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KnowledgeFest Rate is $179
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Omni Hotel - Dallas
555 S Lamar 
Dallas, TX 75202
Phone (214) 744-6664

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About the Omni Dallas

The sophisticated 23-story downtown Omni Dallas Hotel provides the perfect blend of uncompromised service, luxurious accommodations and location. Guests will enjoy a fully equipped, state-of-the-art fitness center, full-service Mokara Spa and heated infinity swimming pool with stunning views of downtown.

 

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KnowledgeFest Rate is $169
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Aloft - Dallas
1033 Young Street
Dallas, TX 75202
Phone (214) 761-0000

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About the Aloft Dallas

Experience loft-inspired lodging just steps from the Dallas Convention Center and City Hall, with easy breezy access to all the city sights.

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Tuesday, 12 June 2012 18:17
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Tuesday, 12 June 2012 18:50
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Time for KnowledgeFest 2020

 
Member Pricing
First attendee registration is free, each additional registrant from your store is free as well.
*Mobile Electronics Retail member registration requires a current MEA membership. If your membership has lapsed you will need to renew prior to the event to avoidf being charged the attendee registration fee.
 
Non-Member Pricing
Attendee registration is $149.00 for each attendee.
 
Press Credentials - [Click Here] to register.
Requires Mobile Electronics Association for approval
 
What is KnowledgeFest?
KnowledgeFest was founded in 1994 by a group of passionate group of specialty retailers and reps in the Midwest who saw the value in mobile electronics retailers getting together to share knowledge and experiences. In sharing successes and failures, all participants become better, smarter and more profitable business people. Since that time, KnowledgeFest has grown into a full trade show and educational conference like no other in our industry.
 
What's in it for me?
Today, KnowledgeFest events include over 18 educational workshops, 50 manufacturer trainings, great networking opportunities, and: a Mobile Electronics Show floor featuring manufacturer and benefit provider exhibits and displays. Talk one-on-one with people with which you do business (or should be!). Every major manufacturer and many specialty manufacturers will be there for you. 
Over 40 hours of manufacturer training sessions are designed to make you the expert in your market. Specialized training for owner/managers, sales professionals and installation techs to keep your business on the cutting edge of profitability. Whether you're a seasoned veteran, or a relative newcomer to mobile electronics, KnowledgeFest has something for you.
 
What kind of stuff will I learn?
KnowledgeFest 2020 events will speak to the issues that retailers have told us are important for managing and growing their business. For example, topics like controlling expenses, maximizing cash flow and finding new ways to compete in this challenging economy. Learn the best ways for improving business relationships with manufacturers and reps, find out how to deal with connectivity issues and the defective dilemma and make the right decisions for marketing and advertising to today's consumer. Find the most effective ways to make the Internet your friend and realize areas for potential growth that you may not have considered.
Tuesday, 12 June 2012 19:57
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Instructor: Kevin Hallinan – WINNING, Incorporated

Track: Sales - Marketing

Session ID: SM005

Location: Seaside 7

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Description: In every selling situation, someone is leading, and someone is following. When the buyer leads, we give away too much information and get next to nothing in return. When the seller leads, we learn what the buyer really needs, and why, and then sell them the correct solution. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to know who’s in control, and comfortably and seamlessly become the leader to achieve more of the results you want.

 

*A reservation does not guarantee a seat. Reserved seating is located on the first two rows of each classroom and is on a first come first served basis. Please be at your class no later than ten minutes before start time.  

Wednesday, 10 July 2019 00:38
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Instructor: Kevin Hallinan – WINNING, Incorporated

Track: Owner - Manager

Session ID: OM002

Location: Seaside 1

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Description:  Whether in a big market or small, strategies and tactics discussed in this workshop will help take your business from Good to Great. We’ll discuss the key attributes and best practices of great companies including mindsets, recruiting and hiring, training and development of your current staff, leadership and more.

 

*A reservation does not guarantee a seat. Reserved seating is located on the first two rows of each classroom and is on a first come first served basis. Please be at your class no later than ten minutes before start time.  

