Huge O.T.D. Outbreak Reported in North America!

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By Joe Verde

Every­one in sales, man­age­ment and even deal­ers, please be aware of yet another out­break of O.T.D. [Old Timers Dis­ease] in North America.

Descrip­tion: O.T.D. is a highly con­ta­gious dis­ease that affects thou­sands of sales­peo­ple, man­agers and deal­ers. This toxic dis­ease dras­ti­cally low­ers the afflicted person’s abil­ity and per­for­mance by caus­ing a break­down of their logic func­tions of the brain which destroys enthu­si­asm and con­fi­dence. This break­down erodes the person’s abil­ity to make ratio­nal and intel­li­gent sales, sales man­age­ment, and career decisions.

This break­down results in con­sis­tently irra­tional deci­sions and the neg­a­tive fall­out results in even fur­ther decay in thought processes. The com­bi­na­tion of the dis­ease and these poor deci­sions results in the destruc­tion of an individual’s self-esteem, skill lev­els and their chances for future success.

How is it Trans­mit­ted? It was once thought the neg­a­tives that cause this dis­ease would go in one ear and all of
the neg­a­tive would come out the other ear with no brain dam­age. It has since been proven that this dis­ease can
be trans­mit­ted by even minor con­tact with an infected per­son through con­ver­sa­tions, body lan­guage and even
through visual con­tact from over hun­dreds of feet away.

Treat­ment of the Dis­ease: Proper treat­ment and improve­ment will depend on the pro­gres­sion of the disease:

  •  Stage 1
    At this point, a per­son hears the neg­a­tives from oth­ers but does not believe, “There’s noth­ing that can be done.” Treat­ment: Stay­ing at least 20 paces from neg­a­tive sales­peo­ple (and man­agers) will cure Stage 1, espe­cially as sales increase.
  •  Stage 2
    Unfor­tu­nately at this stage, a per­son believes that sales and suc­cess in the car busi­ness are com­pletely out of their con­trol because of the mar­ket, weather, econ­omy, etc. and that there’s noth­ing at all they can do about it. They’re on a down­ward slide in their profession.
  •  Stage 3
    No known cure for Stage 3. Rec­om­men­da­tion: Remove them imme­di­ately from the deal­er­ship to pre­vent fur­ther infection.

Joe Verde, Pres­i­dent of Joe Verde Sales & Man­age­ment Train­ing, can be reached at jverde@automotivedealersnetwork.com. Read the full arti­cle and find out what Joe rec­om­mends as a solution.

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