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Russ H

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OK guys and gals, here's your chance to tell us what you know.

Think of a fastlane topic that you can talk about for 15 minutes.

Or 5-10 minutes, with the remaining time being Q & A.

Post it as a reply to this thread (not a lot of detail, just a description and what you'd cover).


If you have a few topics that would be of interest, list them-- and the attendees will give you feedback on which would help them the most.

-Russ H.
 

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I'd be happy to do a presentation on

-How I select a property using Cap Rates, COCR, and the Value Play sheet SteveO uses (for smaller properties -- mainly 4 to 10 units).

I'll show how I review comps, rental rates, etc. from my area.
 

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-Changes to the Credit Scores

(there were changes implemented by the three credit bureaus) I should need 15 mins, plus 5 for Q&A
 

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I can speak on any topics related to

-Leading teams,

-Web 2.0 technologies,

- Developing a business plan,

-Managing product development and lifecycles, etc.


And while I haven't done much in terms of real-world REI yet, I'm happy to discuss financial analysis of properties (in the theoretical sense) if anyone thinks that would be beneficial.
 

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I have only been at this for a little over a year but here's my list:

-Analyizing the purchase of a SFH or less than 4 units MFH.

-Management of rental properties.

-Dealing with the local governing body about building codes.


More to come....
 
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Great stuff.

Keep it comin' :)

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I can talk about my tiny internet business empire. Should take 15 minutes. It's a basic example of reading a book, implementing the idea and making it work.

Off the top of my head, it would cover the book "4hour work week", blogs, SEO, a little PPC, making money with no money all on a small scale.
 

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I dont want to hijack the thread, but would any of the attendance be willing to film this speeches? I could make a mini site with a player or something to keep records. Its just that Im sure there are going to be awesome pieces of info there but I can't go :(
 

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Videotaping or audiotaping could be cool. I have a video camera but it is a little dated - mini DV. If nothing else I can bring it
 

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I am pretty ambivalent about the video, it's your camera and your risk if I break it. The audio, on the other hand, I am not so sure. I come off sounding like the biggest hick you have ever heard with my Texas accent.:rofl:
 

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I would love to have acess to video as I won't be able to make it either. Great idea Jorge!
 

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I come off sounding like the biggest hick you have ever heard with my Texas accent.
Ah, my friend. You have not met Gecko. I knew him well, via online conversations on richdad.com. First time he opened his mouth at the Rich Dad get together, I just about sprayed my drink out through my nose.

A slight accent, ya might say. :)

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Ah, my friend. You have not met Gecko. I knew him well, via online conversations on richdad.com. First time he opened his mouth at the Rich Dad get together, I just about sprayed my drink out through my nose.

A slight accent, ya might say. :)

-Russ H.
Not to mutate the thread, but...has anyone heard from/about him?
I thought JScott might have been him, but I take it not.
 

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what can a grasshopper teach those who are already in the fastlane? this is a tough one.

i guess i'd like to share my developing system and where i'm looking to go with it. it seems this would be an opportunity to get some opinions on what i'm doing right/wrong and how to improve.

im sure REIpro (and stacey if she comes) will have a field day.

ryan

topics:
preforeclosures and using technology (computers) to help take out manual labor.

i could also touch base on ideas i have for my internet service which is related and constantly evolving.

ryan
 
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Cynthia-

That might be very interesting. We'll ask the group and see what they say.

Rawr- you have a wealth of knowledge in an area most of us know very little about-- college students. What their likes/dislikes are, their techno habits, etc.

Talk about what you know (this goes for everyone attending).

You said at one point that you didn't know anyone at school that didn't check their facebook acct at least once a day (I think that was you that said this). Why do you think that is? What websites and other tech things are frequented by your fellow friends and students?

-Russ H.
 

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I am by no means an expert on the subject, but I'd love to do some more research, and present the topic of

-Developing a business plan,

if JScott doesn't mind. Or, I could discuss funny fire department stories/calls which would be most entertaining.
 

