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CONGRATULATIONS to Kevin Coulter of Iowa City Honda on receiving his 1st award this year!As well as Rick McBride who received his 20 Years Master Award!Yes! You can be recognized and rewarded too when you meet or surpass the program standards in threekey metrics of performances; sales, customer satisfaction and professional development.Read below to find out how!The COSL program now includes award points that can be redeemed for a variety of name-brand merchandise, giftsand prepaid cards, and travel options.In addition to receiving awards at year-end, you can accumulate award points for quarterly achievements.New Honda Sales Consultants can receive awards points for their initial sales success.Each Sales Consultant’s Personalized Settings Worksheet (PSW) completion score and valid email addresspercentage will be displayed on the Sales Consultant’s COSL home page dashboard, so he Sales Consultant can trackhis or her performance on these important measures.How to Qualify for COSL MembershipSales Consultants are recognized and rewarded when they meet or surpass program standards in there key metrics of performance; sales,customer satisfaction, an professional development. Those who attain these program benchmarks will be well on the road to long-termsuccess by improving their professional skills and creating customer loyalty. Sales Meet or exceed your assigned sales objective for your dealership’s volume group for the Silver, Gold or Platinum membership level toqualify for recognition. Sales credits are awarded toward your sales objective for retail sales. A Honda new-vehicle sale (including natural gas/compressednatural gas alternative-fuel vehicles) and a Honda Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle (HCPV) sale are each worth one sale credit. Sale credits are not awarded for fleet sales. Sales of dealer-owned demonstrators, rental vehicles, service vehicles, or Honda CourtesyVehicle Program (HCVP) vehicles are not eligible.Note: The total number of sales credits received for Honda Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle sales may not exceed your total number of new vehicles. Customer Satisfaction Creating memorable customer experiences helps strengthen Honda owner loyalty. As a measurement of customer satisfaction, Hondawill calculate your Sales Consultant Score based on an average of your customers’ responses to Questions 4,5 and 9 from the HondaSales Experience (HSE) Survey regarding Sales Consultant performance. You are required to meet the score national standard of 94 byprogram-end. See the survey questions, scoring details, and examples in the 2018 Sales Consultant Program Rules Bulletin in the Library section of theCOSL website (COSL.ProgramHQ.com) Program Development The combination of product knowledge and professional skills is essential on your road to success. To determine whether you qualifyfor membership, you must meet the following requirements by program-end. Complete COSL-required, web-based professional selling skills and product knowledge courses Attain a score of 80 percent or higherAll courses are available online via the Honda Learning Center on the Interactive Network (iN) at in.honda.com and the Honda Information Center (salestraining.honda.com).You can view your professional development progress on the Sales Consultant Performance Summary on the iN.
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- VEHICLE NEWS -SIRUSXM EXPANDS AVAILABILITY WITHIN TOYOTA LINEUPSiriusXM announced in late January that it has reached what the company called a “landmark”agreement with Toyota that will expand the installation of SiriusXM to all Toyota models and trimssold in the continental U.S.Officials said the expansion is expected to start with 2020 model year vehicles produced in the fallof this year. They added the agreement will result in SiriusXM becoming a standard feature as Toyota’s next generation head units are rolled out to Toyota cars, trucks and SUVs.SiriusXM also mentioned the agreement extends the long-term relationship between the two companies into 2028.Toyota customers will continue to receive a 3-month introductory subscription to SiriusXM All Access, which is SiriusXM’s most expansive programming package and gives the subscriber access toSiriusXM both on the radio and vi the SiriusXM app.“This extension represents a milestone agreement between our two companies,” said ChristopherLam, senior vice president and general manager of automotive partnerships for SiriusXM.“Our long-standing relationship with Toyota has helped grow SiriusXM to over 34 million subscribers,and we’re excited that Toyota will now offer even more customers access to all of Sirius XM’s exclusive, award-winning content,” Lam continued.Of particular interest in the used-vehicle space, the companies highlighted customers who purchaseor lease Toyota certified pre-owned vehicles will also continue to receive a 3-month introductory subscription to SiriusXM All Access.“We are committed to delivering out customers the features and services they want, and because ofthe strong demand we see for SiriusXM, both from our customers and our dealers, we’re making SiriusXM standard across our entire model lineup,” said Steve Basra, vice president of connected technologies for Toyota Motor North America.By building SiriusXM into every model and trim level, it will enable us to deliver SiriusXM to moreToyota drivers than ever before,” Basra went on to say.AutoRemarketing NewsMagazine March 1-14, 2019 Vol. 30, No.4 pg 29
Tony BurrellDetail Manager @ Des MoinesThis month’s spotlight employee was nominated by a fellowemployee. Here’s what he has to say about Tony: What year were you born?1962 What do you like to do in your spare time?Helping with church activities When did you start working at Billion?2015Theme Days4/1/19 April Fools Day4/2/19 National Peanut Butter & Jelly Day4/5/19 National Walk To Work Day4/7/19 National Beer Day4/10/19 National Siblings Day4/12/19 Walk On Your Wild Side Day4/13/19 Scrabble Day4/14/19 National Pecan Day4/15/19 That Sucks Day4/16/19 National Stress Awareness Day4/17/19 Blah Blah Blah Day4/20/19 Husband Appreciation Day4/22/19 Earth Day4/30/19 National Honesty Day
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The COSL program now includes award points that can be redeemed for a variety of name-brand merchandise, gifts and prepaid cards, and travel options. In addition to receiving awards at year-end, you can accumulate award points for quarterly achievements. New Honda Sales Consultants c