THETRADESHOW (Travel Retailing and Destination Expo) will Sept. 13-15 in Las Vegas at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Thetradeshow has again lined up outstanding educational seminars for attendees. In three days, the show will provide a wide selection of educational sessions to help agents enhance their areas of expertise and capture more sales opportunities.
Topics for training include:
Customer Relationship Management — This session covers the best practices of customer relationship management using Web-based software to manage contact information and activities.
Blogging for Business — Attendees will learn from a professional blogger what a blog is, how to create one for their company, the kind of articles to write, how to build and maintain an audience and even how to earn some extra income using a blog.
E-mail Success — This program shows agents how to send effective e-mails that get clients and colleagues to read their messages and reply to requests
Google Docs Deliver — Learn to maximize use of Google's online document, spreadsheet and presentation features.
Mastering Social Networks — Learn the language of social networking from the latest Twitter tactics to the next great tool.
Twitter and Your Travel Business — Participants will learn what Twitter is and how it can help find new customers and sell more travel. Agents will learn about hashtags, search options, desktop clients, mobile clients and how to tie their account to other social media networks, like Facebook, Plaxo and LinkedIn.
Thrive as a Home-based Agent — Learn fun and innovative marketing skills; pros and cons of taking a business home for brick-and-mortar agencies; 30 second marketing; how to build a sales force of 30 for under $500 per year; what's new regarding supplier acceptance of ID codes; effective CRM tools for home-based agents; business management skills and much more.
Marvelous Marketing — Through an interactive process, participants will discover the vision for their business, their brand and position in the marketplace, their strategies and tactics to reach them.
The Top Ten Decisions and Actions that Home Based and Independent Agents Need for Success
The Ultimate Sales Seminar — Attendees will learn specific tools to help them sell more, and a process and sales style that can be personalized to each individual.
Fundamentals of Business Travel Management — In NBTA's course, attendees learn how components of managed travel intersect with required competencies and skill sets needed in business travel management. Participants will learn to maximize cost containment, improve efficiency and create a managed travel culture in a company.
How To Grow Your Business by Effectively Selling Yourself — In this highly entertaining marketing session, attendees will learn a proven method to grow their business by implementing five easy-to-follow steps.
Sales and Marketing Planning for Young Professionals — In this fast-paced session, participants will learn the planning process designed to clarify the young professional's future career strategy.
Shoppers + Fees = Profitability — As a professional travel advisor, participants will learn how to be comfortable charging fees, especially to shoppers. Attendees will learn to present their skills as an advisor and consultant in the first 10 seconds of a phone call.
Better Listening Skills for Better Business — In this essential seminar attendees will find out what behaviors to avoid in order protect their ability to concentrate and learn dozens of proven, practical strategies to reinforce their ability to recall, pay attention and really listen.
Creating a Cruise Marketing Plan — This seminar will identify the essential components in a successful yet simple marketing plan and how to apply them.
Local Public Relations Techniques: How to Maximize Your Agency's Visibility — In this CLIA seminar, agents will learn how to become a "star" in the cruise selling business by increasing their visibility.
Psychology of Selling — Participants will learn how to uncover hidden client needs, apply quality service, reinforce client loyalty and customize their sales techniques to different types of cruisers.
Who Are You? An Exploration of Your Abilities, Skills and Strengths — In this unique seminar attendees will learn a series of exercises that will assess their professional skills and provide insights on how to excel.