Paula Monthofer

Paula brings every subject to life by mixing passion, quick wit, and her experience as an active REALTOR® and business leader in a fun and relatable way.

Safety Pays! Protected, Professional and Profitable

Once you know your worth, you stop giving discounts. Investing your time in this class will give you returns well beyond making it home safe very night. It is true, safety comes at a cost; but did you know that cost actually means more profit for you? 2-4 hrs

Marketing Makeover

We’ll discuss your unique selling proposition (aka your best features) and and then explore different workshops to prepare and renew marketing materials for a year: videos, emails/newsletters, blog ideas, social media, monthly gift ideas even one for traditional marketing. Each station will have ideas and a to-do list which, if done, will result in actual real life marketing materials for your use. 2-6 hrs; Workshop format available.

House Your Service?

Learn how to set expectations while navigating around transaction pitfalls and make it to close by delivering a systematic and amazing customer service experience. Based on real-life contract scenarios, you’ll even learn how to limit liability, protect your client and ensure repeat and referral business for years to come. 2-4 hrs

The Way Home: Fair Housing Today

Gain a new perspective on an old topic in this highly interactive dive into Fair Housing. We will examine our own bias and leave with a plan in place ensuring fair treatment for all we serve. Since real estate professionals hold the keys, we are the way home for most Americans; let’s hold the door open for everyone. 2-4hrs

KEYNOTE Swim Out Past the Breakers: The Physics of Success

More Information Coming Soon

The How To’s of Happiness

WEBINAR True and lasting success is about more than sales. There are statistically proven steps and tools we can use to bring more happiness into our lives. If you are looking for some tips on how to spark joy during a crisis or on any given day, this course has got you covered. Attendees with leave with a manageable plan to begin re-wiring their brain for more happiness.

This is Business Now

WEBINAR We will go through a basic orientation of Zoom for business as well as tactics for running your business virtually and more efficiently.

BUSINESS BUILDING WORKSHOPS (45-60 min)

  • 10 Minute Marketing Plan If it’s ten minutes, why does it take at least an hour? Marketing. At the end of our inter-active discussions on the wide buffet of marketing tactics (and channels from which to employ them), learners will be presented with a one page marketing plan to complete.
  • Brain Games Learn 4 simple mental hacks employed by Top Athletes and Fortune 500 Business Owners to achieve extremely high levels of success. Visualization, affirmation, aforemation, and the power of yet are examined through some of the famous people who swear by them.
  • The Business of People Increase your emotional intelligence to increase your wealth. People skills ARE business skills. We will discuss and then hone skill sets ranging from being approachable to being remembered–in a good way.

  • Fun Apps for Great Snaps Find out what gets shared and liked, how to use photo editing apps for business, and then apply what you’ve learned in a workshop.

  • Top Networking Hacks We know this to be true: In life, it is not what you know, it is who you know. The question becomes, how do you meet the ones you need to know? Learning these hacks through this workshop can make future networking so easy, you will start to look for more opportunities to use your new skills.

  • Video Marketing U Through a fun series of hands on video marketing challenges, you will develop video, marketing and speaking skills. Everyone will leave with video marketing products they can take and use in their businesses that day.

  • YUSP: Do you know Your Unique Selling Proposition? If not, we will set up feel good time bombs to expose your value to yourself. Why should a consumer choose you instead of one of the other 1.3 million REALTORS®? At the end of this workshop you will not only be able to define your unique value, you will be able to communicate it effectively.

KEYNOTE Burn the Candle, Drink the Wine

Attention Leaders! We need you to become who you are meant to be; not next year, not tomorrow, now. Time to push past your self made limits and rise to your self made successes.

  • After navigating through a direct look at the limits you have set for yourself, confidence comes naturally.
  • Learners will leave this session with a greater ability for resilience through an understanding of how many great leaders also had doubts.
  • Leaving this course with goals set turns this action packed half hour into a year long success activity.

LEADERSHIP WORKSHOPS (under 60 mins unless notes)

  • The Big 3: How to Make a New Friend in 3 Questions
    Enable the leaders to see one another on a human level. 30min
  • Rules Defined: Creating Social Contracts for BODs
    Identify which behaviors and social norms will be expected of one another by creating a social contract. 30min
  • What a Leader Is What a Leader is Not
    Review examples of how a leader can best act and what is not expected of a leader 1 hr
  • Who’s Who?
    Identify which leaders fall into which of the four types and what characteristics define each type. 30min
  • Leadership Scenarios
    Review common leadership scenarios and how to best address them based on everyone’s leadership styles 1 hr

  • EI and Leader EQ
    Discuss emotional intelligence or EQ, its importance for Leadership, and tactics to best employ it 30min

