Noted industry speaker Mike Anderson packed two hotel conference rooms last week at the Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of New Jersey (AASP/NJ)’s chapter meetings in Totowa and Toms River. Anderson, owner of Wagonwork Collision Centers, located in Alexandria, Virginia, presented the seminar “Profitable Estimating– Educate: Not Alienate” to close to 200 AASP/NJ members.
“That was the most informative and entertaining seminar I have seen in years,” said AASP/NJ Chapter 5 Vice President Les Daniels, who attended the meeting in Totowa. “Mike was so energetic and positive about how we can all improve our businesses in so many ways. It was very, very inspiring.”
The seminar, which was scheduled to last three hours, ended up almost reaching four hours due to the participation of the membership in attendance. “I haven’t seen anything like this kind of response in a long time.” AASP/NJ Executive Director Charles Bryant said. “I happened to attend both meetings and for the first time in I don’t know how long, our members came out of a meeting smiling and encouraged about their industry.”
Anderson’s presentation went over so well that AASP/NJ will bring him back two times in the near future. He will be a featured speaker at the association’s flagship event, NORTHEAST 2007, and later on in the year for an intense all-day seminar.
“Mike is the kind of guy every association should bring in,” says AASP/NJ President Tom Elder. “More than anything else, he gets members excited about their industry. He teaches them new ways to make their businesses more profitable. He is the real deal.”