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Everything Starts and Stops With Motivation: Displaying Dynamic Motivation in Your Business. (L1)

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November 4, 2014 - 10:15am - 11:15am
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Las Vegas Convention Center, Upper North Hall, N252
How to succeed in business–Just count the ways…Forget tough. Today, competition is fierce! It takes more to succeed in business than just having a smart competitive strategy, good reputation, and a top-notch product or service. In reality, a company’s human capital holds the key to sustainable, long-term growth. Businesses don’t do business–people do. They create the force that ensures an organization’s successful future. These individuals hold the solutions to problems, the ways to improve motivation, productivity, the creativity to enhance products and services, and the insight that the company needs to move forward. These goals become a reality if dynamic motivation is displayed and every executive and manager treats their employees as well as they treat their most important customers. Smart business owners and managers know that without the full support of their employees, no initiative can succeed, nor can any individual leader achieve their goals.

Status Quo to Status Grow: 4 Elements of Explosive Business Growth. (CS1)

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November 4, 2014 - 10:15am - 11:15am
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Las Vegas Convention Center, Upper North Hall, N253
In this humorous, highly interactive and entertaining presentation you will get insights on how to grow your business. Laugh and learn as you discover the secrets used by giant corporations to connect, and motivate their customers to take action . . . now. Come and get the cure for being a “best kept secret”. In this session you will get: Ways to stand out and be noticed with easy and simple methods of communicating your value; How to sell and market when you have no budget and want to win against the “big guys”; Learn how to shorten your sales cycle and land bigger customers. Presented by: Kordell Norton, Revenue Mechanic. FREE Seminar-Click Here to Pre-Register!

Knowing Your Customers Before It's Too Late. (DM2)

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November 4, 2014 - 10:15am - 11:15am
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Las Vegas Convention Center, Upper North Hall, N254
Today's customers are armed with a constant connection to information and resources to achieve their needs. The rise of wireless device use and cloud computing presents both competing challengers and new business opportunities for a business to capitalize on such real-time connectivity. Let's dig into what customer expectations will be in 2015, and how best your business can prepare for success. Presented by: Tim Hayden, Mobile/Lifestyle Marketing Executive. FREE Seminar-Click Here to Pre-Register!

Powertrain Forum. (VTC2)

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November 4, 2014 - 11:00am - 12:30pm
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Las Vegas Convention Center, Upper North Hall, N258
Moderated by: John Waraniak, SEMA VP Vehicle Technology. FREE Session-Click Here to Pre-Register!

SCRS Repairer Driven Education: RDFree2 - FREE SESSION - Considerations in Structural Repair Labor

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November 4, 2014 - 11:00am - 11:45am
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Las Vegas Convention Center, North Hall, SCRS Collision Repair & Refinish Stage
SCRS REPAIRER DRIVEN EDUCATION (RDE) series will feature seminar offerings. Each of the courses has been individually selected or crafted by SCRS because the content specifically focuses on issues and information that are relevant to collision repair professionals operating in today’s marketplace, and appeals to the diverse array of marketplace perspectives that exist within the collision repair industry.RDFree2 - FREE SESSION - Considerations in Structural Repair LaborPresented by Toby ChessFREE seminar; pre-registration is required. Click here to register for the SCRS Repairer Driven Education (RDE) series.For more information, visit the SCRS RDE website.

SCRS Repairer Driven Education: RDE2 - Aluminum Repair Procedures, Techniques and Requirements

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November 4, 2014 - 12:30pm - 2:30pm
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Las Vegas Convention Center, Upper North Hall, N235-N237
SCRS REPAIRER DRIVEN EDUCATION (RDE) series will feature seminar offerings. Each of the courses has been individually selected or crafted by SCRS because the content specifically focuses on issues and information that are relevant to collision repair professionals operating in today’s marketplace, and appeals to the diverse array of marketplace perspectives that exist within the collision repair industry. RDE2 - Aluminum Repair Procedures, Techniques and RequirementsPresented by Larry Montanez III, P&L Consultants, LLCThis program will cover cosmetic and structural repair techniques and procedures for aluminum components. Topics discussed will be outer panel repair and reshaping, structural component replacement, attachment and replacement methods, tools and equipment, precautions, welding and rivet-bonding. Additionally we will cover costs of investment in becoming an aluminum repair facility. After this presentation attendees should have a better understanding of the following: 1.

