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2009-09-25 18:43:57

Action-Packed Speakers Lineup Set for NAR Expo 2009


It’s not too early to begin making plans for this year’s NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS Conference and Expo being held in San Diego from Nov. 13 through 16.
The Expo features a top-notch lineup of speakers, educators, coaches, entertainers and more. The theme of this year’s Expo is “Chart your winning course through today’s turbulent economy!”
Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will give her perspectives on current world events at this year's General Session. As America's chief diplomat from 2005 to 2009, she championed "Transformational Diplomacy" supporting the expansion of democratic governments around the world. Dr. Rice is currently a Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.

The General Session also included an industry address by NAR's 101st President, Charles McMillan (Dallas, Texas), and recognition of the REALTORS® of the Year and 2009 Good Neighbor Award Winners.


Sunday, Nov. 15th, 2009 9:00pm-10:30pm
(Doors open at 8:00pm)
Free with Full or Sunday-Only Conference Registration. Additional tickets may be purchased for $35 for your guests.

Kick up your heels!

Join us for the 2009 REALTORS® Celebrity Concert starring superstar entertainer Reba McEntire. Reba recently became the female artist with the most Top 10 hits when her collaboration with Brooks & Dunn on “Cowgirls Don’t Cry” became her 57th Top 10 hit.

Representing the ideals, dreams and issues that people of all backgrounds share, Reba’s remarkable voice has brought her a slew of awards and honors, including 15 American Music Awards, 12 Academy of Country Music Awards, seven Country Music Association Awards, and two Grammy’s.

Her top-rated WB sitcom landed Reba a People’s Choice Award, and she has won critical awards for her Broadway performance in “Annie Get Your Gun”.

This memorable night of entertainment is sponsored by NAR's Green Designation and SRES.


Ticketed event: $130 per person
Thursday, Nov.12th, 2009 6:00pm-10:00pm
Celebrated the installation of NAR’s 2010 Leadership and Vicki Cox Golder (Tucson, Arizona) as your 2010 President. Guests will enjoy a wonderful evening of dining and camaraderie at this gala event.

A hosted Reception is graciously sponsored by Region 11, the Arizona Association of REALTORS® and the Tucson Association of REALTORS®.

Seating is assigned by State if ordered by October 9. If your group wishes to sit at the same table, one guest should place the order for the group. Each table seats ten guests. On-site orders subject to availability as food guarantees must be made prior to registration opening.


Ticketed Event: $160 for CIPS Members. $170 for guests
Saturday, Nov. 14th, 7:00pm – midnight
More than one thousand colleagues from around the world will dine, network and dance the night away at this gala ticketed evening.

Sponsored by:
Sunday, Nov. 15th 2009
FREE with full or Sunday Conference Registration. Ticketed breakfast available for $33; 6:45am-7:15am
Guest speaker: Liz Murray 

Homeless to Harvard”

Hear the inspiring story from Liz Murray of her journey from homelessness to attending Harvard on a full scholarship. Her story is a real life tale of a triumph over adversity and the importance of dreaming big.

At age 15, Liz’s mom died and she was homeless – living on the streets of the Bronx, riding the subway all night, and eating from dumpsters. Determined to take charge of her life, Liz finished high school in just two years while camping out in parks and subway stations and overcame incredible odds to win a full scholarship to Harvard. After attending Columbia University for a short period to be closer to her ill father, Liz has returned to Harvard where she is completing her degree.

Liz’s story is exhilarating and her delivery innocently honest, as she takes you on a very personal journey where she achieves the improbable. Her story sounds like a Hollywood movie – and it practically is. Lifetime Television produced a movie about her life story entitled From Homeless to Harvard, which premiered in April 2003. Liz is the recipient of Oprah Winfrey’s first ever Chutzpah Award.

This year’s exciting speaker line up offers unlimited insights into negotiating, conflict resolution, teamwork, perseverance, personal development and online communities. All four of these EES programs all included with Full Conference Registration.

Sugar Ray Leonard
Chart a Winning Course
Monday, Nov. 16th, 2:15pm-3:15pm

It's a unanimous decision... the final bout of the Conference is a winner! Sugar Ray Leonard uses boxing references and metaphors to demonstrate how choosing the right corner, mental tunnel vision, and perseverence led him to boxing championships - and can lead you to real estate championships. Hear what he learned when he chose to ignore the odds in order to succeed. Identify ways to effectively implement the mental aspects of the boxing arena into your business decisions. Take home ways to use those strategies to stay nimble and go the distance in today's competitive business environment!
Daniel Shapiro, Ph.D.
Dealing with Emotions in Negotiation: Five Practical Tools
Friday, Nov. 13, 2:30pm-4:00pm

Emotions are the other half of all negotiations! Learn how to deal effectively with the five core emotional concerns that significantly impact your negotiating success. Drawing on years of research at the Harvard Negotiation Project, Shapiro describes how appreciation, autonomy, affiliation, status, and role affect your negotiations - and how you can use them for mutual benefit - whether you are the presenter, recipient, or influencer. Dr. Shapiro is co-author of Beyond Reason: Using Emotions as you Negotiate.
Paul Martinelli
Seven Levels of Decision Awareness
Saturday, Nov. 14th, 9:00am-10:30am

Be a proactive decision-maker! Paul Martinelli presents the seven levels from reactive to responsive, and ways to implement changes today. He will provide you with a self-inventory tool to assess current level of awareness and move your busness to new levels fof success! Martinelli is also featured in the Beyond the Secret DVD, released in June 2009.

Tara Hunt
Whuffie for Real Estate Professionals: How Social Capital Sells
Sunday, Nov. 15th, 1:30pm-3:00pm

Online communities and community marketing relationships are changing our culture and our businesses! Tara Hunt explores and masters ways to capitalize on social capital, or whuffie, to build successful online communities. Whether you are working with a buyer, seller, association member or colleague, whuffie may be the most important capital to hold in the future. She is the author of The Whuffie Factor, Using the Power of Social Networksto Build Your Business and has been recognized by Fast Company Magazine as one of 2009's Most Influential Women in Technology.
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