Prank Calling Automotive Experts

By: Michael Cirillo   |   06 Aug 2015
mike davenport, glenn pasch, danny benites, fran taylor


In this session, we have decided to shake it up a tad and do something new. 

We compiled 5 amazing professionals in the auto industry and we call them on the fly and ask them just one question. The best part is none of them knew we were going to be calling.

This session was lots of fun and is something we will definitely be doing again in the future. 

Here are the 5 thought leaders of the industry we called on the fly “live” and the question we asked that individual:


Danny Benites

Danny is the General Manager of Greg Lair Buick GMC in Amarillo Texas and a very sought-after speaker at auto industry events across the country. Danny is the kind of GM most salespeople/sales managers would love to work for. He brings an outside-the-box approach to everything he does and is lighting it up in the Amarillo Texas market. 

Danny's Question

  • What is the best way to get more productivity out of your team?


Craig Lockerd 

Craig is a true expert when it comes to the art of recruiting staff for your dealership. He is the founder and president of AutoMax Recruiting the auto industry's number one staffing/training agency and is also a sought-after speaker/presenter for automotive industry events and seminars. This guy is the real deal. Hands down. 

Craigs Question 

  • What is the number one recruiting tip you can give to auto dealers?


Fran Taylor 

Next up is Mr. Fran Taylor aka “The King of Prospecting” and founder/CEO of Fran Taylor Techniques and also the founder of the 30 Sales A Month Facebook Group. Fran has been around the auto industry for many many years and has trained thousands of sales professionals around the world on how to sell more cars. Fran was selling 50 cars a month in his day and has some of the best prospecting techniques in the industry that will help you sell cars while you sleep! 

Frans Question

  • What is the best prospecting tip that is working for salespeople?


Glenn Pasch 

Glenn is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to the topic of leadership. He is also the CEO of PCG Digital Marketing a full-service digital marketing agency and is also a partner at PCG Consulting. Glenn goes the extra mile for auto dealerships to help them stay ahead of the pack. Glenn is razor-sharp. 

Glenns Question

  • What is the number one leadership skill people need to implement NOW? 


Mike Davenport 

Also known as “The Louisville Chevy Dude” Mike is in beast mode 24/7! He is the #1 sales champion at Bachman Chevrolet in Louisville Kentucky and is a top performer for Chevy across the country. Mike is known for creative and persistent follow-up that really works. 

Mikes Question 

  • What is the best follow-up technique you are using to get customers to come back to the dealership?


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