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Insider Tips on How to Get the Most out of NADA

by | Jan 12, 2023 | Dealerslink News | 0 comments

Get the jump on your competitors with our top 10 insider secrets from Dealerslink staffers! Make sure you make the most of NADA by following these tips to maximize success for your business and more advice that will turn your convention experience into one packed with success and fun!

TOP 10:

  1. Set your goals, have a plan and create a schedule

What services are you looking for? Where do you need to improve the efficiency of your dealership? With over 100 workshops and education sessions knowing your goals will help you make the most of these workshops. Once you have your goals, view the workshops available and make a plan and schedule to fit them in during your time. NADA offers a MySchedule event planning tool to make this even easier!

  1. Ask a Friend

Ask dealers in your 20 Group who they’re using and how their experience has been. Take time to make a note of vendor booths and stop by! Ask them if they’ve heard of Dealerslink. If not, stop by booth 407 and see how we can increase your bottom line! Dealerslink is your friend, we will make your life easier. We promise!

  1. Do your research 

Arm yourself with all the information you need to make a successful trip by doing your due diligence before attending NADA. Talk to vendors and watch presentations so that when you get there, you’ll be ready for whatever comes your way!

  1. Don’t Buy off Emotion

NADA can be overwhelming for even the most experienced dealers, stick to your plan! And if the product or price for the service is not right, be willing to wait until it fits your business.

  1. Networking is HUGE

Keep an open mind. Meet and connect with as many people as you can. From the latest products and hottest trends, to fantastic networking possibilities – there’s something for everyone. Be sure that each department in your business takes full advantage by attending this year. You never know who or what you will find that can get your operation to the next level. 

  1. Visit every OEM

Gain valuable insight and knowledge into the franchise world by meeting face-to-face with OEMs to hear about current developments and changes happening within your franchise directly from its senior leadership. See the franchise meeting schedule here and add it to your weekend plan and schedule.

  1. Wear Comfy Shoes

Whether you’re wandering the stunning displays or conversing with knowledgeable vendors, don’t forget to bring your most comfortable shoes! With 600,000 sq. ft. of exhibits and 500+ exhibitors waiting to be explored, it’s essential that your feet can keep up with all the exciting experiences this event has in store for you!

  1. Hydrate

Staying hydrated is essential to make sure you have the energy and stamina needed for a long convention! Enjoy all of the festivities, including welcoming parties, exciting vendor events, and more.

  1. Visit Vendors everyday and especially on Sunday

Sunday is a great time to explore the myriad of vendors. Take your time meandering through their offerings – you’ll never know what treasures await! Enjoy a relaxed atmosphere as you chat with them about how they can help elevate your dealership’s success.

  1. The show is what you make it – enjoy it, have fun!

NADA marks an opportunity to take stock of how far our industry has come. It’s not just a time for rejoicing over success and reconnecting with friends – it’s also about recognizing all that hard work, those late nights and long days when things seemed impossible. Let’s celebrate!

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