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Wave Makers!

 “Just as ripples spread out when a single pebble is dropped into water, the action of individuals can have far-reaching effects.” – the Dalai Llama For me, the iconic and cultural image of Rosie the Riveter surfaces when thinking about strong, courageous women. While World War II was before my time, I remember first learning […]

Boating: A Home Run Experience!

Gary Sheffield, nine-time Major League Baseball all-star and five-time Silver Slugger, circled the bases after launching homers 509 times during his 22-year career. He traveled North America as a professional ballplayer for the Marlins, Dodgers, Brewers, Yankees, Braves, Padres, Tigers and Mets. I remember hunting for his rookie cards back in 1989. Back then, he […]

Building a Legacy With Royal Effort!

• Great Dealership to Work For Spotlight: How a Certified Dealership in Regal & Nautique of Orlando is Making Quite a Wake in the Florida Boating Scene Winning is often viewed as the definition of success by many. From sports to business, where you find winners, you regularly find strong leadership, purpose-driven tactics and people […]

Revisiting Selling Basics

It’s evident through dealership conversation and feedback that many sales teams could use a refresher course on sales tactics. Many dealers have mentioned the need for training or revisiting selling basics and strategies to help their sales teams chip off the rust and add polish so they can become more effective and achieve better results. […]

Dealership Tactics to Improve Close Ratios

Aimie, MRAA’s AI for Marine Industry Education reports that the common benchmark for close ratio in the retail industry is roughly 20-25%. That compares with a recent report from HubSpot regarding the average close rate of 20% across numerous industries. Put simply, for 100 qualified leads or prospects your sales team would need to close […]

Overcome Fear with Action

• Use the MRAA Guide to Navigating 2024 as a Tool to Find Success Fear can be demobilizing for some, almost as if you’re stuck in quicksand and panicking about your next move. The fear of failure can cause some to push for the status quo. For others, fear can act as a motivator to […]

Converting the Forever Shopper

As a boat dealer it is almost a guarantee that you have had repeat customers. Those customers provide such a great feeling. You sold them a boat and then they came back. You did a fantastic job with the first sale. Then service took over and made the customer feel loved. Loyalty blossomed and that […]