RainCamp NY 2010 - Pictures and Videos and a Little Insight

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RainCamp NY 2010 - Pictures and Videos

A fantastic educational and networking event to say the least, RainCamp NY 2010 (that's "twenty" "ten" Bob) was from what I can tell, a business and maybe even life changing event. I must admit initially I was nervous ActiveRain was just going to "reteach" what we learned in Ambassador training along with some other things we maybe picked up along the way by being active members.

WOW was I wrong.

Some will say if you pick up just one thing from an event like this, it is worth it. I'm not one of those people. I want high value, and for my personal needs, I got it.

Content = Awesome.

I'm utilizing several things I learned from RainCamp already. They instantly became part of the daily routine. Ben Kinney did a superb job and for me solidified some marketing ideas I had been considering before I attended the show. Perfect "fit".

Friendships = Amazing

I felt like a celebrity when I finally got to meet my online friends IRL. Hugs, kisses, boisterous "Hey's!!!!" abounded. I was also introduced to some new friends who I can now follow online.

Networking = Top Notch

Not only are you networking with like-minded people, you are usually networking with professionals that are great at what they do, and that is vital when your name is tied to a referral sent out.

 

These shots aren't the best but you get the idea!

Listen in here to the words of wisdom from Cindy Jones, Sheldon Neal, and Pat Kennedy.

 

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Rainer
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Stephen Kappre
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Bob - I did indeed. I've already implimented several. I thought Ben was great.

Ellie - You are very welcome! The friendship here is really one-of-a-kind. Brad said it well at lunch when he said, "You know, I know you guys so well I'd hand you keys to my house" ... and yet we don't even know our neighbor's name. :)

Jan 14, 2010 09:11 AM #6
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Jason Crouch
Austin Texas Homes, LLC - Austin, TX
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Steve - Nice to see the video included here, Steve.  I wonder if Pat had me in mind when she mentioned Austin.  I can only hope.  :)  I am looking forward to attending the upcoming Raincamp in Dallas.

Jan 14, 2010 09:29 AM #7
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Jason Crouch
Austin Texas Homes, LLC - Austin, TX
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Oops!  I forgot to mention that I am a recent convert to the "twenty-ten" camp.  It seems punchier and cooler.

Jan 14, 2010 09:30 AM #8
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Stephen Kappre
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Jason - haha. Twenty ten baby. If I recall she mentioned a few locals that made me think of you and other top AR members. That in itself is pretty cool. We can be nationally known!

Jan 14, 2010 09:32 AM #9
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Sheldon Neal
Bergen County, NJ - RE/MAX Real Estate Limited - Maywood, NJ
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WELL NOW !!! This may be the bestest blog ever !! How you captured the full handsomeness of that guy in the middle is astounding !!!!! And of course the two lovely ladies were terrific, but that British guy is who I would want as my Realtor - he sounded fabulous - and did I mention his handsomeness ??? {ReeeeBLOG!!!} LOLOLOL !!! !!!!!
Jan 14, 2010 10:23 AM #10
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Stephen Kappre
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During the filming, I realized that my camera was indeed female, as it kept trying to pull out of my hands in an effort to get closer to you.

Jan 14, 2010 10:59 AM #11
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Sheldon Neal
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Jan 14, 2010 11:10 AM #12
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John Novak
Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace - Las Vegas, NV
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Interesting insights in the video on how people connect with us on a personal level through blogging. Thanks, Steve!
Jan 14, 2010 11:15 AM #13
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Jane Cross
Homes By Cross serving Charlotte NC Real Estate Needs - Charlotte, NC
Steve, One of these days Claude and I will make it to the camp...and hopefully, you will be at that one as well! Nice Spring background you have going on! I am ready for it!!!
Jan 14, 2010 11:29 AM #14
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Andrea Kappre
Keller Williams Hometown - Mantua, NJ
New Jersey Realtor, New Jersey MLS, Homes for Sale
Big crowd there at the event. Maybe I'll make it to the DC event. :)
Jan 14, 2010 12:14 PM #15
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Stephen Kappre
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John - You are welcome

Jane - I plan to be in DC ... You can make that one! ;)

Andrea - That would be fantastic ;)

Dedra - I am glad!

Jan 14, 2010 01:07 PM #17
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Bridget Cella
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Can't wait for more insight to come!

BTW - they had a poll on the morning show and the correct way to say it is "Twenty ten"  Just thought i'd keep you up to date on what was happening while you were playing in the rain!

Jan 14, 2010 01:54 PM #18
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Stephen Kappre
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Bridget - 20-10 does sound so much better, I think.

Jan 14, 2010 02:28 PM #19
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Jane Peters
Home Jane Realty - Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles real estate concierge services

All I have heard about this Rain Camp is awesome, awesome, awesome.  I will endeavor to make one when it gets closer.  I love New York, so this would have been the one I would have traveled to except for the timing.

Jan 14, 2010 04:24 PM #20
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Stephen Kappre
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Jane - I heard someone say Boston. And there's one in DC. And they just had one in CA. It was great.

Jan 14, 2010 11:48 PM #21
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Jeff Belonger
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Steve....late to the party as ussual.... but it was great to finally meet you....nice job with this post..

Active RainCamp 2010 - the power of networking and friendships

jeff belonger

Jan 15, 2010 07:06 AM #22
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Hannah Williams
Re/Max Eastern inc. - Philadelphia, PA
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Steve..Great Blog! Just getting home stayed for the Inman News conference...It was so great to meet you after all this time..Hope to see you in DC in May...:0)

HelpfulHannah

Jan 15, 2010 02:15 PM #23
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John Cannata
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Steve - I am SO looking forward to the Raincamp coming to Dallas in the next 2 weeks. I've been watching and reading all about the other raincamps, and it has really pumped up my excitement.

Jan 15, 2010 03:26 PM #24
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Kathleen Ann Pacheco-Corbett
(FIRST Exclusive Buyer's Office Providence-RI) - Providence, RI
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STEVE: Sensational blog of your attendance at the New York Raincamp. I am so excited about attending the Boston Raincamp on Monday 7-16-10 . Are you coming to Boston? Would ♥ to meet you face to face. AR is a AMAZING community of like-minded professionals THAT ARE WILLING TO SHARE AND CONNECT.
Jul 22, 2010 07:12 AM #25
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Sharon Alters
Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308 - Fleming Island, FL
Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL

Steve, can't wait until August 24!!!!

Jul 27, 2010 03:38 PM #26
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