The 2020 VADA Annual Convention was planned for this week in Asheville, N.C., but the pandemic had other ideas for us.

We know that a highlight of this event is the insights you gain from our slate of speakers. So this week, Team VADA is sending you four must-watch (or listen) interviews with the panelists who were scheduled to speak at our convention. We are honored to invite individuals who share leading-edge learnings and strategies that you can apply in your business, life, and with your employees and customers.

These interviews are available, for free, both as a video or on our audio podcast, High Octane. Links are below.

We kick things off with Jones Loflin, author, motivational speaker, and coach whose “3P Approach” is Powerful Ideas connected to Practical Solutions delivered with a Personal Approach.

Video | Apple Podcasts | Google Play | Spotify

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Bloomberg senior automotive analyst Kevin Tynan talks economic recovery and the future of the automotive industry with VADA GM Jason Wilson. This is a MUST LISTEN/MUST WATCH episode for every dealer in Virginia.

Video | Apple Podcasts | Google Play | Spotify

Business is back and we're on an upward trajectory. That's the line from Kerri Wise of TrueCar, a digital marketplace for both new and used cars. Listen to Kerri's insights on the industry from her perspective, with her pulse on the national supply and demand for cars.

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While 2020 has been challenging, Cox Automotive CEO Sandy Schwartz is pressing forward. Consumer preferences and buying habits have changed, and likely permanently. Yet despite the challenges, "we should never, ever take for granted the human spirit of auto dealers," Schwartz says. "They are entrepreneurs...the way they have taken off shows what a great, great business we are in — and nothing can get us down."

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