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Focusing Attention on the Benefits

For decades, the Light Truck Accessory Alliance (LTAA) and its forerunners have been sources of information, connections and advocacy for aftermarket professionals in the light-truck and off-road segments. LTAA leadership recently identified a new approach and focus to better serve the membership and industry as a whole. With this new clarity of structure and activity, LTAA is poised to be of even greater value to the aftermarket in the coming years.
SEMA Member News—March/April 2014

Focusing Attention on the Benefits

 

 LTAA members belong to the lowered, raised, diesel, off-road and Jeep niches of the industry.

Webinar: Learn 10 New Ways to Better Your Product Development Process

Date: 
Mar 13 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
Timezone: 
PST
Facility: 
Online
Mike Spagnola, SEMA’s vice president of OEM and Product Development Programs will share tools for improving the product development process from concept to prototype at the March 13 webinar entitled “10 Ways to Better Product Development – The SEMA Garage Industry Innovations Center.” During his 40 years in the auto parts arena, Spagnola has held numerous positions spanning retail, distribution and manufacturing, uniquely positioning him to understand the issues that SEMA’s members face daily.
Presented by: Mike Spagnola

Mike Spagnola, SEMA’s vice president of OEM and Product Development Programs will share tools for improving the product development process from concept to prototype at the March 13 webinar entitled “10 Ways to Better Product Development – The SEMA Garage Industry Innovations Center.” During his 40 years in the auto parts arena, Spagnola has held numerous positions spanning retail, distribution and manufacturing, uniquely positioning him to understand the issues that SEMA’s members face daily.

Webinar: Fuel Your Sales with Better Product Data - An Introduction to the SEMA Data Co-op

Date: 
Apr 3 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
Timezone: 
PST
Facility: 
Online
Are you ready for the selling season? Would you like to boost your profits and expand your market reach? Standards compliant data is easily sharable data, and the time to start is now! Join the SEMA Education Institute (SEI) and the SEMA Data Co-op (SDC) team and learn how the SDC program works through a presentation and a live demonstration of their system, then subscribe to the SDC to Sell More Parts!
Presented by: Jim Graven, SDC Director of Membership

Are you ready for the selling season? Would you like to boost your profits and expand your market reach? Standards compliant data is easily sharable data, and the time to start is now! Join the SEMA Education Institute (SEI) and the SEMA Data Co-op (SDC) team and learn how the SDC program works through a presentation and a live demonstration of their system, then subscribe to the SDC to Sell More Parts!

Learning Objectives

Webinar: 411 Customer Service: 8 Words that Can Kill the Deal

Date: 
Mar 18 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
Timezone: 
PST
Facility: 
Online
Information calls? Well not quite. But you will get Customer Service information you will be able to use immediately and forever. Nancy Friedman, The Telephone Doctor, and a favorite SEMA conference speaker brings you the 8 Killer Words in JUST 20 MINUTES – don’t worry, there will be plenty of time for questions.

Presented by: Nancy Friedman, Telephone Doctor

Information calls? Well not quite. But you will get Customer Service information you will be able to use immediately and forever. Nancy Friedman, The Telephone Doctor, and a favorite SEMA conference speaker brings you the 8 Killer Words in JUST 20 MINUTES – don’t worry, there will be plenty of time for questions.

Coming Soon: Your SEMA Account Representative

Over the last several years, SEMA has taken steps to heighten our outreach and increase touch points with members and the industry at large. This effort has included a commitment to enhancing customer service and raising the awareness of SEMA’s high-value member benefits. We recently announced a major move that will provide our members with the best customer service possible. For the first time in 50 years, each SEMA member will now have a single, dedicated point of contact for all things SEMA. 

SEMA News—February 2014

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Webinar: Opportunities for Growth - Working With the Top Auto Manufacturers - Powered by PRO

Date: 
Feb 6 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
Timezone: 
PDT
Facility: 
Online
It is an interesting time in Automotive, opportunity is everywhere, but doing business in the direct supply chain for automotive remains a challenge.
Professional Restylers Organization (PRO) - SEMA Council

Webinar: Twenty Ideas in Twenty Minutes - Driving Business Growth & Fueling High Performance

Date: 
Jan 9 2014 10:00am - 10:30am
Timezone: 
PST
Facility: 
Online
Getting customers is one thing. Between the challenges of escalating competition and "service savvy" customers, if you don’t excel in sales and every single aspect of the customer's experience, they will take their buying power elsewhere. It’s that simple.

Twenty Ideas in Twenty Minutes - Driving Business Growth & Fueling High Performance: How to Create a Sales-Service Excellence Culture
Presented by: Christine Corelli 

Getting customers is one thing. Between the challenges of escalating competition and "service savvy" customers, if you don’t excel in sales and every single aspect of the customer's experience, they will take their buying power elsewhere. It’s that simple.

Webinar: Attendee Webinar - Are You Ready for the SEMA Show?

Date: 
Oct 10 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Timezone: 
PST
Facility: 
Online
Attention SEMA Show attendees! Planning is the key to making the most of your SEMA Show experience. The wealth of opportunities can be staggering, so it’s critical that you maximize your time to take advantage of each one.
Attention SEMA Show attendees! Planning is the key to making the most of your SEMA Show experience. The wealth of opportunities can be staggering, so it’s critical that you maximize your time to take advantage of each one. Join SEMA expert Tom Gattuso (SEMA Show director) for a special webinar to be held October 10 at 10:00 a.m. Pacific time. Participants will receive valuable insights from these experts, including:

Webinar: Exhibitor Series - Everything You Need to Know About Exhibiting at the 2013 SEMA Show

Date: 
Aug 15 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Timezone: 
PST
Facility: 
Online
Learn from the experts! Discover the most efficient way to prepare for the 2013 SEMA Show and manage your booth space. On Thursday, August 15, at 10:00 a.m. Pacific time, Show Director Tom Gattuso and Jennifer Carr, director of operations for ConvExx, the company that manages the SEMA Show, will present a comprehensive webinar that will guide exhibitors through everything from basic set-up to little-known tips on getting the best return for your SEMA Show investment. Participation requires only a computer and an Internet connection.

Presented by: Jenn Carr, ConvExx and Tom Gattuso, SEMA

Webinar: Exhibitor Series - ARE YOU PREPARED? Last-Minute Webinar for First-Timers

Date: 
Sep 19 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Timezone: 
PST
Facility: 
Online
Exhibiting at the SEMA Show takes some planning and preparation, and there are a number of details that may not occur to a first-timer until just a few weeks before the doors open.

Presented by Tom Gattuso, SEMA and Eric Hoffend, Freeman

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