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Voxx Electronics Corporation is looking for a West Coast based experienced Regional Retail Sales Manager to join its Mobile Electronics Sales organization. The sales manager will report directly to the Vice President of Mobile Electronics and the primary responsibilities will be to work with its extensive customer base in concert with its existing rep groups and inside sales personnel.

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Job Requirements

  • Manage, Train, Coach and lead assigned territory representatives
  • Extensive Knowledge of Mobile Electronics products; Audio, Video, Security, & Satellite radio
  • Prior experience working in the Mobile Electronics marketplace
  • Ability to work in fast paced environment
  • Ability to multi-task within several products lines
  • Proven track record of managing sales personnel
  • Proven track record of closing new business and developing sales channels
  • Meeting budget requirements
  • Planning and forecasting territory sales
  • Ability to analyze sell in/sell through data, competitive market share, and develop market plans
  • Identifies areas of growth and closing new business opportunities
  • Extensive travel requirement, 2 weeks a month
  • Proficient in Microsoft office and Salesforce
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Excellent account management and negotiation skills

Compensation/Benefits

  • Salary
  • Monthly Commissions
  • Bonus program
  • 401K
  • Vacation
  • Company paid expenses

Reuters -- U.S. job openings surged to a record high in April and small business confidence perked up in May, suggesting the economy was regaining speed after stumbling at the start of the year.

The economy's stronger tone was reinforced by other data on Tuesday showing a solid rise in wholesale inventories in April, in part as oil prices stabilized.

"This is more confirmation that the economy is indeed emerging from that soft patch in the first quarter and can still pick up even faster in the next few months," said Chris Rupkey, chief financial economist at MUFG Union Bank in New York.

Job openings, a measure of labor demand, rose 5.2 percent to a seasonally adjusted 5.4 million in April, the highest level since the series began in December 2000, the Labor Department said in its monthly Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS).

Hiring slipped to 5.0 million from 5.1 million in March. Economists say the lag in hiring suggests that employers cannot find qualified workers for the open positions.

The number of unemployed job seekers per open job, a measure of labor market slack, fell to 1.6 in April, the lowest since 2007 and down from 1.7 in March.

"On balance, we read the April JOLTS data as suggesting labor market momentum remains intact in the second quarter and labor market slack continues to diminish," said Jesse Hurwitz, an economist at Barclays in New York.

 Read the rest of the story here: http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/06/09/us-usa-economy-idUSKBN0OP1MO20150609

CNET -- During the keynote presentation at this morning's Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple announced that CarPlay is going wireless.

As part of its iOS 9 discussion, Apple stated that the next generation of its iOS mobile operating system that powers iPhone devices will bring with it changes to the CarPlay smartphone integration software for automobiles. CarPlay will now feature support for new resolutions, new and more flexible aspect ratios, and higher resolution displays. The next version of CarPlay will also feature the potential for tighter integration with its host vehicle and will be able to tap into automotive data and even control certain functions of the car.

Apple is also cutting the requirement to plug in via Lightning connector. Currently, CarPlay users have to plug their devices into a USB port in the host vehicle via a Lightning cable to gain in-dash control of their smartphones. However, in future cars, iOS users will be able to get in car and connect without taking the phone out of pocket, with the only connection between the device and the auto being a wireless one, presumably Bluetooth, Wi-Fi or both.

Read the rest of the story here: http://www.cnet.com/uk/news/apple-cuts-the-cord-on-carplay/

Android Headlines -- It does seem increasingly likely that the connected car is going to be one of the next big things in technology. There is a good majority of people that drive their car on a daily basis either because they have to or because they want to. So naturally, if people could be connected there too, they will want to be, right?

Well, according to a new survey from Strategy Analytics, that answer is a little more complex than a simple yes or a no. A recent survey from Strategy Analytics asked consumers if they would be willing to pay extra money to have a Wi-Fi hotspot built into their new car.

According to the survey, 21 percent of U.S. consumers would be willing to pay that extra money. The same survey also points out that the 21 percent is down from the 24 percent that it was in the past. Why this decline in willingness to pay extra money for a connected car in today’s day and age happened, seems to be answered by another Strategy Analytics survey.

