2018DLA AutomotiveTRAININGSOLUTIONS Comprehensive Training. Proven Results.
About David Lewis & AssociatesSince 1986, David Lewis & Associates (DLA) has been training Dealers, GeneralManagers, Service Managers, Sales Managers, F&I Managers, Salespeople and ServiceAdvisors on the “Art of Inspirational Selling.” Our unique ideas have helped thousandsof dealerships nationwide achieve their sales and management goals.As an F&I Training company in the 1980s, DLA created the initial concept for presentingF&I products with presentation flip charts, which later developed into what is nowknown as “Menu Selling.” In the 1990s, DLA created the concept of “InspirationalSelling” based on the philosophy of a more customer- friendly dealership environment.The program has evolved over the years to keep up with the changing times and today’stechnology but the idea behind “Inspirational Selling” remains the same: provide apositive selling experience for customers and dealerships alike.In 2007, due to the company’s training success, David wrote his first book based onhis sales concepts titled Secrets of Inspirational Selling, which quickly became andmust-read book for the automotive industry. Since then, David has written four morebooks; Common Mistakes Automotive Salespeople Make, The Leadership Factor,Understanding Your Customer, and Winners vs. Losers.David Lewis & Associates is headquartered in Melbourne, Florida with DLA TrainingCenters located in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and NY/NJ Metro. All DLA Trainers are DLACertified and are recognized experts in the industry.
Why choose David Lewis & Associates?1. Proven ExperienceDavid Lewis & Associates is the most well-respected and established company in theindustry. David Lewis & Associates was founded in 1986 by David Lewis. For almost30 years, his mission has been the development and enhancement of Dealershippersonnel. His methods have been highly regarded as very Inspirational and Motivating.DLA provides certification and training for Dealers, General Managers, GeneralSales Managers, Sales Managers, Secondary Finance Managers, F&I Managers andSalespeople. His book, “The Secrets of Inspirational Selling” has become an industryrecognized approach for how to sell cars and promote Dealership success.2. Expert TrainersAll of our Trainers are certified through our extensive DLA training program. EachTrainer has been selectively hired based on their education and past experience inthe Automobile Industry. Each course is taught by a trainer with specific experiencein the subject matter.3. Gets ResultsDLA training has yielded tremendous results in several areas of the Dealership. Mostrealize an increase in sales of around 40% in volume and an additional 60% in revenue.In the Service Department, results range from a low of 35% to a high of 70% in increasedcommissionable revenue.4. Our DealershipsDLA trains in both rural and metropolitan areas, in both domestic and import stores,with volume ranges from a low of 30 cars per month to a high of 1,000 cars per month.Our training benefits both the newly hired team member to the most experiencedmanagement staff.
In-Dealership TrainingBring any of our intensive training programs to your Dealership. With our In-Dealershiptraining solutions, your Dealership will receive personalized training designed to meetyour specific needs. Whether it is Sales, Service, Internet/BDC or any of our manycourses offered, with our In-Dealership workshops, your team will learn new ideas andconcepts that will move them to the next level of success.Our training is designed to make steady monthly improvements in both your Sales andService Departments.Our intensive in-dealership training programs are typically one to two days, every fourto five weeks. Each month the trainer will focus on a different area pre-determinedin advance by you and your management team. Each training day is divided into2 repetitive sessions to enable everyone to attend. All training is in a structuredenvironment with workbooks and assignments to be completed for the next visit. Over 30 In-Dealership Workshops to choose from in: SFA&LI E.SFI.XMEDANOAPGSE.MSEENCTON. DINATREYRFNIENTA/NBDCEC “Since signing up with David Lewis & Associates In-Dealership Training, our profits have doubled.” Scott Casebeer / Dealer, Capital Auto Group
TRAINING CENTERS Sales TrainingThe curriculum for DLA Training has been designed to allow for maximum achievementof the ideas and concepts that are presented. The material is up to date, refreshing andcreated to achieve tremendous results. All DLA Trainers are certified through ourinternal DLA Training program and represent the best the industry has to offer. Allcourses are available in the Dealership, at one of our DLA Training Centers and onlinethrough our DLA Online Training portal. The following pages represent the courses thatare available.Available Fixed Ops courses Negotiations for Salespeople Leasing for SalespeopleEntry Level Sales Prospecting & Follow-UpAdvanced Sales Level 1 Understanding Your CustomerAdvanced Sales Level 2 Common Mistakes Salespeople MakeObjections Level 1 Social Media Marketing for SalespeopleObjections Level 2 Selling In-ServicePhone-Ups Level 1Phone-Ups Level 2“The Advanced Sales Class was the best sales training class I have been to. I amconvinced that the things I learned will help me raise my personal income another $20,000. I thought I was good at selling cars, but now I know I will be great.” Lauren Potchak, Conicelli Honda
