Friday, November 30, 2018

397 - Launch Your Business to New Heights in 2019 Using OKR's

Podcast Number 397
SHOW NOTES
Moving your business forward and achieving real results in 2019 is the topic of this show. An amazing process developed in the mid-1970' has been used to propel Google, Intel, Amazon, and many small businesses to a level that they otherwise could not achieve. The process is simple and easily used by anyone with a desire to focus their efforts and resources on objectives with measurable results. The process is called "Objectives and Key Results," or OKR's. Barry recently worked with his company to implement the OKR system and shares his knowledge in this show about how you can apply OKR's to your travel business. You don't want to miss this show so you can start planning for 2019.
INKS TO ITEMS WE TALKED ABOUT
"Measure What Matters: How Google, Bono, and the Gates Foundation Rock the World with OKR's," by John Doer
"Objectives and Key Results: Driving Focus, Alignment, and Engagement with OKR's," by Paul R. Niven and Ben Lamorte
Link to Barry's sample OKR spreadsheet - Sample OKR Spreadsheet
CONNECT WITH US
The Home Based Travel Agent Show Facebook Page
Sharp Tongued Consulting Facebook Page
Sharped Tongued Consulting - Lorene's Travel Agent Website
Barry's Facebook Page
Lorene's Facebook Page
Email Barry at barry@hometravelagent.net
Email Lorene at sharptongued@mac.com
Music Credits:
The song, "Hot Salsa Trip" is by Arsonist and can be found at FreeMusicArchive.org The song, "Team Work" is by Scott Holmes and can be found at FreeMusicArchive.org
The Home Based Travel Agent Show is available on your television through Roku in the Blubrry Channel. You can also find us on Blubrry at Blubrry.com.The Home Based Travel Agent Show is a proud affiliate of the National Association of Career Travel Agents - NACTA.Thank you for listening to the Home Based Travel Agent Podcast.
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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

396 – The Benefits of Networking and a Tour of Lorene’s Hometown

Podcast Number 396
SHOW NOTES
Windsor, California is a small town in Sonoma County where you will find culinary delights, wines that will suit any palette, and a small town feel that everyone will love. Lorene is our show's co-host and in this show, she is the guest we interview. Lorene recently took on the job of CEO of the Windsor, California Chamber of Commerce in addition to maintaining her travel business. Lorene gives us a glimpse into the small town life of Windsor and how that is attractive to your clients. Windsor is an easy drive to the Pacific Coast, vineyards and wine tasting, the Redwood Forests, and many fine local restaurants. This is a place a client can unwind after visiting California's most beautiful attractions. Lorene doesn't stop at Windsor during our interview, she describes how networking and joining organizations such as the Chamber of Commerce adds opportunities for the travel advisor. Lorene's growing travel business is enhanced by these connections and she talks about her experience making those connections.
LINKS TO ITEMS WE TALKED ABOUT
Windsor, California Chamber of Commerce
CONNECT WITH US
The Home Based Travel Agent Show Facebook Page
Sharp Tongued Consulting Facebook Page
Sharped Tongued Consulting - Lorene's Travel Agent Website
Barry's Facebook Page
Lorene's Facebook Page
Email Barry at barry@hometravelagent.net
Email Lorene at sharptongued@mac.com
Music Credits:
The song, "Hot Salsa Trip" is by Arsonist and can be found at FreeMusicArchive.org The song, "Team Work" is by Scott Holmes and can be found at FreeMusicArchive.org
The Home Based Travel Agent Show is available on your television through Roku in the Blubrry Channel. You can also find us on Blubrry at Blubrry.com.The Home Based Travel Agent Show is a proud affiliate of the National Association of Career Travel Agents - NACTA.Thank you for listening to the Home Based Travel Agent Podcast.
© 2018 All Rights Reserved

