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DSES 2015 - Who's Going & Breakout sessions

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    DSES (DrivingSales Conference) 2015 is right around the corner - Sunday October 18th.

    1. Are you going?

    2. What breakout sessions are you going to or recommend, and why?

    If you're NOT going, comment anyway and share what session you would want to attend.

    Here is the agenda - http://drivingsalesexecutivesummit.com/registration/
     
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    Wouldn't miss it! I'm excited to meet you IRL @craigh@craigh
     
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    Almost forgot my recommendations:

    Can't miss DealerRefresher's simply due to their stellar past performances and great strategies:

    @emiltsch@emiltsch Transform Your Customer Experience: Stop Faking It and Get Out of Your Funk

    @Joe Webb@Joe Webb Get Your Customers Feedback: 3 Critical Stages to Successful Focus Groups

    @Aaron Wirtz@Aaron Wirtz Haters Gonna Hate: When Reputation Management Gets Personal

    @Jerry Thibeau@Jerry Thibeau Dealership Texting Strategies

    @tomwhitejr@tomwhitejr Big Data Strategies To Capitalize on Your Used Car Marketing

    I'm definitely interested in the session about VDPs views and making them stick - but, I see it's being given by someone at Shift...so...

    I won't miss Tom Williams' session about push notifications without an app.

    Unless of course these all overlap and then I'll have to send out minions to cover some...
     
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    Ditto... except of course I'll never miss an opportunity to hear Dale Pollak speak and if you've never heard him you should put it on the top of your list.
     
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    If one of your missions is to sell more used cars, Todd Caputo will be presenting some of his tips and best practices.



    I was Todd's marketing director. 6,000 used units p/yr from 3 stores in a small market in upstate ny. He's an interesting mix of old school and new school. http://drivingsalesexecutivesummit.com/todd-caputo/

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    I'll be there ! This is my first DSES.. way overdue. I definitely want to check out Todd's breakout. Thanks for posting Joe.
     
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    I'll be there:)

    I'd check out Todd's, Tom White Jr's, Joe Chura's (all of Jessica's rec's are solid of course) - I'd also recommend Alan Bird's session (CEO of SCI Marketview - saw him last week in Banff)
     
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    I'll be there again this year. Looking forward to it and hopefully can come back with some good ideas. Maybe I'll see you guys around. If you see me out and about, don't be a stranger say hello and I'll do the same :)

    I haven't yet decided on what break out sessions I want to attend.
     
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    AWESOME! I'm wrapping up the PowerPoint now. I might have to trim some of it off, I have a lot packed into it.

    Everyone be sure to say hi, I'd love to meet up. You'll find me by the pool Friday to Sunday.
     
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