Bigger is Not Better - What We Learned from Twitter and Vine

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ow do you go from 200 million users one day to closing your doors the next? What is the lesson for your tiny paintless dent business?
Listen to discover why the way you setup your business matters.
Also, does your online behavior really reflect on your brand?
  • the grandma method for social media
  • why there's room for improvement
  • why Vine closed the door on 200M active users
  • why Twitter is too toxic for Disney
  • a challenge to influencer's in the world of PDR

episodes mentioned
Are You Choosing the Right Customer?

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PDR Tips, Stories and T-Hotbox Tricks with Drew Lechtenberg of DruzToolz.com - 41

ep41-paintless-mentor-podcastIs the T-Hotbox a viable tool for paintless dent repair, or is it all just wisps of smoke?
Drew Lechtenberg of druztoolz.com tells us why it is becoming a must have on the tool cart of the best hail and dent techs.

Listen to what the maker of our favorite blending hammer has to say.
  • thoughts on drilling - should it really be an issue?
  • Hail storm stories
  • What its like to work under inspection light tunnels
  • A surprising education every dent tech needs
  • how we made small tabs back in the day
  • What Drew would say to a new tech
  • T-Hotbox tips uses you never thought of
  • why the T-Hotbox works in any country, and what tips to use

Why You Need a System for Selling in Your PDR Business - episode 40

Busy this week?
Nah, its slow. Must be (the election, start of school, tax time...)
Never find yourself looking for reasons or making excuses about your lack of customers.
When you setup this system in your paintless business, its a never ending source of phone calls and potential clients.

In episodes 5 and 6, we taught you how to market your business. Now you can see how to turn the marketing into a system that works like a machine. With just a little time and attention, this system will keep a steady stream of dents and money coming your way.
Market your PDR Business Part 1

Market Your PDR Business Part 2

How to Assess a Paintless Dent for Estimating and Repair - episode 39

What do you watch out for when approaching a dent? Is there a process where you can maximize the money while minimizing risk?
Follow this six step process and put yourself at ease, while exuding major confidence and skill to the customer.
Depth gauge for assessing dent severity. Here is a lower cost option:
Dent Depth Gauge

Also: Battery fires on phones and hover boards. Is your LED light at risk for catching fire?
Why Li-Ion (lithium Ion) batteries catch fire
what safeguards are in place to ensure they don't?

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How to Negotiate in Paintless Dent Repair

If you knew what your customer's really wanted, how could that help you close more paintless dent sales? Learn to ask open ended questions (just like the last sentence) to help you discover how to fulfill their biggest wants.

  • How "active listening" puts you in the customer's shoes
  • 3 voices you can use in negotiating, one works like a jedi mind trick
  • how to mirror your customer and get them to show their wants

This episode is based on the book "Never Split the Difference" by Chris Voss and Tahl Raz.
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Eliminate the Fear of Starting Your Paintless Business - episode 37

Fear of starting a business is often based on illusions (False Evidence Appearing Real) we shed light and expose these progress killers like:

  • imposter syndrome
  • paralysis of analysis
  • find your passion... (a lot of us believe this one, here's why its not helpful)

Find out why the fear happens, how it still happens to us and how to conquer it

Also, what daily habit can reinforce the success feeling?

Links:
"The Trick to Money is Having Some" by Stuart Wilde
"Deep Work" by Cal Newport

Past episodes mentioned:

how talking about something becomes same as doing it - episode 21
no such thing as an overnight success - episode 8
how not to be intimidated (even by yourself) - episode 28

How to Beat the Competition When Your Business is New - episode 36

When starting out, you face competition which can seem too big to take on. Multi tech firms like Dent Wizard, more established techs, and even body shops that outsource their dents.

What can you do, being the new kid on the block?

Its the classic David Vs. Goliath technique. Use their assets against them. Listen to find out how.

Get the advantage over:
  • Large companies
  • More experienced techs
  • Outsourcers
  • Gorilla Fan TV givers?!

Also discover:

  • is it legal to save a deductible?
  • how to maximize profits on a job

Episodes mentioned:

Market your PDR Business Part 1

Market Your PDR Business Part 2

Ethical Persuasion Techniques

Put Your PDR Business at the Top of the Mountain - episode 35

Getting your business to the top of your market is smart. It all begins with placing you and your business at the top of the customer's mind.

  • how to position your business the right way
  • why your competitors won't use it
  • why you should start now, even if it doesn't feel right
A small but loud competitor just closed their doors. How should we react? How does it affect the long game for your business?

Episodes mentioned:
Hug Your Competition
Persuade Your PDR Customers Ethically
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