BLOG ORLANDO - The unconference

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BLOG ORLANDO - The unconference



Yesterday I attended BLOG ORLANDO at Rollins Real Estate Trainer: Toby Bloomberg (Bloomberg Marketing/Diva Marketing)College.  I found out about this wonderful event from Toby Bloomberg of Atlanta, GA and the Diva Market BLOG.   I meet Toby because of the Laurie Manny Challenge....

Toby -- Thank you!  Wow!!!! What a day!  

And to think had Laurie Manny not challenged me to reach outside of my comfort zone I would have never known about this wonderful event in my own backyard!

There are several communities throughout the country starting to run these gatherings!   The day started at 8am with registration and we finished around 5:30 with a full schedule of events!  So if your community has one, get involved!   Not only did I learn during the sessions but from the interactions between sessions.

They proudly called this an unconference.  What is an unconference?  Well it was about the structure of the day.  The presenters did not present as much kept the dialogue going.

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Frances C. Rokicki
Fran Rokicki Realty, LLC - Bolton, CT

Thanks for the info! Very interesting! My Daughter graduated from Rollins College!  Small world!

It's a Good Life!

Fran Rokicki, Clubnet~Mentor

Sep 29, 2007 03:26 AM #9
Bob & Carolin Benjamin
Benjamin Realty LLC - Gold Canyon, AZ
East Phoenix Arizona Homes
Thanks for the post and information about the conference. Will read more of the links later.
Sep 29, 2007 04:37 AM #10
Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman
Liberty Homes - Mililani, HI

Social media is about the conversation and building trust

Thanks for sharing what you've learned and though all points I will study and find an answer to I believe that the "conversation and building trust" plays such an important role to bloggers here, there and everywhere. I will continue to look out for your posts to see what you're learning along the I can grab some too!

Sep 29, 2007 04:40 AM #11
Christopher Myers
Orlando Property Group - Orlando, FL
Greater Orlando and Central Florida Real Estate
Colleen, I've been hunting high and low for tentative dates for the next event.  Any idea on when it's planned, or how I can stay informed?  Thanks!
Sep 29, 2007 05:01 AM #12
Colleen Kulikowski
The Griffin Team @ Keller Williams Realty - Buffalo, NY
Creative Real Estate Solutions...

Christopher -- is where they will post information about upcoming events. They do this once a year...  Wonder what we will be doing then that wasn't even on our radar today!

Sally -- We have some great conversations here!

Bob & Carolin -- You are welcome!

Fran -- and it gets smaller every day!

Karen -- No... Laurie is the Queen, I am merely more like a Blog Ambassador

Sep 29, 2007 05:19 AM #13
Scott Daniels Florida Real Estate 2.0. Agents Earn 100% Commission.
Florida List For Less Realty, Inc. Broker/Owner. - Cooper City, FL


How much discussion was on videos? The next frontier in blogdom for 2008.

Sep 29, 2007 05:41 AM #14
Colleen Kulikowski
The Griffin Team @ Keller Williams Realty - Buffalo, NY
Creative Real Estate Solutions...

Scott -- There was a whole session of video, which I did not attend because there was a conflicting session on Business Blogging.   The real focus is on creating the conversation and an open dialogue.   The impact of the Social Media sites might have a greater impact in 2008 moreso...

Sep 29, 2007 07:07 AM #15
Diane Aurit
LKN Realty, LLC - Mooresville, NC
Lake Norman Real Estate
Just when I was feeling a bit down after reading all of the latest blogs on the AR vs fiasco you were able to pick me up and get me focused on the future...which is still very bright and exciting.  Thanks so much!
Sep 29, 2007 08:19 AM #16
Colleen Kulikowski
The Griffin Team @ Keller Williams Realty - Buffalo, NY
Creative Real Estate Solutions...
Diane -- I am glad that I could help you refocus!  
Sep 29, 2007 09:16 AM #17
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Colleen I do not think I have heard of any conferances like that being held here in Connecticut.  I will have to do a Google search and see if I see any.

By the way I like the new picture, you must have just changed??? 

Sep 29, 2007 10:13 AM #18
Cyndee Haydon
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
727-710-8035 Clearwater, Beach Short Sales Luxury Condos &Homes
Colleen - LOVE the new Avitar!!! 
Sep 29, 2007 10:28 AM #19
Colleen Kulikowski
The Griffin Team @ Keller Williams Realty - Buffalo, NY
Creative Real Estate Solutions...

George -- Let me know if you find one.. Philadelphia, The Carolinas have had events and they are starting to pop up all over the place.  The wonderful thing was Teri and I were the only REALTORS that attended!  It was the best of the best from Marking and PR Firms.  

George and Cyndee -- thanks about the photo.   Neal has been telling me for months to change it...  I think Inez took it of me at the AR gathering, but then again who knows cameras were going off the whole time-- it is a close up of me from a shot of Chris Elizabeth Griffith and myself at the Orlando Gathering!

Sep 29, 2007 10:39 AM #20
Carole Cohen
Howard Hanna Cleveland City Office - Cleveland, OH
Realtor, ePRO
Ditto on the picture Colleen; great to see you and I'm glad you enjoyed the funciton!
Sep 29, 2007 12:59 PM #21
Carmen Offutt
La Rosa Realty - Altamonte Springs, FL
Colleen, I wanted to make it but I had to spend time with the family and that comes first.  I will read and learn, I will make an appointment for the next one.
Sep 29, 2007 02:24 PM #22
Sharon Simms
Coastal Properties Group International - Christie's International - Saint Petersburg, FL
Colleen, thanks for sharing some of the knowledge you gained at Blogging Orlando. You've always been great at helping others.
Sep 29, 2007 04:05 PM #23
Sharon "Toni" Brown
Exit Realty United - South Ozone Park, NY
South Ozone Park - New York City Real Estate
Colleen, Glad you had a great time and came out of it with some great stuff.  Wish I could've been there with you guys.  I will print this post and analyze the topics on my own for now.  Great topics so therefor I am sure that it was a great unconference.
Sep 29, 2007 04:06 PM #24
Toby Bloomberg
Bloomberg Marketing/Diva Marketing - Atlanta, GA
Colleen - you excitement about BlogOrlando is jumping off the page. So glad that you had the opportunity to attend and that it exceeded your expectation. Josh has done a wonderful job in just 2-years growing this un-conference. Thanks for *your* generosity in the shout out. 
Sep 29, 2007 04:48 PM #25
John Novak
Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace - Las Vegas, NV
Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate
Great concept, and I'm sure that it benefits all of the attendees to see how people in different industries are using blogs. BlogWorld Expo will be here in Las Vegas just before NAR.
Sep 29, 2007 05:29 PM #26
Colleen Kulikowski
The Griffin Team @ Keller Williams Realty - Buffalo, NY
Creative Real Estate Solutions...

Carole -- it was a great day!

Carmen -- it is absolutely carving the time out for it!

Sharon -- "You get the most by giving without expecting a return" -- so very true!

Toni -- It really was!

Toby -- Thank you so much for this -- The Un-conference - An Improvisation In Learning  

John -- Very interesting! 

Sep 29, 2007 10:46 PM #27
Matthew J Blum - (retired from the business)
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Colleen, Great post. Now that I know you have all the knowledge I can call you for help..:-)  Great information
Oct 01, 2007 02:34 AM #28
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