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Need Law for Public Restrooms - 02/27/08 08:54 PM
I want to air a major complaint about public restrooms! I understand the concept of air dryers replacing paper towels to save our planet, BUT their should be a law that states, if you do not provide towels to open the door, the door MUST be able to be pushed open and not pulled. I can't count the number of times I see people coming out of stalls or standing then go directly out the door just grabbing the door knob. Meanwhile I am washing my hands then trying to figure out how to open the door without touching it. Please don't tell me to (11 comments)
Expect a War Between Wireless Carriers - 02/24/08 05:49 PM
I predict good things will be coming our way shortly with our cell carriers. Not long ago Sprint named Dan Hesse as CEO, he has already helped us with both competition and pricing. Mr Hesse was the CEO with AT&T for 23 years and pushed the industry to package roaming charges into a set fee (our phone bill as we know it today) and he started free evenings and weekends which rest of the industry reluctantly followed. I look for him to start a price war which will include packaging all services into a neat unlimited bundle. Some of you might already (3 comments)
Setting up Email on Smartphones - 02/24/08 11:47 AM
My friend Angela Chan took my classes in Nanuet, NY and spent too much of her life working on setting up her email. She asked that I share this information somewhere to help agents setting up their email. So here it goes. I will post this on my website soon so help others out you know that are pulling their hair out! (4 comments)
Stop giving away your Commission! - 02/24/08 09:17 AM
I keep reading blogs and hearing in my classes about the number of companies (people) who want to get a piece of your commission. My wife the REALTOR gets mail and email almost daily from somebody offering her a deal she just can't refuse! Guys just stop it! Take a look around you as times tighten up on how you can save money and prepare yourself if things don't recover as quick as we would like! From companies wanting you to pay $40 a month to keep your contacts and calendar to the crazy amount of money people are paying for web (11 comments)
Technology Tour - 02/23/08 09:21 AM
I have been on a run of giving my "Newest, Latest, Greatest Technology Out There" classes and e-PRO Workshops and my I am learning so much. These classes are turning into forums with agents telling the room things they are doing to help them market themselves and their business. The exchange of information is free flowing and while somebody in the class is giving what they do I watch as most of the room quickly take notes. My point even though your competitors you are willing to share what works for you with others. Maybe it's working because the room has other folks (9 comments)
The Power of Active Rain does it again! - 02/17/08 09:21 AM
I was speaking in Nesbit, MS this past week and Wednesday morning as I was setting up I checked my email. I had an email from The News Journal in Wilmington, Delaware business reporter. Here is part of the email "I'm putting together a story on the use of text messaging in real estate, and saw a recent blog you did on the subject. Would you be available for a quick telephone interview sometime today?" The power of blogging hit home AGAIN! Now I live in Arkansas have no connections to Delaware and out of the blue here comes this request. It (6 comments)
Observation in my Classes - 02/12/08 06:36 PM
When you teach technology of any kind you are viewed as an expert on all technology. Oh how I wish! But you know what, when you are exposed to folks who know less you get the feeling hey I might not be as bad off as I thought. Well guess what you the agents are the same way! When I bought my first Windows 3.1 computer way back in the early 90's I remember learning DOS and finding ways to use this stupid thing for what I needed. Before long I was doing things that I thought were normal and when (9 comments)
What a great day in Reno! - 02/09/08 12:12 AM
It was so great making my 4th or 5th trip to Reno! so many faces in the room I have seen at each of my visits to this fine city. The room was full with more then 80 attendees and we had a blast. Every time I see Reno on my calendar i know I am for a good time as the folks there are so eager to learn all they can. I don't know about you the attendees but when I saw 4:00 I could not believe we had burned from 8:30 in the morning to closing down the class (2 comments)
Thanks to my Friends for worrying! - 02/07/08 08:00 PM
I awoke Wednesday morning to text messages, emails and phone calls from friends, family and what is really cool former students from all over North America. Reason, I moved to the fine state of Arkansas about 2 years ago. Tuesday evening the region was hit hard with tornadoes causing over 50 deaths and countless injuries. One by one folks were checking on me and my family. I am in the Northwest Corner of the state, Bentonville, yes Wal-Mart world and the storm missed us by 150 miles. This made me think how lucky I am to have folks all over concerned enough to (6 comments)
My First Active Rain Hire - 02/06/08 09:11 AM
Recently out of the clear blue I was contacted by a title company in Waco, TX interested in hiring me for a full day training they were offering local agents. The lead hit the normal channels in my office with Shelby doing the follow up and finding out what they wanted from us. We decided on a class schedule of; "Everywhere is my Office" "Newest, Latest, Greatest Technology Out There" "Fundamentals of PDA's and Smartphones" They sent there check for the deposit and we worked out all the details and piggy backed them on a trip I had to Plano to save them money on (5 comments)
Extra Help with Smartphones and Technology - 02/03/08 03:44 PM
EXTRA HELP?!?! Still frustrated with your Smartphone? Is technology making you pull your hair out? Let us know! We get questions on a daily basis from people needing help or advice; a majority of these are simple to answer and we are willing to respond with a quick answer or a point in the right direction. There is a handful though that require more - they have a problem with a software program or issues with synchronizing their new Smartphone or Palm device. We have even had requests for private coaching sessions for blogging, business planning/goal setting, building a website, training for third level domain (7 comments)
Collin County and Waco, Thanks - 02/02/08 05:10 PM
Collin County what a great time I had this week visiting with new friends in Texas. For two days we held classes in Plano and had a core group that attended all four sessions. Besides the fact I was reminded many times of my Washington, DC roots and I was standing in the shadows of the Cowboy's Star we had fun. When you have a good group I find myself enjoying myself and being able to cover more material and a much better interaction between myself and the class. Great news for Collin County we are going to start sending articles for (3 comments)
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