By Dennis Wisco
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Sharing the voices of automakers, automotive retailers, and transportation professionals who are driving and shaping the future of automotive.
||CleanAlways Closers Over Product Specialists (feat. Jimmy Prater, The Car Sharker)||Related Episodes Realistic Progression: Dealers Then, Customers Now Toyota’s Slight Edge Found in Ontario, California Leadership Lessons in Automotive Automakers vs Dealers Today’s guest began his career in the car business at age 18 at a Don Foss used car store in Lansing, Michigan. Three decades later, he is amassing all his experience and pouring it all back to the people that he’s admired most, sales professionals. My guest polished his leadership skills while proudly serving our country in the US Army and did two tours of duty in Iraq. One lesson he learned in war is complacency kills, and this could be said for business as well. The only way to survive is to be a shark. Featured Guest Jimmy Prater, The Car Sharker Web | Youtube ***** Wisco Weekly ***** An automotive business podcast sharing the voices of automakers, automotive retailers, and transportation professionals who are dri||3/19/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLeadership Lessons in Automotive (feat. Mike Cavanaugh, Max Digital)||Related Episodes Evolution of sales person to product expert Thinking about a career in the car business Realistic progression: Dealers then, customers now Sacrificial lamb: Kelly’s car buying experience Today’s guest was literally raised in the car business. He started working in the business with his father at a very young age. Later, he joined the Marine Corp. and was taught the leadership skills needed to succeed in the automotive industry. Rather than going into detail about my guest, it would be best to hear from his recommendations: Kurt Jensen, Chairman at Soldier’s Angels, says “Mike is one of those rare people that does this crazy thing called ‘tell the truth’ and lets the chips fall where they may.” Steve Atanasovski writes, “I saw Mike develop into one of the best directors in the company and take a team that was struggling to perform prior to his arrival, to one of the top districts in the company.” Rasheedah Page touts that “he has an all-inclusive approach to leadership that his team members really respect and respond to.” And Cathy Bush, who was Mike’s teacher when he pursued his MBA at Northwood University, raves about him and says, “Mike’s emotional intelligence enabled him to effectively challenge others and himself in exploring a number of business topics. His ability to self-assess and seek feedback helped him to grow as a leader.” Having received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from Northwood University, he currently serves as the Executive Vice President of Max Digital. Here to share his experiences and best practices on leadership, men, women, and children, please welcome to the show, Mr. Mike Cavanaugh. Featured Guest: Mike Cavanaugh | LinkedIn div class="wpb_column vc_||3/13/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUpcoming Episodes March 2019 – April 2019||Related Episodes The Most Important Customer Data Points Sales Professional to Product Expert Thinking About A Career in the Car Business Rent, Drive, Rideshare…All from a Dealer Tune into to Wisco Weekly beginning the week of March 12 to learn more about the customer experience and dealership operations. Throughout the next series of guests, we seek an answer to the ultimate question, “would I buy a car today?” ***** Wisco Weekly ***** An automotive business podcast sharing the voices of automakers, automotive retailers, and transportation professionals who are driving and shaping the future of automotive. Follow Dennis, Kelly, and Rudy as they navigate and discuss the key automotive and transportation news, trends, and policies that will be factors in the November 2020 elections. (-‿-)img src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/11/72x72/270c.png" alt="✌" class="wp-smiley"||3/12/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy Podcasts Are the Future of In-Car Entertainment (feat. Matty Staudt, iHeartRadio)||Related Episodes Design the car to fit the environment Colorado’s connected car economy The Toll Roads, A Family Business Rent, Drive, Rideshare…All from a Dealer Today’s guest is Matty Staudt. He serves as the Vice President of Podcast Programming for iHeartRadio, and under his watch, he oversees the content of more podcasts than anyone else in the world. He’s put in work at some of the biggest companies in media including 10 years at CBS Radio, 3 years with Stitcher, 11 years with his own podcast company, and 7 years with Urban Knights Radio, the campus radio station of the Academy of Art University. Not to be outdone, he even scored a gig to be the voiceover artist of Matti, the reporter in the Pixar movie Cars. But his true passion is helping others get into and grow in the field of podcasting. He obtained his Bachelor’s in Creative Writing from West Virginia University and