SCRS Repairer Driven Education: RDE1 - Creating Engaging Consumer Videos for Marketing

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November 4, 2014 - 12:30pm - 2:30pm
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Las Vegas Convention Center, Upper North Hall, N231-N233
SCRS REPAIRER DRIVEN EDUCATION (RDE) series will feature seminar offerings. Each of the courses has been individually selected or crafted by SCRS because the content specifically focuses on issues and information that are relevant to collision repair professionals operating in today’s marketplace, and appeals to the diverse array of marketplace perspectives that exist within the collision repair industry.RDE1 - Creating Engaging Consumer Videos for MarketingPresented by Kristen Felder, CollisionHubLet’s face it we live in a video driven world. Right now 69% of all mobile internet traffic is to watch video. Of all the internet traffic over 56% of it is for video consumption. If you're not doing video you’re missing out on over 1/2 of the internet traffic that could be going to your competitor. In today's collision repair industry it is more vital than ever that we make meaningful and personal connections with our current and potential customers on line.

SCRS Repairer Driven Education: RDE3 - Leading For Results: Hiring, Coaching and Managing a Winning Team

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November 4, 2014 - 12:30pm - 2:30pm
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Las Vegas Convention Center, Upper North Hall, N239-N241
SCRS REPAIRER DRIVEN EDUCATION (RDE) series will feature seminar offerings. Each of the courses has been individually selected or crafted by SCRS because the content specifically focuses on issues and information that are relevant to collision repair professionals operating in today’s marketplace, and appeals to the diverse array of marketplace perspectives that exist within the collision repair industry.RDE3 - Leading For Results: Hiring, Coaching and Managing a Winning TeamPresented by Ted Williams, Sherwin-Williams Automotive FinishesThe course will focus on specific techniques that impact business results from a human resources perspective. Effective techniques for interviewing, coaching, and performance managing a team will be shared. Time will be spent relating concepts and providing tools that are effective for managing employee performance. Goal setting and crucial conversations will be covered as well.

Charisma & Your Business: Discover the Secrets Used to Make Your Business Magnetic and to Create Highly Engaged Customers. (L2)

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November 4, 2014 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
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Las Vegas Convention Center, Upper North Hall, N253
New research into the magic of Business Charisma is changing the rules for organizations. In this entertaining and information packed presentation you will discover the secrets of Disney, Apple, and others . . . that make them magnetic for customers and employees. Highly interactive, motivational, and humor filled, you will get the easy to understand methods to turn your business into a hit. For example: What is the 180 degree Rule and how does Hollywood use it to empty your wallet? What did a 14 year old teach Disney that caused them to pay him $50,000 (for weekends) a year to help them develop Disney Charisma? How do you create such urgency in your customers that they will pay 50% more for what you have to offer? Stop being a "best kept secret" and catapult your business past the competition. You can increase your influence, make your leadership skills powerful with simple scientific discoveries on improving personal charisma.

Racing & Performance Forum (VTC3)

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November 4, 2014 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm
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Las Vegas Convention Center, Upper North Hall, N258
Moderated by: John Waraniak, SEMA VP Vehicle Technology. FREE Session-Click Here to Pre-Register!

Electronics Restyling in Light Trucks – The Opportune Audience. Powered by LTAA. (AE2)

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November 4, 2014 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
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Las Vegas Convention Center, Upper North Hall, N256
At over 50% of vehicle sales in North America, light trucks represent a platform for an aftermarket enthusiast to customize. Wheels, bumpers, lighting and window tint are just the start. These enthusiasts are technology-driven and want to restyle their interior electronics with the latest in entertainment, safety and convenience features. Beautiful, feature-rich displays in the dashboard bring navigation and multimedia to light trucks often lacking these premium features. Adding better sound, safety from reverse cameras and rear seat entertainment options furthers the opportunity for this passionate audience of light truck enthusiasts. Learn about the discretionary dollars these owners spend on customizing light trucks and how to capitalize on the opportunity to enhance the electronics for these vehicles. Presented by: Steve Brown, Restyle Development Manager for Alpine Electronics of America.

Tires at 2: Successful Tire Dealers Share Their Secrets (TM3)

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November 4, 2014 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm
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Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall, S115-116
The industry’s leading trade publications recognize three tire dealers for their accomplishments every year. Modern Tire Dealer presents the Tire Dealer of the Year to the independent dealer that demonstrates excellence in areas like business, marketing and management. Tire Business sponsors the Humanitarian Award, which is focused on a dealer who makes significant charitable contributions to their community. And Tire Business issues the Top Shop Award to a dealer who demonstrates a continued effort to be the best at everything in their respective market. This year’s winners will each give a brief description of their companies and then offer some insight on what they think has made them successful. Following the presentations, the winners will participate in a question and answer session that always includes some valuable information. FREE Seminar-Click Here to Pre-Register!