Sunday, September 30, 2018

395 - Beautiful Sonoma County for the Travel Trade

Podcast Number 395
SHOW NOTES
Sonoma County California was in the midst of a firestorm at this time back in 2017. The recovery has been miraculous and Sonoma County is and has been, open for business. Sonoma County is a beautiful place to send clients whether they are looking for luxury travel or simple small town enjoyment, or both. The area offers beautiful coastline vistas, vineyards, wineries and the friendliness of small agricultural towns. Deleyse Langdale, Vice President of Global Tourism Development for Sonoma County joins this show to describe all, well probably not all, but a great deal about what Sonoma County has to offer the travel advisor and your clients.
LIINKS TO ITEMS WE TALKED ABOUT IN THE SHOW
Sonoma County
Sonoma County for the Travel Trade
Deleyse Langdale's phone number: +1-707-522-5803
Deleyse Langdale's email: dlangdale@sonomacounty.com
CONNECT WITH US
The Home Based Travel Agent Show Facebook Page
Sharp Tongued Consulting Facebook Page
Sharped Tongued Consulting - Lorene's Travel Agent Website
Barry's Facebook Page
Lorene's Facebook Page
Email Barry at barry@hometravelagent.net
Email Lorene at sharptongued@mac.com
Music Credits:
The song, "Hot Salsa Trip" is by Arsonist and can be found at FreeMusicArchive.org The song, "Team Work" is by Scott Holmes and can be found at FreeMusicArchive.org
The Home Based Travel Agent Show is available on your television through Roku in the Blubrry Channel. You can also find us on Blubrry at Blubrry.com.The Home Based Travel Agent Show is a proud affiliate of the National Association of Career Travel Agents - NACTA.Thank you for listening to the Home Based Travel Agent Podcast.
© 2018 All Rights Reserved

Friday, August 31, 2018

394 - ASTA and NACTA Changes to Benefit Travel Advisor Agents

Podcast Number 394
SHOW NOTES
The American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA) and their Sister organization the National Association of Career Travel Agents (NACTA) have rebranded themselves with the goal of creating one organization. According to our guest Lynda Phillippi the change is combining the best of both organizations for the benefit of travel advisors. In this Show, Lynda speaks globally about the world of travel advisors and how the travel advisor benefits from the merging of these two great organizations. During the course of the interview, Lynda said that the term travel agent carries the connotation of an order taker, like the travel agent of past. The preferred term today is travel advisors. Listen to today's Show to learn more about the changing world of the travel trade.
LIINKS TO ITEMS WE TALKED ABOUT IN THE SHOW
The American Society of Travel Advisors
The National Association of Career Travel Agents
Lynda's travel business Renaissance Travel and Events Telephone (503) 560-7425
Lynda's Facebook Page
CONNECT WITH US
The Home Based Travel Agent Show Facebook Page
Sharp Tongued Consulting Facebook Page
Sharped Tongued Consulting - Lorene's Travel Agent Website
Barry's Facebook Page
Lorene's Facebook Page
Email Barry at barry@hometravelagent.net
Email Lorene at sharptongued@mac.com
Music Credits:
The song, "Hot Salsa Trip" is by Arsonist and can be found at FreeMusicArchive.org The song, "Team Work" is by Scott Holmes and can be found at FreeMusicArchive.org
The Home Based Travel Agent Show is available on your television through Roku in the Blubrry Channel. You can also find us on Blubrry at Blubrry.com.The Home Based Travel Agent Show is a proud affiliate of the National Association of Career Travel Agents - NACTA.Thank you for listening to the Home Based Travel Agent Podcast.
© 2018 All Rights Reserved

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

393 - Paradise Helicopters and the Kilauea Volcano

Podcast Number 393
SHOW NOTES
Simply by watching the news, you would think that the Big Island of Hawaii is engulfed in a volcanic eruption. Well, that is simply not the case. The Big Island consists of 4,028 square miles and Kilauea is only affecting 1% of the Island.

Waynette Kwon from Paradise Helicopters joins the Show to discuss the volcano, how Paradise Helicopters is helping those affected by the volcano, and how you can book a tour with Paradise Helicopters to give your clients the experience of a lifetime. Your clients can take in the breathtaking views of the lava flows from the vantage point of a helicopter. Of course, this is all done at a safe distance but still an amazing experience.