  • Meeting Strategies
    Identify various strategies which can be used to enable successful meetings 1 hr

  • Put Your Oxygen Mask on First
    Instill the importance of self-care by sharing stories and examples of best practices 1 hr

  • Leadership Quote Speeches
    Team Building and presentation skill building. 90 mins

  • Presentation & Engagement Techniques
    Review best practices for presentations with high engagement. 30 mins

  • Communication Overview of Evergreen Topics: FAQs, RPAC, Member Benefits
    Identify specific common topics consistently needing more communication. 1 hr

  • Communication Workshop – Memes/SM Posts
    Demystify Memes & SM posts through simple team challenges ending with communication pieces ready to be used. 1 hr

  • Communication Workshop – Videos
    Demystify videos through simple team challenges ending with communication pieces ready to be used. 1 hr

  • Leadership Image
    Frank discussion about image and what and whom you represent. 30 mins

  • How to Motivate Others
    Discuss techniques to motivate others and ourselves. 30 mins

  • Importance of Reflection
    Discuss the important need for pause and reflection rather than reaction. 30 mins

  • Gratitude Yarn
    Tie the entire program and everyone together in gratitude. 30 mins

Do the Right Thing! The Code of Ethics and Fair Housing

#1 Rated Session at Triple Play 2019 (of 100+ sessions) Two-fer! Not only does this class fulfill the NAR quadrennial COE requirement it also contains fair housing information. We will take on these two topics like never before and offer real life practices to better protect agents and the public.

Fair Housing’s Inspiration

If you are looking for another boring Fair Housing class with no practical takeaways, this is not the session for you. If you value your time and enjoy laughing while learning applicable skills and tactics, you should take this class. From FH’s historic and inspirational roots to avoiding violations online, we guarantee you’ve never had a FH class quite like this.

10 Minute Marketing Plan

If it’s ten minutes, why does it take at least an hour? Marketing. At the end of our inter-active discussions on the wide buffet of marketing tactics (and channels from which to employ them), learners will be presented with a one page marketing plan to complete. 1 hr

Business by Design: Take Back Control

What if you could design your happiest business and craft your client’s best experience? You CAN! In this session you’ll learn how to choose your business values, plan for who you want to work with, design how consultations will go, and prepare custom forms for your use. 1-3 hrs

Tech Ethics: The Code of Ethics, Social Media & Technology

#1 Rated Session at Triple Play 2019 (of 100+ sessions) Designed to meet NAR’s Code of Ethics requirement, this fast and fun session focuses on how technology has changed the Code. You’ll get new tools and tricks to help you better serve your clients with the latest technology and the updates you need to know to avoid violations.

How to Motivate Others

Discuss techniques to motivate others and ourselves. 30 mins

The 7 Wonders of Leadership

Take a journey through seven leadership principles (fellowship, contrast, perspective, reflection, resilience, ascension and legacy) and how to apply them to your business and life.

LEADERSHIP SESSIONS

  • Behind the Curtain: Leadership Revealed
    What does it really take to be a leader? This session takes an honest look at the struggles a leader faces and offers tactics to navigate them. The lessons from leadership deliver to us the skills and resources to better our work and lives.
  • KEYNOTE Behind the Curtain: What Does it Take to Be a Leader?
    From facing your own fears and other’s criticisms of others, to wrestling with doubt and leading with grace, “Behind the Curtain” is a funny, candid and personal account of one leader’s voyage of self-discovery.
  • A New Leadership Perspective: Composing A Memorable Year
    Get a unique approach to leadership training with Maura and Paula. Combining their backgrounds in leadership, teaching, music, theater, and real estate has resulted in a fast-paced, fun-filled, and interactive experience with real impact. Your group will come away with a deeper understanding of what it means to be a leader in a REALTOR® Association; heightened problem-solving skills; and measurable, trackable goals PLUS accountability to Paula and Maura over the following year with their personalized and detailed follow-up program. Topics covered include: basic aspects of leadership, relationship between staff and leadership/volunteers, fiduciary duty, problem solving, goal setting, strategic thinking for leaders, and more. Available in various time formats; Co-Taught with MAURA NEILL

Paula brings every subject to life by mixing passion, quick wit, and her experience as an active REALTOR® and business leader in a fun and relatable way. Learners appreciate her highly interactive teaching style. Her enthusiasm for collaboration is infectious and her energy keeps learners captivated and engaged. This graduate of Rutgers University was the 2017 President for the Arizona REALTORS®, the 2014 winner of the Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce’s Young Athena Award, the 2017 Arizona REALTOR® of the Year, and is a Pro Level Pasta Eater*. Paula was the 2019 Region 11 Vice President for the National Association of REALTORS®.

