Sunday, June 30, 2019

Hawaii - An Insider's Perspective

Podcast Number 404
SHOW NOTES
When your client travels to Hawaii they see the tourist areas and experience a small portion of what Hawaii is all about -- although still a beautiful experience. When I travel I like to get to know the "locals." I like to ask them what kind of coffee they drink, what kind of food they eat, and what they do for fun. You are going to enjoy today's show because these are some of the tidbits we pick up from Todd Cochrane. Todd Cochrane, the host of the podcast, "Geek News Central," and Barry's business partner at Blubrry.com, join us in this show to talk about his experience of living in Hawaii for the past 22 years. Todd is a natural storyteller who gives us insight into Hawaiian culture, food, and some tips on visiting popular tourist attractions. Grab a cup of Kona coffee and sit with us as we learn some insider tips about Hawaii.
LINKS TO ITEMS WE TALKED ABOUT
Todd's Geek News Central Podcast.
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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, "Zazzie" is by Kevin McLoed and Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ The song, "Mining by Moonlight" is by Kevin McLoed and Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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 ASTA Small Business Network - Formerly NACTA. Thank you for listening to the Home Based Travel Agent Podcast.
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Friday, May 31, 2019

TravPro - Travel Training with Tools to Sell

Podcast Number 403
SHOW NOTES
The primary tool of the trade for a travel adviser is knowledge but the travel adviser also wants to make sales. Travpro, the topic of today's show, not only offers training many travel products and destinations but also has the tools to sell the product. These "sales enablement" tools are at your fingertips when you meet with clients and allow you to show your client an infographic or a hotel at the destination that interests them. This is done right from your smartphone or tablet. And, not only do you get the "sales enablement" tools; you also receive sales advice and best practices from travel advisors who are already selling the product. Travpro offers the training and sales tools for a fantastic price -- free. Just sign up at Travpromobile.com.
LINKS TO ITEMS WE TALKED ABOUT
Travpromobile.com
Contact: Jennifer Belz at jbelz@travpromobile.com or by telephone at (610) 295-5831
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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, "Zazzie" is by Kevin McLoed and Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ The song, "Mining by Moonlight" is by Kevin McLoed and Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

The Uncruise Adventure

Podcast Number 402
SHOW NOTES
The Uncruise Adventures are a really small ship experience where the ships travel to exotic places with between 22 and 90 passengers. The experience is all inclusive which includes all activities, meals, alcohol, and soft drinks. The Uncruise Adventures offer your clients popular destinations like Hawaii and Alaska, or exotic destinations like the Galapagos Islands or the Sea of Cortez. Plus, it's not only the destination but the experience of being on a small ship where your clients will make lifelong friends as they get up close with nature in these destinations. Listen in as we discuss all of this and more with Michelle Glass from the Uncruise Small Ship Adventures.
LINKS TO ITEMS WE TALKED ABOUT
The Uncruise Small Ship Adventures
Contact: michelle.g@uncruise.com
Uncruise Youtube channel
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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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Saturday, March 30, 2019

Where Did All the Money Go? How to Put to Work Every Dollar You Earn

Podcast Number 401
SHOW NOTES
You work hard for those commission dollars so every dollar you put back into your business or every dollar you put back into your personal finances, are best used if they are put back to work for you. The best way to do this is to make sure those dollars are going to where they are best used. In this show, Barry talks about a tool that has revolutionized his financial world. He no longer worries where the money is going to come from when those big yearly expenses come around like insurance and property taxes. Plus he is able to plan for those monthly expenses including the fun items he includes in his budget. Barry is recommending you check out the software service, "You Need A Budget." This recommendation comes from his seven years of experience with this product and the fact that it has made huge improvements to his financial well being. The recommendation in this show comes from Barry's experience and love of the software service and is not from a paid, or compensated in any other way, endorsement.
LINKS TO ITEMS WE TALKED ABOUT
YNAB - youneedabudget.com
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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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Thursday, February 28, 2019

400 - An Amazing Antarctic Expedition

Podcast Number 400
SHOW NOTES
Rebecca Stacey, from Zegraham Expeditions, just returned from a three-week expedition to the Antarctica Peninsula, the Falkland Islands, and South Georgia Islands.  Rebecca joins our show to talk about her expedition to Antarctica. You can sense the excitement and awe in Rebecca's voice as she describes what she saw and what she experienced. This is an expedition for the curious traveler, the lifelong learner client where they are exposed to guides who are geologists, ornithologists, naturalists, and historians. Your client will experience this trip aboard an all-inclusive small cruise ship with a capacity for 100 guests. The rewards for booking your clients on this expedition are great for your client and for you the travel advisor.
LINKS TO ITEMS WE TALKED ABOUT
Zegraham Expeditions
Description of the January 2020 Expedition
Email Rebecca Stacey at rebecca.stacy@thlnas.com
Rebecca's telephone number: (702) 981-1431
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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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Thursday, January 31, 2019

399 - Sell Yourself First

Podcast Number 399
SHOW NOTES
"Sell yourself first," explains our guest for this show who is Nolan Burris from Future Proof Travel. Nolan goes on to explain that travel websites are all about selling the product first and that is not your best selling strategy. As a travel advisor you have the experience and knowledge to create great vacations for your clients. This is what you want to sell otherwise if you are selling the products first clients will say to themselves, "I can buy this online." Nolan provides us with tips on how to package your sales presentation, so you are selling yourself first.
LINKS TO ITEMS WE TALKED ABOUT
You can contact Nolan at his website at futureprooftravel.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.
© 2019 All Rights Reserved

Monday, December 31, 2018

398 - Let's Go On a Safari Adventure in Botswana

Podcast Number 398
SHOW NOTES
Go on a safari with us during this month's show. We will travel to Botswana, a small country of 2 million people just north of South Africa, and learn about mobile safaris and lodge safaris. Both offer luxury accommodations for you or your clients. Chris Christensen, the award-winning podcaster and host of the Amateur Traveler podcast, takes us on an audio tour of his recent trip sponsored by Botswana Treks. Here is an excellent opportunity to learn about a fantastic opportunity for your clients and an opportunity for you the travel advisor.
INKS TO ITEMS WE TALKED ABOUT
Botswana Trek Safaris
The Amateur Travel Podcast
This Week in Travel Podcast
Chris' Instagram account where you will find photos of his Botswana Safari **HERE**
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

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