Wednesday, August 31, 2016

371 - Touring Germany with Chris Christensen

Podcast Number 371
SHOW NOTES
 Chris Christensen joins us once again to talk about his recent trip to Germany. Chris ventured into what was East Germany, the old German Decmocratic Republic, where he visited historical sites related to Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation. Germany is preparing for the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Chris describes his visits to many of these historical sites as well as his accommodations and driving experiences. Chris' award winning ability to describe his travels will inform and entertain you on this show. Plus, for those of you looking for an opportunity to create a tour, this is the time to work with the Protestant Churches in your area to create a tour for this historical celebration happening in 2017.
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LINKS TO ITEMS DISCUSSED IN THE SHOW
 The Amateur Traveler Podcast
 Luther 2017 - News, Information and Events
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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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Sunday, July 31, 2016

370 - No Travel Agent is an Island

Podcast Number 370
SHOW NOTES
English poet John Donne said, "No man [or woman or travel agent] is an island." Okay that was said back in the 1600's so I added to the quote to fit the times and occasion. What does the quote have to do with travel agents? Well many home based agents may feel like they are on a deserted island because they have no one turn turn to when a problem or question comes up. In this Show, Lorene explains why NACTA is your lifeline. NACTA offers many benefits including their "digest" where travel agents can post questions or problems and quickly get the questions answered or problems solved by other travel agents. NACTA offers many other benefits to travel agents including educational opportunities, fam trips, an annual conference and much more. Listen in and find out what Lorene has to say about the many benefits NACTA offers for travel agents.
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LINKS TO ITEMS DISCUSSED IN THE SHOW
 NACTA ASTA Come Closer Article
 NACTA Website
 NACTA Youtube Channel
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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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Monday, July 04, 2016

369 - Using a Sales Funnel to Visualize Your Travel Agency's Sales and Marketing Plan

Podcast Number 369
SHOW NOTES
Don't let marketing and sales overwhelm you. The sales funnel is a tool to visualize this process, breaking it down into manageable segments, and helping you to make a plan to convert prospects into clients. In this Business 101 Show Barry explains the sales funnel and how you can use it to develop and refine your marketing and sales plan.
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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.
This podcast uses many sounds from freesound, for the full list see here: Attributions

Sunday, May 29, 2016

368 - A River Cruise for Knitters and a Host Agency for You

Podcast Number 368
SHOW NOTES
How does knitting, a river cruise and a host agency all tie together? Well I never know what's going to happen when I produce a show. I was contacted by Laurie Scheid, a travel agent and long time listener, who explained that she wanted some help selling a few cabins on a river cruise. She need help because of a family emergency. So I decided to put her on the show so she could explain the river cruise and it so happens the cruise has a knitting theme and is hosted by an expert in Brazilian Knitting. Please contact Laurie if you have anyone interested in knitting and taking a river cruise. Now the host agency part. Megan Pringle from Magnum Travel Worldwide is our guest for this month's show. Magnum Travel Worldwide is a family owned host agency working with agents of all levels of experience, including a unique program for business owners who want to offer their existing customer base travel opportunities. In addition, Magnum has a program for agents who are starting out, or have a little experience but need the support of a good host agency to get them rolling. And, for the experienced travel agent, Magnum offers a program where you keep 100% of your commission. As a disclaimer, Magnum Travel Worldwide is now a sponsor of the Home Based Travel Agent Show and by signing up as an agent with Magnum you are supporting the Show. Megan is offering listeners to the Show the opportunity to give her host agency a try for 30 days for free if you sign up before June 30, 2016. I think by just listening to Megan on the Show you will get the sense that Megan and her family are 100% dedicated to their agents.  
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Contact Laurie Scheid at jazzmusictravel@gmail.com or call her at (712) 318-5299
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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.
This podcast uses many sounds from freesound, for the full list see here: Attributions

Saturday, April 30, 2016

367 - Fathom a Cruise That Gives Your Clients an Opportunity to Make A Difference

Podcast Number 367
SHOW NOTES
 Fathom is a just launched Carnival brand offering your clients all the amenities of a normal cruise but in addition offers an opportunity to either experience a new culture or make a difference in the lives of struggling people. A Fathom cruise to the Dominican Republic will give your clients the opportunity to make a difference by helping the Dominican people to have clean water or your clients can choose to work with Dominican children to learn English. Or your clients can choose a Fathom Cruise to Cuba for a cultural exchange. This cruise circumnavigates the island of Cuba stopping at three ports where your clients will immerse themselves in the Cuban culture. Jason Maltais joins Lorene and Barry in this episode to explain the benefits of a Fathom Cruise and how you can become a Fathom Cruise agent.
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LINKS TO ITEMS DISCUSSED IN THE SHOW
Fathom.org - contact Jason Maltais at jason@fathom.org
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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.
This podcast uses many sounds from freesound, for the full list see here: Attributions

Thursday, March 31, 2016

366 - Business 101 - A Process to Become More Productive and Reduce Stress

Podcast Number 366
SHOW NOTES
 Organizing all the tasks you need to accomplish for your business, personal life and family life is a daunting chore. This task list can overwhelm and add stress to the point where you ignore the list of tasks altogether. I've tried many types of task organizing tools and always feel overwhelmed when I view the long list of things to do. I've found a method to organize my task list that reduces stress and the overwhelmed feeling. In this Business 101 edition of the Show I explain the task management system I use and hopefully this method is a help for you and your business.
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LINKS TO ITEMS DISCUSSED IN THE SHOW
Trello.com
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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.
This podcast uses many sounds from freesound, for the full list see here: Attributions

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Sunday, February 28, 2016

365 - This Should Be At The Top Of Your Clients' Bucket List

Podcast Number 365
SHOW NOTES
 Imagine seeing Hawaii from a vantage point few visitors experience. This is an experience of a lifetime that you should explain to clients if they are visiting Hawaii. Paradise Helicopters will work with you to create a once in a lifetime experience for your clients. Waynette Kwon joins our show to talk about what Paradise Helicopters has to offer your clients and how Paradise will work with you to design those experiences of a lifetime.
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LINKS TO ITEMS DISCUSSED IN THE SHOW
 Paradise Helicopters
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Email Lorene at sharptongued@mac.com
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.
This podcast uses many sounds from freesound, for the full list see here: Attributions