Read the rest of the story here: http://www.androidheadlines.com/2015/06/consumer-ad-paid-connected-car-services-preference-unclear.html

DD Audio will be the main audio sponsor at this years Slamology Automotive and Music Festival held June 12-14 at the Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis, Indiana. According to Donnie Babb, Slamology President, this is expected to be the largest Slamology to date. At the close of pre-registration, the event was already up 40% over last year.

DD Audio staff will be on location to answer any questions about the line. Along with the newest products, the booth will be blasting 2 demo vehicles that you won’t want to miss. The DD Audio booth will be located in-between the Full Tilt Demo VIP area and Vendor Row.

One of the must see rides is Frank Daniels’ 2010 Camaro SS featuring 2 full DD Audio systems; one for the cabin of the vehicle, and one for the gaming console and screen in the trunk. The second is Frank Lopez’s Tahoe with over 20,000 watts of amplification powering a wall of 21” Z-Series subs.

Kevin Holden, attending DD Sales Representative, says ”We have several exciting new products coming out to talk to people about, and the demos in the booth will definitely be worth stopping by to see.”

Business in Savannah -- Mike Kimball’s family owned Kimball’s Mobile Electronics has been a go-to car audio dealer in Savannah for more than 40 years.

Earlier this year, Kimball and longtime employees Chris Rawlins and Nick Hall put their expertise to use in a different way: They spent more than a month preparing for a toy truck build-off March 21 at Spring Break Nationals at Daytona Beach’s Ocean Center, one of the East Coast’s biggest mobile electronics trade shows.

The toy truck was custom-made and fully loaded by Kimball’s Mobile Electronics and won first place at the competition. After the win, Kimball announced he would donate the toy truck — valued at around $2,000 — to St. Joseph’s/Candler Foundations to be sold to support advancements in cancer care at the Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion in Savannah.

This initiative will be the biggest charitable contribution Kimball’s Mobile Electronics has had to date.

“We’re really excited about donating to the hospital,” Kimball said. “When we first started to build the toy truck, we didn’t really have a plan to donate it to charity. But then the more the truck came along, the more it seemed like a great idea.”

Kimball’s wife Connie works at J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion and helped inspire the idea.

“We’ve had a lot of close loved ones suffer from cancer. And people at our church,” he said. “Everyone seems to be affected by it in some way or another. This donation seemed like a really good fit.”

Kimball is working with St. Joseph’s/Candler Foundations on an event to raffle off the toy truck.

Read the rest here: http://businessinsavannah.com/bis/2015-06-06/local-auto-shop-donates-elaborate-custom-toy-car-charity

International Business Times -- Samsung Pay is coming to Samsung smartwatches later this year. The South Korean technology giant is planning to launch a wearable device that can also make mobile payments, according to unnamed sources speaking to the Electronic Times.

The smartwatch -- codenamed Orbis -- will use near-field communication (NFC) technology to facilitate contactless payments. This is the same technology used by Apple Inc. for Apple Pay on its iPhone 6 and the Apple Watch and Google's Android Pay. Samsung Pay was first introduced by the company with the launch of the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. But in addition to using NFC, the mobile payment system also uses magnetic secure transmission technology, which works with older credit card payment terminals that don’t have contactless credit card technology built in. Though Samsung uses both technologies in its latest smartphones, it’s unknown if it plans to do the same with its smartwatch as well.

Samsung’s smartwatch isn’t expected to launch until sometime in the second half of the year.

Read the rest of the story here: http://www.ibtimes.com/samsung-pay-coming-samsung-electronics-smartwatches-later-year-1956574

OEM integration manufacturer Audiocontrol will host a webinar called "Audiocontrol's Train in the Rain Series - Selling Audiocontrol Products." The seminar will focus on suggested selling practices for selling AudioControl OE integration and Epicenter Amplifiers.

