Benefits of Toastmasters – Craig O’Neill [AW 142]

Share this...On Record with Craig O’Neill. Craig discusses the benefits of joining Toastmasters. Toastmasters is a nonprofit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs. Through Toastmasters you’ll listen better, communicate...

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Being Married to a Shop Owner: Spouse Perspective [RR 818]

Share this... What is it like being married to a shop owner and having your own career outside of the automotive industry? Recorded Live at the Transformers Summit, we are with Joe Bennecoff, husband of shop owner Nichole...

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Service Advisor Overload: Part 2 [THA 312]

Share this... We are on Part 2 of our Service Advisor Overload discussion because we couldn’t fit it all into 1 episode! How ironic! Did you know most shops are missing $300-500k in gross profit dollars because their...

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Profit Does Not Equal Cash in the Bank – Hunt Demarest [RR 817]

Share this... Recorded Live at the Transformers Summit with Aftermarket Radio Network host, Hunt Demarest, CPA at Paar Mellis and Associates and host of the Business by the Numbers Podcast. Hunt’s firm specializes in automotive repair clients and...

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Extended Car Warranties – Greg Buckley [AW 141]

Share this... On Record with Greg Buckley. Greg discusses extended car warranties. You must educate your customer! Watch Full Video Episode HERE Greg Buckley, owner of Buckley’s Auto Care in Wilmington, and Millsboro DE.  Greg’s previous episodes HERE. Show Notes:   Extended warranty-...

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Finding Technicians Part 2 – Chris Lawson [RR 816]

Share this... Chris Lawson is back for Part 2 of our discussion about finding technicians in our industry. This episode focuses on the advanced strategies for finding technicians on Indeed and Facebook. Do you require a resume on...

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Advice For New Shop Owners [THA 311]

Share this... If you’re thinking about transitioning from employee to shop owner, this episode is for you. Instead of guessing your way through the transition, let the Aftermarket Radio Network be your free library of industry peers across...

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The Voices, Ideas and Insights that are Shaping the Future of the Automotive Aftermarket.

Ask Ortho – Eric Turkington and Kim Conti [RR 815]

Share this... Let’s talk about voice assistants for employee efficiency. Technicians need quick and reliable access to accurate data for servicing vehicles. What if they could stay in their bay and ask ‘Hey Ortho’ to check fluid types and receive a response within seconds? Join Eric Turkington, Vice President of...

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Used Car Market – Lauren Fix [AW 140]

Share this... On Record with Lauren Fix as she discusses the used car market and the importance of car maintenance. Watch Full Video Episode HERE Lauren Fix, Car Coach Reports,  Total Car Score Podcast, is an automotive expert and analyst based in Buffalo, NY. She has written three books on automobiles. She...

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Uncovering the Unconscious Incompetent – Chris Chesney [RR 814]

Share this... Recorded Live at the 2022 Transformers Summit with Chris Chesney, Training and Organizational Development at Repairify. Chris takes the common phrase, “I don’t know what I don’t know,” and flips it to “I don’t know THAT I don’t know.” With today’s technology expanding the way it is, there...

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Forget the Past: Focus on the Future [THA 310]

Share this... “Forget the Past: Focus on the Future”…sometimes easier said than done. The past is familiar and comfortable. We can also get hung up on our past mistakes, which hinders us from moving forward. Listen to 3 shop owners share their perspectives on the past and the future of...

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A Hospitality Mindset Delivers Exceptional Customer Service – Steve DiGioia [RR 813]

Share this... With over 20 years in the hospitality industry, author and trainer Steve DiGioia shares some real world tips and tactics to improve your customer service, increase employee morale and provide the experience your customers desire. Steve has a detailed 57 individual steps for dinner service, what are your...

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Onboarding New Team Members [THA 297]

Share this... Have you ever experienced the butterflies in your stomach when you start a new job? You arrive on the first day and feel lost as surrounding employees are busy at work.  What is your onboarding process for new employees? How do you make their first day efficient, comfortable and welcoming?...

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A 12 Pack of Conference Rules – John Firm [RR 787]

Share this... We’re live at ASTE 2022 with John Firm, and together we have brainstormed 12 “Conference Rules” for when you attend in-person events. Preparation happens before you even step foot into the event and goes on long after it is over. John Firm, Firm Automotive, Fort Worth, TX Key Talking Points...

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Only 1st Class – Harry Whyte [AW 126]

Share this... Guest Host and Shop Tour with Harry Whyte, 1st Class Automotive, Raleigh, NC. Join Harry and Carm as we toured his shop and learned the benefits of Shop-Ware while we were in Raleigh, NC for the ASTE Show. Watch on YouTube Harry Whyte, 1st Class Automotive, Raleigh, NC Key Talking...

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A Plan To Solve The Technician Shortage [RR 786]

Share this... Unless you’ve been living under a rock, the technician shortage is the hottest topic and challenge in our industry. My guest Cecil Bullard from The Institute, has a plan to solve the technician shortage. It involves a $20 increase in your labor rate and how that money gets distributed. Sounds...

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Climbing Out Of Despair [THA 296]

Share this... In today’s episode, my panel discusses hitting rock bottom and being able to climb out. How do you financially recover from being in debt? How do you get through divorce when your business is failing? Why aren’t more owners looking at themselves in the mirror and realizing they are the...

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The Perfect Second Location – Greg Buckley [RR 785]

Share this... Sometimes the best opportunities happen when you’re not even looking for it. Greg Buckley wasn’t searching for a second location, but a gold mine fell on his lap for the taking. The business he purchased was run as a hobby without any records. Find out how and why Greg took...

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3 Shops In 1 – Travis Comfort [AW 125]

Share this... Guest Host and Shop Tour with Travis Comfort, Rick’s Automotive, Springfield, MO. Take a tour of this 28,000-square-foot campus. Watch on YouTube Travis Comfort, Vice President, Rick’s Automotive, Springfield, MO. Key Talking Points  28,000 square feet: 40 employees, 7 service advisors and service director, parts person, 22 technicians, 28 bays....

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Practice What You Learn – G Truglia and Pete Meier [RR 784]

Share this... The proverb ‘A little knowledge is a dangerous thing’ expresses the idea that a small amount of knowledge can mislead people into thinking that they are more expert than they are, which can lead to mistakes being made. When it comes to repairing EV/Hybrids, the era of being a parts...

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Preserving Your Reputation [THA 295]

Share this... Honesty is always the best policy, but sometimes is it better to omit certain information to a customer? What if you make a mistake but make it right and eat the cost? Are there situations where you don’t divulge all that information to a customer? Let’s have an open discussion...

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Creating a Sticky Organization – Dr. Dave Weiman [RR 783]

Share this... Do you have a sticky organization? Or is it more like Teflon? Do your employees feel a sense of belonging and ownership? Do they take pride in their work? Dr. Dave Weiman simplifies what it means to have a sticky culture and some warning signs to avoid in your business....

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