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Beyond Blackberry          Essential tech tools and techniques for today’s mobile professionalPrepared for Prudential Conn...
Tech can be tamed!• Full disclosure- I am “slightly” geeky• Don’t let technology control you, use it to  your advantage.• ...
Lack of Mobility isnt an option                 anymore...•   Smartphones•   Personal Digital Assistant•   Laptop/Netbook/...
Outside Apple Store-UWS on 10/9             4
What in the heck is a Smartphone ? There isn’t really a “standard” definition-but for our purposes let’s consider it a dev...
Does your smartphone make you feel less than,um smart ?• If you are contemplating a new phone-  FIRST determine what you n...
Tips on using your smartphone• Make it your friend,your partner  –   Calendar  –   Contact list  –   Emails  –   Notes  – ...
Laptops,netbooks,iPads and other do-dads• With any technology purchase,determine what you NEED  to do ,then what you WANT ...
What’s holding you back ?• Fear of being “on call” 24/7 ?• Fear of having your (already limited)  personal boundaries evap...
Important vs UrgentIMPORTANT BUT NOT        NOT URGENT AND NOT     URGENT                   IMPORTANT URGENT BUT NOT      ...
Whats your daily arsenal ?Technology                                               Non TechnologyIPad 2 /iPad 1           ...
Don’t get lost in a tech abyss• Integrate tools that work for you into your  business• I believe ,irrespective of  technol...
Have more questions ?• Feel free to connect and engage with me in any  way you choose. – Tweet me : @NikkiBeauchamp. Follo...
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Mobile technology and real estate session at Prudential Connecticut Realty,Westport on October 17,2011

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  1. 1. Beyond Blackberry Essential tech tools and techniques for today’s mobile professionalPrepared for Prudential Connecticut Realty, Westport- Mobile Technology and Your Real Estate Business October 17,2011 1
  2. 2. Tech can be tamed!• Full disclosure- I am “slightly” geeky• Don’t let technology control you, use it to your advantage.• Learn how to integrate it-don’t let it take over !• Figuring out tools that work and tools that work for you ,both in life and business 2
  3. 3. Lack of Mobility isnt an option anymore...• Smartphones• Personal Digital Assistant• Laptop/Netbook/Tablets• Digital Cameras• Internet connectivity on the go... 3
  4. 4. Outside Apple Store-UWS on 10/9 4
  5. 5. What in the heck is a Smartphone ? There isn’t really a “standard” definition-but for our purposes let’s consider it a device that combines cellphone functionality with that of a “personal digital assistant", inclusive of the ability to get on the web• Some popular “smartphones” – iPhone – Blackberry – Android OS based devices – Palm smartphones – Windows based smartphones 5
  6. 6. Does your smartphone make you feel less than,um smart ?• If you are contemplating a new phone- FIRST determine what you need your phone to do- if you have an IT department at your firm,consult with them before you purchase• Ask other people you know,about their experiences with the phone• Read the manual. 6
  7. 7. Tips on using your smartphone• Make it your friend,your partner – Calendar – Contact list – Emails – Notes – Tasks• If possible,use a system that synchronizes the above with your office and or personal computer systems• Use maps/gps• Find useful apps that make your life simpler (or may be useful to your clients !) 7
  8. 8. Laptops,netbooks,iPads and other do-dads• With any technology purchase,determine what you NEED to do ,then what you WANT to do,and your budget.• Based on the above,make a decision.• For devices that require internet connectivity-remember WiFi isn’t always readily available when you need it,you *may* want to consider a broadband card or hotspot device. It “seems” expensive,but broken down by day,its CHEAPER than your Starbucks® habit,if you have one 8
  9. 9. What’s holding you back ?• Fear of being “on call” 24/7 ?• Fear of having your (already limited) personal boundaries evaporate ?• With the ability to be always on,you have to learn how to prioritize and be “off”,everything may be important,but not everything is urgent too 9
  10. 10. Important vs UrgentIMPORTANT BUT NOT NOT URGENT AND NOT URGENT IMPORTANT URGENT BUT NOT URGENT IMPORTANT AND IMPORTANT 10
  11. 11. Whats your daily arsenal ?Technology Non TechnologyIPad 2 /iPad 1 Stationary : Personal and/or company notecardsMacBook Pro/ MacBook Air Montblanc Meiserstuck Ballpoint Pen & Fountain PenBlackberry Bold / iPhone/ iPod Touch Calendar (Printed from outlook)Novatel Wireless MiFi w/Sprint Service Steno notepadDigital Camera (Sony TSC-50 or Canon Mark II) & Video Circa notebookCamera (Flip MinoHD) 11
  12. 12. Don’t get lost in a tech abyss• Integrate tools that work for you into your business• I believe ,irrespective of technology,business is about relationships- create,maintain and nurture those relationships online AND offline• Create a plan,work your plan and surpass your goals ! 12
  13. 13. Have more questions ?• Feel free to connect and engage with me in any way you choose. – Tweet me : @NikkiBeauchamp. Follow me at your own risk ;) – Social snapshot : www.nicolebeauchamp.info – Nicole Beauchamp @ Warburg Realty www.nikkisellsnyc.com – Blog : www.yournycrealestateresource.com – Call me : O: 212-300-1835 – Email me : nbeauchamp@warburgrealty.com or nicole@nicolebeauchamp.com – Grab me after the session and shake me down until I weep or laugh hysterically (it wont take much...its Monday morning ;) ) 13

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