This was my fourth year at the REALTOR Association Professional Development Directors RAPDD Summit held in Wichita Kansas and always a treat to see so many friends. RAPDD Summit REBAC Networking Happy HourThe RAPDD Summit is where instructors like myself go to learn how to improve my business and also meet current, past, and future clients at REALTOR Associations.

Doug and Mom at RAPDDThis year was different because I brought my Mom with me. Occasionally she will go on trips with me and she loved meeting so many of my friends that I work with. Did you get a chance to meet her yet? Isn’t she the coolest?

RAPDD Summit REBAC ReceptionI attended some great sessions by Melynn Sight, Andrew Wooten, Brad Hanks, Terri Murphy, and Dwayne Carte. Each one of them had great insight on how to improve marketing, delivery, and the future of real estate education.

REBAC, also known as Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council had asked me to help them facilitate their Happy Hour Networking Reception and I could do whatever I wanted (within reason of course). I know that there were many educators and RAPDD members who couldn’t make it this year because of travel delays, insufficient funds, or scheduling conflicts so my idea was to bring them to the party anyway.

Bummer right?

RAPDD Summit REBAC Networking Happy Hour

What did I do for the RAPDD members who didn’t attend?

I printed out their Facebook photos, cut them out and affixed to cardboard, and then taped the head to a stick. So when the happy hour started we took photos of everyone including the cardboard cut outs, and posted them to Facebook, and tagged everyone in the photo.

They are so funny you will have to check out the RAPDD photos below.

You will see:

  • Friends reunite
  • New introductions
  • Fun and excitement
  • Social learning at its best

Also everyone shared some of their best takeaways from the event on a social learning board.

What was your best idea that you took away?  Include as a comment please.

I share so much with everyone including my PowerPoints.

Here is all 84 in one simple screen.


Organizations bring in Doug Devitre when they want to dramatically improve marketing, productivity, and sales performance with the latest technology. He is changing the way consultants consult, coaches coach, and trainers train professionals with his creative approach to using technology focused on business outcomes. The University of Missouri-Columbia Business School Entrepreneur of the Year, National Association of Realtors Business Specialties Hall of Fame Educator, and Certified Speaking Professional of the National Speakers Association brings a power-packed, innovative punch to managing organizational change outlined in his latest book Screen to Screen Selling™ : How to Increase Sales, Productivity, and the Customer Experience With the Latest Technology. Now Doug is focused on creating thought leadership on how businesses can use the Amazon Alexa platform to reduce operational costs and improve workplace productivity.

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