BE IN THE NOW, NOT JUST THE KNOW.
Join us Monday May 13 2019 In Washington D.C. to learn how to program Amazon Alexa for the real estate industry.
IS YOUR BRAND READY TO TAKE CONTROL OF THE CONVERSATION?
Let's face it. Whether you like it or not, consumers get excited about little things that make their life easier. New features, unique use cases, and creative applications released every day make you think, "What else can I do with an Amazon Alexa smart speaker?"  And as it applies to helping homeowners, real estate companies and associations are asking that very question right now.  
There are two options right now to develop your first Amazon Alexa skill. Pay some agency who may or may not have real estate experience to help you develop the skill, perform maintenance upgrades, and help with the proper marketing launch OR save thousands of dollars by learning how to develop your own Amazon Alexa skill, how to maintain it on your own, and how to get others to use your skill on a limited budget. In Washington DC we are offering the First Annual Alexa Skill Building Summit to help real estate franchises, brokerages, and associations as an opportunity to develop their very own skills and join a community of Alexa users who specifically work in the real estate industry.
Why You Should Be There...
Participants will receive help with:
  • Brand Awareness: Increase your reach to 50 million households across the U.S.
  • Lead Generation: Capture customer contact information for sales follow up.
  • Customer Service: Deliver real-time notifications regarding important events.
  •  Enhanced Productivity: Save time from using computer screens and devices.
  •  Increased Accountability:  Set reminders to hold team members accountable.
  •  Improved Consistency:  Develop a conversational narrative powered by AI
PROBLEM #1 CAN'T BE FOUND ON AMAZON ALEXA
What is the risk of potential customer asking Amazon Alexa a question and  a competitor shows up?
What's the Cost of Not Being There?
If you ask an Alexa smart speaker about real estate information, does your brand show up? Consumers who don't enable your Alexa skills will be hearing from a competitor who may or may not be sharing accurate information. Your company could be losing new and repeat business because consumers have developed a relationship with another company because Alexa is always listening and ready to respond.
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PROBLEM #2 RECRUITING THE OLD FASHION WAY
Don't fall into the trap by only using meetings, training, and marketing to attract new agents.
Is your message really different?
Every real estate organization must replenish itself with new leaders each year or else find itself with no one left to keep the organization relevant or in touch with current trends. These groups who rely solely upon face-to-face meetings, websites, and mobile apps will soon find their members seeking alternatives elsewhere. Amazon Alexa Skill. Don't miss out on a chance to start a conversation with an Alexa skill.
LET THE PROGRAMMING BEGIN!
What we will cover starting at 9 am Monday May 13th, 2019
VOICE FIRST TRENDS AND TACTICS TAKING THE REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY BY STORM
More than one in five households have a smart speaker and in many cases have more than one.  Be one of the first in your marketplace to educate your customers how to use the Alexa platform with smart home technology.
GETTING STARTED AS A DEVELOPER WITHOUT KNOWING A SINGLE LINE OF CODE
Programming Alexa can be complicated if you don't know where to start or ever typed source code to develop a website.  We will show you how easy it is to get started so you can start impressing your coworkers and clients.
SOFTWARE TOOLS AND DEVICES YOU WILL NEED TO PROGRAM AND TEST DEVICES
Prepare yourself with the right tools and devices before you begin on this adventure.  Bring your laptops, WiFi hotspots, and open mind to our program so we can walk you through step by step in creating your first basic skill.
BUILDING YOUR FIRST AMAZON ALEXA SKILL USING PRE-MADE REAL ESTATE TEMPLATES
Why learn Node.js, JSON, and Javascript when you can just use our existing templates.  This saves you countless hours and thousands in development costs should you seek to find a 3rd party developer to make your own skill.
LEARN ALEXA'S LOVE LANGUAGES THAT EASILY INTEGRATE YOUR EXISTING TECHNOLOGY
Amazon Alexa will integrate with some of most popular software and online tools that your customers use every day.  Identify which languages you need to understand so you can make them work with Alexa.
LEARN HOW TO GENERATE BUYER AND SELLER LEADS WITH YOUR AMAZON ALEXA DEVICES
Capture phone numbers, email addresses, and other contact information by using Amazon Alexa.  This advanced tactic will demonstrate the ROI over just having brand awareness on the platform.
EMPOWER YOUR REAL ESTATE OFFICE WITH AMAZON ALEXA AS ITS OWN ASSISTANT
Never forget an important task.  Instead of having to remember daily routines, reminders, and activities you will be able to set up Amazon Alexa to remind you and your coworkers of what you need to know when you need to know it.
PROGRAM AMAZON ALEXA TO BE YOUR REAL ESTATE COACH AND KEEP YOU FOCUSED
Some real estate leaders and sales professionals don't always know their lines when it comes to influencing customers.  Program Amazon Alexa to hold you accountable with better language and influence key relationships.