TRAINING CENTERS Leadership/ManagementAn organization starts with great Leadership and succeeds with great coaching.DLA’s Leadership and Management courses focus on productivity, increasingdealership-wide profits, hiring the right people and how to inspire your team bybeing a leader, not just a boss. In addition to sales and service management, DLAoffers courses on the supervisory role and responsibilities of a leadership how toencourage professional growth and development within your team.Another popular course, Increasing Profits $50K Plus Per Month, taught exclusivelyby David Lewis, focuses on the creation of additional profits within your dealerships.Participants will learn on how to increase revenue by finding additional sources ofincome from those areas within the dealership that can become stagnant with waysto bring them back to life. Concrete ideas are taught that can be taken back to thedealership for immediate implementation.Available Leadership/Management courses Leadership / Coaching Hiring / MotivationUnderstanding the Sales Process for Managers Increasing Profits 50K Plus Per MonthAdvanced Sales Management Prog. (3 Days) Train the TrainerAdvanced Management NegotiationsAdvanced Used Car ManagementLeasing for Managers
TRAINING CENTERS Fixed OpsWhether you’re just starting your career as a service advisor, or an experiencedAdvisor that could use a refresher, our Fixed Ops training truly focuses on thecustomer experience. Our Fixed Ops courses help advisors and managersunderstand the Service Customer, provides structured steps in the service lane,effective upsell techniques, phone strategies and scripting, overcoming objectionsand how to deal with rejection and stress. Our Entry Level and Advanced ServicePrograms deal with misperceived concepts of the customer and how thoseperceptions can affect the outcome of the visit. DLA’s Service Advisor Techniquesis a hands-on, interactive program with in-depth discussions on the advanced A-Zunderstanding of the service customer, proven expertise on upselling service repairsand maintenance, and how to create a lasting relationship with your customers.Available Fixed Ops courses Service Staff Retention Advanced Service Revenue CreationEntry Level Service Advisor Prog. (4 Days) Effective & Profitable Express Serv. ProcessesAdvanced Service Advisor Prog. (2 1/2 Days) Management Service Advisor TrainingAdvanced Service Advisor Techniques Introduction to Service ManagementUnderstanding the Service Customer Introduction to Service BDCEffective Service Walk-Arounds Advanced Service BDC ConceptsService Advisor Phone TechniquesAdvanced Service Manager Prog. (3 Days)Advanced Service Management Concepts
TRAINING CENTERS Internet/BDCDLA offers a complete program for the BDC/Internet division. Topics that include ideasand concepts on effective Lead Generation for both the internet process and inboundphone leads. Focus is placed on creating dialogue with the Customer, which in returnwill create a better opportunity to secure an appointment. Email, Chat and Phone scriptsare created, reviewed and examined, along with structured concepts for ongoing soldand unsold Customer follow-up. The program is taught through extensive role playand live interactive critiquing of current methods used by many Dealerships today. Inaddition to lead generation and inbound sales processes, we have workshops especiallydesigned for the BDC Manager that includes hiring, training and team motivations aswell as understanding the difference between Internet Sales and the BDC process. Ideason effective internet marketing and how to utilize social media to help drive revenue arealso taught. F&IWhether you’re just starting a career in F&I or a seasoned professional, DLA offerscourse material that focuses on all levels of F&I expertise. For the Entry Level F&I teammember just entering the field, DLA provides workshops that give a full understand ofthe F&I customer, banking relationships, dialogue, the sales process including “MenuSelling” techniques, and objection responses. Our advanced courses for F&I Managersprovides the tools and knowledge necessary to take their career to the next level.Emphasis is placed on advanced sales, banking processes, and the value of developingcontrol over the delivery process. Other topics include advanced techniques on cashand credit union conversations, Menu closing concepts, and more. Extensive role playand group discussion are a large part of DLA’s F&I workshops.
