By Ashley Reyes
Future leaders recently gathered to participate in the SEMA Future Leaders Network (FLN) inaugural professional development program—a two-day, in-person training facilitated by top experts from the Dale Carnegie program.
The event concluded with high satisfaction ratings, and left participants inspired and prepared to be better communicators, networkers and leaders in their own personal and professional lives.
“I wanted to get a better foundation for communication skills as a young leader,” said Robert Fisher of Power Automedia. “I had an excellent experience in the program and walked away with a lot of invaluable skills that I can take back to my current employer and help me develop myself as a professional leader in the industry.”
Participants who engaged in interactive exercises, peer-to-peer networking, and in-depth discussions on Dale Carnegie’s book “How to Win Friends and Influence People” will share the top takeaways and tips from the training during a Facebook and Instagram live chat Wednesday, May 11, at 12:00 p.m. (PDT).
“I took the class to try and gain some better leadership and motivational skills,” said Dan LaRou of Chrome Enhancements. “I was able to learn a lot of different things to motivate my sales reps and move forward with my business. I would recommend this class to just about anyone out there.”
Evan Cook of Trim Illusion added: “I would highly recommend the Carnegie Professional Development Program to any professional looking to improve in their business and personal life. There are plenty of courses out there to teach you technical and job specific skills. The one-of-a-kind Carnegie program teaches the invaluable communication skills, people skills and soft skills useful to any professional regardless of industry or position. I am eager to use the knowledge I gained to build lasting relationships and further improve my career.”
All SEMA members are invited to the live chat, where program participants Cece Herrell, Renegade Race Fuels & Lubricants, and Emily Boden, Lodestone Events, will share how they have adapted the training into their own personal and professional lives. They will be joined by Bret Campbell, FLN’s Professional Development Program Dale Carnegie trainer, and FLN select committee member Jake Hopkins, who will serve as moderator.
Live Chat location: FLN Facebook page and FLN Instagram live (@fln_sema)