NOTE: By the end of the day you will have completed the steps necessary in order to submit a basic skill to the Amazon Alexa Skill Store.  Within a couple days following the summit you will receive a notification from the Amazon Alexa development team whether or not your skill has passed the certification process for Amazon to maintain quality control of skills allowed in their store.  Should your skill not pass certification on it's first attempt you will need to follow the recommendations by the development team on your own.  
STEP BY STEP VIDEO TUTORIALS INCLUDED!
Before you show up to the summit we will give you access to our online resource library which includes step by step videos, checklists and templates so you can get started right away and come prepared with questions to work on your Alexa Skill.
  • Videos: Listen to new concepts and watch their application in the real estate industry
  • Checklists: Follow a step by step process to ensure you are able to submit an Alexa skill to the Amazon skill store
  • Code libraries: Download our code to use in the development of your skills
  •  Webinars: Participate in live webinars and watch recordings
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PROBLEM #3 NO REASON TO STAY LOYAL
How do you stay consistent in delivering the right message at the right time?
What Conversation Keeps People Returning?
Customers don't rehire their agent because they don't follow up and agents leave companies because they think the grass is greener on the other side. Maybe an incident was never resolved or the broker goes out of business. To earn loyalty in today's market you must be consistent with your message and across all mediums and that includes Amazon Alexa as a new channel to participate
Our Speakers About Smart Speakers
Doug Devitre, CSP
Doug Devitre, CSP is the Author of Screen to Screen Selling, Consultant to the Real Estate Industry, and Amazon Alexa Developer
Taqi Rizvi
The Houston Association of Realtors are launching their new HAR assistant soon. Find how this award-winning Chief Technology Officer is building the future of voice first.
Guest Client
We will invite one of our clients to discuss how they use their Amazon Alexa Skill in their daily practice and business.
FREE GIVEAWAYS, DOOR PRIZES, AND GIFTS
Half of the battle is knowing what to buy.  We will be giving away:

- Amazon Echo Dot devices for each person to take back and use
- Accessories that work with your Amazon Echo devices. 
- Smart plugs for your existing outlets for home or at work
- And much, much more!
PROBLEM #4 AGENTS DON'T USE WHAT YOU BUY
Don't sink money into another technology platform until you have a process to increase adoption.
What can you do to ensure ROI?
Return on investment could mean different things to different people. A new agent brings in GCI, you improve office productivity, or get some media attention for doing something new. But before those measurable outcomes become a reality, you must learn how to increase adoption with how you take your Amazon Alexa skill to market with an effective marketing and onboarding campaign that sticks.
What Others Say About Amazon Alexa Skills...
Mark Epstein
Doug really knocked it out of the park for his latest program Living in a Voice First World. He developed an Amazon Alexa skill specifically for conference in collaboration with our marketing and technology department, produced videos, and engaged with participants on social media.
Sherri Souza
Thank you Doug for making this happen for Women's Council of Realtors!  We are over the moon with this new addition to our marketing toolbox about the best professional women's organization in real estate. Program your Alexa today with our new skill!
Alex Carbajal
What a fun and effective tool! Listening to this over and over again allows you to memorize all the facts on Why anyone should choose RE/MAX. It's a no brainer! If you haven't activated this skill yet you should! 
Cheryl Leighton Knowlton
Doug has rocked my world with ideas on how to use Amazon Alexa for my real estate courses. MIND BLOWN!
Joel Block
I’m am just getting started learning Alexa to build skills after learning how from Doug Devitre. It’s amazing!
Angie Stumbo
Check out my new Amazon Alexa skill. Say: “Hey Alexa, turn on the skill Angie’s Market Update.” Then say: “Hey Alexa, play my flash briefings.”
LOCATION OF ALEXA SUMMIT
The Loft at 600F
600 F Street NW 
Washington, DC 20004
Second Floor
High Speed Internet Access
Convenient Access to Trains
Located downtown Washington D.C.
High ceilings and exposed brick in our historic building are accented with modern tech and chic furnishings in the perfect downtown location. The Loft at 600 F is the premier DC boutique space and served by concierge-level event services and staff. Walking distance to Convention Center (0.5 miles) and across the street from the Verizon Center.
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PROBLEM #5 PAY AN AGENCY TOO MUCH TO PROGRAM ALEXA
Conversational chatbots involve new skills that must be learned. Learn correctly the first time.
Program for influence, not just information
It's easy to write a check to a digital agency who produces Amazon Alexa skills and pay TOO much. Don't get caught up in a trap where you end up with an unreasonable setup fee, conversation design fee, maintenance fee, hosting fee, etc. because you didn't take the time to learn to ask the right questions. Then if you want to make a change it keeps costs you more money, just like your website provider has in the past.
PLUS, I'M GONNA GIVE YOU MY FREE GUIDE TO LIVING IN A VOICE FIRST WORLD!
