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Digital Live to return in 2020

A 12-week program that aims to arm real estate agents and the industry with a suite of digital skills and knowledge is set to return in 2020, bigger and better than ever before.

Created by REA director of industry relations, Steve Carroll, Digital Live was first hosted in 2017. Now Steve plans to build on the program’s success, adding Melbourne to the venue lineup and bringing together the top digital masterminds in the country to deliver real estate specific tools and skills to industry professionals.

But that’s not where his mission ends.

Steve is using the program as a way to raise vital funds to improve access to education for disadvantaged children – particularly computer literacy and digital education – dramatically improving their ability to secure employment later in life.

“Digital Live is more than an industry-leading education program; it was created in 2017 as a not-for-profit vehicle that enables us to drive success in the real estate industry while also supporting charities that support underprivileged children,” Steve explained.  

“Since 2018, we’ve proudly partnered with Australian charity Hands Across the Water, whose primary purpose is to provide a life of choice for disadvantaged children in Thailand; children that are orphaned, abandoned, or at-risk and in need of care.” 

Steve said the Digital Live 2020 program would feature a 12-week digital program (including an incredible one-day hands-on event), that allows members to build an online footprint that engages audiences and builds relationships, with all profits going to the Hands charity.

“We’ve engaged 10 of the top digital masterminds in the country as coaches for the program. These coaches will not only provide a personalised digital scorecard and snapshot of a person’s digital footprint, they’ll coach participants at full-day events in Brisbane, Melbourne, and Sydney, as well as provide 12-weeks of dynamic and industry-leading online education to members.” 

With so much on offer and delivery via a flexible approach to learning for busy professionals, the program ticks all boxes for those in the industry wanting to open the doors to driving success through digital platforms.

Steve also notes that in 2019 Digital Live stepped out of the training realm and jumped on to two wheels all in the name of fundraising and bringing the industry together.

“In 2019 we had our first Digital Live Ride, taking 30 real estate professionals to Thailand to ride over 500km to raise money for the Hands charity. Apart from a great time and a massive ‘human upgrade’ for participants, the ride also provided funds to the amount of $252,000, as well as memories that will no doubt last a lifetime. In 2020 we will be heading back again with 80 riders joining us this time. The riders will be from Australia, New Zealand and the UK.”

Steve noted Digital Live 2020 would enable participants to gain access to tools and education that will lead to future real estate business success, while also supporting the mission to change the lives of little people across the water.

“To be able to directly access the keys to digital success, while also contributing vital funds that directly change the lives of children, well, it doesn’t get much better than that, does it?”

The program’s full-day events take place in Sydney on February 4, 2020, Melbourne on February 6, and Brisbane on  February 9.

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