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Doug Devitre presents Tech Savvy REALTORS - How to be Tech Savvy when you are NOT to the Minneapolis Area Association of REALTORS 2009 Expo and Trade Show in St. Paul Minnesota.

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  • Create a YouTube profile with a username and password.
  • Each YouTube user has their own television like channel that can be personalized to showcase your own videos and those of others. For example the URL will look like http://www.youtube.com/MoveWithDoug. Each channel <br /> <br /> Channel info &#x2013; Name the title of your videos that will appear on your page. The example here is Doug Devitre&#x2019;s videos. Also, add a brief description that you can pull from the Template in Appendix A to complete this section. Add tags or keywords that will quickly identify your channel if people were going to search YouTube by channel. Allow everyone to comment as long as they have approval to display comments <br /> <br /> Channel design &#x2013; Customize a color theme, add playlists, and select the videos that you want to appear on your home page. You can also upload an image to serve as the background instead of choosing a default or available colors. <br /> <br /> Organize videos &#x2013; YouTube gives you the ability to choose up to 9 videos to be displayed on your home page. Here set favorite videos to stay and leave a few spaces blank for other videos. Blank spots will automatically populate any new video to the channel&#x2019;s home page. <br /> <br /> Performer info &#x2013; Add additional resume like information to this section. Keep this short and simple.
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  • Once the videos have been uploaded to YouTube then each video will contain two different windows to share your videos with the world. <br /> <br /> URL &#x2013; Each video automatically creates its own link that can be included in email marketing blogs or websites. Once the link is clicked on then a new browser will open and will play the video while including other related videos to preview on the side. Click on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XneiT8JM85Q as an example. This is the easiest way to share videos but has its own limitations. <br /> <br /> After the video is played other videos with similar titles and keywords will show afterwards distracting or confusing the viewer. <br /> On the right side of the screen others can see related videos with similar titles and keywords will show afterwards distracting or confusing the viewer.
  • Playlists are a series of videos to play in the order that you choose on your profile page. Think of playlists like creating a CD of your favorite music to play songs in the order you want. Once you have established some playlists then you can add the chosen videos to play in your blog or website in what&#x2019;s called a Custom YouTube Player instead of adding videos individually.
  • Adding videos one by one onto a page result in a long string of videos which the person has to click on individually. Instead add multiple videos into your website or blog by using a Custom Video Player in YouTube. <br /> <br /> There are 3 options to select which videos will appear in your Custom Video Player <br /> Chosen Favorites <br /> Created a Playlist <br /> All of My Videos <br /> <br /> Here is how to add the custom video player into your website: <br /> <br /> At the top of the screen underneath your profile name click the dropdown arrow to the right, scroll down, and choose more&#x2026; <br /> Next, the My Account, Overview page will display. On the 3rd column of links under More choose Custom Video Players <br /> At the top left of the window choose Create Custom Player <br /> Add the Player Name <br /> Add a description for the Custom YouTube Player <br /> Select a theme color for the player <br /> Choose between a single video or multiple video layout <br /> Choose which category of videos you want to include in your Custom YouTube Player: My Videos, My Favorites, or Playlists <br /> Click Select <br /> Generate Code <br /> Repeat steps in Embed HTML Source Code into Blog to insert the Custom Video Player into your blog or website
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  • A profile in Slide is very similar to other profiles that you have created previously. Use the Template in Appendix A to copy and paste information to save more time.
  • Once you have created a profile on SlideShare you can now begin uploading Microsoft PowerPoint and other documents to your profile. <br /> <br /> Here are the steps: <br /> <br /> At the top middle of the screen click the Upload link <br /> Browse your computer for
  • Each slideshow or document that you upload to Slideshare can be reviewed under My Slideshows. Here you can quickly see the following: <br /> <br /> Name of presentation <br /> Author <br /> When presentation was uploaded <br /> How many have viewed <br /> Number of comments <br /> Tags <br /> <br /> My Slideshows is a good place to track online activity and see which presentations were the most favorite.
