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Make Your Trip to DSES Even More Valuable

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We are just a week away from this years Driving Sales Executive Summit in Las Vegas at the Bellagio on October 12-14th, 2014. This conference is widely known as a progressive meeting of some of the greatest minds and thought leaders in the Automotive Industry. 

If you are making the trip to Vegas this year, then you have taken the first step to improve your business and move the needle. You will be surrounded by greatness from all areas in business.

Here are a few tips to make sure you get the most out of your 3 day adventure. 

  1. Have a plan: Conferences move fast, and there is too much information for any one person to consume. You need to go into this event with a plan laid out on what you are wanting to accomplish. During the breakout sessions, you will have to choose between some incredible speakers and topics. Don't wait until the last minute to choose which one you want to see. 
  2. Choose topics wisely: We all have areas of strengths and weaknesses. If there is a breakout session on a topic that you consider a weakness of yours, then I would highly recommend sitting in on that session. Driving Sales brings in a large breadth of speakers and industry experts from all areas of the automotive industry. Use them to expand your horizons.
  3. Meet new people: The beauty of Social Media is that so many of us across the country are able to make new friends in this industry from miles away. Make sure you meet AT LEAST 5 new people during your visit. There are so many great minds and not all of them will be speaking. Engage in conversation with some of your peers and you are guaranteed to walk away with knowledge.
  4. Take notes: Lots of notes. You will experience a little information overload in the 3 days you are at DSES. Make sure you document as much of your trip as possible. Also, you can follow and use the hashtag #DSES, as many of your peers will be live tweeting quotes and information. 

This conference is a great opportunity for you to enhance your skill set and knowledge of todays fast paced automotive marketplace. Don't waste your 3 days. We are very fortunate that Jared Hamilton and the Driving Sales team put on this great event each year. Make the most of it. Your career will thank you later.

Have a great trip, and say hello if you see me! 

Robert Karbaum
I would challenge everyone to meet more than 5 people. I think at minimum you should try to meet one new person an hour! Leave the conference with a bag of business cards / new twitter followers!
Dustin Lyons
I definitely plan on meeting many new people, and I hope you are on that list Robert.
Jake McCracken
I very much agree Robert. Thanks for commenting, and I look forward to meeting you. Same here Dustin!

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