Vaden Automotive, Cardone Training Technologies Launch Industry First Open Online Training Session

Introducing a public format to encourage a transparent buying experience. First application of leading social media platforms for auto dealer industry
By: Cardone Training Technologies Inc.
Aug. 11, 2011 - PRLog -- SAVANNAH, Georgia - LOS ANGELES, California – Vaden Automotive Group and Cardone Training Technologies (CTTI), today announced a collaboration to bring transparency to the customer experience starting with the training process utilizing leading edge social media platforms, Google+ and USTREAM.

This session is a pilot program, streamed live featuring international sales trainer, Grant Cardone.  Cardone will provide his signature style of information-based sales training targeted for the team at the Vaden Automotive Group.  Vaden owner and CEO, Jane Vaden Thacher will open the call and will be joined by senior management and 100 colleagues and employees from ten dealerships of their premier auto group.  Anyone with a computer and Internet connection will be able to view the conference on USTREAM while those a part of either party’s Google+ Circle will be able to join the training session.

The format was specifically designed to provide an entirely new means of embracing best practices in customer services. The goal is to leverage social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, USTREAM and Google+ to educate consumers about the automotive sales and service process.

"This is a landmark initiative for the auto dealer industry and a measure of our commitment to creating a friendly buying experience," said Jane Vaden Thacher, President. "We decided to use an open book format to change the image of our industry and chose social media as our platform. Social media has come to define customer preferences and it is imperative we not only keep up with the times but partner with a company that has the technology to lead the way.”

The session with Vaden will include a kickoff by Jane Vaden Thacher focusing on the customer experience and her commitment to the program. Grant Cardone will follow with his sales program. Shane Gault, General Manager of Vaden of Beaufort, will discuss how he plans to incorporate this new program into his current business plan.

Details of the program are as follows:
Date:  Friday, August 12, 2011
Time:  10:00 a.m.  EST


Media inquires:  
Pennie Kolinski – Vaden Automotive Group      
Contact details:  912-925-9393                     

Fred Tanaka – CTTI

Vaden Automotive Group
The Vaden Automotive Group currently owns and operates ten dealerships in the Coastal Georgia and LowCountry area including Vaden Nissan of Savannah, Vaden Nissan of Hinesville, Vaden Nissan of Statesboro, Dan Vaden Chevrolet-Cadillac, Coastal Chevrolet, Vaden Volkswagen, Vaden Suzuki, Vaden of Beaufort, Dan Vaden Brunswick and Vaden Signature Luxury Used Cars.  As one of Southeast Georgia’s largest automotive groups, the Vaden Automotive Group is an integral part of the community and has continued to set the benchmark for sales and service performance.

Cardone Training Technologies Inc. (CTTI)
Founded in 1998, Cardone Training Technologies, Inc. is a full service Sales and Management Training company that believes success is everyone’s duty, obligation and responsibility. Organizations and individuals from around the world have partnered with Cardone Training Technologies to increase sales effectiveness, solve problems, develop business, close deals, stay motivated, gain fresh ideas, and build confidence.

CTTI achieved rapid growth and is a multimillion dollar company with offices in Los Angeles, Orlando and Tucson.  Its signature online training services, Sales Training VT and Cardone University feature Grant Cardone, available 24/7 and include a wide array of innovative features that have made them the leaders in their respective categories.  For more information, visit or

Grant Cardone
Grant Cardone is a New York Times best-selling author, international sales expert, trainer and columnist. He is widely respected for customizing sales programs for organizations of all sizes and has positively affected the lives of hundreds of thousands of people through his books, on-demand solutions, keynote speeches and live seminars.

Cardone is the star of National Geographic Channel's, "Turnaround King" and is a regular contributor on Fox News, CNBC, MSNBC, and CNN. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife Elena Lyons and their daughter.
Tags:Grant Cardone, Automotive, Social Media, Sales Training, Online Training, Car Buying, How To Buy Car, Google, Ustream
Industry:Automotive, Internet
Location:Los Angeles - California - United States
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