D+AS MAGAZINE

FEATURES — The Top Ten Expo Seminarss

© 2000 Door & Access Systems
Publish Date: Fall 2000
Author: Tom Wadsworth
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The Top Ten Expo Seminars

Seminar attendance is booming at the International Garage Door Expo. According to just-released statistics, attendance at Las Vegas’ Expo 2000 seminars was even better than anticipated.

The total signed-in seminar attendance was 2,301, which is half of the total Expo exhibit attendance of 4,617. However, according to Todd Thomas, Managing Director for the Institute for Door Dealer Education and Accreditation (IDEA), the signed-in attendance figures are less than the true total since many did not sign in. The IDEA manages the seminar portion of the Expo.

“We experienced record attendance at workshops and in several cases had standing room only,” said Thomas. “We will be prepared for even larger attendance at next year’s Expo in Atlantic City.”

Outside of the seminars and workshops, two-thirds of the total exhibit attendance, or 3,108, were not exhibitors. In other words, one out of every three attendees at Expo was a staff person who attended as part of an exhibit.


Top Ten by Attendance

  1. Attendance: 300+, Operator Troubleshooting, Various
  2. Attendance: 270, Employee Motivation, Christine Corelli
  3. Attendance: 265, Let’s Talk Installation Callbacks, Havard Macik, George Chandler, Dewey Stewart
  4. Attendance: 200+, Wake Up and Smell the Competition, Christine Corelli
  5. Attendance: 167, Finding and Hiring Good People, Pat Sobeski
  6. Attendance: 135, Fire Doors and Electronics, Jim Kelly, Jim Stelene, Lloyd Bauer, George Mehalshick
  7. Attendance: 114, Liability Mock Trial, DASMA representatives
  8. Attendance: 110, Creating a Company Training Program, Dan Apple
  9. Attendance: 103, Do’s and Don’ts of Yellow Pages Advertising, Larry Small
  10. Attendance: 96, Financial Management of a Door Dealership, Dr. David Bowen, John Zoller

Top Ten by Rating

  1. Rating: 4.22, Legal Liabilities Common to Door Dealers, Todd Jones
  2. Rating: 4.19, Employee Motivation, Christine Corelli
  3. Rating: 4.17, Financial Management of a Door Dealership, Dr. David Bowen, John Zoller
  4. Rating: 4.14, Liability Mock Trial, DASMA representatives
  5. Rating: 4.11, Let’s Talk Installation Callbacks, Havard Macik, George Chandler, Dewey Stewart
  6. Rating: 4.09, Creating a Company Training Program, Dan Apple
  7. Rating: 4.08, Wake Up and Smell the Competition, Christine Corelli
  8. Rating: 4.08, Regulatory Compliance and Employee Termination, Tim Fitzgerald
  9. Rating: 4.02, Drug Free Workplace Programs, Jim Comstock
  10. Rating: 3.98, Finding and Hiring Good People, Pat Sobeski

Total Number of Seminars: 22

Ave. Rating of All Seminars: 3.71

Seminar evaluations were compiled by Charles Bibler & Associates for the International Door Association.