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Who would you like to see keynote #DSES 2011?

I know it seems like the next DrivingSales Executive Summit is a ways away, but planning has already begun. In fact, in the coming weeks we are going to announce the date and venue. Just waiting on a few final details.
 
In the meantime I have been giving a lot of thought lately to who we should bring in as the keynote speakers.
 
One of the thing the sets the DrivingSales Executive Summit apart from other events is we focus on bringing in some of the worlds foremost experts in various fields, from OUTSIDE the industry, to talk about trends that are coming into the auto industry. Since our event is geared to serve the most progressive dealership executive teams, we feel it’s important to be inspired to create the future, not just live it.
 
Who inspires you? What would you love to learn about? Many of these speakers get booked MONTHS in advance so its important that we start inviting some of them now.
 
Last year Dealer.com sponsored us bringing in Jeremiah Owyang, Scott Monty, Dan Zarella and Joel Rusticcia. Needless to say the speaking lineup was an awesome! 
 
To help bring in the best Keynotes, think about this and answer the questions below:
 
Imagine you were going to have an awesome brainstorm session with your executive team and a group of the most progressive dealers in the country. You will be discussing how to invent the future of your business and will be creating a business plan to tackle the following year. Who would you like to keynote that meeting and inspire your thoughts and conversation? What would you have them talk about? Marketing? Business models? Customer service or another dealership related topic? Its totally open and we want all your suggestions.
 
Who would you like to see Keynote this years #DSES?
Mitch Gallant
I would love to see a guy like Gary Vaynerchuk, Mitch Joel or even a guy like Tony Hsieh to talk about customer service... if the event was in vegas it might be easier to get a guy like that with the Zappos HQ there, but I have no clue if he does much public speaking... his book Delivering Happiness was top notch. I know he's the main force behind @Zappos on twitter so reaching out might be that simple. I know Scott Monty and Chris Brogan have both been keynotes but they're both guys I have a huge amount of admiration and respect for and being that I haven't been to a DSES I'd love to see either of them return. My 2 cents for what its worth. Looking forward to attending my first!
Jim Bell
Gary Vaynerchuk-Great social media guy and author or Crush It. It is a must read.
Jim Bell
haha....2 great minds think a like Mitch. I think we posted that at the same exact time.
Jared Hamilton
Im a huge Gary V fan. Will put him on the short list for sure.
Jared Hamilton
Looking forward to seeing you there! It will be a great time and a profit builder for all involved. Preparation has already begun! :-)

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