My first newspaper job was in Dallas, and we shared a parking lot with our sister TV station next door. My colleagues and I would notice the TV reporters had nicer cars, fancier clothes and, of course, better hair. I was always much more comfortable writing, so I never contemplated a move to the other side.
But our Fixed Ops Journal Forum gives me a bit of time in front of the camera, and well, I'm still more comfortable writing. Fortunately, the feedback has been great, and attendees are learning from the presentations and conversations — which is our goal.
But don't just take my word for it. Here are some of the comments we've received so far.
- "The feedback provided in today's forum was excellent and I liked that it was shown through real people experiences."
- "Very informative."
- "Good discussion and insights that are helpful in driving operations."
- "Great session."
The first two forum sessions aired July 13 ("At Your Service: The State of the Industry") and July 20 ("Strategies for Customer Retention"). And you can still register here to watch those and the remaining three forum sessions on July 27 ("Turning the Corner on Collision and Parts"), Aug. 3 ("Rethinking the Technician Shortage") and Aug. 10 ("Take the Wheel: Shifting Shopper Perception at the Dealership").
In the meantime, I'm going to get back to preparing the August issue of Fixed Ops Journal and my first love — writing. But maybe I'll work on my hair, too.