Teaching in the Dark?!?!

FACEBOOK POST FROM A CES class in Greenville Upstate

Posted by J Michael Manley, MEGA AGENT MASTERMIND GROUP – KW
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Bill Middleton is teaching Seller Mastery by candle light. The power is out at the office today. — with Bill Middleton Jr. at Keller Williams Realty.
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Carolinas Educational Services had a banner first year!!!  1877 KW agents and 182 guests attended the 152 classes that took place in our 19 participating Market Centers during 2012.  Winning an extra day of training in 2013 is Ken Brandon, Jacksonville, NC Market Center for bringing the most guests–52 total.  Way to go Ken!!!  Also, Terry Padalino won an extra day for having the highest number of attendees at 208. In addition he had 25 guests. Great job Terry!!!  Special recognition as well to Mt. Pleasant MC with 190 KW attendees/25 guests, Cary MC with 192 attendees/13 guests, and New Bern MC with 23 guests.

CES will be continuing to make an impact in 2013 with 28 Market Centers participating in the program.  Already in January we have had 25 classes. We are looking forward to CES playing an active part in growing the productivity and profitability of our Market Centers as well as changing the lives of the students.  A special Thank You to our fantastic faculty; Bill Middleton, J. Michael Manley, James Shaw, Jenny Linich, Jim Krautkremer, Joseph Klosik, Kent Temple, Mark Brenneman, Mike Zullo, Pamela Temple, Sherrie Puffer, Suzanne Ludwig, and Tammi Juengst. Carmen Hunter has joined the team to assist the market centers in promoting the classes directly to the agents, and offer other support to the program as it grows. And a special thanks to my right arm, Liz Rourke, for helping to make CES everything it is today!!!

Thanks again to Mike Tavener, Regional OP, and Janet Faulk, Regional Dir. for having the vision and giving us the chance to make it happen.

I look forward to seeing you all in Dallas at our Family Reunion!!!!


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Happy New Year!!

I hope you had a wonderful holiday with family and friends and that you are reflecting back on all the blessings of 2012.   As I think about my past year, I just have to tell all of you how wonderful it has been to watch the impact that bringing KWU classes into the Market Centers has been, and seeing the light bulbs come on for so many.  Seeing the growth of our faculty has been an added bonus as I see trainers like Jim K, and J. Michael Manley (just to name a couple) develop their passions and strive to take their training to higher levels. I’m excited for our new trainers to experience this excitement and growth as well.

Please take a moment and click the FOLLOW button on the right to make sure you get all the important CES updates. Check the Training Calendar regularly for the newest information on classes being offered. Encourage your agents to use this site to develop their career development plans and take advantage of the training opportunities in other participating market centers.

I thank you again for what you have done so far and what I know we are going to do in 2013 to impact lives and careers.  At the end of the day, isn’t that what life is about anyway.

“Your Partner in Success”


New Classes and New Trainer Profiles

Check out the new profiles for the trainers who have been added to the CES Faculty for 2013. We are very excited about this talented group.

Bill Middleton – Joseph Klosik – Kent Temple – Mark Brenneman – Pamela Temple – Tammi Juengst

Descriptions for most of the new classes have also been added. We are looking forward to an even more successful 2013.

MREA Systematizing Lead Generation – Business Planning for Teams – Agent Financials – Short Sales A to Z 

ANNOUNCING additional CES support staff. Please welcome…

Carmen Hunter – Carmen is talented and techie! She is building a database of the agents in each of the participating market centers in order to promote the classes directly to the potential attendees; thus, relieving the market center staff of some of the work and stress. Our goal is to make this training program easy for the leadership and highly effective!

Lyn Stewart – Lyn will be working with Liz and the market center leadership to schedule classes and make sure the materials are distributed and questions are answered. I know you’ll enjoy working with her.

Liz Rourke will continue to manage the operations of the program, maintain the Website and support the market centers and Holly. We are grateful to be of service to you!

December Highlights

I’m a week late for the December Update…and what a week it has been! CES Market Center participation has grown from 19 in 2012 to 26 in 2013. The faculty has grown from 8 to 14, providing more classes and more opportunity for our agents to have the best training available. We are so happy to be serving the Carolina’s Region.

We’ve encouraged the market centers to think ahead to their 2013 Training Calendars and most of you have responded immediately with your training requests. Liz has been running full speed this week confirming and scheduling classes. We’re up to 85 classes that have been requested for 2013, and 70% have been confirmed and put on the Training Calendar.

As you view the Calendar, you can click on the Agenda Tab at the top right and see a list of the classes scheduled for a period of time. By clicking on the class, you can see where it is being taught. You can also print the agenda, however, this is a constantly changing site as new classes are being scheduled, changes being made, etc. So come back often to see What’s New! Remember, agents from any CES participating market center can attend any of the classes being offered. Encourage agents to use this Site as they set their personal 2013 Career Development/Training Goals.

Team Leaders, don’t delay in requesting your First and Second Quarter classes. Study the courses on the Site and send in your requests on the Training Request Tab or by Email to Liz. Take advantage of some of the new classes that are being offered, in addition to the great existing classes.

We are very excited to welcome these talented trainers to the CES Faculty for 2013:

  • Kent Temple – Business Planning Clinic for Teams
  • Pamela Temple – Recruit-Select for Megas
  • Mark Brenneman – Agent Financials
  • Bill Middleton – teaching several classes including Buyer and Seller Mastery, MREA: Buyer or Seller Specialists Class, and more.
  • Tammie Juengst – Short Sales A – Z
  • Joseph Klosik – MREA Systematizing Lead Generation

Thanks to you all for your continuing support of this program as we strive to be

“Your Partner In Success”