The last time I visited Banff I was 10 years old.  My mother Tami had driven my brother and I all the way from St. Louis Missouri to Calgary, Edmonton, Banff, and all the way back home for us to attend summer camp at the Canadian Professional Hockey School.  What a dedicated Mom, right?

Banff Western Connection Panel

Albuquerque Association of Realtors

I bought my first Edmonton Oilers hat on August 7th, 1988 and two days later my hockey idol Wayne Gretzky was traded to the Los Angeles Kings.  The next year rival Calgary Flames went on to win the Stanley Cup.  Sorry Edmonton fans I brought you bad luck so if anything this event is my chance to redeem myself in the eyes of Edmontonians.

Real Estate CompanyThe Banff Western Connection is one of the largest REALTOR® Association events in Canada representing the provinces from British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba.

It was so cool because of the fun people who participated in the social media presentations and panel.

Nicole Nicolay kicked off the shin dig with her evolution of marketing prezo followed by a powerful blogging panel featuring Richard Silver, Kelley Skar, and Teri Conrad. Check out their blogs as really good examples.

Sherry Chris with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate gave her presentation on “LifeStyle Branding” which I absolutely loved.

Steve Jagger presented on Outsourcing based off the book 4-hour work week which was a big inspiration from me. You can check out more of his ideas on social media from his book “Sociable“.

This assignment was a gift from God because I love Canada, went snowboarding at stayed at the spectacular Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel.

Check out the video demonstrating I have no skills when it comes to snowboarding.

I presented 40 minutes on Marketing with Video.  Here is the PowerPoint.

Here are some pictures from the event.

Here are some additional links to help you.

This is definitely by far my most favorite location, event, and best time ever. I’m so grateful for the opportunity to work with such a great group of people including Bill Madder, the staff of the Association of Saskatchewan of REALTORS and speakers who did such an amazing job.

If you attended what was your favorite part?


Organizations bring in Doug Devitre from St. Louis, Missouri USA when they want to dramatically increase operational performance, create breakthrough value propositions, and serve customers beyond geographical constraints on a minimal budget. For more than a decade he has been setting trends with how organizations engage customers with social media, video marketing, and custom-built software applications. Doug’s book Screen to Screen Selling published by McGraw Hill pioneered the way sales professionals sold homes without being physically present before the COVID-19 pandemic. He is one of a select few who have earned the Certified Speaking Professional Designation from the National Speakers Association and has experience as a REALTOR.

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