  • Once you view one of your presentations that you have already uploaded click on the title of the presentation on the My Slideshows screen and it will open up to the screen shown above. <br /> <br /> Now you have the ability to share your presentation with the preferred method of communication of your audience. Here are some options: <br /> <br /> Share by email. <br /> Mark as favorite so others can see which is the best. In addition add more tags to the favorite show to make it come up in the search quicker. <br /> Request download from the author. This option is available only if the author did not make download available to the public. <br /> Share on other social media <br /> Share on Facebook <br /> Post to Twitter <br /> Post to Blogger <br /> Share on MySpace <br /> Bookmark on Del.icio.us <br /> Embed in website <br /> Embed in WordPress
  • A Presentation Pack is a series of slideshow presentations or marked as My Favorite slideshows that can be embedded into a blog or a website. <br /> <br /> To embed a Slideshow Presentation Pack into your website or blog here are the steps: <br /> <br /> On the home page on the right side of the screen click on the widgets link. <br /> Next, you will be able to create the widget using either My Slideshows or My Favorite Slideshows under where it says Customize your Presentation Pack. <br /> At the bottom give your widget a title that represents who you are and how you want people to remember these presentations. <br /> At the bottom of the screen will display how the Presentation Pack will be viewed depending on your preferences. <br /> To the right of the Customize your Presentation Pack is the HTML source code that you will want to be able to copy and paste into your blog or website.
  • Share documents online without having to contact your website provider using a service called Box.net. Visit www.Box.net and create a profile with a username and password. This is a free application unless you start uploading several documents and want additional options to share and collaborate on documents. <br /> <br /> You can start uploading documents immediately. These can include and not limited to the following: <br /> .pdf (portable file document) <br /> .doc or .docx (Microsoft Word) <br /> .xls or .xlsx (Microsoft Excel) <br /> .ppt. or pptx (Microsoft PowerPoint) <br /> .jpg, .jpeg, .gif or any other type of picture files <br /> <br /> Once the files are uploaded they can be managed into folders. Each folder can be share documents online through email, blogs, or websites.
  • Once each file is uploaded it can be organized into folders which help you find files quicker and share them with others. Create and add new folders like you would with paper files at your desk. Box.net can serve as an additional backup to the documents you need away from your computer and be able to download them from anywhere with an internet connection. To the right of each file there are three options: actions, shared, and comments. <br /> <br /> In the actions menu you can: <br /> Download the file <br /> Upload a new version of the file <br /> Rename the file <br /> <br /> On the shared menu you can: <br /> Share file by email <br /> Share file by creating a hyperlink. For an example open this document http://www.box.net/shared/xungdrk721 <br /> <br /> Other services like password protecting files, sharing large folders, and mobile settings are available for an additional fee.
  • In order to make your files accessible on your website or blog you will want to create a widget from Box.net that your can embed using the HTML source code. This requires you to follow the same directions as Embed HTML Source Code into Blog but I recommend inserting this widget into one of the columns that appear on your blog. Check with your blog software to see how to embed widgets in the blog so that every page displays the Box.net information. <br /> <br /> Notice that the HTML source code contains the characters width="460" height="345&#x201C;. This shows how tall or wide the widget will be. Adjust the numbers carefully in order to make the Box.net widget fit the right size exactly in your blog. <br /> <br /> If you can copy and paste then you can embed this widget into your blog or website.


