Did you publish a real estate-related book in 2011? This competition is for you!
The National Association of Real Estate Editors (NAREE) is now accepting entries for the fifth annual Robert Bruss Real Estate Book Awards Competition.
Authors of books published in 2011 in the broad field of real estate — including finance, mortgage lending, foreclosures, investing, green building and sustainable design, as well as home buying and selling and commercial real estate — are invited to enter. NAREE, a non-profit association founded in 1929, will name gold, silver and bronze award-winners. In addition, NAREE will give a special award to a first-time author.
The awards, which include $2,000 in cash prizes, will be presented at the NAREE Real Estate Journalism Conference in Denver, Colo. in June. The Bruss Awards presentation will be a highlight of the 46th Annual NAREE spring conference, June 20-23, headquartered at the historic Brown Palace Hotel in downtown Denver.
The deadline to enter NAREE’s Bruss Book Awards Competition is March 15, 2012. Entrants should submit three copies of their book and a 5,000-word excerpt (many authors pick a key chapter or two).
NAREE also has a separate journalism competition for news and feature articles published in newspapers, magazines, and online. The Journalism Awards Call for Entries brochure is available in a PDF format — www.NAREE.org under the Journalism Contest tab.
NAREE’s book awards are named for the late Bob Bruss, syndicated real estate columnist, prolific writer and NAREE leader. Bruss frequently wrote reviews of realty books.
For more information: Mary Doyle-Kimball, NAREE Executive Director 561-391-3599 MADKimba@aol.com
NAREE DATES TO REMEMBER
FEBRUARY 9 – ORLANDO, NAREE Media Reception at IBS - 5-6:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 9, Room: W202C at Orange County Convention Center, Orlando. Building Products Editor Jean Dimeo will speak on: “What’s the Real Scoop on New Products at the Show? Are the Headline-Grabbers Green or Over the Top?” RVSP for this complimentary networking event by e-mailing Mary Doyle-Kimball at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MARCH 1 - 62nd Annual NAREE Real Estate Journalism Competition Entry Deadline (Entry must be postmarked by March 1 and received by March 6)
MARCH 15 – 5th Annual Bruss Book Competition Entry Deadline (Entry must be postmarked by March 15 and received by March 25)
APRIL 15 – 10th Annual Bivins Fellowships Application Deadline
JUNE 20-23 – 46th Annual Real Estate Journalism Conference, “Covering Real Estate with Altitude,” June 20-23, 2012 - Brown Palace Hotel, Denver, Colo. Early Bird Registration on www.naree.org under the Spring Conference Tab until Feb. 15.
By Erica Christoffer, Multimedia Web Producer, REALTOR® Magazine
Make a New Year’s resolution to focus on social media platforms that work for you and your business. When I say work, I mean platforms that you’re comfortable using, enjoy updating, and that help you make authentic and meaningful connections with your sphere.
For author and communications coach Carmine Gallo, that platform would be foursquare.
Gallo became a believer when he was introduced to the app by his publisher about two years ago. Gallo has an insatiable interest in all things that improve communication. He’s also the author of The Innovation Secrets of Steve Jobs and The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs.
Gallo started using the foursquare while on a business trip in New York after a presentation in Hoboken, N.J. He was searching for a place to have dinner, so he opened foursquare to see if it could help. Just around the corner was a restaurant called the Energy Kitchen offering free coffee. “Foursquare opens up a whole new world for you because businesses are using this mobile medium to attract you with incentives,” he said. “I walked into Energy Kitchen — had never been there before, never heard of it before — and it was just fabulous!”
After traveling home to California, Gallo ended up calling the marketing director of Energy Kitchen to pick her brain, and it became the first interview for his book, The Power of foursquare: 7 Innovative Ways to Get Your Customers to Check In Wherever They Are, which was released in November.
When planning for the year ahead, Gallo says think mobile. Foursquare is a good place to start — especially if many of your clients are using foursquare, too.
Gallo chatted with the Weekly Book Scan to provide a window into his foursquare evangelism. Here’s what he had to say:
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