Posted by Jeff Kershner | Tuesday, August 25, 2009 | Posted in Seminars & Webinars
The Fourth Annual Synergy Sessions is in Atlanta at the Renaissance Hotel on October 5 and 6th, 2009. Sean V. Bradley says this is going to be this years’ best training and networking event for the industry.
Training is critical for dealers and team members and this year’s theme is “Restructure to Maximize Performance.” Dealer Synergy is excited that the event is drawing speakers like Dale Pollak from vAuto, Sean Stapleton of Vin Solutions, Ken Potter from CarsDirect.com, and Ralph Paglia from ADP Dealer Services. Their participation shows in a tangible way that Synergy Sessions has become one of the industry’s “must events” of the year.”
This Synergy Sessions training and networking event focuses on helping auto retailers increase their performance levels, adopt powerful hiring practices and leverage technologies that consumers are utilizing during the vehicle shopping process.
The Keynote speaker will be John Ferber, who along with his brother Scott was the Co-Founder of Advertising.com, which was acquired by AOL in 2004. John and Scott were named in 2000 as Entrepreneurs of the Year by Ernst and Young LLP. John is currently the CEO of USO Networks, the premier Video Search Engine Optimization Company.
The Synergy Sessions will also offer as an option a full day of FranklinCovey training, led by certified Dealer Synergy trainers Sean V. Bradley and Karen Uriarte. This training will focus on time management and leadership skills and take the lessons from the “7 Habits of Highly Effective People” and apply various aspects to the issues faced everyday in the auto retailing arena. Dealer owners who have taken this course have shared that what they learned changed both their business and personal lives for the better.
On a side note, Myself and Brian Tucker (long time DealerRefresh contributor) attended the 2008 Synergy Session when DeVerl Austin from Franklin Covey presented “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” and it was a top shelf presentation. Of course I’m always advocate for self motivation books and presentations. You can always read Brian’s review of the 2008 Synergy Sessions right here.