rebarcamp lansing, michigan april 13, 2011

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The Greater Lansing Association of REALTORS is hosting a Real Estate Bar Camp at GLAR in Lansing Michigan on April 13, 2011. These slides will explain some of the components of a successful REBarCamp.


  • 1. REBarCamp GLAR
    April 13th, 2011
    9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

2. What is RE Bar Camp?
The concept for RE Bar Camp came from a technology
Bar Camp event held in San Francisco.
Wikipedia defines a Bar Camp as:
an international network of user generated conferences open, participatory workshop-events, whose content is provided by participants.
3. Anybody can deliver
a session and attendees
are strongly encouraged
to participate.
4. How does that happen?
When you arrive at the event, you will have the opportunity to put your name in a slot to facilitate a session. The number of sessions delivered at any given time depends on the venue and number of attendees. After registration is over, a board will be put up (see picture below) that details each session and what room they are located in throughout the day. The length of the sessions varies at each RE BarCamp event.
5. If anyone can deliver a session, wont some of the presentations be terrible?
Possibly, but it not typical. Some of the best and brightest minds attend these events. They lead sessions and they sit in on sessions. RE BarCamp sessions are group sessions.
They are not meant to be presentations by a singleindividual. Because the audience participates, sessions that may start out a little rocky often adjust and get redirected by the participation and collaboration of the audience.
7. Presentations promoting specific commercial products or companies are discouraged. If you feel like youre being sold, or if a session is really bad and your participation cant turn it around, practice the rule of two feet- get up and walk out.
That sounds like chaos. How is that productive?
It can be a little chaotic, but some of the best ideas and invention are derived out of chaos. If you go in looking for a very structured day, you will be disappointed. What you get out of an RE BarCamp event is what you put into it.
8. What topics are covered in the sessions?
This depends completely on who volunteers to lead a session. The sessions are frequently related to technology usage in real estate but cover any topic from mortgages, to photography to philanthropy. If you want to hear a specific session, facilitate it!
Who runs the RE BarCamp events?
RE BarCamps are run completely by unpaid volunteers.
How much does it cost?
RE BarCamps are typically free or of very little expense ($20.00) events because of generous donations from sponsors.
9. Hot Topics
Smarts Phone Technology
QR Code, Text Message programs
Social Media (General)
Blogging Why, How, What?
Facebook Pages, Groups
LinkedIn, Twitter
WordPress Blogs, Plugins
Syndication of Listings
IDX Solutions
10. Your Support as
Broker Owners & Managers is
Encourage Your Agents to
Attend, plus please plan to
Attend yourself
Youll be Glad You Did!