It Doesn't Get Any Better! The Floyd Wickman Summer Forum-Ask The Experts

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It was a perfect weekend getaway, just what I needed in the middle of an incredibly busy time. Last weekend I traveled with my good friend Anne Hruby to Detroit for the Summer Forum with The Floyd Wickman Team. What fun meeting new people and reconnecting with old friends. (Be sure to read Dean Moss' blog about it, too.)

Dean Moss, Margaret Rome, Floyd Wickman

Dean Moss and Floyd Wickman with lucky me in the middle

Slide -Ask the ExpertsI was fortunate to take my first Floyd Wickman course in 1991 – back then they called it "SweatHogs." Since then I've been a Floyd fan, and try to connect with him when I can. So what is a "Forum for Master Salespeople?" It is a gathering (twice a year, summer and winter) to publicly help everyone hit their goals. It was an active participation, open discussion, with asking and answering some special questions - and with a great deal of enthusiasm. As you see in the photos, everyone was intensely involved in our round table discussions. So much  wisdom shared by so many successful Realtors. There were topics for discussion like "Best Money Making Ideas," and the ideas flowed!

Bob Daniel, Jim Byrnes, Shannon Gadbois Shannon Gadbois, Dee Nofziger Julie K Ray-Ritchie, Jim Galligan

 

Social Media was also one of the topics, and I was asked by Mike Pallin of the Floyd Wickman Team to speak about none other than  ActiveRain. There was plenty of interest as I shared some of the ways AR has been a big part of my real estate business in the past three years. There were lots of questions, and I asked for business cards from those who wanted to try AR so I could send them an invitation. Little did I know there would be so many interested! The first night back I sent out a bunch of AR invitations, late as it was.

REO and Short Sales Panel

We had a terrific panel discussion about REO and Short Sales led by Mary Johnson. With so many agents around the country experiencing lower income and depressed markets, this was the absolute best time to get back to basics.

Presentation to Floyd by the Rat Pack

Of course it wasn't all work. There was also a lot of fun stuff, too, with karaoke on Friday night, and presentation of an award to Floyd by The Rat Pack. Saturday was dinner at Buce Di Beppi with mounds of delicious food, drink, laughter, and above all friendship.

Maria, Imad, Sonia Nelson, Bob, Mary

 

I wonder how many ActiveRainers have taken a session with Floyd? Can we find out? We have Floyd Wickman and the "You Get By Giving" philosophy in common. Anyone reading this who has been a part of a Floyd Wickman course, or knows someone who has, can we connect again? 

Do you recognize any ActiveRainers in the photos above?

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Kathleen, You owe it to yourself to find a Floyd session or a least get some of his material. He has great tapes and CDs.  BTW are you related to Bob Daniels?

Dana, Are those "sweathog" agents also on AR? Would love to know who they are.

Gary, My pleasure.  Did you ever take one of Floyd's classes?

Joan, It was a pleasure to speak to this group of wonderful agents. And I love sharing my wonderful experience of ActiveRain with special people.

Jul 16, 2009 01:27 PM #5
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Margaret,

What a great summary of an inspiring FORUM!  We all left with a foolproof plan, unshakeable belief, and a support team to help everyone HIT THEIR GOAL in 2009!  Thank you for sharing your social networking knowledge in that GET BY GIVING way that is your hallmark.  Sure was great to see you and spend time with you.  Love you bunches!  Mary

Jul 16, 2009 02:24 PM #6
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Past Grads!  Plan now to attend the Winter FORUM - held January 8 & 9 in Detroit.  We'll sequester ourselves at the Marriott and share ideas, leaving with the focus and belief to take 2010 by storm!  If you've ever been a Floyd Wickman Graduate, you're invited to reunite with the Wickman Family and take your business to the next level.  For more information, visit www.floydwickman.com  

Jul 16, 2009 02:29 PM #7
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Margaret - This looks like it was a wonderful event.  Whatever the subject it is a success if you come away with one new thing that you can use in your business.  And it looks like with this group you could learn a lot.

Jul 16, 2009 02:41 PM #8
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Mary, The Get By Giving is the hallmark of all of us who know, believe and follow Floyd's teaching! I just love that photo of you, Nelson and  Bob above. You are such a wise, beautiful and giving woman and are adored by all who know you!