Fueling a High Performance Culture - Driving Business Growth. (CS2)

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November 4, 2014 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
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Las Vegas Convention Center, Upper North Hall, N254
Your success, even survival, depends on repeat business through loyal customer relationships. This presentation tells you how to stay on top and keep your customers coming back for more. Topics include treating customers as your personal friend, creating the right first impressions, defining your purpose, using the best measurements for success, implementing powerful customer retention techniques, coloring outside of the box customer relationships, learning ways to create delighted customers, eliminating internal competition, following up tactics, defining who are your real customers and competition, fitting in with the Disney model. Presented by: Christine Corelli, Christine Corelli & Associates. FREE Seminar-Click Here to Pre-Register!

99 Reasons Why Your Favorite Car Sucks: How to Be a Successful Car Builder. Powered by HRIA. (SS3)

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November 4, 2014 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
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Las Vegas Convention Center, Upper North Hall, N258
How did some of the biggest names in hot rod and custom car building get their big break? What does it take to win some of the nation’s biggest hot rod awards? The answers from some of today’s best known and award winning car builders may surprise you. They’ve appeared on the covers of some of the industry’s most popular magazines and on countless television programs, but they are definitely not overnight sensations. For new and young builders, this is an opportunity to learn from the experience of industry icons. For manufacturers, this a chance to discuss the importance of your relationships with shops, builders and project vehicles. For everyone involved in the industry, the recipe for success in the world of hot rods is based on hard work, creativity and inspiration – but the path to success often involves detours, fallbacks and unexpected turns. Presented by: Eric Saltrick, Steele Rubber Products.

SCRS Repairer Driven Education: RDE4 - Express Repair Workshop – ZERO Day Repairs

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November 4, 2014 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
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Las Vegas Convention Center, Upper North Hall, N231-N233
SCRS REPAIRER DRIVEN EDUCATION (RDE) series will feature seminar offerings. Each of the courses has been individually selected or crafted by SCRS because the content specifically focuses on issues and information that are relevant to collision repair professionals operating in today’s marketplace, and appeals to the diverse array of marketplace perspectives that exist within the collision repair industry.RDE4 - Express Repair Workshop – ZERO Day RepairsPresented by Lee Rush, Sherwin-Williams Automotive FinishesThis workshop is designed to maximize throughput performance of light severity repairs and examines fundamental improvements that can be implemented on the shop floor and the processes associated with repairing “0” to “2” Day Repairs. By providing the participant the strategy to develop a sustainable program that will produce “Zero Day” repairs consistently and predictably.

SCRS Repairer Driven Education: RDE5 - Using Industry Statistics to your Advantage

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November 4, 2014 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
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Las Vegas Convention Center, Upper North Hall, N235-N237
SCRS REPAIRER DRIVEN EDUCATION (RDE) series will feature seminar offerings. Each of the courses has been individually selected or crafted by SCRS because the content specifically focuses on issues and information that are relevant to collision repair professionals operating in today’s marketplace, and appeals to the diverse array of marketplace perspectives that exist within the collision repair industry.RDE5 - Using Industry Statistics to your AdvantagePresented by Mike Anderson, Collision AdviceThis seminar provides collision repair centers with the latest industry-related statistics. The seminar looks at industry trends, OEM trends, and statistics from the latest sources from across the country. The seminar also looks at legislation updates on laws and pending court cases that could impact your business.

The Future of Work Today: Insights from the New World of Work. (KC3)

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November 5, 2014 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Las Vegas Convention Center, Upper North Hall, N258
We are entering the greatest period of business transformation the world has ever known. The constant state of disruption we are experiencing mandates a bold new approach to leadership. This program is designed to help leaders prepare to navigate a new business landscape. Seth will challenge conventional leadership thinking while introducing the 5 super trends shaping the Future of Work. Supported with cutting edge research and category leading case studies Seth will prepare audience participants today for what is going to be required to compete and thrive tomorrow. Presented by: Seth Mattison, FutureSight Lab. FREE Seminar-Click Here to Pre-Register!

