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Dealer conference names keynote speaker

Steve McClatchy was named the opening keynote presenter at the 2015 Marine Dealer Conference & Expo in November.

Steve McClatchy was named the opening keynote presenter at the 2015 Marine Dealer Conference & Expo in November.

Author of the New York Times best-selling book, "Decide: Work Smarter, Reduce Your Stress & Lead by Example,” McClatchy uses energy and humor to deliver strategies and tools that help business leaders focus on the true drivers of performance, regain critical planning and thinking time, and improve their results, their companies and their lives.

"In pre-MDCE surveys, dealers overwhelmingly asked us to provide experts on how to make better decisions, increase dealership performance, prioritize the many tasks they juggle and manage their time,” Marine Retailers Association of the Americas vice president Liz Walz said in a statement.

The MRAA produces the annual event in partnership with Boating Industry. It will be held Nov. 15-18 at the Orange County Convention Center, Rosen Plaza Hotel and Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, Fla.

Organizers have decided to reward the first 200 marine retailers who register for MDCE 2015 with a free copy of his book. With more than 175 dealers registered, few free copies remain available.

"We want to show our appreciation to the dealers who are making 2015 a record-breaking year for MDCE attendance,” Boating Industry editor-in-chief Jonathan Sweet said. "By receiving a copy of Steve’s book, those dealers who registered for MDCE early will be able to get a jump start on experiencing the huge performance benefits this year’s show will deliver. It’s one more way the 2015 MDCE is Made New. By You.”

The MRAA said McClatchy is a frequent guest lecturer at many of America’s top business graduate schools, including Harvard and Wharton, and has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, WebMD Magazine, Fast Company, Oprah Magazine, Entrepreneur and Investor’s Business Daily.

His client list includes the National Football League, Google, Pfizer, Microsoft, Disney, NBC Universal, Accenture, HP, Discovery Channel, Under Armour, Tiffany’s, Wells Fargo and Campbell’s Soup.

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