Sunday, 03 February 2019 00:36
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Instructor: Ken Ward – Educar Training

Track: Owner - Manager

Session ID: OM007

Location: Seaside 1

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Description:  Factory systems are changing - there's greater complexity than ever. We will look at "External Preamps" - how they work, why they perform better, why they are better for your business. We will review current technology, navigate features, and discuss Vehicle-Specific vs Universal modes. We will also examine the commercial aspects of the category - pricing, quoting, inventory.

 

*A reservation does not guarantee a seat. Reserved seating is located on the first two rows of each classroom and is on a first come first served basis. Please be at your class no later than ten minutes before start time. 

Monday, 09 July 2012 19:44
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Moderator: Elias Ventura - Safe and Sound Mobile Electronics

Subject Matter Experts: Corbin May - Visions Electronics, Dustin Daigle - Prestige Car Audio & Marine, Dan Bowman - Hot Rides, Chris McNulty - Driven Mobile Electronics, Tony Denhke

Track: Sales - Marketing

Session ID: SM001

Location: Seaside 7

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Description:  No lectures in this workshop about persuasive words and creative ideas to use or a script to follow, just a panel of 12v sales professionals inviting salespeople, Owners, Managers and Installers too, for a 'meeting of the minds' where we will discuss real world components of the Sales Process. We'd like everyone to attend and encourage 2-way dialogue so we can all grow in our sales abilities by sharing ideas in this group environment. Joining us as Subject Matter Experts Dan Bowman, Dustin Daigle and Corbin May. 

 

*A reservation does not guarantee a seat. Reserved seating is located on the first two rows of each classroom and is on a first come first served basis. Please be at your class no later than ten minutes before start time. 

Friday, 10 July 2015 19:10
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Instructors: Steve Turrisi, Kevin Ferry, Rob Haynes - JL Audio

Track: Technician - Fabricator

Session ID: TF002

Location: Seaside A

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Description: In the car audio business, we don’t just sell products and install them… we’re selling something far more interesting… the enjoyment of music. In order for music to become an experience it has to transcend the nuts and bolts and make the listener forget that he/she is listening to equipment. This level of performance doesn’t just happen… it has to be designed with knowledge and care.

Sometimes it is easy to forget what our customers are really looking for and how closely it fits in with our goals as salespeople and installers.

 

Customers want:

· Performance that meets/exceeds expectations

· Reliability

· Confidence that they have purchased the right product for their needs

· Good service (advice, installation quality, efficient problem resolution)

· Value for their money… which is directly related to 1-4

 

Retailers want:

· Profitability

· Business Growth

 

The retailer only achieves profitability and business growth when customers consistently get what they want. Broken products cost everyone time and money and make customers mad, which reduces the likelihood of referrals or repeat purchases. Systems that don’t sound good cost your future business, too… you get the picture. To be truly successful, we must strive to make customers happy via great performing, reliable systems.

 

In this two-part training, we will cover several important topics which are fundamental to making good system design choices. This training will help cover the following topics in detail:

·         The fundamentals of electricity, including Ohm’s Law

·         The fundamentals of acoustics: decibels, octaves, SPL, etc.

·         The fundamentals of speaker power handling

·         The fundamentals of vehicle charging systems

·         The fundamentals of power distribution in a system

·         The fundamentals of amplifier level setting

 

These may sound like pretty “dry” topics, but we’ll attempt to illustrate their application in a manner that is highly relevant to our everyday business of recommending, selling and installing audio products. We will also discuss something throughout that is rarely talked about in mobile audio trainings… the music and its role in making good system design choices.

 

This information will allow salespeople to confidently make good choices for different situations and explain their recommendations to their customers. Installers will benefit from the acoustic, electrical and system tuning information as well.

 

*A reservation does not guarantee a seat. Reserved seating is located on the first two rows of each classroom and is on a first come first served basis. Please be at your class no later than ten minutes before start time. 

Thursday, 12 July 2018 22:19
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