It will take place on Thursday, June 18th, from 3:15-4:15 pm, PDT. Other topics will include Increasing Sales with Product Knowledge, Today's Obstacles And Preparing For Tomorrow and Accubass Vs. The Epicenter - What's the Difference.

To join the webinar, click on the following link and sign up: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/5058733519213319937?utm_source=AC+Webinar+Invite+-+06-18-15&utm_campaign=Train+in+the+rain+-+Selling+AudioControl&utm_medium=email

Alpine Electronics will participate in the CMA (Country Music Association) Music Festival, an annual event taking place in downtown Nashville on June 11-14. The event consists of free daytime activities and concerts and is capped off each night with a ticket-only concert featuring the top names from country music.  
This is the second year that Alpine is exhibiting at the CMA Music Festival. Alpine will have a 40 x 30 booth and will showcase its line of X009 9-inch Restyle dash systems designed for full size trucks, SUVs and the Jeep Wrangler. Consumers will be able to experience Restyle dash systems installed in the Jeep Wrangler and Chevy Silverado demo vehicles.  Additional Restyle dash systems will be displayed in kiosks featuring actual vehicle dashboards, to show a true representation of the products when they are installed.
Authorized Alpine retailer CarTronics, which has locations in Madison, Antioch and Brentwood, TN, will be on hand to give demonstrations of the Restyle dash systems and answer product questions.  CarTronics is holding an in-store promotion around the X009 and CMA Music Festival.  Consumers who purchase an X009 Restyle dash system from May 22 – June 10 will be entered to win one of two pairs of 4-day passes to the nightly CMA Music Festival concerts held at the LP Field.  In addition, consumers who purchase an X009 Restyle dash system from CarTronics in June and mention the CMA Music Festival will receive a free standard rear view camera system.
Alpine will be conducting a social media contest for the booth visitors. Consumers will be invited to take a photo with the Jeep Wrangler or Chevy Silverado demo vehicle, then upload their photo to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter including #AlpineRestyle and tag @Alpine Electronics of America (for Facebook) or mention @AlpineUSA (for Instagram and Twitter). Three winners will be randomly chosen each day to receive a set of Alpine headphones and a SPARC™ portable FM receiver with HD Radio™ technology.  The Alpine booth will be located between 3rd and 4th Avenues in “The Buckle,” an outdoor festival space spanning several blocks on Broadway in downtown Nashville.

Mobile Electronics magazine has officially announced the Top 50 Retailers and Installers of 2015. The list is the first phase of the awards judging that leads up to the Top 12, and finally the Retailer and Installer of the Year awards, which will be announced at KnowledgeFest 2015 in Dallas, Texas on August 17. For more information, visit www.meindustryawards.com

The following is the list of Top 50 Retailers, in alphabetical order:

Adrenaline Autosound - Clayton, NC

Al & Ed’s Autosound – Pacoima, CA

Audio Designs & Custom Graphics – Jacksonville, FL

Audio Innovations of Fresno – Fresno, CA

Audio Solutions StL – St. Louis, MO

Audio Works – Newark , DE

Auto Trim Design – Amarillo, TX

Autosound Lab – Fresno, CA

Bay Area Audio Visions – Corpus Christi, TX

Blvd Customs Of Lakeland – Lakeland, FL

California Audio – WVC, UT

Car Concepts – Salt Lake City, UT

Cartronix Inc  – Valparaiso , IN

Cartunes Inc. – Atlanta, GA

Custom Cars Unlimited – Salem , VA

Dr Dashboard – Evansville, IN

Driven Audio – Abbotsford, BC

Driven Mobile Electronics – Chantilly, VA

Elite Audio – Spartanburg, SC

Eminent Hi-Fi – Rexburg, Ind

Explicit Customs – West Melbourne, FL

Extreme Audio – Mechanicsville, VA

Foss Audio & Tint – Tukwila, WA

GNC Customs  – Goshen , IN

Handcrafted Car Audio – Chandler, AZ

Industry Auto Designs  – Las Vegas, NV

JML Audio of St. Louis – Fenton, MO

Kingpin Car & Marine Audio – Wilsonville, OR

Mobile Edge – Lehighton, PA

Mobile Toys INC – College Station , TX

Musicar Northwest – Portland , OR

NVS AUDIO – Linden, NJ

Ocala Car Audio – Ocala, FL

On The Go Tech – Black Earth, WI

Perfectionist Auto Sound & Security – Anchorage , AK

Prestige Car Audio & Marine – METAIRIE, LA

Sound Connection Inc – Baxter, MN

Sound FX, Inc. – Lewes, DE

Sound Wave Customs – Virginia Beach , VA

SoundFX – West Warwick, RI

Sounds Good Stereo – miami, FL

Soundsgood Auto Service – Coquitlam, BC

SoundWorks Car Audio & Security  – Anchorage, AK

SRQ Customs – sarasota, FL

Stereo King – Portland, OR

Stereo Solutions – Redding, CA

Tint World, LLC. – Boca Raton, FL

Tip Top Customs – Morris , IL

Tunes-N-Tint – Lakeland, FL

Westminster Speed and Sound – Westminster, MD

 

The following is the Top 50 Installers, in alphabetical order:

Tim Baillie

Barry Barth

Michael Betts

Charles Brazil

John Cage

John Castilleja

Robert Chin

Rich Clapp

James Coil

Steve Coogle

Matt Cropper

Brandon Douglas

James Drinkut

Dave Evans

Andrew Evens

Nicholas Frazier

kyle golden

Brandon Green

James Halter

Jeff Harper

Jess Hogan

Erik Hoss

JP Jones

Kevin Kessler

Jason Kranitz

Joshua Landau

Brent Leavitt

Steve Ledford

Dan Macilwain

David Martire

Rob Miller

Scott Miller

Brian Mitchell

Jon Murphy

James Ngim, Jr.

Chris Ott

Chris Pate

Danny Pepper

Bryan Piper

Matt Porter

Keith Price

Carlos Ramirez

Alex Sanchez

Alain Sanvil

Matt Schaeffer

Jamie Schuh

John Schumacher

JT Torres

Bryan Turvaville

Sage Weir

 

The Auto Channel -- Airbiquity, a global leader in connected car services, announced its cloud-based platform, Choreo, has surpassed six million connected car subscriptions entering the second half of 2015. Airbiquity's aggressive focus on global expansion continues to grow Choreo platform adoption with 12 connected car program deployments from eight leading automotive brands spanning 49 vehicle models. As a result of this rapid market acceptance and utilization, Choreo has processed over three billion connected car transactions to date, and monthly transaction volumes have surpassed 250 million per month achieving a four-year 448 percent compounded annual growth rate (CAGR).

Consumer demand for connected car services continues to increase and automakers are under growing pressure to quickly deploy connected car programs and features. Gartner predicts "by 2020, there will be a quarter billion connected vehicles on the road, enabling new in-vehicle services and automated driving capabilities."1 Airbiquity addresses this industry-wide need with its Choreo cloud-based connected vehicle service delivery platform, which supports multiple use cases simultaneously and enables customized program deployments at the make, model, country, region, and global levels.

Choreo's flexible program support allows automakers to quickly deploy connected car programs satisfying their unique strategies and user experience visions. Airbiquity's market-leading performance has been demonstrated by the company's latest customer deployment enabling connected car service delivery for 23 vehicle models across 51 countries in just 16 months – an unprecedented level of program scalability unmatched by any other connected car service provider.

"As vehicle manufacturers exert greater control of their program user experiences they will increasingly look for scalable and flexible platforms to meet the needs of their progressively savvy and demanding consumers," said Jeffrey Hannah, Director, North America for SBD.

Read the rest here: http://www.theautochannel.com/news/2015/05/28/132511-airbiquity-enters-second-half-2015-surpassing-six-million-connected-cars.html

Rockford Fosgate (www.rockfordfosgate.com), the industry leader in high-performance audio systems, is proud to announce for the second consecutive year that it will be the official motorcycle audio sponsor of the famed Sturgis Motorcycle Rally 2015. Rockford Fosgate is proud to bring high performance motorcycle audio systems to the crowds of enthusiasts on Lazelle Street in downtown Sturgis, SD during the 75th annual week-long event from August 3-9.