TRAININGCENTERS Secondary FinanceDLA’s Secondary Finance Training Program was designed to help those in the departmentunderstand their role in Secondary Finance and the value the department brings to theDealership. It’s known that approximately 60% of Americans have less than perfectcredit. Being an active player in this arena can add sales and profits that would haveotherwise been lost. Whether you’re a novice or need to jump start the SecondaryFinance Department, our program gives sound advice and proven techniques that canprevent the department, and what could be a potential revenue resource, from failing. General CoursesOur General Courses covers everything from creating a positive environment in thedealership, what is proper business etiquette to how to manage stress. Other workshopsinclude Motivation for Success, and positive customer interaction for one of the mostimportant roles in a dealership, the receptionist. Ensuring your dealership presents acomfortable, upbeat atmosphere not only in the aesthetics but with the people whowork there, is essential to a dealership’s success. If a dealership gives off negativevibes, appears disorganized and chaotic, customers will walk out and buy a carsomewhere else. “This class is wonderful! I learned so much information. I came here not knowing anything about the auto industry but now I have a better vision in this career.” Sophan Son, Sales at Piazza Honda of Philadelphia
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Industry Leading Online Training What You Will Learn The DLA Online Training Program is designed DLA Online was developed by car people who to let you train at your own pace. It can be train car people. Included with DLA Online is used as a complete training environment both an extensive reporting and certification or as a reinforcement tool subsequent program that will ensure videos are being to attending a class at one of our training watched and comprehended. Our online centers or following an In-Dealership courses will help your Dealership capitalize workshop session. DLA Online provides you on every opportunity in every aspect of your and your staff access to over 1,000 training videos of great material and is available 24/7 & AssociateDealership. Build your team and your profitsDavid Lewisonanydevice. with DLA Online training! SECONDARY FINANCE SALES BDC SALES MANAGEMENT VS. LOSERS SERVICE BDC SERVICE ADVISORONE OPERATOR/RECEPTIONIST/ADMIN SALES MEETING
DLA RECRUITING WE RECRUIT: Salespeople, Internet/BDC, Service Advisors and Administrative staffAds placed in your local area in CareerBuilder, Monster.com, Indeed, Craigslist and your local workforce agencies. •Recruiters begin reverse resume researching and marketing, as well as, resume prospecting throughout your area. • Applicants are screened based on your desired hiring criteria. Pre-employment process to include valid driver’s license, drug screen and background check consent. • Phone interviews are conducted to confirm eligibility and skill level for the desired position. • Candidates who meet requirements, are scheduled with a face to face interview with the designated Dealership contact. • Once a hire is made, our Training Liasion will enroll the hire into the appropriate course depending on the position they accepted. DLA RECRUITING WILL: Find Candidates • Screen Prospects • Schedule Interviews Success has two ingredients: People and Training. Let DLA help you with both.
