Wow! MTE 2016 was a blast. We really enjoyed seeing old friends and meeting new dent guys from all over the world. PDR Nation hosted multiple classes on education day. If you could not make it to Orlando this year, don’t worry. We took video of the classes which you can now watch on our YouTube channel. PDR Nation would also like to thank everyone that contributed to our charity raffle. We are very grateful for all of the vendors and tool companies that donated prizes along with the generous raffle entry donations from PDR Nation members and supporters. Together we raised $2990 which will be donated to the Pepin Heart Institute. Thanks again!
CLICK HERE to view the High Level Sales class conducted by Paul Kordon and Gene Fetty
PDR Nation by the numbers:
Because we are a not-for-profit organization, PDR Nation’s financial information is available to the public. Here are just a few of our stats:
date established: 01/01/2014
certified members: 193
pending members: 35
total dollars donated to charity: $41,085
dollars raised from MTE 2016 charity raffle: $2,990
current balance of funds: $25,508.07
monthly expenses for January 2015: $2,364.40
PDR Nation Goal: make our “What is Paintless Dent Repair” video go viral
Did you know PDR Nation produced a professional video explaining what PDR is and how it is performed? Believe it or not, most of the general public does not know how we fix dents. This video does an excellent job of explaining the process and informing the potential customer on how to choose the right dent technician. Video is the easiest way to express what you do. If you have a website for your dent company this video should be front and center. So tell your web guy to add this awesome video to your site or embed it yourself. If you are not familiar with embedding click on the video below to learn how. We currently have about 4000 views on YouTube. Help us push it to 50,000. Embed the video on your website, email signature, and share it on social media. Let’s educate the public and spread the word about PDR Nation!
Learn how to embed YouTube videos on your website, email signature, and powerpoint presentation HERE.
Hail Damage Estimating Certification is live
PDR Nation just released a hail estimating video tutorial and certification test. Writing a proper hail estimate is crucial. We want to return the damaged vehicle to pre-storm condition and make sure all of the proper procedures and variables are taken into consideration when generating an estimate for repair. This video and test will reinforce proper estimating practices. Feel free to share this video with your body shops and insurance adjusters. When we are all on the same page, hail storm catastrophe sites run so much smoother. Members please log in and complete the video and accompanying multiple choice test in order to earn your hail estimating certification and badge. You can also check out the video below.
PDR Nation just got you another discount. Not only do member get discounts on tools, hotels, and printed marketing materials, we now get a 15% discount on Vale Training Solutions PDR certification. Vale conducts rigorous testing courses for varying levels of paintless dent repair. They conduct in person PDR test and verify all results with a highly sophisticated camera system. To learn more about the process and how to get the discount please log in and click on “certified tech benefits.” Big thanks to PDR Nation advisor Ian Lamb for making this happen! We are currently working on many more discounts to add to your certified member benefits package.
Dent Trainer Quick Tip: Glue Pulling moldings
With hail season 2016 quickly approaching check out this cool technique for repairing moldings provided by PDR Nation member John Highley.
Help PDR Nation Grow
The PDR Nation movement has just begun. Please help spread the word and encourage other high quality techs to join the team. If you found value in this newsletter please forward it to a PDR friend. Join the conversation in our public and private Facebook groups and please email us with any feedback or suggestions.
“The mission of PDR Nation is to unite the International Paintless Dent Repair community by bringing standardization, accountability and the highest level of ethical practices through universal certification. To collect, manage and distribute technical, educational and business information to all industry related segments to promote a positive image worldwide and bring recognition to the Paintless Dent Repair segment of the automotive repair industry”