Barbara Corcoran

Barbara Corcoran’s credentials include straight D’s in high school and college and twenty jobs by the time she turned twenty-three. It was her next job, however, that would make her one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the country, when she borrowed $1,000 from her boyfriend and quit her job as a waitress to start a tiny real estate company in New York City. Over the next twenty-five years, she’d parlay that $1,000 loan into a five-billion-dollar real estate business.
 


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Author, Branding, Inspirational, Motivation


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Barbara Corcoran’s credentials include straight D’s in high school and college and twenty jobs by the time she turned twenty-three. It was her next job, however, that would make her one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the country, when she borrowed $1,000 from her boyfriend and quit her job as a waitress to start a tiny real estate company in New York City. Over the next twenty-five years, she’d parlay that $1,000 loan into a five-billion-dollar real estate business.
 
Barbara is the author of If You Don’t Have Big Breasts, Put Ribbons on Your Pigtails, an unlikely business book that has become a national best-seller. In it, Barbara credits her struggles in school and her mother’s kitchen-table wisdom for her imagination and her quick wittedness in the business world. The book is a fresh, frank look at how to succeed in life and business and is as heartwarming as it is smart and motivating.
 
In 2005 Barbara’s entrepreneurial spirit prompted her to start a new venture, the television production and business consulting company Barbara Corcoran Inc. She is a regular contributor to the Fox News Network and ABC’s Good Morning America and The View.
 
As a speaker, Barbara brings her front-lines experience and infectious energy to every person she meets. Motivational, inspirational, and sometimes outrageous, Barbara Corcoran’s tell-it-like-it-is attitude is a refreshing approach to success.
 
Topic 1: How I Got Here
How do you turn a $1,000 loan into a five-billion dollar business? According to self-made real estate empress Barbara Corcoran, you do it by learning how to fail well. Barbara tells the story of how, armed with a loan from her boyfriend and her own gritty determination, she quit her job as a waitress to start a tiny real estate company in New York City and turned that company into a multi-billion dollar business. A highly motivational and hugely entertaining success story.
 
Topic 2: Leading People to Greatness
Entrepreneurs, business managers and salespeople alike benefit from lessons in how to get people moving on the path to professional and personal greatness. Barbara Corcoran, who led 1,000 + brokers at The Corcoran Group, New York’s largest real estate company, is an expert in the art of leading a team to success. From hiring the right people and firing the wrong people to creating fun in the workplace and establishing an atmosphere that breeds innovation, Barbara shares her unique and winning strategies.
 
Topic 3: How To Create A Powerful Brand
Branding may be the single most important key to success in today’s highly competitive world of commerce. Barbara Corcoran is known for having built the most successful real estate brand in New York City, and now she reveals easy to follow tips on how she does it: how to create an image much bigger than reality; how to use the press to get free publicity; how to turn yourself into the go-to expert in your field. Barbara shares her personal advice, insights and anecdotes on creating a powerful brand.

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