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Ken Potter

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EP. 13: How To Build A Brand With The President Ken Potter

Millionaire Car Salesman Podcast

From the Military battlefield to the battlefield of the showroom floor, Ken Potter used his expertise to climb ranks from salesperson to sales manager within his first year. Ken was introduced to the car industry by his brother who was a manager at a dealership in Florida. Ken stands firm on the principal, you can sell a car at a higher price because it’s the experience you provide the customer. In order to do this as a manager, you have to train your team in the process of providing a high level of value to the customer. Part of Ken’s process was building a playbook of rebuttals that he used to grow his team, which CarMax still uses to this day! Ken believes the most successful vendors will come from the car business. You have to own up to your own successes and failures, you can’t blame others. Ken leaves us with the advice, “pick the weeds out of your team”.


16 Apr 2019

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Put Your Foot in the Ring-Build Character-Give Service-A Conversation with Ken Potter

Journey Through Life Podcast

In this conversation we will hear as Ken shares how he sees, looking back, God’s hand directing and empowering his life and his family. He shares the difficulties of a pretty strict childhood, and also the lessons learned from it. He shares some lessons learned in life and death situations. He shares his indomitable desire and will to conquer any obstacle that is in front of him, including the long and scary slog of building a successful business. He shares his experiences in working to improve the conditions of hundreds of orphans in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake in Haiti in 2010. And he shares how his wife and family have made him the man that he is today (and even though he probably wouldn’t say so himself, he’s a pretty darn good guy). Open your heart and mind to any gentle promptings or blunt 2 x 4s upside the head. Then, be ready to act on those thoughts to become a bit better of a person yourself.I want to share a bit about the Know and Do Podcast and what I am trying to do here. I have heard that one of the more powerful words in the English language is the word, “remember”. I think it might have something to do with the well-known phrase attributed to George Santayana which states: “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” One of the goals of the Know and Do Podcast is to speak with people who have experienced life – both the ups and downs – and are willing to share some of that wisdom, earned and learned with those who are walking that path behind them. My hope is that something from each of these conversations touches the hearts of each listener and motivates them to do just one small thing a little bit better. This change of heart has the potential to help each person become a bit better, and then when the individual becomes a better person, their family benefits. When the family becomes a bit better, the community benefits. When the community becomes a bit better, the region benefits, and you get the picture, on and on, until the world becomes a bit of a better place. This is one reason I feel that it is important to strive to develop wisdom by talking to real people with real experiences, both positive and painful. This is what the Know and Do podcast is all about. I have several more of these conversations lined up, but am always looking for more people with life lessons and wisdom, learned and earned, that are willing to share with me and the listening audience of Know and Do. My ideal interview would be with someone who is nearer the end of his or her life than the beginning and has a story to tell and is willing to share the good and the not-so-good so that others can learn from their experiences. These conversations are also hoped to be a kind of legacy, where the person involved can impart some of their more important thoughts and philosophies and lessons learned, along with some experience that many have not yet heard, to their children, grandchildren, and on down the line for generations to come. If you know of anyone that fits this description, and who would be willing to have a recorded conversation with me, please email me at knowanddopodcast@gmail.com and let me know. We can then start the process of getting it set up. Also, if you find the Know and Do Podcast to be of value to you, please share it with your friends and family – please subscribe to it on iTunes, Stitcher, or wherever you listen to your podcasts – and please rate and review us on that same service. You may also follow Know and Do on Facebook. Just search “Know and Do” and like us and leave us a note to let us know what you like most or what you would love to hear in future episodes. Now on to the conversation with Ken Potter. https://www.facebook.com/KnowANDDo/

1hr 39mins

12 Mar 2019

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Ken Potter: How to Handle 3rd Party Leads

The Dealer Playbook

Right back at it with session 71 of “The Dealer Playbook” Podcast and we could not be more excited that you are here! In this power packed episode team DPB is sitting down with Ken Potter VP of sales with “The Appraisal Lane” a innovative new tool for dealers, but most people know Ken from his days as VP of business development at True Car. Ken brings an amazing amount of knowledge and experience to the table when it comes to 3rd party lead providers and how and how you can convert more of them. In this session Ken lays out some powerful information that you can put into action today. Here is a quick preview of this episode. The Definition of True 3rd Party Leads Every lead you or your dealership receives is a 3rd party lead. In this session Ken will go further into that statement and what exactly it means to you. The Best Way To Handle Third Party Leads Phone calls, text messages and emails, Ken reviews some of the best practices for each when following up with internet leads. Building A Strategy For Success Just like any other part of business success, it takes a strategy to get where you want to be. Ken talks about the importance of a documented internet lead strategy but also he gives an outline of what a successful strategy looks like. That is just a small sample of what you can expect in this session of DPB. Get Connected With Ken Potter Connect with Ken on Twitter here. Connect with Ken on Facebook here. You Know The Drill, Now It's Your Turn The whole team at DPB can not thank you enough for all the support and love you have been giving us. Whether you loved it, hated it, want more of it, or want something different , we want to hear your voice. Sound off below with your thoughts, opinions, suggestions, questions, etc. and lets keep this conversation going. See you next time ;) Have You Checked Out Michael Cirillo's Best Selling Book "Don't Wait Dominate? Get Michael's book here. Connect With Team DPB Connect with The Dealer Playbook on Twitter here. Check out Michael Cirillo's blog here. Check out Robert Wiesman's blog here. Connect with Michael Cirillo on Twitter here. Connect with Robert Wiesman on Twitter here.


5 Nov 2015

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AutoSuccess 145 - Ken Potter

AutoSuccess: The Podcast

Welcome to the virtual showroom! Ken Potter of CarsDirect talks about how dealers can improve their online car sales.


13 Aug 2010

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AutoSuccess 095 - Ken Potter

AutoSuccess: The Podcast

Ken Potter of CarsDirect speaks with us about maintaining momentum generated from the "Cash for Clunkers" program, the potential of eBay in car sales, and how dealers can maximize online marketing.


28 Aug 2009