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Blogging: Being Roseanne Roseannadanna

As often happens in a course where we touch on technology, the other day I mentioned blogging as a way to reach people, share, and establish expertise. Then, as often happens, I asked who had a blog. As per usual, about a third of the hand rose. Then came the next obvious question, how many of[…]

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10/1/2/3 A Facebook Plan to Connect

In the days of my Great Grandpa Blackmer, if you wanted to chat with someone, you had to see them, as in really SEE them, in person. You rode to the next town, knocked on their door and paid a visit. Then, Alexander Graham Bell gave us the telephone. The phone was a great way[…]

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What’s All This Fuss About Air Solution?

For years, Saturday Night Live viewers were entertained by the bearer of the most relevant news, Roseanne Roseannadanna. Portrayed by the incredible Gilda Radner, each week Roseann would read from a letter from Mr. Richard Feder of Fort Lee, New Jersey. Mr. Feder would always have a question for Roseann, which she would always misunderstand,[…]

Is Attention Worth Dishonesty?

The headlines this morning were: Travel Bans Lifting, Big Storm Not As Big As Forecasted. Really? The biggest storm in the history of the universe did not come to fruition? Snowageddon didn’t actually occur? I am, in the words of Kramer’s ever poignant lawyer Jackie Chiles, “Shocked and Chagrined. Stupefied and Mortified!” Actually I am not.[…]

The Carabiner: Tip 26

Otto Herzog in 1911 was the first climber to have used the carabiner device, a metal loop with a spring-loaded gate used to quickly and reversibly connect components. It is an essential component in climbing success. The Real Estate Carabiner equally understands the importance of being able to connect components, whether people, systems, tasks or[…]

Tips For Great Blogging and Why You Don’t

The Two Minute Tip on Better Blogging Imagine you’re in the checkout line at the supermarket. Someone you know or don’t know strikes up a conversation with you. They discover you’re in real estate. They ask THE ONLY QUESTION THEY ASK: How’s the market? SO….. You tell them. Somewhere in that chat, you mention that your[…]

CRS 206: Fresh and NEW!

As I stood before 50 motivated agents in Birmingham, Alabama last week, one thing was clear. Technology means different things to different people. While many are more than adequate utilizing the latest and greatest tools, just as many struggle to know where to begin. My two day topic, CRS 206, Technologies to Advance Your Business, is[…]

The Run Wave and The 3 Facebook Options

I had three separate, similar moments on the running trail yesterday morning, each paralleling the  experience of posting on Facebook. I was running on the Cherry Creek Trail and as I approached an oncoming fellow runner I did/said what I usually do/say: “Good Morning (as I wave)!” Consider that my aerobic version of a Facebook[…]