A Blog About Explaining A Blog

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MR TeachingNext week I get to do one of my favorite things – talk about blogging. I know, I talk about it a lot anyway, but this time I've been asked to give a presentation on blogging for the Greater Baltimore Chapter of the Women's Council of Realtors. 

WCRThe WCR is a great group that I've had fun with before. About a year and a half ago there was a session on using technology where I showed off my tech toys and tools during their Day of Education. The best part was seeing people sharing information and tips on using their tech tools so that everyone got better.

This time, I'll take a couple of minutes to talk about the basics in case there are people who don't have a solid understanding of what a blog is. But mostly I'll focus on how blogging can be used successfully as a marketing tool by any agent whether a rookie or seasoned professional.

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I've learned so much from blogging, especially from being part of the Active Rain community, and that's one thing I will certainly promote – get in on the Rain! We get better at blogging by doing it, but we also learn so much from reading other bloggers, and this group has some of the best.

If you were me, what would you tell a group about blogging?

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Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
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Audrey, Contact Tasha@mtglender.net to reserve a seat. Her fax 410-771 0480

Would love to have you at the meeting. Call me 410-530-2400

Mar 12, 2008 02:35 AM #15
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Brad Andersohn
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If I got in front of a group to talk about Blogging, there'd be no need for coffee, and they couldn't shut me up!! LOL!~  You know me Margaret, I can name 10 reasons to Blog right now.....but I won't!  Hahahaha  You'll do a great job and represent us and yourself well, I just know it!  Bring down the house, and "Make Their Day!" :-)

BTW - since you are definitely technically non-challenged, do you have a power point to make your power points?  I'd love to see that in your repertoire...   :-) 

Mar 12, 2008 01:13 PM #16
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Good luck with your presentation Margaret! I would tell them how it can significantly increase an agents business if done well :)
Mar 12, 2008 11:49 PM #17
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Brad, Wonderful talking with you yesterday. I love what you did with your latest post!!  Making A Point - The Power Point Way!

Mar 13, 2008 01:20 AM #18
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Bill, Thanks for your kind words which I will share with the group.
Mar 13, 2008 01:23 AM #19
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Good luck Margaret.  I'm sure you will do a wonderful job representing us all!
Mar 13, 2008 01:44 AM #20
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Margaret - I got so excited, there were a couple little bugs, but I corrected them this morning.  Just got toooo excited after talking to you yesterday.  Have a great presentation today, they are lucky to have you as their guest! :-)
Mar 13, 2008 02:37 AM #21
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Thanks David and Kristin.  I am on my way to the Country Club to answer this question. "What's a Blog Anyway?"

Brad, Everyone, go read  Brad's  post!  Making A Point - The Power Point Way!  This is the presentation I am doing in about an hour.

 

Mar 13, 2008 02:58 AM #22
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Margaret.  I just looked at the Power Point presentation on Brad's blog. 

Very nice. 

Mar 13, 2008 06:36 AM #23
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Thanks Lenn for stopping by.
Mar 13, 2008 06:42 AM #24
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Glad to hear your presentation was a success....it's only because you're a success!  Thanks for the plug about my post!  It's 100% dedicated to you!!  Thanks again Margaret, you're a class act!  :-)
Mar 13, 2008 11:19 AM #25
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 Brad, We make a pretty good team! I told the group about your power point post. One of the agents that signed up for the meeting and could not come was delighted to know the presentation is on line.

 

Mar 13, 2008 12:02 PM #26
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It's already been viewed over 38 times directly from the "Host" where I placed it.  That doesn't count all the Active Rain views within the post.  We do make a good team! :-)
Mar 14, 2008 04:40 AM #27
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Great information, and congrats on the presentation. 
Mar 15, 2008 09:27 AM #28
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Brad, There are now, 111 comments on your AR  featured post!  Making A Point - The Power Point Way!  

David, Thanks for stopping by!

Mar 15, 2008 11:06 AM #29
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Mary Thomas BH,MB,HB, PV, Estates LA+
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Great information. I am just going to join the WCR chapter in California. They just launched their blog this week. I am up against lectures from my mother manager that you need to get to the basics, call clients, get them in your car, nothing beats the face to face...ok Help!!! I do limit my blogging and call all my leads, I just told my mother you have to take a risk on something new..any advice!!

I am amazed at how you find the time for all you do!! Acutally, I have my last child at home and he is 12 so I have slowed my pace and I am just getting new treatment for fibromyalgia...So I do what I can and I use to do to much.. 

Mar 20, 2008 04:49 AM #30
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Mary, Enjoyed speaking with you today. Your mother is right, you need to do the basics and get face to face.     But blogging can help you get your name out there. Blogging can make the phone ring. Blogging can help bring buyers, sellers and agents from outside your area.

Take care of yourself and enjoy what you are doing

Mar 20, 2008 07:45 AM #31
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Margaret and Brad, marvelous post. Great idea adding a power point to a blog. That will be a project I would love to master.
Mar 21, 2008 01:21 PM #32
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Margaret and Brad, marvelous post. Great idea adding a power point to a blog. That will be a project I would love to master. Oops I wasn't logged in.

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Mar 21, 2008 01:26 PM #33
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Dionne, This was a real team project. Brad will be showing us how to master this technology.
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