Jim Dance, Auto Industry Leadership Trainer, Joins Keynote Line-up

Veteran auto consultant to help dealer attendees discover how great leaders and great organizations achieve measurably better results


SALT LAKE CITY, UT – July 23, 2012 – Jim Dance, is to be among the keynote speakers at the fourth annual (DSES), which is the industry’s most authoritative profit-building event for innovative dealers. Dance’s training is renowned for helping hundreds of automotive dealerships, dealer groups, auto manufacturers and industry clients, including General Motors, Chrysler Corp., Penske Automotive Group and NADA achieve measurably better results.


“The cornerstone of dealership productivity and profitability starts with having the right staff to do great work – every day, and Jim will educate DSES attendees on how to put the best processes in place to make this possible,” said DrivingSales CEO and founder Jared Hamilton. “Jim adds a much needed layer of insight on the mechanics of how great companies, and dealerships, became great. His blend of process management with structure and dealership cultural dynamics will enlighten and inform. We are thrilled to have Jim join the DSES line up of keynote speakers.”


Jim Dance created The WalterStrayer Company to provide leadership and management training programs as well as consulting services for a variety of organizations both small and large nationwide. Dance is also the creator of The Physics and Chemistry Concepts of Leadership Management Development Program, attended by thousands of leaders, managers, and bosses nationwide over the past fifteen years. Dance has also been deeply involved in the auto industry during the past twenty years serving as an Independent Trainer and Consultant for hundreds of automotive dealerships and dealer groups throughout the country, as well as automotive manufacturers, dealer 20-Groups, and a variety of automotive-related businesses. His clients include General Motors, Chrysler Corp., Penske Automotive Group, John Deere Co., to name a few. Dance has also served as a guest instructor and presenter for the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) and American Truck Dealers (ATD) Dealer Candidate Academies, facilitating The Physics & Chemistry Concepts of Leadership Workshop for seven Dealer Candidate Academy Graduating Classes each year.


Dance speaks on October 23rd, and joins other DSES high-profile keynotes including Billy Beane of ‘Moneyball’ fame, SEO ‘superstar’ Rand Fishkin, mobile experience expert Luke Wroblewski, and an exclusive presentation from Facebook and Google.  Early Bird registration for the DSES is now available through August 15th for the 2012 DrivingSales Executive Summit Automotive Conference.


The DrivingSales Executive Summit takes place Sunday, October 21st through Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012 at the Bellagio Las Vegas and brings together the most progressive dealers in the country, along with world-renowned speakers, all focused on pushing the auto industry’s ‘innovation boundaries’ and translating the latest trends and business realities into solid 2013 action plans for every dealership department. The summit is 100 percent dealer-driven and has a vendor-neutral policy, meaning no vendor influence on presentation selection and adherence to a strict dealer-to-vendor ratio and is the only automotive conference where dealers decide the agenda, not the vendor sponsors. This translates into the highest level of learning for the dealer attendees versus other events where workshops are little more than glorified sales pitches. 


Last year's summit was standing room only, and although DSES 2012 will allow for an expanded number of registrants, it is expected to sell out quickly. To register for DSES 2012, and take advantage of early-bird registration through August 15th, visit:  http://drivingsalesexecutivesummit.com/registration/.


For more information about the DrivingSales Executive Summit, visit: www.DrivingSalesExecutiveSummit.com or contact dses@drivingsales.com. Stay tuned for DSES news as it develops on www.twitter.com/drivingsales and on facebook.com/drivingsales. Participate in the conversation with the #DSES hashtag as preparations continue throughout the year.



About DrivingSales

Founded in 2008 and dedicated to the dealer community, DrivingSales is a business intelligence and data company that delivers unbiased*, profit-building information to make automobile dealers more successful through three distinct channels: DrivingSales Data, DrivingSales University and DrivingSales Media. DrivingSales Data houses the largest database of cross-vendor, dealership performance data in the North American auto industry and provides dealerships with the most statistically accurate performance benchmarks and metrics for their marketing and technology investments. DrivingSales University is a fully interactive online university that offers advanced profit-building strategies to automotive professionals through hundreds of classes taught by world-leading experts. DrivingSales Media connects dealers to peers and information through its global media assets, including DrivingSales.com, the world’s largest automotive social network; The Dealership Innovation Guide, an industry leading quarterly publication; DrivingSales Executive Summit, the top automotive conference for progressive dealers, and DrivingSalesTV, Web TV covering everything car-dealer related. Approximately one in every three dealerships in the United States has a registered member in the DrivingSales community.

*Vendor Neutral Policy: Dedicated solely to making dealerships more profitable, while also providing benefit to automakers and the industry as a whole, DrivingSales adheres to a strict vendor neutral policy through each of its channels. This means the company only provides unbiased information, not ‘pay-to-play’ follow up services -- and never accepts payment in exchange for media coverage or lets potential advertisers dictate messaging or create bias in any of its channels.



DrivingSales Media Relations:
Melanie Webber (melanie@mwebbcom.com), mWEBB Communications, 424.603.4340

Angela Jacobson (angela@mwebbcom.com), mWEBB Communications, 714.454.8776

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