Something I realized…
A few people have asked me what I learned at the NAR Convention this past weekend and after much thought, I realized that I went to the convention without the intention of learning.
I know, I know……pretty shallow
I program my brain to gain something from every experience and the goal of Narlando was to see my on-line friends, to have fun and to do some F2F interaction. That part was a success and was lucky that Rick decided to join me and people actually verified he is real.
But how could I walk away from The National Association of Realtors Convention without learning? That would make me brain dead, to say the least.
So here are 8 things I learned at NARLANDO:
- Twitter people – or Tweople are REAL!!! we met a few that introduced themselves with their Twitter name (Thank God or I wouldn’t have known who they were)
- It would be sooo easy to kidnap Social Media Gurus
- A couple of few pitchers of Mojitos can make white guys dance!
- Social Media applications can make people really anti-social
- Hilary Marsh, bka @hilarymarsh, from Realtor.org is a real, live human being (with a great sense of humor, I may add)
- put some creative real estate blogging minds together and they can plot some crazy ideas – like making @MrMiamism twitter….on Wednesdays!
- If you plug your vendor friends during a panel, like Real Estate Shows or Applied Real Estate Technology or even Altos Research ……you may get preferential treatment like an invitation to the Altos after after after party or a special Merengue dance.
- If you bug Teresa Boardman enough she may come back at you with a
November 17, 2008 at 10:54 am
Ines – What a fun synopsis of NAR Orlando. Although I didn’t go, through video, blogs and pictures, I was able to learn a bit more about everyone who did go.
Joel McDonald (@joelrunner)
November 17, 2008 at 11:32 am
Thanks for Sharing Ines! I loved the mojitos so much while hangin with you all at Narlando, I made a pitcher of them for poker this past Friday night. I followed your instructions from your video on realestateshows.com to a tee.
They were so delicious, I forgot about the fact that you & Rick’s recipe is a LOT stronger than what you get at a bar…
Let’s just say that Saturday morning felt more like Wednesday.
November 17, 2008 at 12:01 pm
Ines… I’m not sure you could call what we did dancing. Just for the record. 🙂 And Joel, I agree. The Mojitos I made on Friday were way stronger than the ones in Orlando. And much better, if I do say so myself. 🙂
November 17, 2008 at 1:27 pm
Paula – these events are more fun each time – I wonder if it’s me getting too comfortable or that everyone is just great.
@joelrunner – you, my friend, are one of the twits that I would have never known by your regular name – It was such a pleasure to meet you and look forward to many other get togethers and mojitos.
LOL @ Jeff – I have a feeling Kelley would agree with you with regards to the “so called dancing” – Funny how you guys are acquiring a palate for mojitos 😉
November 17, 2008 at 1:37 pm
Ines from the pictures I have see you certainly had a great time with your social media friends. One of these days I will share in the fun.
Thanks for sharing.
November 17, 2008 at 1:39 pm
You would publish a photo of me holding up an entire pitcher of mojitos, wouldn’t you? Revenge will not necessarily be swift, but it will be fun. 😉
And the mojitos may not have been as strong as your homebrew, but they sure were good. What a fun time!
And finally, thanks again for taking part on the panel. I can tell from the feedback that the you’all (we should probably give *some* credit to Jim, Ginger and Teresa for helping out!) made a huge impact on many of the people in attendance!
November 17, 2008 at 2:12 pm
Jennifer – I can’t wait for you to join in.
Dustin – I should have kidnapped you when I had the chance – and correction it’s an “empty” pitcher of mojitos! LOL
Thank you for including me in the panel – I’ve gotten tons of great feedback as well as fan mail 😉 It was an honor to sit next to Ginger, Jim, Teresa and You.
November 17, 2008 at 5:37 pm
Can’t believe we got mr.miamism to twitter on Wednesdays. Just to be clear, I saw those white boys “dancing” after mojitos. Mojitos make make them move, but the term dancing is being thrown around like anyone can do it. I think I have a broken shoe.
November 17, 2008 at 6:57 pm
Hey Ginger – not only did you get @MrMiamism to twitter on Wednesdays but he’s even doing it from his crackberry! go figure! He said he’s getting a new one to be able to upload pics to Flicr – he thinks he has all the social media questions resolved! 😉
We both have broken shoes….part of the “dancing equation”.