Attendee Comments – May ’05 – Tacoma

“This is my third year and I couldn’t be more satisfied with the experience. Thank you for another opportunity to better myself and use even more skills as I continue to become a true sales professional.”
Mel McCormack, Sales – Tacoma Dodge

“Good motivational seminar, not just for the car business but also for everyday life. I will definitely be back. JOE WHO?!!”
Rob Konieczny, Sales/Leasing – Subaru of Puyallup

“Another great review. I will continue to come annually. It’s a great way to recharge the batteries and stay a true professional sales consultant. It’s important to learn and revisit these techniques.”
Steve Armstrong, Sales Consultant – Lexus of Tacoma

“Michael is always enthusiastic and helpful! I love his passion for continuing education and his willingness to push people’s limits in a positive way. Always relevant, fresh, and confidence inspiring!”
Eddie Lafferty, Sales Manager – Hinshaw’s Honda

“It would be nice if the class changed from year to year. This wasn’t worth going to again for $300.”
Devin Howell, Sales – Hinshaw’s Honda

“I’m a second timer. I picked up a couple more new ideas that will help my sales staff and myself. Invaluable stuff! Thanks Michael!”
Jim Garoutte, Sales Manager – Friendly Chevrolet of Puyallup

“Just on word for this experience, PERFECT!”
Hyon Chun Lee (Chris Lee), Sales Consultant – Mountain Mitsubishi

“This class was one of the very best I have ever attended in my career. Thank you for having me.”
Keith Welch, Sales – Mountain Mitsubishi

“Thanks for pointing me in the right direction, not just in the car business, but in my personal life too. I really appreciate it.”
Tyler Ferguson, Salesman – Friendly Chevrolet

“This workshop was mentally and emotionally rejuvenating! I am excited to put what I learned today into use. Thanks!”
Mickele Chittenden, Internet Manager – Hinshaw’s Acura

“It gave me a new focus on 1) why I work 2) to live in the now 3) not to fear failure (getting comfortable with it not frozen by it) 4) take action and 5) study my craft.”
Bruce Anderson, Sales – Lexus of Tacoma

“Informative as usual. This helps keep me fine tuned and focused.”
Rob Preston, Sales Manager – Hinshaw’s Honda

“It was sort of boring. Kind of long. Worth $400, I don’t think so. But there was some useful things that I learned. Food was good. Atmosphere was fine. I would have been more pleased at $200. I do not feel I got my monies worth.”
Jacob Steinle, Sales Consultant – Hinshaw’s Honda

“This is the best investment ever! For $395 last year, I made a minimum of $4,995 back! And that doesn’t even include the referrals from these customers!”
Bill Gordon, Sales Consultant – Hinshaw’s Honda

“A great experience and a lot of fun! My brain was a sponge today and I soaked it all up! Yeah baby!!”
Aaron Mayer, Salesman – Fugate Ford

“Very entertaining and refreshing. A new outlook on the car business.”
Donovan Walker, Special Finance – Friendly Chevrolet

Michael was great. Lots of info to take in. I will return next year!”
Justin Dempe, Sales – Hinshaw’s Honda

“Great workshop! Loved every bit!”
Thomas McCreary, Sales – Bruce Titus Automotive Group

“The content was useful and assessable enough to put into immediate action.”
Ben Miller, Sales & Leasing Consultant – Lexus of Tacoma

“Just a first step in a long walk! Nice to be pointed in the right direction!”
Brian Martin, Internet Director – Titus-Will Chevrolet/Cadillac/Hyundai

“It was excellent but the acoustics were terrible. I’m hard of hearing and with the echo I missed a lot.”
Dixon Baker, Sales – Titus-Will Chevrolet

“It was really informative, and sometimes even emotional. I know I will leave today with great excitement to use all the I can for each day in the future that I am blessed with. See you next time!”
Jody Benjamin, Sales – Mountain Mitsubishi

“Overall a very good job. I think the class (the people in it this time) were a little boring but good material.”
Eric Puryear, Sales – Friendly Chevrolet

“Great life skills also!”
Michael R. Fisher, Sales – Tacoma Dodge

“It was nice. Very useful to me and I’ll use this in my career.”

