I recently founded 4realz Consulting to focus on helping small businesses use social media to create community, build buzz and enhance their brand in order to drive additional business.
In addition, I manage Rain City Guide as well as run a blog that focuses on the real estate industry: 4realz Consulting. And because I’m never busy enough, I’ve also dabbled in consulting with real estate technology companies on how they can use internet technologies to better reach and engage with real estate professionals and consumers.
Prior to founding 4Realz Consulting, I worked at Move, Inc as the Director of Consumer Innovations and the Director of Interactive Marketing, where I helped to build and drive implementation of tools that better enable community to be built around the REALTOR.com, Move.com and Top Producer brands.
I am also an accomplished speaker having presented before numerous professional groups including the National Association of REALTORS®, the American Planning Association, and the California Association of REALTORS®.
For my seminars that were part of the Finding Relevance on the Internet series, I asked for feedback from attendees on this unmoderated blog post. The overwhelmingly positive feedback is exemplified by the first four comments I received:
Your blog training was the best presentation I have ever attended. Prior to hearing your take on the subject I thought that a blog was not worth the time it would take to set up and manage. Now I am sure I have to do it to say in front of the market.
Dustin: An A+ seminar! I judge an event’s success by its power to evoke change in the way I do things.
As a result of this morning’s learning, some definite changes will be made. And for what it’s worth, Top Producer and I will likely be mutual beneficiaries. So will my network:-)
Thank you for a powerful presentation!
Thank you so much.. I have been a fan of Rain City Guide for sometime. This was a terrific presentation. I found the answers to many questions. I ‘m involved with Active Rain but know that I need to do something with my regular blog. I think it’s time to move on from blogger but have questions about what happens when you take your name and move. I’m curious if you would have time to answer an e-mail or if I could call and ask a few questions. I would understand if you are too busy.. and perhaps this is something that could be addressed on this site if you are going to enlarge the scope in the future.
Again.. your presentation was the best I have attended.
Excellent presentation, Dustin. I came away with a boatload of ideas and look forward to making more changes. Any chance the session tomorrow could be recorded? I expect there are many that would enjoy a podcast.
I’m actively involved in numerous social networks including:
If you’re active on any of these social networks, please consider sending me an invite at dustin [at] raincityguide [dot] com.