This guide will help you break down all of the options when it comes to using Amazon Alexa with smart home technology.
VOICE STRATEGY, ACTION CHECKLIST, RESOURCES AND COMMUNITY TO HELP YOU BECOME A PRO ON THE PLATFORM FASTER
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INVEST IN YOUR FUTURE AND SAVE NOW!
To contract with an Amazon Alexa developer and/or marketing agency that develops Amazon Alexa skills can costs you thousands of dollars in set up and maintenance fees.  Learn how to program yourself or send your marketing/IT professional to this summit to save in the future.
REgister after April 1st, 2019
$
999
Secures your seat
  • Registration
  • Refreshments and catered lunch
  • Amazon Echo Dot included
  • Chance for FREE giveaways
  • Online video tutorials
  • Access to membership resource library
  • Code libraries to program Alexa
VIP registration + Concierge
$
4,500
Secures your seat
  • VIP registration + concierge
  • Refreshments and catered lunch
  • Premier seating
  • 5 Amazon Echo Dots included
  • Chance for FREE giveaways
  • Online video tutorials
  • Access to membership resource library
  • Code libraries to program Alexa
  • Access to our in house developers*
  • 6 months of technology coaching**
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PROBLEM #6 YOUR CULTURE ISN'T READY
To fully embrace a voice-first culture, you need to learn by example to teach others.
What can you do if your culture isn't ready?
It is going to take a cultural shift in how agents, brokers, and associations complete their day-to-day activities with voice assistants. And before you can transform the way your senior leadership things about Amazon Alexa for real estate, they too need to see the big picture and what's coming fast into this industry. I would suggest scheduling a Zoom meeting to find out if you are ready, your team is ready, and your customers benefit from this new type of experience.
YOUR EVENT HOST
Doug Devitre, CSP
Organizations bring in Doug Devitre when they want to dramatically improve marketing, productivity, and sales performance with the latest technology. He is changing the way consultants consult, coaches coach, and trainers train professionals with his creative approach to using technology focused on business outcomes. The University of Missouri-Columbia Business School Entrepreneur of the Year, National Association of Realtors Business Specialties Hall of Fame Educator, and Certified Speaking Professional of the National Speakers Association brings a power-packed, innovative punch to managing organizational change outlined in his latest book Screen to Screen Selling: How to Increase Sales, Productivity, and the Customer Experience With the Latest Technology published by McGraw Hill October 2015. Now he is focused on bringing the real estate industry into the world of voice as a user interface with technology.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHERE AND WHEN IS THE EVENT?
The even will be held at the The Loft 600 F Street NW Washington, DC 20004 on the second floor on Monday May 13th, 2019.  Doors open at 8:30 and the session will begin promptly at 9am.  Please arrive early to ensure a seat and get set up so that you do no disturb others who have arrived on time.
WILL THIS BE A HANDS ON SESSION?
Yes.  Our goal at the end of the session is for you to be able to submit a skill to the Amazon Web store for certification by the time you leave.  Please bring your laptops, mobile phones, and WiFi hotspots for a secure Internet connection.
WILL YOU BE COVERING GOOGLE HOME, GOOGLE ASSISTANT, APPLE SIRI, OR MICROSOFT CORTANA?
No.  This skill building seminar was designed for the Amazon Alexa platform.  We will discuss conversational design and provide templates which could be used for other platforms but our primary focus is to develop Amazon Alexa Skills.
WILL THERE BE FOOD OR REFRESHMENTS SERVED?
We will provide complimentary coffee, tea, juice, and water. Please arrive have had already eaten breakfast and we will supply lunch and light snacks throughout the day.
WILL THE SESSION BE RECORDED IF I AM UNABLE TO ATTEND?
Yes, we will be recording a video of the session and providing access to those who have a paid registration.
WILL I BE ELIGIBLE FOR A REFUND OR BE ABLE TO TRANSFER MY REGISTRATION IF I'M UNABLE TO MAKE IT?
No refunds will be given however your ticket is transferable and MUST be approved at least one week prior to the event. Submit request to doug@dougdevitre.com.
* WHAT KIND OF ACCESS TO THE IN-HOUSE DEVELOPERS TO I GET WITH THE VIP + CONCIERGE REGISTRATION?
As you are developing your skill after the summit you will encounter some roadblocks along the way.  We will provide you access to our in house developers to troubleshoot your Alexa skills so they get submitted to the store.  Should your skill require advanced customization then we will provide you a quote based upon the feature set you wish to deploy in your Amazon Alexa Skill.
** WHAT IS INCLUDED WITH THE TECHNOLOGY COACHING OF THE VIP + CONCIERGE REGISTRATION?
Doug Devitre will be your personal technology coach and not hand  you off to someone else.  This coaching will include all things related to strategy and execution of Amazon Alexa skill as well as online marketing, systems selection, process improvement, and productivity to improve performance.
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