Podcast Number 313 Try GoToMeeting free for 30 Days! COHOSTED SEGMENT Are you using social media sites such as LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter to develop presence and credibility for your travel business? If not, you should be. Catherine Heeg of Customized Management Solutions joins Barry and Lorene to discuss the potential of social media in … Continue reading 313 – Are You Using Social Media as Part of Your Marketing Strategy?
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Podcast Number 311 Try GoToMeeting free for 30 Days! COHOSTED SEGMENT Here are ten things an independent travel consultant should know to build a successful business. Kelly Bergin, the Vice President for Business Development at Oasis Agents, details the ten things on today’s show. Kelly is a long time travel professional and Oasis Agents has … Continue reading 311 – What Are 10 Things You Need to Become a Successful Travel Agent?
Podcast Number 309 Try GoToMeeting free for 30 Days! COHOSTED SEGMENT Familiarization (fam) trips expand your knowledge of destinations. Many fam trips offer classes to go along with the destination experience. Lorene recently attended NACTA‘s Annual Conference at Sea. MSC Cruise Lines hosted the event taking travel agents on a fall color tour of the … Continue reading 309 – NACTA Annual Conference
Podcast Number 304 Try GoToMeeting free for 30 Days! COHOSTED SEGMENT In today’s show we talk about the Outside Sales Support Network (OSSN). Gary Fee the president of OSSN joins Lorene and Barry to discuss the many benefits OSSN offers travel agent. The goal of OSSN is to ensure the success of your travel business. … Continue reading 304 – Travel Agent Support From OSSN
Podcast Number 303 Try GoToMeeting free for 30 Days! COHOSTED SEGMENT On today’s show our guest is Anita Pagliasso. Anita is the author of two books, “From Home Based to Power House,” and her recent book, “How I Made a Small Fortune as a Home Based Travel Agent.” Anita has a companion CD full of … Continue reading 303 – Are You Starting or Growing Your Travel Business? This Show is for You!
Podcast Number 299 COHOSTED SEGMENT The National Association of Career Travel Agents (NACTA) has a lot to offer travel agents. Mary Clegg, Vice President of NACTA talks about the many benefits available to travel agents. NACTA’s goal is to help travel agents grow their careers in the travel business. This goal is accomplished in several … Continue reading 299 – NACTA Travel Agent Benefits and Fam Trips
Podcast Number 285 CO HOSTED SEGMENT Steven Echtman joins the show to talk about Hearplanet. Hearplanet is a personal tour guide in your pocket. Actually it’s a sophisticated app for your iPhone or Android powered smart phone. Geolocation along with powerful search features will lead you on a discovery of what’s around you, or what’s … Continue reading 285 – Promote Yourself as a Destination Expert on Hearplanet
Podcast Number 281 BUSINESS SEGMENT What are QR codes and what do they mean for your business? These codes are popping up everywhere. You will find them on business cards, on stickers placed about anywhere, on products or anything else you can imagine. The big deal is when the QR code is scanned with a … Continue reading 281 – A Great Destination Resource and QR Codes for Your Business
Podcast Number 279 BUSINESS SEGMENT Testimonials are great sales tools everyone should employ to drive business. Don’t leave your client scratching their head about what to write when you ask them for a testimonial. Bust through a client’s writer’s block by giving them a template to prompt them to write a winning testimonial for you. … Continue reading 279 – Putting Together a Theme Cruise and Helping Your Clients Rave About You
Podcast Number 278 BUSINESS SEGMENT Barry talks about how to organize and name the files on your computer. The key is to organize and name your files so you can quickly locate them in the future. Here are examples of the naming conventions Barry talks about in the show. Here is how I store Sara … Continue reading 278 – Reflections of a Travel Agent and What’s in a Name