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 …

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 …

5 YPN Event Ideas to Usher In 2021

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By Erica Christoffer

It’s not too late to plan your YPN’s holiday or New Year’s event. From business-building strategies to supporting community organizations, here are five compelling ideas from YPN groups around the country. (Bonus: They’re COVID-safe, too.)

 

1. Put 2020 in the Rearview Mirror

To help REALTORS® start off the New Year on the right foot, the North …

Albuquerque’s New YPN Isn’t Letting the Pandemic Slow It Down

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By Josh Price

You might be surprised to know that the Greater Albuquerque Association of REALTORS® didn’t have a YPN before last fall. Because our group was just getting off the ground, we could have easily been derailed after the global pandemic hit the U.S. Instead, we adapted, and we’re now engaging with more members than ever. I wanted to …

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, …

The Summer Splash Challenge was a Success

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By Danielle Fontes

Remember the Ice Bucket Challenge of 2014 that raised money for ALS? Well, this summer our YPN group at the Citrus Valley Association of REALTORS® came up with a similar challenge to raise money for the REALTORS® Relief Foundation to help those affected by recent natural disasters. We called it the Summer Splash Challenge.

Now that the …

Now Accepting Applications for the 2019 Network of the Year Awards

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By Rob Reuter

Does your network have what it takes to be recognized as one of the 2019 Networks of the Year? We are accepting applications through Aug. 31, 2019, and the winners will be announced during the YPN networking reception at Verso on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, during the 2019 REALTORS® Conference & Expo in San Francisco.

For 2019, …

How to Market a YPN Event

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By Matt Clements

If you’ve recently relaunched your YPN, or you’ve seen sluggish attendance, you may be in need of a new marketing plan for your group’s events.

The key is to start early, at least eight to 12 weeks out. Then you need to take a multi-placement marketing approach: videos on your association’s website, videos on your local and …

2018 YPN Cup participants.

Dayton REALTORS® YPN Built on Teamwork

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Part two in a series featuring the 2018 YPN Network of the Year recipients. By Erica Christoffer Since forming in 2011, the Dayton Area Board of REALTORS® YPN in Dayton, Ohio, has continued to renew and reinvent its structure over the years, an effort that helped the group bring home the 2018 Network of the Year Award in the medium …