GABB Spring Conference on March 25


Sign up for the GABB Spring Conference

on March 25, 2014 at the Atlanta REALTORS Center from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Enjoy a valuable day of professional education designed to help you improve your business and earn six Georgia Real Estate credits that you need for your broker’s license. Hamilton State Bank and GABB member Kim Eells are providing breakfast, and lunch will be provided by a sponsor to be named.

Gadgets and Gizmos:

Learn about the latest cloud-based tools, mobile apps, software and other gadgets that will help you better market and manage your business.

Ramping up the Referrals:

Learn and implement a powerful referral marking plan. Examine your referral network and plan activities that will motivate referral sources to refer you.

GABB Spring Conference Registration

Course Location: Atlanta REALTORS Center, 5784 Lake Forrest Drive,  Atlanta, GA 30328

Morning Session: Gadgets & Gizmos

8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Marsha Thompson of In Motion Real Estate Institute
Marsha Thompson of In Motion Real Estate Institute

Technology Tools: The morning features a class in using technology tools taught by the In Motion Real Estate Institute.  In this course brokers will learn about the latest cloud based tools, mobile apps, software, and tech savvy gadgets available in today’s market that will help them better market and manage their business. From a Livescribe® pen that records your voice, to a personal surveillance system that looks like a keychain, this action-packed class will teach business brokers the benefits of tools that will help them stay competitive, save money, and work efficiently!

Instructor Marsha Thompson is a Trainer/Speaker and Georgia REALTOR.®  She has worked in corporate America for IBM and Experian Credit Reporting Agency.  In the past she has trained for government agencies and done talks across the country for non-profits.  Today she facilitates InMotion courses such as Gadgets and Gizmos for Agents as well as courses that focus on Credit, Sales and Communication.  Marsha volunteers her time serving as President of the Fayette County Chapter of Jack and Jill of America.  She lives in Atlanta with her husband, two daughters, and her dog Butterscotch, a.k.a. her exercise coach.

Afternoon Session: Generate More Referrals

12:30 p.m.-4 p.m.

Emile Paradis of Referral Institute Atlanta
Emile Paradis of Referral Institute Atlanta

The Referral Institute will lead a workshop teaching participants how to create and begin implementing a basic referral marketing plan.  Participants will learn about a powerful yet easy referral process and leave with scheduled activities that will lead to referrals.  This session is based on the concept of doing business by relationship. While there are two important aspects to this, having a compelling message along with a diverse network, we will focus on examining your referral network and on activities that will motivate referral sources to refer you. The process begins with a review of the 5 Steps of the Referral Process and use of the RISE²TM strategy to Identify and Strategize actions that will efficiently generate referrals.

Instructor Emile Paradis retired from the Marine Corps Reserve in 1995 as a Colonel.  Upon retirement, he became a Financial Advisor where he learned the importance of marketing.  In 1998, Emile started the first chapter of Business Network International in Louisiana.  He moved to Atlanta in January of 2002 as the Managing Area Director, BNI, Atlanta.

Emile is the Managing Partner of RPM Advisors and is a franchise owner of the Referral Institute.  He has been a Referral Institute Master Trainer and has developed a number of referral training programs that are taught nationally.  He is also certified as a DISC Practitioner by Personality Insights, Inc. and has conducted DISC training for businesses both large and small.  His presentations provide on-the-ground, useful information, mixed with action items and a little fun.

Emile is the founder of Global Network ATL and is the Executive Director for Fast Forward Restart, a nonprofit organization working with small businesses and nonprofits in their recovery from major disasters.  Current project areas include New Orleans, LA and Rumford, ME.

Emile’s fundamental principle of marketing is the belief that to know me is to love me.

Directions to InMotion Real Estate ATLANTA

5784 Lake Forrest Drive,  Atlanta, GA 30328

From the South: I-75 north to I-285 east or I-85 north to I-285 west. Exit at Roswell Road south and turn right onto Northwood Drive. Turn right onto Lake Forrest. The Atlanta REALTORS® Center on the left at the stop sign (intersecting Allen Road).

From the North: Take GA 400 south and change to I-285 west. Continue as above via Roswell Road.

From East or West: I-285 to Roswell Road. Continue as above.