Welcome Virginia REALTORS®

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Onward 2022 Speakers


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Carly Fiorina

KEYNOTE; Unlocking Potential: Leaders Exist Everywhere

Get inspired as non-profit founder, author, and former CEO of Hewlett-Packard, Carly Fiorina, joins us for a discussion on professional growth and leadership. Carly is the founder and Chairman of Carly Fiorina Enterprises and of Unlocking Potential, a non-profit that supports local leaders. She also provides her guidance on the podcast, By Example. As the CEO of Hewlett-Packard (HP), she became the first woman ever to lead a Fortune Top 50 company, where she led HP to revenue and innovation growth, bringing it to become the 11th largest company in the United States. After HP, she focused on her non-profits, was appointed by President Bush and CIA Director Michael Harden to serve as the Chairman of External Advisory Board of the CIA, and became a best-selling author, to name just a few of her many accomplishments. Join her as she shares her expertise for you to take away and apply to your career as a REALTOR®.


  


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Tiki Barber

KEYNOTE; Fireside Chat with Tiki Barber.

Tiki Barber is former NFL Running Back who spent 10 seasons with the New York Giants from 1997-2006. A three-time Pro Bowler, Tiki amassed over 10,000 rushing yards and scored 67 combined touchdowns in his career. Barber is the leading rusher in New York Giants history and is a member of the NYG Ring of Honor. Tiki is currently the Co-host of CBS Sports Radio’s national afternoon show, Tiki & Tierney, which is also simulcast on CBS Sports Network, and aired on SiriusXM channel 206. He is also the Co-founder, Julius, Inc., a software solution for influencer search and procurement; and Thuzio, Inc., an event and content company that produces Live Sports Storytelling for members and guests throughout the country, along with offering Talent Procurement services. Tiki also serves on the board for the Fresh Air Fund and Achilles International. In his spare time, Tiki enjoys a nice glass of wine and spending time with his wife and children.


  


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Antoine Dupont

Simple Facebook Marketing Strategies for Busy Business Owners; 
The Orange Basket Method – How to Grow Your Business with Video Marketing (Fast) 

Antoine Dupont is a recognized digital marketing strategist, an award-winning marketing agency owner, and an international speaker. Though his first job out of college was working for chef Gordon Ramsey, Antoine now travels the world, sharing his lead generation and business growth marketing methodologies. His proven marketing strategies have turned him into an in-demand consultant and speaker.


  


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Dean Cottrill

11 Steps to a Fast-Growing Brokerage
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Dean Cottrill has had experience in many different roles throughout the real estate industry for the past 30 years. In his current position with T3 Sixty, he advises and supports owners of real estate companies and large teams on how they can run more efficient and profitable organizations. 

 

 


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Jared James

10 Ways to Get Listings Right Now!
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Jared James is an in-demand speaker, entrepreneur, and author. He is the founder of three companies: Jared James Enterprises, Jarja Media, and Cleared & Closed. Previously, Jared sold real estate and was listed as one of REALTOR® Magazine’s 30 Under 30. Now you’ll find him speaking all over the world, sharing his knowledge and advice.

 

 


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Juanita McDowell

Get Sticky™

Juanita McDowell owns a training firm that delivers over 200 workshops and seminars to agents, entrepreneurs, and corporate employees across the nation every year. Juanita is a REBAC Certified e-Pro and Safety Instructor, a Train-the-Trainer Instructor, and a GRI instructor. In addition, she is a video blogger who has received millions of views and is an avid writer.

 

 


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Meagan Johnson

Zap the Gap Generational Differences Reexamined

Meagan Johnson is known as a "Generational Humorist" and has educated through entertainment since 1998. Over the span of Meagan’s speaking career as a business owner, professional speaker, and author, she has worked with a variety of organizations and associations to build multi-generational effective relationships, making organizations stronger so that their people never want to leave.

 


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Melanie McLane 

Advertising, Social Media, and the Agent;
What's it Worth?

Melanie McLane is a second-generation REALTOR®, who is also an appraiser, broker, and educator. Recently awarded REALTOR® Emeritus status, she has been in real estate all of her adult life. Melanie holds several designations and is a graduate of Kenyon College. She has written several courses that have been used by REALTORS® in several states.

 

 


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The Boom Team

7.5 Personal Jedi Tricks to Ignite Your Business; 
Social Media Blueprint

Best known around the country for their creativity, innovation, and fun-loving culture, Todd, Terry and Christian believe in breaking out of the box in order to build incredible businesses—and in helping other agents do the same! Todd and Terry are the owner-operators of Ferris Property Group, and Christian is their podcast producer and tech and branding whiz extraordinaire.

 


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Katie Clancy

Success Under Any Circumstance

Katie Clancy is a powerful speaker who has a gift for storytelling, and she never fails to captivate an audience. Not only is she fun and fascinating to listen to, she shares powerful tips and takeaways that you will be able to immediately implement into your own businesses. 

 


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Terry Watson

I Got This™
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Terry Watson brings appropriate humor and decades of expertise to his leadership and customer experience presentations. His vibrant presentations are powerful, positive, and results-based… and while you are laughing, you will learn how to improve relationships with clients and work smarter… not harder.

 


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Kenny Anderson

Common Denominators for Success™

Kenny J. Anderson has invested over 30 years of experience and traveled the world defining the attributes of leadership. In his presentation, “Common Denominators for Success,” Kenny reveals seven universal formulas for success and powerful insights on leadership that will change the way you do business.

 


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Barrie B. Bowers

Critical Contract Issues; 
Agency: Whose Client is it Anyway?

Barrie B. Bowers is an attorney with in-house experience for a major apartment real estate investment trust who understands the needs of property management and other real estate companies. She has extensive experience in a full range of property management issues, real estate transactions, outdoor advertising, and landlord-tenant and fair housing laws, including representing clients before the Virginia Real Estate and Fair Housing Boards.

 


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Laura Farley

Broker Updates, Trends, and Resources

Virginia REALTORS® General Counsel Laura Farley started working at Northern Virginia Association of REALTORS® (NVAR) as a legal intern the summer between her second and third year of law school. After graduation, she accepted a full-time position as an attorney at NVAR. Three years later, an opportunity opened up at Virginia REALTOR® that would allow her to use the Regulatory Law Certificate she had earned in law school; she applied and was hired! Just over three years and three promotions later, she was made General Counsel.

 


Ryan Price

Ryan Price

Housing and the Economy in Virginia

For more than a decade, Ryan has honed his knowledge of Virginia’s housing market. Before stepping into his current role of Virginia REALTORS® Chief Economist, Ryan served as the association’s Deputy Chief Economist. Prior to joining our team, he served as the President of research consulting firm LSA Planning, as an Urban Planner for the City of Alexandria, and as part of the research team at the Center for Regional Analysis at George Mason University. Even before joining VAR full time, Ryan spent years contributing to our research, including the monthly Virginia Home Sales Report and our quarterly regional market reports. He holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from James Madison University and a master’s degree in urban planning from Virginia Tech.

 


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