his Master’s degree in Communications from Southern New Hampshire University. Here to share insight onto the future of in-car entertainment, please welcome Mr. Matty Staudt. Featured Guest: Matty Staudt, Vice President of Podcast Programming, iHeartRadio LinkedIn | Twitter | Web Recommended Podcasts: Deliberations Reply All How Stuff Works S Town Dirty John Startup 30 for 30 Stuff You Missed in History Class div class="vc_colum||3/6/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Toll Roads, A Family Business (feat. Samuel Johnson, Transportation Corridor Agencies)||Related Episodes Life in Los Angeles after congestion pricing Design the car to fit the environment Colorado’s connected car economy Wisco Weekly Team When toll roads are properly managed and operated, they provide congested-less roads, maintain fiscal responsibility, and produce happy customers. The Toll Roads, which are governed by the Transportation Corridor Agencies, manage and operate state route 73, 133, 241, and 261 in Orange County, California. It has been a “bumpy road” to get to their current state of fiscal responsibility, and if you’ve traveled these roads, then you know they are doing something right. In episode #64, the Chief Tolling Operations Officer, Samuel Johnson, shares insight into the different models of congestion pricing, the thought process behind tolling, and other related topics that allow him to manage the most important business operation, his family. Featured Guest: Samuel Johnson | LinkedIn Transportation Corridor Agencies div cl||2/26/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLife in Los Angeles After Congestion Pricing||Related Episodes Design the car to fit the environment Colorado’s connected car economy Gas tax, EVs paying fair share, micromobility Driverless cities, counties, states Los Angeles County will inevitably enact some form of congestion pricing as a way to alleviate traffic, and raise funds for infrastructure. Is the LA transportation eco-system able to handle the advances and backlash of implementing this new business model? In episode #63, Dennis and Rudy imagine what life is like after congestion pricing is implemented by reverse engineering the existing modes of transportation and the facts of today. Included in this episode are an article from Laura Nelson, the Inrix Traffic survey, and a AAA Your Annual Driving study that all lend sage words for and against congestion pricing. Additionally, Dennis and Rudy draw from their own personal experiences of the different modes of transportation in Los Angeles. For further reading: + L.A. may charge drivers by the mile by Laura Nelson + Inrix 2017 Global Traffic Scorecard + AAA: Ride-hailing twice the cost of car ownership span class="vc_sep||2/26/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanColorado’s Connected Car Economy (feat. Amy Ford, Colorado Dept of Transportation)||The future of transportation is when cars are connected to cars, cars are connected to infrastructure, traffic is negligible, and customers happily pay to keep this ecosystem going. This utopia can be broken down into smaller operations, and as su||2/18/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRent, Drive, Rideshare…All from a Dealer (feat. Brian Allan, Hyrecar)||Automotive retailers need to graduate their business model to become transportation solution providers to individuals and companies. Brian Allan, Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships at Hyrecar, is a long-time “car guy” who advoca||2/13/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDesign the Car to Fit the Environment (feat. Geoff Wardle, Art Center College of Design)||Today’s guest is a well known person and personality in the automotive space. He’s given a TEDx talk, co-authored car design books, and has spoken at several different events about car designs, the environment, and transportation mobil||2/6/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Wisco Weekly Team||Our first episode for 2019 introduces the team at Wisco Weekly. Tune in and learn more about the members and what guides and shapes our behaviors and decision making processes. From now until November 2020, there are many topics to discuss and sha||1/30/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGas Tax, EVs Paying Fair Share, Micromobility (feat. Rudy Salo)||Episode #58 is our 2018 year in review, and we revisit with our Transportation Contributor and Public Finance Attorney, Rudy Salo. Topics that are covered in this episode include: Gas tax EVs paying their fair share Tesla’s success Mi||12/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSacrificial Lamb: Kelly’s Car Buying Experience||Co-host of the Podcast, Kelly Cruz, set out for another car buying journey. Her notoriety on the show is that she is a habitual leaser and shrewd negotiator. Her time as co-host has introduced her to companies and their technologies like Ro||12/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAutomakers vs Dealers (feat. Marcelo Sandoval, Jaguar San Diego)||Dealerships are a dime a dozen . If