans can take part in the songwriting process and influence the show they love. In addition to assisting with the creation of the song, people will have the opportunity to impact various aspects of Jepsen’s Perfect Harmony AMERICAN IDOL® Finale performance as well.

It has also been announced that Jepsen will appear in iconic fashion brand Candie’s’ Spring 2013 multi-media marketing campaign, which has also featured such superstar spokeswomen as Britney Spears and Fergie. Carly was recently named the first spokeswoman for millennial natural personal care brand, güd from Burt’s Bees where she will appear in a multi-faceted campaign debuting this Spring.

at The Greek Theatre
2700 North Vermont
Los Angeles, United States

Missouri Secretary Of State Jason Kander to Keynote First Capitol Day, Friday, June 14, 2013

St. Charles, MO (PRWEB) May 28, 2013

The St. Charles County Democrats announce the 31st Annual First Capitol Day featuring Missouri Secretary of State, Jason Kander, at a dinner event, Friday, June 14, 2013 from at Trigg Banquet Center, OFallon, Missouri.

“I’m looking forward to seeing so many friends again at what is always a great event. First Capitol Day brings together people not just from St. Charles, but from the whole region to talk about important issues in our state,” Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander said. “I’m pleased to be the keynote speaker this year to discuss what I’ve done so far as Secretary of State, how the legislative session turned out, and what we need to do to move forward as a state.”

First Capitol Day provides an excellent opportunity to meet Democratic office holders and candidates from the St. Charles area and across Missouri.

We want Missouri to lead the nation in education and economic development while creating safe communities that provide support to our most vulnerable citizens. We join other Missouri citizens who have grown tired of partisan rhetoric. We believe all Missouris hardworking families deserve a chance to succeed, and we are committed to commonsense public policy that creates a highly educated workforce and strong economic base, said Morton Todd, Chairman of the St. Charles County Democrats.

First Capitol Day tickets offer attendees opportunities for fellowship and advocacy as well as an array of appetizers, dinner, and drinks. Tickets are $ 40 per person and available at the St. Charles County Democrats website or by contacting (636) 272-0031. Program ads and raffle baskets will be available with proceeds benefiting community service projects and Democratic candidates. All supporters are welcome.

Secretary of State Jason Kander was sworn in as Missouri’s 39th Secretary of State in January 2013. A former U.S. Army Captain, Jason is a veteran of the war in Afghanistan. Prior to his election as Secretary of State, he practiced law, represented Kansas City in the Missouri General Assembly, and served on the Missouri Veterans Commission. He is a graduate of American University and Georgetown Law School and is married to his high school sweetheart, Diana. He is America’s youngest statewide elected official.

The St. Charles County Democratic Central Committee represents the Missouri Democratic Party in St. Charles County and performs functions as required by the laws of the State of Missouri, the Charter and By-Laws of the Democratic Party of the United States, and the Constitution and By-Laws of the Missouri Democratic Party.

Leominster nets program's first playoff win

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Holistic Learning Center Announces Their Self Mastery Textbook Which Transcends Philosophical and Religious Boundaries

(PRWEB) May 25, 2013

Professional Life Coaching school Holistic Learning Center has launched an Abundance Exchange Program known as the Inner-net of One to license students, clients, independent life coaches and all interested parties to distribute its HuMethod Self-mastery products this month for 48 hours at no cost in exchange for helping them educate as many people as possible how they can co-create a global transformation in consciousness using its Save the.Humans e-book.

The Save theHumans e-book was written to explain why we need a critical mass of souls who understand that we are all One in spirit to peacefully manifest a global transformation in consciousness.

The life coaching and Self-mastery products are available on Holistic Learning Centers website between midnight on May 31st through midnight June 2nd to download at no cost.

The self help products are in exchange for forwarding the Save theHumans e-book to as many people as possible and liking Holistic Learning Centers Facebook Fan Page. Stay tuned for this months product titled The Disciplinas.

Life coaches, healers, self-help enthusiasts and members of holistic organizations are welcome to freely distribute Holistic Learning Centers clinically proven self-mastery products via its Abundance Exchange Inner-net of One program.

These empowering life coaching and Self-mastery products, valued at up to thirty five dollars, can be used to help independent life coaches quickly build a large base of potential life coaching prospects when sent to their entire email list and Facebook friends who in turn forward the self-mastery products to all of their holistic friends each and every month.

The products are also useful for educating friends and family members on how to help improve their adult life skills techniques and live a more empowered life in the same way Holistic Learning Center educates its students to Life Coach and their clients to heal.