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I could do a

-Q/A on domain buying for [future] business.

What not to buy, brandable names, domain buying mistakes, domain brainstorming, etc.

Seems there are a lot of questions here about "Is this a good domain?".
 

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Throwing it out there- does anyone want to talk about scaling businesses? Would that be interesting for anyone? Something like how to go from 5 people to 5000 while managing $$

Russ, I'll think about that and get back to ya.
 

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MJ-

Talking about the Fastlane, as you see it, would be awesome.

We could even (cough) give you a bit more time (cough) if you needed it. ;)

-Russ H.
 

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MJ,

Not to try and sway you from a topic in which you wish to speak about, but I'm sure many of us,myself included, would like to hear how you made it to the fastlane and how ebusiness owners could as well.

ryan
I'd be happy to answer any questions.

MJ-

Talking about the Fastlane, as you see it, would be awesome.

We could even (cough) give you a bit more time (cough) if you needed it. ;)

-Russ H.
Im not sure I want to put anyone thru that ordeal. "The ......... fastlane ......... is about eh .... um .. [cmon word where is it?] eh .... assets!"
 

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I would like to hear about ebusiness. Oh! And anything having to do with internet marketing strategies, blogs, how to build and grow an ebusiness site, how to get clients for your site. :)
 

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I just wanted to add that I don't plan on speaking about anything, as I feel it would serve all of us better if I just listened. :)

I hope that my eagerness to just listen isn't interpreted as not contributing- as that's not my intention. I'm just not to a point where I feel I am knowledgable enough to speak about what I am doing.

Is this cool with everyone?
 
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Yves-

No one is going to force you to talk.

But here's a thought:

How we are perceived often comes down to how we can present ourselves to others.

So you may want to think of this as good practice.

Some folks last year were born speakers.

Others had to work at it.

One was terrible, and went horribly overtime (that was me, in shock from RK's blast, and trying to pretend that I wasn't affected by it).

I'm a seasoned public speaker and lecturer/workshop leader. But I never had to go "live" while feeling like a quivering mass of insecurity.

It was the worst of times.

And, it was the best of times.

Because I learned something.

Something that, someday, could make the difference between me getting a loan (or an investor) and *not* getting one, when the chips are down and the sh*t is flying so hard it's not just hit the fan-- it's buried it.

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So think about it.

Why not share what's happened to you as you develop your PLAN? The salient points or "aha's" that you think others would benefit from? (just one idea).

In any case, even if a person has terrible stage fright, I'd like to see everyone present. It makes each person feel like they are contributing (because well, they are!). And it fosters a kind of camaraderie that is pretty cool. :smxA:

Just my .02 :smxF:

-Russ H.
 
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Yves:

I couldn't agree more with Russ.

Last year we had a group of young kids - probably 18-21 years old.

They had dropped out of school, didn't have a job, and really didn't have anything exciting to talk about.

That was, until they told us about their little "hobby"...
...they create fake money to sell in a fake world on the internet...
...they created software to keep online players playing when their "owners" are working...
...and they were pulling down 6 figures a year doing it.

They really had to be coaxed to talk, and yet they stole the show.

I'm sure you know more about running and renting cabins than anyone else on the forum.
You might find it boring, but I guarantee we won't.

And remember -- you aren't talking to an audience, you're talking to a group of friends.

(And you didn't get to a rep speed of 60 by not knowing anything.)
 
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Yeah, I still remember listening to these teenagers who were pulling down six figures from a synthetic, online world they had set up shop in.

It really put RK's comments about us being "f*cking internet losers" into perspective.

Hey, did I mention one of our B&Bs pulled in over $750K last year--totally from the net? :banana:

Pretty good for a f*cking loser, eh? ;)

-Russ H.

Below: Loser's Team Photo (made small/blurry since I don't have permission from everyone to post):
 

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