“Last year’s event was incredible, and we are thrilled to once again be the official motorcycle audio sponsor of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally for 2015,” said Bill Jackson, Rockford CEO and president. “Our booth was swamped by passionate motorcycle Fanatics last year, and we are looking forward to seeing some familiar faces, and many new ones, at this year’s event. We are going to have a lot going on all week, and we can’t wait to get there.”

At the Rockford Fosgate booth, which will be located at the corner of 2nd Street and Lazelle Street, Rockford will be featuring the RF mini soundlab, slingshot, motorcycles, and active stereo displays, as well as offering numerous promotions and giveaways. For this 75th anniversary rally, Rockford also teamed up with several of its retail partners in order to offer products for sales as well as on-site installation during the rally. Rockford is also promoting its dealer network of authorized motorcycle audio installation centers for those attendees who want to get their audio systems upgraded at home.

Rockford’s approach to those audio system upgrades include compact, yet powerful and efficient audio components for use in the unique conditions encountered by motorcycles.

“Anyone who loves riding on the open road knows how harsh the elements can be at any given time, whether it be temperature, dirt, dust, moisture, and even noise,” explained Jackson. “To that end, we have developed specially-designed element-ready source units, amps, speakers, subwoofers, and installation accessories that are small enough to fit on a motorcycle, but powerful and durable enough to provide our acclaimed sonic signature while withstanding the elements in such a tight and demanding environment.”

Since 1938, the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally has grown to become one of the largest motorcycle rallies in the world. According to Sturgis statistics, nearly half-a-million motorcycle enthusiasts participated in the 2014 event.

“The City of Sturgis is proud to once again partner with Rockford Fosgate for the 75th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally,” added Sturgis City Manager Daniel Ainslie. “Last year proved that Sturgis and Rockford Fosgate are a perfect pair. Those who ride love their music and with Rockford Fosgate’s dedication to delivering world-class audio products designed specifically for their bikes, it’s no wonder how enormously popular Rockford is during the Rally.”

For a limited time, Pioneer is offering up to $100 Visa prepaid card rebate for the purchase of a NEX or AppRadio® 4 receivers. Customers can take advantage of this opportunity at participating retailers.

For details on the Connect Smart rebate offer or to submit a rebate claim, customers can visit pioneerelectronics.com/rebate.                         

The Connect Smart Rebate promotion will run from June 1- August 31, 2015.                                         

Rebate Offer:                                                                      

     $100 Visa Prepaid Gift Card                                                  

       AppRadio 4 (SPH-DA120)                                                      

       AVIC-8100NEX                                                                  

       AVIC-7100NEX                              

       $75 Visa Prepaid Gift Card                                                  

       AVIC-6100NEX                                                                

       AVIC-5100NEX                                                                  

       AVH-4100NEX                                                                  

                                                                                    

Purchase must be from Authorized Pioneer Dealers or Authorized Online Dealers.    

Rebate claim must be postmarked by September 30, 2015.

Randy Davis, a veteran of 25 years in Sales and Marketing for Stillwater Designs® and the KICKER® brand, announced his resignation to company officials as of May 29. Davis and his family will be relocating from Stillwater, Oklahoma to the Fort Collins, Colorado area to be closer to family. A sendoff party was held on his final day at Stillwater Designs in honor of his service to the brand.

Davis was instrumental in coining the KICKER slogan “Livin’ Loud®” after hearing a similar phrase uttered in a movie featuring the Rat Pack. Davis then helped to construct a grassroots marketing plan using action-sports athletes and motocross legends Jeremy McGrath, Ricky Carmichael and Travis Pastrana, putting the brand in front of thousands of new consumers.

“There is no doubt KICKER proudly bears the mark of Randy Davis,” said KICKER President Steve Irby. “It’s hard for me to imagine KICKER without Randy, and without question he will be missed.”