This is Business Now

WEBINAR We will go through a basic orientation of Zoom for business as well as tactics for running your business virtually and more efficiently.

The How To’s of Happiness

WEBINAR True and lasting success is about more than sales. There are statistically proven steps and tools we can use to bring more happiness into our lives. If you are looking for some tips on how to spark joy during a crisis or on any given day, this course has got you covered. Attendees with leave with a manageable plan to begin re-wiring their brain for more happiness.

The Way Home: Fair Housing Today

Gain a new perspective on an old topic in this highly interactive dive into Fair Housing. We will examine our own bias and leave with a plan in place ensuring fair treatment for all we serve. Since real estate professionals hold the keys, we are the way home for most Americans; let’s hold the door open for everyone. 2-4hrs

KEYNOTE Burn the Candle, Drink the Wine

Attention Leaders! We need you to become who you are meant to be; not next year, not tomorrow, now. Time to push past your self made limits and rise to your self made successes.

  • After navigating through a direct look at the limits you have set for yourself, confidence comes naturally.
  • Learners will leave this session with a greater ability for resilience through an understanding of how many great leaders also had doubts.
  • Leaving this course with goals set turns this action packed half hour into a year long success activity.

KEYNOTE Swim Out Past the Breakers: The Physics of Success

More Information Coming Soon

The 7 Wonders of Leadership

Take a journey through seven leadership principles (fellowship, contrast, perspective, reflection, resilience, ascension and legacy) and how to apply them to your business and life.

How to Motivate Others

Discuss techniques to motivate others and ourselves. 30 mins

BUSINESS BUILDING WORKSHOPS (45-60 min)

  • 10 Minute Marketing Plan If it’s ten minutes, why does it take at least an hour? Marketing. At the end of our inter-active discussions on the wide buffet of marketing tactics (and channels from which to employ them), learners will be presented with a one page marketing plan to complete.
  • Brain Games Learn 4 simple mental hacks employed by Top Athletes and Fortune 500 Business Owners to achieve extremely high levels of success. Visualization, affirmation, aforemation, and the power of yet are examined through some of the famous people who swear by them.
  • The Business of People Increase your emotional intelligence to increase your wealth. People skills ARE business skills. We will discuss and then hone skill sets ranging from being approachable to being remembered–in a good way.

  • Fun Apps for Great Snaps Find out what gets shared and liked, how to use photo editing apps for business, and then apply what you’ve learned in a workshop.

  • Top Networking Hacks We know this to be true: In life, it is not what you know, it is who you know. The question becomes, how do you meet the ones you need to know? Learning these hacks through this workshop can make future networking so easy, you will start to look for more opportunities to use your new skills.

  • Video Marketing U Through a fun series of hands on video marketing challenges, you will develop video, marketing and speaking skills. Everyone will leave with video marketing products they can take and use in their businesses that day.

  • YUSP: Do you know Your Unique Selling Proposition? If not, we will set up feel good time bombs to expose your value to yourself. Why should a consumer choose you instead of one of the other 1.3 million REALTORS®? At the end of this workshop you will not only be able to define your unique value, you will be able to communicate it effectively.

Tech Ethics: The Code of Ethics, Social Media & Technology

#1 Rated Session at Triple Play 2019 (of 100+ sessions) Designed to meet NAR’s Code of Ethics requirement, this fast and fun session focuses on how technology has changed the Code. You’ll get new tools and tricks to help you better serve your clients with the latest technology and the updates you need to know to avoid violations.

Business by Design: Take Back Control

What if you could design your happiest business and craft your client’s best experience? You CAN! In this session you’ll learn how to choose your business values, plan for who you want to work with, design how consultations will go, and prepare custom forms for your use. 1-3 hrs

10 Minute Marketing Plan

If it’s ten minutes, why does it take at least an hour? Marketing. At the end of our inter-active discussions on the wide buffet of marketing tactics (and channels from which to employ them), learners will be presented with a one page marketing plan to complete. 1 hr

Fair Housing’s Inspiration

If you are looking for another boring Fair Housing class with no practical takeaways, this is not the session for you. If you value your time and enjoy laughing while learning applicable skills and tactics, you should take this class. From FH’s historic and inspirational roots to avoiding violations online, we guarantee you’ve never had a FH class quite like this.

Do the Right Thing! The Code of Ethics and Fair Housing

#1 Rated Session at Triple Play 2019 (of 100+ sessions) Two-fer! Not only does this class fulfill the NAR quadrennial COE requirement it also contains fair housing information. We will take on these two topics like never before and offer real life practices to better protect agents and the public.

House Your Service?