  • 1. by Doug Devitre TECH SAVVY REALTORS®
  • 2. How to Look Tech Savvy When You’re Not. 2
  • 3. Social Media Strategy • What is the content? • What is the right tool? • Where does it go? 3
  • 4. What is the content? • Articles • Pictures • Videos • Favorite websites • Audio • PowerPoint presentations • Online documents • Status update 4
  • 5. Where does it go? • Facebook • Linkedin • Blog • Website • Email • RSS reader • Friendfeed • Widgetbox 5
  • 6. RSS
  • 7. Example RSS Feeds • Blog • Blog comments • YouTube • Twitter • Slideshare • Flickr • FriendFeed • Del.icio.us • Google Calendar
  • 8. www.FriendFeed.com
  • 9. Add Social Media Profiles
  • 10. Available Social Websites Choose frequently used
  • 11. Friend Feed RSS Feed
  • 12. Blog Example
  • 13. Features of Blogs •Title •RSS Feeds •Post •Widgets •Page •Categories •Comments •Plugins •Permanent •Membership links
  • 14. Why www.WordPress.com • Create self hosted blog • 100% customizable • Embeddable widgets and IDX feed • Built in RSS feed • Pages, posts, and multimedia • Authorized users upload content • Easy to use
  • 15. Feedburner www.FeedBurner.com
  • 16. Advantages of FeedBurner • Readers subscribe to feed by email • Readers subscribe in RSS reader • Track subscriber count • Track multiple feeds within profile • Optimize feed using other social media sites
  • 17. Integrate RSS Feeds • Every blog post automatically updates: • Facebook • Linkedin profile • Twitter • Plaxo • FriendFeed
  • 18. www.Conduit.com
  • 19. What is the right tool? • Blog • Flickr • YouTube • Delicious • Hipcast • SlideShare • Box.net • Ping.fm 19
  • 20. www.YouTube.com •Create profile •Design the Channel •Upload video •Marketing videos •Playlists •Favorites •Subscriptions •Custom video players
  • 21. Create YouTube Profile •Select username •Enter password
  • 22. Design the Channel
  • 23. Upload Video
  • 24. Title, Tags, and Description
  • 25. Marketing videos
  • 26. Playlists
  • 27. Custom Video Players
  • 28. What is the right tool? • Blog • Flickr • YouTube • Delicious • Hipcast • SlideShare • Box.net • Ping.fm 28
  • 29. www.SlideShare.net •Create a profile •Upload presentations •My Slideshows •Share presentations •Create a slideshow Presentation Pack
  • 30. Create a Profile
  • 31. Upload Presentations
  • 32. My Slideshows
  • 33. Share Presentations
  • 34. Create a Slideshow Presentation Pack
  • 35. What is the right tool? • Blog • Flickr • YouTube • Delicious • Hipcast • SlideShare • Box.net • Ping.fm 35
  • 36. www.Box.Net • Create a profile • Create folders • Upload files • Sharing documents by email and hyperlinks • Embed widget to blog or website
  • 37. Documents by Folder Buyers Sellers Marketing Company Broker disclosure Broker disclosure Flyer templates Broker policy manual Buyer presentation Listing contract Postcard templates Referral agreements Buyer agency Listing presentation PowerPoint Training exercises agreement Homeowner templates Company roster Loan application warranty Business card Company logos Sample sales contract Condo supplement template Press releases Homeowner warranty MLS listing sheet Social media Sellers forwarding Lock box template address authorization List of suppliers Title and survey Flood letter Signs and riders authorization Moving checklist Custom design Inspection notice Utility transfer Moving checklist Vendor list Utility transfer Relocation package Vendor list Relocation package
  • 38. Box.net Folders • Share documents by hyperlink • Share folders by hyperlink
  • 39. Sharing Documents
  • 40. Embed Widget to a Blog or Website <embed src="http:// www.box.net/static/flash/ box_explorer.swf? widgetHash=2t04hfpk40& cl=0" width="460" height="345" wmode="transparent" type="application/x- shockwave-flash"></ embed>
  • 41. How to Look Tech Savvy When You’re Not. 41
  • 42. $19.95/ month VIP Membership $199/ year •5 videos weekly that explain how to use tools you already own specific to real estate. •Weekly Downloadable PowerPoint presentation to edit, share, and use to present in your office, association, or workshops. •Monthly Webinar that explains advance concepts in real time allowing for question and answer specific to individual needs and video/audio archive of entire session. •Recent Blog Posts reminders of new thoughts, ideas, and concerns on the impact technology has on real estate. •Updates on Event Recaps of live sessions Doug Devitre presents at conventions, workshops, and seminars that include video, pictures, viewable PowerPoint presentations, handouts, etc. 43