SCRS Repairer Driven Education: RDEOEM14 - SCRS Presents: OEM Collision Repair Technology Summit

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November 5, 2014 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Las Vegas Convention Center, Upper North Hall, N231-N241
SCRS REPAIRER DRIVEN EDUCATION (RDE) series will feature seminar offerings. Each of the courses has been individually selected or crafted by SCRS because the content specifically focuses on issues and information that are relevant to collision repair professionals operating in today’s marketplace, and appeals to the diverse array of marketplace perspectives that exist within the collision repair industry.A completely unique networking and learning opportunity designed to put SEMA show attendees in a room with a content-rich agenda focused on emerging trends and evolution in vehicle design, construction and technology as it relates to the collision repair environment. The format, featuring elevated discussions surrounding shop-floor issues, will include high level speakers, panel discussions, breakout sessions, hands-on technology displays and organized interaction with OEM representatives and others with direct impact on vehicular changes relative to collision repair.

Side-by-Side Vehicle Opportunities with Aftermarket Electronics. (PS1)

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November 5, 2014 - 10:00am - 11:00am
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Las Vegas Convention Center, Upper South Hall, S204
Presented by: Jeff Meece, President of Meece Car Audio

TPMS at 10: TPMS Troubleshooting (TM4)

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November 5, 2014 - 10:00am - 11:30am
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Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall, S115-116
We have spent the last year talking to tire dealers across the country, finding out what the top ten TPMS issues they are facing in the shop. Come to find solutions to these issues and bring issues of your own for discussion. FREE Seminar-Click Here to Pre-Register!

Truck Tires at 10: Identifying Hazards in Commercial Tire Service (TM5)

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November 5, 2014 - 10:00am - 11:30am
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Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall, S106-107
TIA has been tracking fatality data from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) since 2009 and has participated in several OSHA investigations related to commercial tire service over the past 17 years. This seminar will identify the most significant hazards to technicians that service truck tires and wheels and provide specific examples of both fatal and non-fatal accidents. It will also include tips and guidelines that service providers can use to prevent the types of accidents that often result in serious or fatal injuries that typically happen prior to an OSHA investigation. FREE Seminar-Click Here to Pre-Register!

Get Your Motor Running. (L3)

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November 5, 2014 - 10:15am - 11:15am
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Las Vegas Convention Center, Upper North Hall, N256
Find out what areas you tend to slack in and get tips on how to be more productive and accept no excuses...not even your own! Presented by: Maria Grande, Grande Consulting. FREE Seminar-Click Here to Pre-Register!

It’s a Mobile First World: How Responsive Web Design Can Win Customers and Increase Sales. (DM3)

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November 5, 2014 - 10:15am - 11:15am
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Las Vegas Convention Center, Upper North Hall, N254
Mobile devices are changing the way people interact with your company. If you haven't already created or aren't currently planning to create a mobile friendly website, you are seriously in danger of losing sales and market share. If you rely on your website to reach consumers, educate dealers and ultimately drive sales you need to know why responsive web design is so important. This session will teach you what responsive design is and is not, give convincing stats, answer crucial mobile web questions and share key pitfalls and must-dos. Presented by: Tyler Tanaka, CIE Studios. FREE Seminar-Click Here to Pre-Register!

Accessory Trends that Will Boost Your Business. Powered by PRO. (AD1)

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November 5, 2014 - 10:15am - 11:15am
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Las Vegas Convention Center, Upper North Hall, N252
It takes more than selling a few colorful accessories to maximize your restyling dollars. Explore the dynamics of the ever-evolving accessory market. Gain insights into emerging trends as experts share their vision for the future of accessorization. Learn how accessories help attract new buyers of all ages and build customer loyalty for years to come. Presented by: Scott Wolin, AVG-OEAM; Dan Hall, Auto Pacific; Gavin Knapp, SEMA. FREE Seminar-Click Here to Pre-Register!

Launch Pad, Presented by YEN. (LP)

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November 5, 2014 - 11:00am - 12:30pm
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Las Vegas Convention Center, Upper North Hall, N258
Complimentary lunch will be provided to the first 125 attendees whom arrive onsite. Take a seat, grab a bite to eat, and witness the competition that launches new products and services. This business competition offers innovators, inventors, and entrepreneurs under the age of 40 an industry platform to showcase their business for marketing a new automotive product or service. Through this competition, five finalists will pitch their businesses to five industry leaders. The judges will select the winning entrepreneur. That grand prize winner will receive a prize package to help take their business to the next level. Walk away with a better understanding of how to pitch your product or service and what it takes to LAUNCH your own business. This is a MUST ATTEND. FREE Event-Click Here to Pre-Register!
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