This will be my fourth time to attend a Coldwell Banker Generation Blue event. I have been thinking about how these events have had an impact on me both personally and professionally.
Back in 2011 social media had been gaining momentum and traction in the real estate space,and many of us from Coldwell Banker had been communicating and connecting over Twitter, Facebook and other social platforms. Being the progressive thinkers they are, the marketing, PR and management team from Coldwell Banker recognized that “the times they were a changin” and decided to shake things up with a different style of conference and to that end, the first Generation Blue event was conceived and held in Las Vegas. This event was a departure from the traditional International Business Conferences of the past. Since I had never attended an IBC, I really didn’t have anything to compare it to.
From the moment I walked in to the registration area, I began meeting people in person that I had only been communicating with over the Internet. By the end of the event, we were fast friends. Matt Case, Sean Carpenter, David Marine, Andrea Geller, Matt Rathbun, Stephanie A Hahn, Jeremy Blanton, were my first Gen Blue friends and have remained an important part of my social network, and training mastermind group. Each year at Gen Blue the list grows longer with the people with whom I meet at Gen Blue and continue to collaborate with all year long.
Each Gen Blue event simply gets better and better. The speakers, presenters and panelist are carefully chosen to provide something of value for all generations who attend Gen Blue. The topics are current and relevant and cover everything from sales skills, modern marketing, video, technology, training, recruiting and brokerage management. This event is not only for agents but also trainers, owners and managers. I am confident that if you choose to attend you will not be disappointed!
This will be my fourth time to serve on the Gen Blue Social Squad and it is an honor to represent Coldwell Banker Bain Seal and help to promote the event as one of the ambassador for Coldwell Banker. This year I will be joined by two of our CB Bain brokers, Chavi Hohm and Kim Colaprete aka “Team Diva” who will be sharing the social squad duties along with the other Coldwell Banker professionals listed here. If you would like to connect or know more about the social squad, you can meet and connect with them online before the event.
The Gen Blue experience has taught me the value of connecting with other Coldwell Banker folks from all over the world to develop friendships and relationships. What we know better than any other industry is that when we build relationships, the business follows.
We have such a vast network of trainers, managers and agents with whom we can connect and have daily conversations via social media. Sharing knowledge, having fun and helping each other build business, not only benefits us as individuals but our industry as a whole. Consider this, with 84,900 agents in 49 countries and over 3,110 offices, we are truly an International company with a global reach. Just imagine the possibilities of networking and building your referral business!
Here is your personal invitation to Gen Blue from Coldwell Banker’s VP of engagement, David Marine. Listen to this lineup of a few of the speakers. I think you will be pretty impressed and they haven’t event announced all of the speakers, panelist and presenters.
If you would like to stay in the know get socially connected!
Twitter: Gen Blue Social Squad Twitter List
Facebook: Gen Blue Facebook Group
All of the information you need to plan your event: registration, travel, venue, speakers may be found here:
Coldwell Banker Generation Blue
If you are planning to attend, drop a note in the comments section and let me know if you will be there.
Hope to see you there!