Paradise Helicopters also has eco tours and custom designed tours to give your clients an amazing experience. Want to know more about how you can become a seller of these fabulous tours? Listen to our interview with Waynette.
LIINKS TO ITEMS WE TALKED ABOUT IN THE SHOW
Paradise Helicopters
Request information about how to sign up as a travel agent with Paradise Helicopters via email at marketing@paradisehelicopters.com
Call Paradise Helicopters at (866) 876-7422
CONNECT WITH US
The Home Based Travel Agent Show Facebook Page
Sharp Tongued Consulting Facebook Page
Sharped Tongued Consulting - Lorene's Travel Agent Website
Barry's Facebook Page
Lorene's Facebook Page
Email Barry at barry@hometravelagent.net
Email Lorene at sharptongued@mac.com
Music Credits:
The song, "Jump Up" is by Joakim Karud and can be found at http://youtube.com/joakimkarud The song, "Something New" is by Joakim Karud and can be found at http://youtube.com/joakimkarud
The Home Based Travel Agent Show is available on your television through Roku in the Blubrry Channel. You can also find us on Blubrry at Blubrry.com.The Home Based Travel Agent Show is a proud affiliate of the National Association of Career Travel Agents - NACTA.Thank you for listening to the Home Based Travel Agent Podcast.
© 2018 All Rights Reserved

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Saturday, June 30, 2018

392 - Expedition Travel for Your Clients

Podcast Number 392
SHOW NOTES
Give your client the gift of unique experiences as they embark on expeditions with a focus on respect for the ecosystems and cultures they are exploring. The travel experiences we talk about in this show are enjoyed by families, the adventurous, or the solo traveler. Rebecca Stacey of Zegrahm Expeditions and International Expeditions gives us information about how Zegrahm and International will work with you to match an expedition to meet your client's desire for a unique experience.
LINKS TO ITEMS WE TALKED ABOUT IN THE SHOW
 Zegrahm Expeditions
 International Expeditions
Rebecca Stacey - email: rebecca.stacey@thlmas.com / telephone: (702) 981-1431
Travel Agent Inquiry at agents@ietravel.com
CONNECT WITH US
The Home Based Travel Agent Show Facebook Page
Sharp Tongued Consulting Facebook Page
Sharped Tongued Consulting - Lorene's Travel Agent Website
Barry's Facebook Page
Lorene's Facebook Page
Email Barry at barry@hometravelagent.net
Email Lorene at sharptongued@mac.com
Music Credits:
The song, "Jump Up" is by Joakim Karud and can be found at http://youtube.com/joakimkarud The song, "Something New" is by Joakim Karud and can be found at http://youtube.com/joakimkarud
The Home Based Travel Agent Show is available on your television through Roku in the Blubrry Channel. You can also find us on Blubrry at Blubrry.com.The Home Based Travel Agent Show is a proud affiliate of the National Association of Career Travel Agents - NACTA.Thank you for listening to the Home Based Travel Agent Podcast.
© 2018 All Rights Reserved

Thursday, May 31, 2018

391 - Boost Your Revenue; Advertise on Social Media

Podcast Number 391
SHOW NOTES
Catherine Heeg is back working with us to take the mystery out of advertising on Facebook and Twitter. These powerful platforms allow you to target your advertising by location, age, income, gender, interests, and more. This feature will allow you to put your ads in front of people who are interested in the type of travel you offer. In this Show, Catherine explains how to get started with social media advertising. This is one Show you don't want to miss because your revenue can take a boost if you try out this kind of advertising.
LINKS TO ITEMS WE TALKED ABOUT IN THE SHOW
Catherine Heeg's website cmsspeaking.com.
Catherine Heeg's Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/CustomizedManagementSolutions.
CONNECT WITH US
The Home Based Travel Agent Show Facebook Page
Sharp Tongued Consulting Facebook Page
Sharped Tongued Consulting - Lorene's Travel Agent Website
Barry's Facebook Page
Lorene's Facebook Page
Email Barry at barry@hometravelagent.net
Email Lorene at sharptongued@mac.com
Music Credits:
The song, "Jump Up" is by Joakim Karud and can be found at http://youtube.com/joakimkarud The song, "Something New" is by Joakim Karud and can be found at http://youtube.com/joakimkarud
The Home Based Travel Agent Show is available on your television through Roku in the Blubrry Channel. You can also find us on Blubrry at Blubrry.com.The Home Based Travel Agent Show is a proud affiliate of the National Association of Career Travel Agents - NACTA.Thank you for listening to the Home Based Travel Agent Podcast.
© 2018 All Rights Reserved