you can’t find the deal you are looking for or you don’t like the staff member that you are working with, the next dealer is just a few miles down the road. As a dealer, you must be able to different||12/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAudible Tour of the LA Auto Show 2018 (feat. Albert Roxas)||The LA Auto Show debuts on November 30 and lasts until December 9th at the LA Convention Center. General admission tickets start at $12, seniors are $10, and children between ages 6-12 are $5. Check out laautoshow.com for more details. Also, be sure to||11/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean20 Years of Telematics (feat. Jon Bucci)||Toyota’s first telematics program was initially developed in the late 90s in Japan. Built off the GAZOO infrastructure of Toyota’s membership-based information service and membership system, it provided interactive information services like r||11/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPreview to Automobility LA 2018 (feat. Lefty Tsironis, Alexis Evans)||Next week from November 26-29 is Automobility LA, the premier conference for leaders of the new mobility movement. In conjunction with the LA Auto Show, these dual-purpose events bring together automakers, government officials, technocrats, academics, s||11/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Global Perspective on Connected Vehicles (feat. Scott McCormick, CVTA)||The widespread adoption of connected vehicles needs global input and contributions. One of these thought leaders paying it forward is Scott McCormick, who serves as the President of the Connected Vehicle Trade Association (CVTA). In his role, Scott trav||11/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDSRC vs 5G (feat. Stephen Xu, P3)||For neophytes of automotive technologies, episode #51 describes what DSRC and 5G are and best use cases for each. Managing Principal of P3 Group, Stephen Xu, shares his knowledge of these two technologies, and how governments and companies have been usi||11/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAutomotive Lessons from 2008, NAFTA, Digital Retailing, Subscription as a Service (feat. Lindsay Duffield)||Former President of BMW Canada and Jaguar Land Rover Canada, Lindsay Duffield, imparts his knowledge and wisdom in assessing today’s automotive landscape. A myriad of topics were discussed in a powerful one hour recording session: + Automoti||10/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYour Story, Your Experience with AR and VR (feat. Travis Falstad, Dave Weber)||Explore vehicles in the comfort of your home through augmented and virtual reality. RelayCars, and their parent Evox Images, have built immersive experiences by capturing 2D and 3D images from their in-house studios and robotic camera setups. Thro||10/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCar Buying Boot Camp||The future of automotive is being swallowed by transportation. To this end, the Department of Transportation has produced their third installment of a federal guide to automated vehicles. Our automation correspondent, Andy Ace, introduces what this guid||10/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSucceed in the Virtual World||By reverse engineering how virtual world sellers operate in the real world, automotive retailers can learn the best way to hack into the customer experience. Professor David Bell analyzes this transition in his book Location Is Still Everything. Formerl||10/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAutomobility LA, Women in Automotive||Happy Fall, Happy Q4! Growth and development are on the horizon at Wisco Weekly. With the upcoming Automobility LA conference and LA Auto Show, we have a newly-appointed correspondent who will be joining the show to share greater insight into vehicle au||10/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanToyota’s Slight Edge Found in Ontario, California (feat. Ephraim Barcelo, John Elway’s Crown Toyota)||Yes, there are dealerships with beautiful looking showrooms. Yes, dealerships are starting to have more product experts than salespersons. Yes, coffee and food are available while waiting for your car at any dealership. But, what is rare to find i||9/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMore Than Just Selling Luxury Cars (feat. Malcolm Phillips, Phillips Auto)||When you earn a dollar, there is a sense of gratification that you are on the right journey. When you emigrate from South Africa to Newport Beach and earn a dollar, magnify that gratification 100-fold. Malcolm Phillips of Phillips Auto worked his||9/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Keep Up The Good Work!!
Dennis offers an eclectic mix of all things automotive and transportation. If your are looking to be educated and informed on the progress of where we are going and the means in which we will get there, tune in to Wisco Weekly!!
i just care about a car taking me to places when I want it to. oh and to take my mom around bc I don’t want to drive her.
Great information !
I look forward to every episode!