Category Archives: New Media

388 – How to Market With Video



Podcast Number 388 SHOW NOTES Give your clients a taste of what they will experience on their next vacation with videos. There is hardly a better sales tool than a video with you, the travel agent, at a destination and talking about all the interesting things to do at that destination. A video such as … Continue reading 388 – How to Market With Video


351 – Using Social Media To Build Client Trust And Increase Sales



Podcast Number 351 GUEST SEGMENT On our previous two shows we’ve discussed the importance of selling yourself first as a travel consultant. You compete in the travel marketplace by clients getting to know you, liking you, and trusting you enough to place their valuable vacation time into your hands. Catherine Heeg, a social media trail … Continue reading 351 – Using Social Media To Build Client Trust And Increase Sales


338 – How to Entertain Yourself and Gain In Depth Knowledge of Destinations – How? The Amateur Traveler



Podcast Number 338 GUEST SEGMENT Chris Christensen, the Producer of the Amateur Traveler Podcast and This Week in Travel, joins the interview portion of the Home Based Travel Agent Show. Chris’ shows have achieved notable recognition and awards, and this year, the Amateur Traveler Podcast is a finalist for the best travel show in the … Continue reading 338 – How to Entertain Yourself and Gain In Depth Knowledge of Destinations – How? The Amateur Traveler


334 – How To Use Google+ To Promote Your Travel Business



Podcast Number 334 COHOSTED SEGMENT Google+ is Google’s answer for a Facebook type of social media platform. Is Google+ a place where you can promote your travel business? Is Google+ easy to use? What are its advantages and disadvantages? Catherine Heeg, a social media expert in the travel trade, joins Lorene and I to answer … Continue reading 334 – How To Use Google+ To Promote Your Travel Business


321 – Pinterest, A Big Deal for Your Business or Just Another Social Site



Podcast Number 321 Find more travel business related content at the TRAVEL CONSULTANT ACADEMY. COHOSTED SEGMENT Pinterest is a social media site where you create your own bulletin board to share your interests and other people’s interests. Catherine Heeg joins the show and explains how Pinterest is a powerful tool to promote your travel business. … Continue reading 321 – Pinterest, A Big Deal for Your Business or Just Another Social Site


313 – Are You Using Social Media as Part of Your Marketing Strategy?



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?


300 – Show Three Hundred Has a Real Surprise Inside



Podcast Number 300  Try GoToMeeting free for 30 Days! COHOSTED SEGMENT This show is a celebration of 300 shows of the Home Based Travel Agent Show. This is a milestone and anyone who has ever produced a podcast understands the amount of work involved in producing a show. Lorene, Gary and I thank all of … Continue reading 300 – Show Three Hundred Has a Real Surprise Inside


260 – Free Webinars for Travel Agents to Learn All About Social Media



Podcast Number 260 Sponsor: Hold your meetings online for just $49 a month Try GoToMeeting free. Stephanie Lee and Martin Bell join Lorene and Barry to talk about free educational opportunities for travel agents.  Stephanie’s host agency company, Travel Quest is sponsoring several free webinars about how travel agents can use social media to improve their … Continue reading 260 – Free Webinars for Travel Agents to Learn All About Social Media


257 – Travel Agent Social Media Resources



Podcast Number 257 Join the fun with Lorene Romero, Gary Ebels and Barry Kantz as they discuss social media resources for the travel agent.  Barry describes Over The Top TV and how that is a resource for travel agents.  Gary gives us a peek at Twitter and software such as Tweet Deck to search and … Continue reading 257 – Travel Agent Social Media Resources


251 – Are You Selling Someone’s Product or are You Selling Yourself?



Podcast Number 251 Selling yourself before you sell a product is a key ingredient in the travel business. Adam Lapsevich joins the co-hosted segment of the show to explain what this means. Adam talks about how social media is a tool for selling yourself.  Adam’s company, Digital Design Video, offers free web based training on … Continue reading 251 – Are You Selling Someone’s Product or are You Selling Yourself?