Walkie Talkies and Marco Polo

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Pareto Realty TN #251071

I remember getting my first set of walkie talkies.

That was SO cool. I could give one to a friend, and we could roam the neighborhood talking to each other.

It added a whole new dimension to our play.

Every summer, I spent the mornings at the swimming club and the afternoons playing outside with friends or mowing lawns.

I was a swimmer, so my morning swim team work-outs started early (6 AM) and ended @ 8. Most of us stayed at the pool til lunch time, so we had a good, solid 4 hours of playing . . . We had Diving competitions, our own races, underwater endurance contests, ping pong tournaments . . . and one of our favorites was Marco Polo.

It’s been a LOT of years since I’ve even thought of those days until a few days ago when I was in a business building workshop.

The Workshop was at Pinnacle Bank (A great learning Organization that invests in the success of their banking clients), and the participants were @ 20 small business owners.

As the morning unfolded, we had many opportunities to dialog and brainstorm, and I heard more than a few members mention “Marco Polo”

For me, this was conflictive dissonance . . . What the heck is the relevance of Marco Polo in this meeting, and why/how is it a “game changer” in the eyes of these folks?

Not wanting to show my ignorance, I took note for later discovery and the meeting ended.

As soon as I got int front of the computer at the office, I googled “Marco Polo” and saw “Marco Polo App” with a freakin BEACH BALL logo and a heading that says:

Marco Polo Video Walkie Talkie

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OMG! 2 of my FAVORITE childhood memories doing great things for me as an adult 

Click the link to hear more about it.

Using Marco PoloThese business owners are communicating with their teams and clients real time.

Essentially, this is video texting.

What’s so great about it?

No need for tapping the phone screen to write a text message . . . or using voice to text (which seldom gets the message right the first time).

Not only does the message come through clearly, it’s multidimensional because you can hear voice tonality and see facial expressions and body language.

I’m using this with my family, and it is SO much better than text or telephone.

My team doesn’t know it yet, but they are also going to be using it VERY soon.

This is as close to real communication in this digital world as you can get.

Give it a try!

No . . . This was not a paid advertisement

and yes . . . this IS a game changer, when it comes to communicating effectively!


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Barry Owen

Principal Broker
Pareto Realty
Nashville, TN

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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Wow, did must of had memories for you and a new lesson at the same time.  I have walkie talkie just when the grand kids come out on their yearly trip to the mountains like I have when I was their age.


May 14, 2018 07:51 AM #1
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Sounds like a great app to use at somewhere like Disneyworld as well as for business.

May 14, 2018 11:10 AM #2
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Barry- I love apps and just downloaded it!  Now I'll figure out how to use it!!! Thank you!

May 14, 2018 06:22 PM #3
Barry Owen
Pareto Realty - Nashville, TN

Welcome Kathy!

May 14, 2018 06:47 PM #4
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