He began his work with the KICKER sales team in March 1990 as a regional manager. During his tenure, he also held the titles of national sales manager, global sales manager, and European sales manager with a stint in Ireland before returning to Stillwater in 2011, where he spent the last five years. Davis recollected some of his fondest memories, which included the heyday of sound-offs, and KICKER demo vehicles like the 1988 Astro van with nine 18-inch subwoofers, and the trio of 1993 Caprice wagons – Orca, Moby and Shamu – with original Solo-Baric round subwoofers. He also enjoyed his time representing the brand in Europe.

“Nothing like driving a KICKER demo car on the Autobahn,” he said.

Metra Electronics has announced its new radio installation kit for the 2002 through 2010 Lexus SC430.

Designed for installation of DDIN or single DIN radios, part number 99-8161S includes parts for installation with or without the factory radio door. The parts are painted to match the factory color and finish.

Sold separately to complete the job is the Axxess TYTO-01. AXXESS interface integrates all amplified systems, provides navigation outputs, and is USB updatable. Also sold separately, the AXXESS ASWC-1 in conjunction with the ASWC-TOY-LEX harness, make it easy to retain the factory steering wheel controls.

DOW Electronics has announced that Michael Blackwell has joined the company to support and grow the car audio, car security, mobile video and installation supplies channel. Mr. Blackwell brings over 17 years of industry and distribution experience that will be valuable in his new role.

Mr. Blackwell will be in the role of Account Manager, responsible for the 12-volt business in the state of Georgia. His past experience and extensive knowledge of the 12volt industry will be crucial in supporting and growing the customer base. Mr. Blackwell worked for Source 1 Distributors for 12 years as an operations manager and sales representative. During this time he was involved in acquiring new product lines, establishing new accounts and representing the company at various trade shows including CES.

“I’m very excited to join DOW Electronics and continue to be a part of the dynamic 12volt industry,” stated Mr. Blackwell. “I look forward to getting out into the field and sharing my passion for the 12volt industry with the retailers that are advancing the industry every day.”

“Mike’s experience and drive is a welcome addition to our team,” added strategic sales manager Mike Barcia. “I believe he will bring an incredible value to our retailers with his product, technical and installation experience.”

To learn more about DOW Electronics, please visit www.DOWElectronics.com or call 1.800.627.2900.

Blogs.GSMArena -- Pioneer has launched the first Apple CarPlay enabled car audio system in the Indian market. The AVIC – F970BT has a 6.2-inch multi-touch display and can pair with your iPhone 5 and above to access functions such as Siri, voice navigation, music playback, calls, and messaging on your phone through the audio system display.

In case you are not aware, CarPlay is a new standard from Apple for car audio systems that allows them to seamlessly integrate with your iPhone and access the aforementioned functionality through your audio system’s display. All you have to do is plug in your iPhone 5, 5c, 5s, 6, or 6 Plus running iOS 7.1 and above into the system and you’re good to go. You can either use the display on the system or your voice to control the features hands-free while driving.

Read the rest here: http://blog.gsmarena.com/pioneer-launches-avic-f970bt-carplay-audio-system-india/

Mashable -- Sure, Google's in-car software for extending an Android phone to a dashboard has technically been out and proud since the first Android Auto aftermarket systems started shipping in March, but as of Tuesday it's in new cars, too. The 2015 Hyundai Sonata is the first car to offer Android Auto built-in.

Already have a 2015 Sonata? You can update your dashboard software to make Android Auto compatible, although you'll need to take it to a dealership. Hyundai says it'll offer the upgrade as a software download that you can transfer to the car via USB, but it won't come until "later this summer." You'll also need a MyHyundai account to perform the upgrade.

Google formally introduced Android Auto about a year ago at Google I/O 2014. When connected to a compatible Android phone (one running Android 5.0 Lollipop or later) via USB cable, the system will extend certain apps to the dashboard so they're fully integrated with the car's built-in hardware. Google Maps, for instance, becomes the cars navigation software, and audio apps like Spotify play through the sound system.