ESTIMONIAL“We believe in the Philadelphia Training Center’s curriculum. It works! All new employees must attend the Entry Level Sales course. The 5 days of uninterrupted curriculum helps the employee understand what our business is all about and includes learning the steps to the sale, overcoming objections, prospecting and phone skills. Our partnership with DLA gives them the start they need to be productive sales associates. Additionally, our management team makes sure that each associate reads David’s book “Secrets of Inspirational Selling” and we read excerpts of the book during sales meetings.” Bruce Carlino, Sales Manager, Chapman Ford Mazda Lincoln Mercury “The Internet/BDC Class was awesome! It was a great experience and I learned a lot of new things that we will definitely use at the Dealership. I would definitely attend another class and recommend these classes to others.” Mehraan Moosa, Internet/BDC Manager, Brenner Nissan Dodge “I have been in the car business for 16 years and have attended many F&I training classes. This F&I course was the most informative I have ever attended. I learned more in 2 days than I have in all the others I have attended combined. This course will now be mandatory for all of our F&I Managers.” Sandy Adams, Finance Director, Mike Piazza Honda “I have enjoyed myself this week! I feel as though it was highly inspirational and different than anything I even imagined. I think I will be able to take a lot of this material back to the dealership and be successful implementing it in my daily life. I am excited to show my new knowledge with fellow coworkers and hopefully start a new culture of sales people at I.G. Burton! Thank you all for putting up with the I.G. Burton crew this week...We can be a handful!” Mary Helen Waltjen, Sales at I.G. Burton Mercedes – Benz “The Advanced Sales Class was the best sales training class I have been to. I am convinced that the things I learned will help me raise my personal income another $20,000. I thought I was good at selling cars, but now I know I will be great.” Lauren Potchak, Conicelli Honda “Why would you not take the time? Whether you’ve been doing this one week, one year or ten years – customer expectations is an evolution. Having a partner like David Lewis to support your business is monumental!” Carolyn Shoop, BDC Director at Bergey’s Chevrolet 19
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BOOKS BY DAVID LEWIS Industry Leading Author and SpeakerDavid Lewis is the President of David Lewis & Associates (DLA), which is located in Melbourne, Florida. Since 1986, David has been trainingDealers, General Managers, Service Managers, Sales Managers, F&I Managers, Salespeople and Service Advisors on the “Art of InspirationalSelling.” His unique ideas have helped thousands of dealerships nationwide achieve their sales and management goals. In 2007, Davidshared his ideas in a book titled, “The Secrets of Inspirational Selling,” which gained immediate popularity. He has also written “TheLeadership Factor,” “Understanding Your Customer,” “Common Mistakes Automotive Salespeople Make” and “Winners vs. Losers.” SECRETS OF INSPIRATIONAL SELLING Learn how the art of Inspirational Selling can make your automotive career thrive. David Lewis opens the door and shares with you surprising ways to increase your sales and grosses. His concept creates a non pressure selling environment that enhances the sales process for both the Customer and the Dealership. Closing the sale is so much easier once the Customer is INSPIRED to buy from YOU! UNDERSTANDING YOUR CUSTOMER In this book, you will learn what every Automotive Salesperson needs to know about their Customers. Learn how to judge the Customer’s behavior, why Customers are so defensive, the difference between an obstacle and an objection, the five variable conditions Customers represent, a unique sales process that creates more sales and how to gain customers for life. Plus, much more! COMMON MISTAKES AUTOMOTIVE SALESPEOPLE MAKE Within these chapters, you will learn the most common mistakes Automotive Salespeople and Sales Managers make on a daily basis. Whether you are new to automobile sales or a veteran of many years, this book will be useful to you in the task of building a successful and admirable career in the business of selling cars. Mistakes are a part of life, Learn from them and your career will soar. THE LEADERSHIP FACTOR Anyone can be a Manager or Boss, but true WINNERS want to be great LEADERS. This book explores the philosophies and actions of what it takes to be a great Leader of people. Learn the characteristics and qualities successful Leaders utilize and how strong leadership will grow your Dealership. All of the concepts within this leadership book are based on working in the Retail Automotive Dealership. WINNERS VS LOSERS This book has been written as a personal roadmap to help you re-discover your dreams or create a reality of an even better one than you had before. Reaching your destination will be determined by your personal will, strengths and commitment. You may not even know what your dream in life is or you may have left it somewhere along the path viewing it as a foolish idea that would never come to pass, but if you have dreams, then why not have the desire and goal to achieve them.
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2018DLA AutomotiveTRAININGSOLUTIONS Comprehensive Training. Proven Results.