Get a preview of what keynoter Matt Tenney will share at Fall Conference


Matt Tenney will speak Sept. 6, 2014 at McCormick Place as part of the Illinois Association of REALTORS® Fall Conference & Expo, bringing with him lessons learned from his biggest failure.

Tenney, who provides the closing keynote for the conference, served five and a half years in prison for his role in trying to divert millions of dollars from the U.S. government. He talks frankly about what he calls his biggest mistake, and the lessons he took away from the experience, and those from spending time as a monk and in business.

Tenney’s talk is titled: Serve to be Great: How Being Selfless will Help You Sell the Roof Off.” He’s just published a book, available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble, called Serve to be Great, and he speaks to businesses and associations nationwide where he teaches leadership and team building. Tenney is a trainer and consultant for the Perth Leadership Institute.

Make plans now to attend the Fall Conference & Expo. Tenney joins other noted speakers and trainers at the event. To learn more, or to register for the conference, go here.


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About Jon Broadbooks

Jon Broadbooks is Director of Communications for the Illinois Association of REALTORS®. He supervises and carries out the implementation of the communications programs for the Association. He directs and supervises the Communications staff. He is responsible for coordinating and implementing the public relations and media relations efforts for the Association and acts as spokesperson and liaison to the statewide news media. He serves as editor of online and print content for IAR communications including the Illinois REALTOR® magazine and e-newsletters. He conducts IAR spokesperson training seminars and oversees the operation of website development for the Association.

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