From Hate to Love: 6 Tips to Overcome Your Fear of Public Speaking

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By Rebecca Donatelli

I’ll never forget the first time I had to get up in front of an audience and give a speech. I did it in order to meet a core requirement in college, not because I wanted to. It was my sophomore year, and I remember thinking I would rather try to solve the infamous Fermat’s Last Theorem …

Key Takeaways From the YPN Advisory Board Meeting

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By Erica Christoffer

The COVID-19 pandemic may have halted in-person meetings over the last 15 months—but that’s about to end. The YPN Advisory Board announced that its members are going to begin traveling again to visit state and local YPN groups and attend speaking engagements in the coming weeks and months.

During the Advisory Board’s meeting May 6 at the …

So, You Want to Write a Book

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By Rebecca Donatelli

October 7, 2020, in the midst of navigating a global pandemic while getting over my recent divorce, I added “published author” to my resume. I’ll never forget the moment my book arrived in the mail—I had tracked the package all day and watched the online map as the Amazon delivery person made their way through Cleveland delivering …

YPN Groups Focus on Business Building Events

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By Erica Christoffer

YPNs around the country are starting the year with a renewed focus on business growth. If you’re involved in planning for your YPN, show value to your members by developing events full of industry insights and business-boosting tips and takeaways. Here are five examples of topics and forums from YPN groups around the country.

1. Mega info …

Understand Your ‘Why’ and Put It to Work for Your Clients

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By Kyle Seyboth From CENTURY 21 Real Estate: Kyle Seyboth had the honor of being named the nation’s number one real estate agent according to the 2020 RealTrends and Tom Ferry “The Thousand” ranking. After choosing to affiliate with Century 21 Real Estate earlier this year, he now heads up the CENTURY 21 The Seyboth Team in Seekonk, Mass., with …

Fresno YPN: Leading By Example

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By Erica Christoffer

The Fresno Association of REALTORS® YPN credits the cohesiveness and commitment of their committee members after winning both the Medium Network of the Year Award from the National Association of REALTORS® and the State Network of the Year Award from the California Association of REALTORS® in 2019.

In this Q&A, Brandon Uribe, 2019 chair of Fresno’s YPN, …

Apply for the 2021 YPN Network of the Year Awards

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By Erica Christoffer

Has your YPN made great strides over the past year despite the COVID-19 pandemic? Are you hosting events and education sessions in new and creative ways? Is your member engagement stronger than ever? We want to hear about it!

We’re just two short weeks away from this year’s Network of the Year deadline. We are accepting applications …

The YPN Effect: Iron Sharpens Iron

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By Rebecca Donatelli

Inspired.

Fall 2016: I had made it to the end of my first year in the real estate business. It was a solid first year, and I had earned the “Rookie of the Year” title at my brokerage. I was excited about my new venture, but still terrified nonetheless.

I’ll never forget it—I was tapped on the …

Why YPN? Learn How to Get Involved

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By Heather Haase

As we embark on a new decade, the National Association of REALTORS® Young Professionals Network is turning 13. This is a big year for the YPN Advisory Board. We recognize the legacy that has been left for us as we continue to grow and strengthen our national presence.

Growth directly relates to the mindset of doing better—better …

Networking, Awards Soiree in San Francisco

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By Erica Christoffer

Real estate professionals from Georgia to Guam gathered in San Francisco for the largest YPN networking event of the year on Nov. 8, 2019. The 11th annual reception, which took place at Verso in the South of Market neighborhood, attracted more than 400 members who were able to meet face-to-face for conversations and camaraderie while attending the …