Learn how to set expectations while navigating around transaction pitfalls and make it to close by delivering a systematic and amazing customer service experience. Based on real-life contract scenarios, you’ll even learn how to limit liability, protect your client and ensure repeat and referral business for years to come. 2-4 hrs

Marketing Makeover

We’ll discuss your unique selling proposition (aka your best features) and and then explore different workshops to prepare and renew marketing materials for a year: videos, emails/newsletters, blog ideas, social media, monthly gift ideas even one for traditional marketing. Each station will have ideas and a to-do list which, if done, will result in actual real life marketing materials for your use. 2-6 hrs; Workshop format available.

Safety Pays! Protected, Professional and Profitable

Once you know your worth, you stop giving discounts. Investing your time in this class will give you returns well beyond making it home safe very night. It is true, safety comes at a cost; but did you know that cost actually means more profit for you? 2-4 hrs

LEADERSHIP SESSIONS

  • Behind the Curtain: Leadership Revealed
    What does it really take to be a leader? This session takes an honest look at the struggles a leader faces and offers tactics to navigate them. The lessons from leadership deliver to us the skills and resources to better our work and lives.
  • KEYNOTE Behind the Curtain: What Does it Take to Be a Leader?
    From facing your own fears and other’s criticisms of others, to wrestling with doubt and leading with grace, “Behind the Curtain” is a funny, candid and personal account of one leader’s voyage of self-discovery.
  • A New Leadership Perspective: Composing A Memorable Year
    Get a unique approach to leadership training with Maura and Paula. Combining their backgrounds in leadership, teaching, music, theater, and real estate has resulted in a fast-paced, fun-filled, and interactive experience with real impact. Your group will come away with a deeper understanding of what it means to be a leader in a REALTOR® Association; heightened problem-solving skills; and measurable, trackable goals PLUS accountability to Paula and Maura over the following year with their personalized and detailed follow-up program. Topics covered include: basic aspects of leadership, relationship between staff and leadership/volunteers, fiduciary duty, problem solving, goal setting, strategic thinking for leaders, and more. Available in various time formats; Co-Taught with MAURA NEILL

LEADERSHIP WORKSHOPS (under 60 mins unless notes)

  • The Big 3: How to Make a New Friend in 3 Questions
    Enable the leaders to see one another on a human level. 30min
  • Rules Defined: Creating Social Contracts for BODs
    Identify which behaviors and social norms will be expected of one another by creating a social contract. 30min
  • What a Leader Is What a Leader is Not
    Review examples of how a leader can best act and what is not expected of a leader 1 hr
  • Who’s Who?
    Identify which leaders fall into which of the four types and what characteristics define each type. 30min
  • Leadership Scenarios
    Review common leadership scenarios and how to best address them based on everyone’s leadership styles 1 hr

  • EI and Leader EQ
    Discuss emotional intelligence or EQ, its importance for Leadership, and tactics to best employ it 30min

  • Meeting Strategies
    Identify various strategies which can be used to enable successful meetings 1 hr

  • Put Your Oxygen Mask on First
    Instill the importance of self-care by sharing stories and examples of best practices 1 hr

  • Leadership Quote Speeches
    Team Building and presentation skill building. 90 mins

  • Presentation & Engagement Techniques
    Review best practices for presentations with high engagement. 30 mins

  • Communication Overview of Evergreen Topics: FAQs, RPAC, Member Benefits
    Identify specific common topics consistently needing more communication. 1 hr

  • Communication Workshop – Memes/SM Posts
    Demystify Memes & SM posts through simple team challenges ending with communication pieces ready to be used. 1 hr

  • Communication Workshop – Videos
    Demystify videos through simple team challenges ending with communication pieces ready to be used. 1 hr

  • Leadership Image
    Frank discussion about image and what and whom you represent. 30 mins

  • How to Motivate Others
    Discuss techniques to motivate others and ourselves. 30 mins

  • Importance of Reflection
    Discuss the important need for pause and reflection rather than reaction. 30 mins

  • Gratitude Yarn
    Tie the entire program and everyone together in gratitude. 30 mins

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Paula’s Past Conferences

Yesterday was absolutely amazing! We all love Paula!! She is so sweet and her class was so fun and educational. I had a ton of agents reach out to me after the class yesterday afternoon and had nothing but kind and amazing things to say about how much they enjoyed her class. I can tell you that she is a favorite here in Sioux Falls. I can’t wait to have her back in the future 🙂

Katie Milliman
Re/Max Professionals, Inc.
Broker Associate; President, PRESA

Wow!  What a great session!  It was evident you were connecting virtually with everyone and that this type of connection was so needed for everyone on the webinar.  We truly appreciate your commitment to your profession and for allowing us to offer a big ray of sunshine to our members today.

O’Hara Keszler
Professional Development Director
Memphis Area Association of REALTORS®

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