 

Pam, You are so right. Take a look at www.floydwickman.com  There are so many new things that we come away with. The knowledge, the energy, the love and the friendship are just a few!

Jul 16, 2009 10:27 PM #9
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Margaret, I have listened to Floyd Wickman tapes in the past. They're great.  When I was with ERA over 10 years ago they had a TopGun class that was similar. 8 weeks of very hard, but productive, work. I'll check in my office. I think we have a sweathog or two. But I don't think they're on AR.

I need a good teaching event to kick me in the @#$ jump start me these days! LOL

Jul 16, 2009 11:47 PM #10
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Hi ya Margaret, you know, I hate to say this, but I've never heard of Floyd Wickman. Although, I'm not a big seminar goer. I have little patience, I guess. I'd want to pick up the pace and snap my fingers, "Let's get the show moving, folks." I prefer to read. Like your book, Margaret -- loved your book!

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Jul 17, 2009 02:44 AM #11
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Connie, Find out if they are having a SMART course in your area.

Elizabeth, I can't think of a nicer thing for you to say!

Jul 17, 2009 04:28 AM #12
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Margaret, I did Sweathogs many years ago and had a ball.  Well, I couldn't help it since I got annoyed at all the casually clad 30-something males in the room who turned their nose up at this ol' has-been.  So I showed them...

I won every award available at the end of the class.  One of the top producers in my company, who knew I was no threat to his standing (because of my own life-style choice, not my capability), went out and dug up 10 listings the last week in a push to beat me, and he failed.  I've never been that productive before or since, but someone had to stand up for the old pros in our industry!

It would be fun to attend a Wickman event... maybe it would inspire me again.  Thanks for the idea.

Jul 17, 2009 04:50 AM #13
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Margaret, You could still show those guys a thing or two!

 You would love going to one of Floyd's sessions. How about January 8 and 9th? You would have a ball and be inspired once again!

Jul 17, 2009 05:15 AM #14
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There are sweathog grads in WI....didn't go there but I know some...on your word when the tornado settles...and in some ways I hope it never does....since switching brokers...we will look him up....enjoy !

Jul 18, 2009 12:23 AM #15
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Sally, Thanks for stopping by at such a wonderfully busy time in your life.

Jul 18, 2009 03:58 AM #16
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Hey Margaret - Great to meet you in person at The Forum! It looks as though I'm pouting in the above photo, but I'm actually sneaking a peak at my blackberry messages!

Jul 19, 2009 07:57 AM #17
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Dee, For sure there was no pouting by you..you were intenselly listening and checking your messages. I think we had the absolute best table of all time. Loved meeting you in person!!

Jul 19, 2009 08:49 AM #18
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Margaret,

You "introduced" me to Floyd Wickman a year ago, and I appreciate it!

Mike in Tucson

Jul 19, 2009 04:30 PM #19
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Mike, So glad to have made the introduction!

Jul 19, 2009 10:02 PM #20
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Margaret!  I can not believe you were at the Forum I had to miss - dang it - that figures!  :-(  Well I loved reading the post and looking at your pics.  Of course, I recognize everyone!  Ha!  I'm sure it takes a good deal of planning for you to travel so even though I wasn't there I'm very glad you were.  Congrats on the book success by the way!  I need to get a copy and review it on my blog for you.  

Hey Connie Harvey:  We should talk.  I worked with KW last year in Nashville and just love the city; it would be a pleasure to come back for Prudential one day.  Sweathogs is the legacy and even though we don't use that name anymore it's a dream for me getting to expose a whole new generation to Floyd Wickman.

Jul 21, 2009 09:10 AM #21
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Jason, I was there and you were not. We had a great time, met some new people, reconnected with some wonderful friends, got hugs from Floyd, Mary, Mike, John and lots of others. Learned and shared and continued....You Get By Giving!

Jul 21, 2009 10:00 AM #22
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Margaret, Detroit is such a great place to hold these conferences - there are no distractions!  I did a 2-week Bill Barret thing there years ago, and we were mostly to chicken to leave the Renaissance Center except to go to dinner in Greek Town across the street!  Sounds like you learned a lot. 

Jul 22, 2009 01:48 AM #23
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Pat, Detroit is perfect for this group who come for the friendship, learning and sharing.

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