I hosted the 2nd Annual Golf Tournament for AREAA at the Lincoln Hills Golf Club. I had a fantastical time emcee-ing the dinner, showcasing the fashion show by Tiana Vega and raffling over 50 prizes (including an ipad2!). Featured guest was PGA Golf Professional Will Robins. I was offered a few golf lesson but I declined (I look horrible in plaid!)
I am honored to carry the night for such a great group of real estate professionals! Contact me to host your next event!
Kara Swisher and I were both speakers at the Better Homes & Gardens conference earlier this year in Las Vegas. It was wonderful to see her in action again at this dot429 event. When she is not keeping Eric Schmidt, Steve Jobs, Bill Gates et al in check, she runs All Things Digital. You see, when Kara talks, people listen.
Her speech last night was sooo on point! The big players in the tech world are predominantly "older white straight men". As a proud & out lesbian woman, she is a rarity, especially given her ginormous public persona. "Basically it's a sausage factory!" (Her words, not mine!).
I commiserated with her afterwards that it was the same in the real estate upper echelon. As a proud & out gaysian who wears his heart (and mouth?) on his sleeve, I know for a fact I've been blackballed in some quarters. I asked her how she deals with any backlash for her brash critiques & brutal honesty about the insular tech world. DON'T BACK DOWN.
Glad we're on the same page, Kara! Thanks for paving the way!
Here's my video for WORKopen, a collaboration between dot429 and Saks 5th Ave, to encourage people to come out at work.
I was tickled pink when my gal pal Nicole Seidman asked me to guest-host on her show "Katching up with the Kardashians." You have seen Nicole as a red carpet reporter for Hollyscoop, hosting for Gift Bag Robin Hood on STYLIT.TV, and web show called "Keepin it Real, the Ultimate Reality-Show After-Show." Her prior guest hosts include DeAnna Pappas ("The Bachelor"), Marcy Guevera (VH1's Cut Off) & CaCee Cobb ("The Price of Beauty", Jessica Simpson's assistant)
This was taped and broadcast LIVE , so no editing or re-do's allowed. Nicole re-capped the latest Kardashian episode & I touched on their business acumen....with plenty of one-line zingers of course! Let me know how I did!
My personal friend Nicole Seidman has asked me to guest-host on her show Catching Up With the Kardashians! She wants my take as a Real Estate/Business Expert on the ever-growing Kardashian Empire. Um hellooo, they pulled in $65M clams in 2010 alone. What else is there left to say!? Plenty, trust me!
This will be LIVE so tune in February 22, 2011 at 11am PST here.
Its Raining Men!...as in Hermen! Catch me speaking at ActiveRain's RAINSTORM Event
I'm speaking at Rainstorm! Fabulous event put on by Real Estate Blogging Site ActiveRain. RainStorm is a social evening of enlightening speakers, cocktails and networking, which kicks off the Keller Williams Family Reunion 2011 in Anaheim.
I'm one of a series of speakers who are given just 5-minutes & 20 slides to share our industry changing ideas, secrets for success, most innovative practice, or another original exciting topics. Get front seat of the latest ideas, thoughts and stories in the industry, all in a live concert-like setting at the chic Ultra Heat Lounge.
This free event starts 7pm on 2/19/11. I hit the stage at 8:13pm exactly. Don't be late! It's raining men...hallejuah!
Apparently, I am headlining this event for Asian Real Estate Association of America. I dunno why, because my fellow panelists are equally if not more qualified to discuss "Successful Social Networking" than me. Maybe I am the prettiest? Or the most modest?
I'm excited to be on stage with fellow UC Berkeley Alum Senh Duong, who pioneered the famous film review site Rottentomatoes.com. I want to get his take on my favorite films Fame and Elvira Mistress of the Dark
Below is Dao Tran's interview with me before I hit the stage!
The Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate Chorus Line is Hitting Las Vegas! Three action packed days full of networking, fun & top speakers! I'll be on stage Thursday afternoon February 10th to discuss video blogging (no surprise there!).
What: Better Homes & Garden Real Estate FUSION Conference
Where: ARIA Resort and Casino - Las Vegas, NV
When: February 9th, 2011 - February 11th, 2011
Who: Speakers include Tom Ferry, Brad Inman, Sherry Chris, my friends Dustin Luther & Mike Staver, and more
Register here for $399
Extolling the Virtue of VideoBlogging at National Assoc of Realtors EXPO for KODAK
It was a whirlwind weekend in New Orleans for NARdigras, the National Association of Realtors Conference! My 2 topics were I ♥ Videoblogging and Pop Culture & Real Estate: How Media has changed the Role of the Agent.
Being in a sea of realtors, I was amazed perfect strangers recognized me from www.HabitatforHermanity.com (like the gals at Agent Image). Todd Carpenter, Manager of Social Media for the National Association of Realtors, also called me out as a blogger and we had a lovely chat. Check out his video of me for RealtorTV on the right. I later met up with Mike Aubrey, Host of HGTV's Real Estate Intervention, who is just a good egg. And then I conversated with my gal pal Wendy Cole, Senior Editor at Realtor Magazine, who says she hopes my article will be published January 2012. It wasn't all work! I partied at the Young Professionals Networking Event as well as the Better Homes & Garden bash at the W Hotel, with BHG CEO Sherry Chris & VP Wendy Forsythe.
A big thank you to Kodak for inviting me to speak, along with other renowned Real Estate Influencers like Terri Murphy, Nicole Nicolay, Shannon King, Bob Corcoran, etc. Kodak's got an amazing array of stuff for Realtors! For example, if you want to be a videoblogger like me or David Snook, start off with KODAK Zi8 Pocket Video Camera that shoots in HD. Pretty snazzy. It comes in black, aqua or raspberry. The businessman in me wanted the black, but the businesswoman in me wanted the raspberry.....of course I went with the raspberry!
Re-living an old habitatforhermanity.com episode for my adoring audience in Las Vegas. The thrill of a live audience is amazing! Thank you for all the Hermanity fans who came out to see me. Much needed validation of my material and humor.
I was Guest Speaker for "Technology Driven Top Producers" for real estate event put on by www.areaa.org/EDGE & sponsored by Wells Fargo. Totally sold out event! Standing room only! There was even a couple who flew out from Arizona to see me! Here are some pix from the event on my facebook fan page (almost 6000 fans thus far!).
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