Read the rest here: http://mashable.com/2015/05/26/android-auto-hyundai-sonata/

Entrepreneur.com -- Body language should help, not hurt. Even when the chat isn’t in person, how you hold yourself impacts how you connect with others and whether you present the best version of yourself. So, when the talk is important, use these strategies to show you’re strong, capable and ready for anything.

1. Eyes up and alert. Your eyes betray your focus. So, if you’re picking lint from your pants or looking for the exits, you’ll show your interest lies elsewhere and seem dismissive. For maximum engagement, do the physical equivalent of faking it until you make it. Start with the eyes, making solid contact, then nod in assent and raise your eyebrows while you listen. You’ll look alert and interested.

2. Arm yourself. Take note of your arms. Those placed behind you can seem regal and distant, while arms crossed over your chest can seem threatening. To look like a leader, keep your arms relaxed and open, even lacing your fingers together in front of you to seem centered, comfortable and interested.

3. Tall and proud. Where are your shoulders? If they’re over your toes or your lap with your back curved into a C-shape, you’ll seem uncomfortable in your own skin, turning people off. To convey confidence, hold your shoulders over your hips. Point your toes toward the person with whom you’re speaking, not the door, and lean on nothing. Practicing power poses – like superhero stances with your arms akimbo and your legs in an ‘A’ shape – can even help boost confidence before your talk begins.

Read the rest here: http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/245046

Alpine Electronics has announced the launch of Alpine Club Restyle, a new retailer program to support the company’s line of X009 9-inch Restyle dash systems.  
Alpine Club Restyle serves to educate authorized Alpine retailers in the U.S. about the X009 Restyle dash systems and reward them for their sales success.  The program makes use of the multiple sales and installation videos made by Alpine to educate retail sales staff and installers about the various features of each X009 system.  There is a sales video and an installation video for each of the seven vehicle specific X009 systems.  Each sales video depicts a retail scenario related to the featured X009 model, while the corresponding installation video explains installation instructions specific to that X009 model.
To become an Alpine Club Restyle member, a salesperson or installer needs to watch all seven videos in their applicable tract (sales or installation), then pass the corresponding online test.  Once they sell or install one X009 Restyle dash system from this point, they become a Tier 1 member of Alpine Club Restyle.  Tier 1 members receive a membership package featuring an Alpine Club Restyle shirt, hat and certificate confirming their product expertise.  Members are also rewarded when they reach certain milestones.  Members who sell or install three systems are considered Tier 2 status and receive an Alpine Club Restyle jacket.  To reach Tier 3 status, members must sell or install five systems, and they will receive a pair of Alpine headphones.  A dedicated website – www.clubrestyle.com – houses all of the videos and online tests.  
In addition to the gifts available at each tier level, members who sell or install X009 Restyle dash system(s) during select promotional periods will also receive $50 for each qualifying unit.  The inaugural promotional period began on May 15, 2015 and ends on July 14, 2015.  As a special bonus, the top ten members identified at the end of the current promotional period will receive an all expenses paid trip to Alpine’s Restyle Summit, which will be held in August in Dallas, TX.  
“The Alpine Restyle business model is designed to reach truck, SUV and Jeep consumers with a product they cannot get as a factory option, and then send them to our independent retail specialists for professional installation.  Alpine Club Restyle is a fun way to prepare these retailers to become experts on this unique product line,” said Steve Crawford, vice president and general manager, aftermarket business unit, Alpine Electronics of America, Inc.  
The X009 Restyle dash systems come with the X009, a multi-function unit with audio, video, navigation and Bluetooth® wireless technology controlled through the distinctive 9-inch touch screen.  The systems are packaged with a vehicle specific dash kit that features back-lit hard keys which replace the factory radio knobs and an iDatalink Maestro module to retain factory features.  There are seven vehicle specific Restyle dash systems which are compatible with the Jeep Wrangler, select GM trucks/SUVs, select Ford F-150s, Ram trucks and Toyota Tundra.  The eighth model is a universal fit version for custom installations.
Authorized Alpine retailers are encouraged to contact their Alpine sales representative for further details about the Alpine Club Restyle program.

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