(Below is an article that was published recently in Auto Dealer News. It was an honor and pleasure for me to highlight the work of this worthy organization. In the nature of ExtraOrdinary, this group is anything but ordinary. Enjoy!!!)
Not Your Ordinary Used Car Dealership
By Marty Coates
Each year, I
provide training to thousands of independent automobile dealers. Each dealer has a story and recently I met a few guys in one of
the classes that were associated with an “ExtraOrdinary” dealership.
A few weeks ago I met Rudy Ruttiger, the real
"Rudy"! He was enlightening, engaging, and truly an older version of
the character played by Sean Astin in the movie by the same name. His inspiring
story of a dreamer whose focus to play football at his beloved Notre Dame
University draws a terrific picture of the life of a Waymaker. While his life
after Notre Dame did not result in a pro football career, he continued to
contribute. He became a parent, a salesman, and a committed citizen investing
his life in others.
"When a defining moment comes, you define the moment or the moment defines you." This quote is from the movie "Tin Cup," with Kevin Costner playing the main character, Roy McAvoy.
While watching the movie "Tin Cup" this weekend, for what must be the 1000th time, I heard the above referenced quote differently than all the other times. Where was I before? The movie was filled with micro moments when the main character, Roy McAvoy is confronted with what are portrayed as "defining moments.
It's official!!! My latest book project launched today and has become aBest-Selleron day one! We are elated about this and we are thankful to all who invested in a copy of this work. But here's some more good news. You can still get copy or additional copies if you need them on Amazon.com or here on our website! The process iseasy! Go to theOrder Productstab and order the number of books you want and pay using your credit or debit card. If you order your book on our website you will receive a
You are invited to attend my official pre-release book signing event tomorrow afternoon at the Hilton Garden Inn located at 2671 Hospitality Blvd in Florence, SC.
The event will begin at 5:00 pm and conclude at 6:15 pm.
A limited number of copies of my new (co-authored) work,"Think and Grow Rich Today"will be available for purchase. All copies sold will be autographed.
We look forward to seeing you there.
Reserve your copy by completing our Contact Us page and indicate in the Comments Section the number of copies you wish to place on hold.
Celebrity Publishing announces...
"Think and Grow Rich Today"will actually launch "for sure" on Thursday,August 8th!Books will be available on Amazon.com and other online retailers.
However, you may also buy your books directly from us on our website.
Go to our products page and make your purchase. All orders from our website will be autographed.
If you order your books from us directly this week, you will receive a complimentary one-year subscription to our monthly newsletter, "The Waymaker Gazette".
Client Highlight: FirstChoice Healthcare, PC
When I go for an appointment with my doctor or to the urgent
care clinic, I hate to wait. I must not be alone in this, because I have
learned from one of my long-time clients that making patients wait creates
stress and problems during the patient visit. In many cases, if patients have a
choice, they will leave or not reschedule a future visit. What’s more is each
time a patient leaves a practice, the physician and the practice essentially loose
Recently, a potential business client invited me to dinner
at one of my favorite restaurants- The Angus Barn. A dinner meeting after an already full day of
platform speaking demands a great place for conversation, atmosphere, great
food, and most importantly, terrific service. My expectations for all the above
were high as I choose this venue whenever I am in the Raleigh area and circumstances
Upon arrival at exactly 7:15, I met my party and almost
immediately our table was ready.
With the advent of smartphones, what was considered "normal" business transactions changed dramatically. Now it seems that in almost every hand you see a smartphone. What are people doing with these devices seemingly all day long. Simply put, they are staying connected. Connected to who you ask? For us at least, our customers.
For some businesses this can be seen as a distraction from taking care of one's job duties. Others have determined that this technology advances customer service when used in the proper way.
Shopping for books and other services just got easier on our website. You can now purchase most of the products you desire from us and use your credit card to pay for your items.
Just click the "Buy Now" button located throughout the page and you will be directly linked to PayPal. This link will expedite your transaction.
We are hopeful you will find this additional service both convenient and helpful. We are committed to making your transactions with us pleasurable and easy.
We will offer new clients that book Coates and Associates, Inc. or any of our associates to conduct onsite training or to present a conference/convention speech a discount on our standard fees. If you are looking for a trainer to help with customer service training and/or sales training this is a great offer for you. Consulting contracts are not included in this offer.
If you are planning a meeting and need a speaker, book by the end of the year to take advantage of this discount.
This sale end 12/31/12. Dont miss it!
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