For our June breakfast, we welcomed professor David Weinandy. You’ve spent days determining what it is you need to tell people. Now, let’s spend some time making sure others want to listen to your message. During our time together, you will increase your public speaking effectiveness. We will cover such areas as: types of delivery, what to do with your voice and body, introductions and conclusions, reducing anxiety, credibility, and visual aids. Our goal is to make you a more motivated and motivating speaker. Public speaking can be fun!
Interested in golf outings, but not great at golf? Planning to attend, but don't have a full team? Well then this event was made specially for you. This is a golf outing mixer combined with a golf lesson! We hosted it at the lovely Thornapple Pointe Golf Club. Lessons were from 3:00-4:00pm and the mixer was from 4:00-5:00pm. $10 included one drink ticket and a half hour lesson with a golf professional. Members came to practice for the golf outing, meet new people, and put together their fiercesome foursome! (Teams of four)
If there is one thing everyone can use a refresher course on, it's business etiquette. Often times etiquette mistakes are not intentional, but can be perceived as rude. Do you tend to interrupt others? Or forget to introduce people? Does your phone ring during meetings? Don't be that person! Perform at the top of your game in every level of business and learn "Today's Business Etiquette". We welcome Cindy Brown from Hello West Michigan to update and refresh us on this important topic.
Members joined us April 19th for a classic spring mixer with WCR. Whether you are a new member, veteran, or just interested in finding out more about WCR, everyone was invited. We checked out the cool Creston neighborhood hangout Brighton Graye's Bistro. The beautiful space was recently remodeled and brings an urban vibe to the area. New WCR members came to our new member orientation preceding the mixer. Members of the board explained the ins and outs of the WCR organization. We covered everything from events to education to committees and volunteer opportunities. Thanks to everyone who attended!
Are you doing every thing you can for your seller clients? Sharpen your selling skills to win those listings! We heard advice from the pros Dana Mixon (ROI Home Staging) and Elizabeth Klopp (LiveHappyGR Photography) regarding listing preparation, staging, photography, and other best practices. How often do you shake your head looking at listing photos online and wonder to yourself "really?!" Staging and great photos are vital aspects of marketing a listing. Give your sellers the best advice and it will ensure the highest sales price. Let's get out there and show everyone that WCR members raise the bar!
WCR teamed up with the Michigan Mortgage Lenders Association (MMLA) for a special event. It's February and love in the air. Members came and met professionals that they will LOVE to work with! This was a fun networking event that mimicked speed dating. People asked questions to get to know each other before the timer was up. After the timer sounded, we moved onto the next person. Whether you are a Realtor, lender, title person, inspector, or stager, everyone was welcome. This game guaranteed you will make a handful of connections and hopefully "Meet Your Match". Your perfect business match!
As we kicked off our first breakfast program of the year, we welcomed Andy Lofgren of the Home Builders Association (HBA). Andy talked about construction trends over the last year and what is expected in 2017. He covered everything from consumer design preferences to market statistics. We also heard from Tom Cronkright of Sun Title who serves on the board of the HBA.
Wednesday, December 7th we were at the beautiful ballroom at McKay Tower. This year the theme was "A Who-liday Ball in Who-ville". Attire ranged from business to formal wear and bright colors were highly encouraged. Dinner was provided by Kangaroo Kitchen. Even the grinch himself was in attendance! It was a wonderful and memorable evening.
WCR teamed up with YPN! The Young Professionals Network had been busy planning their annual event EMERGE! The mixer will took place from 2:00-4:00pm immediately following EMERGE! This mixer was the biggest and baddest of the year.
For the October breakfast program, we welcomed Robin Weller and Kristine Roskiewics with Premier Designs Inc. Premier Designs believes their purpose is to enrich every life they touch. They provide people a way to find identity, achievement and success. These ladies tackled the subjects of what to wear and when, covering both men and women. Proper attire and accessories help give you confidence. Confidence provides many advantages in life and helps you become more successful.