“This was my second time taking this class. First time was as a new salesman and it all went over my head.”
Mark McGillis, Sales – Tacoma Dodge

“A lot to digest! It makes me think differently about my life, the business, and people.”
Viktor Gavrishov, Sales – Hinshaw’s Honda

“Very different, energetic, focused, entertaining, and helpful. I will walk my talk. Thank you!”
Jack C. Barry, Sales – Lexus of Tacoma

“Michael used every day applicable ideas to bring to focus many important aspects of sales and daily life routine. One thing I liked the most was ‘Be Where You Are’!”
Leslie Krout, Sales Consultant – Hiatt Pontiac/GMC

“The workshop opened a lot of doors that have been waiting to be opened. I like all the great analogies and different role playing strategies. Thanks.”
Matt Easley, Sales – Lexus of Tacoma

“Very good. He delivered the information in a timely manner.”
William W. Kelley, Sales – Volvo of Tacoma

“I think that my experience today was too short. I need to feel great about this material. I need a week or so maybe. I’m a little slow on the uptake.”
Tom Roselli, Sales – Friendly Chevrolet

“Michael brings life and great meaningful training to all trainers. He is a trainer’s trainer!”
Doug Michaels, General Sales Manager – Friendly Chevrolet

“The food was so-so. Offer a buffet style arrangement.”
Mark Lawson, Sales Manager – Friendly Chevrolet

Tom Ramsey, Sales – Friendly Chevrolet

“A great reminder on what we should be focusing on and why we haven’t continued to do it all the time. That and the rededicating to do so longer and to continue the efforts to learn continually.”
Randall Adams, Sales – Fugate Ford

“It was great! Thanks again. The only issue was the sound in the room was poor.”
Roger Richied, Sales – Fugate Ford

“I learned I need to always carry business cards, commit to learning one new skill per shift, mentor others, and find out what my life’s priorities are.”
Toby Reach, Sales Associate – Mountain Mitsubishi

“It was great. It will help you with sales and also your life.”
Andre Bullard, Sales Associate – Mountain Mitsubishi

“Beneficial and stimulating!”
Randall Wilson, Sales Manager – Korum of Fife

“Very influential on a business and personal level.”
Todd McAntosh, Sales Manager – Mountain Mitsubishi

“It was really helpful and fun. It helped me to learn how to get people to the desk and close the deal.”
Jason Allen, Sales – Hiatt Pontiac/GMC

“This has inspired me to change my life! It’s helpful no matter what profession I choose.”
Andre Meneses, Sales Rep. – Korum of Fife

“Very informative, not only for sales, but also for family and life. I learned the very importance of enthusiasm and positiveness.”
Kellie Chyenne, Sales Professional – Fugate Ford & Mazda

“Acoustics in room made it difficult to hear. Content and training were outstanding!”
Ron Stevens, Sales – Lexus of Tacoma

“It was great, not just for my career, but my personal life as well which is even more important.”
John Bullard, Senior Sales Consultant – Mountain Mitsubishi

“Very good learning experience. I feel much more confident and excited about going back to work. I’m confident that gross profit will increase and customer relationships will improve vastly. Workshop was a little too long, may want to do a few more role plays.”

“Only having six months of experience in this field, this course was needed. Great job, Michael!”
Paul D. Guetle, Sales – Tacoma Dodge

“Michael Hargrove is a great motivator and teacher. I will be back next year! Thank you Michael!”
Kris Davidson, Sales – Tacoma Dodge

“This opened my eyes to learning something everyday to better my life and career.”
Richard Scott, Salesman – Fugate Ford

“A great yearly charge-up on sales skills from start to finish!”
Matt Simmons, Sales – Hinshaw’s Honda

“This experience was very eye opening and motivational for me. I’m ready to step up to the plate and perform to my fullest potential.”
Jessie Napenias, Sales – Hinshaw’s Honda

“Michael is very knowledgeable and current on today’s customers.”
Daniel Schneider, Sales – Tom Matson Dodge

“I was here last year and I find that this class is exactly the (same) as last year. It helped reinforce what I’ve learned last year, but I didn’t learn anything new. I think this training class needs reworking to be more focus(ed) on the information age. Customers are changing now.”

“I come every year for a refresher, not because I don’t do the walk, but to pick something new up that I may have forgotten or not heard the year before.”
Robert Arnold, Sales – Hinshaw’s Honda

“The group needed to be more involved right out of the gate. Break the ice sooner. That’ll make it easier to involve more people in group responses.”
Mike Sands, Sales – Hinshaw’s Honda

“It was good.”
David Ajibade, Sales & Leasing – Hinshaw’s Acura

“Terrible parking unless I pay out of pocket or walk varying distance. Poor room acoustics, at times the class was slow. HOWEVER, tremendous, useful information that I can and should use to better myself at work and at home.”
Darryl DeVera, Sales – Friendly Chevrolet


“It was great. I think a tad too long by about 1.5 hours.”
Freddie Recardo, Sales – Hinshaw’s Honda