Tag Archives: training

Do we underestimate the culture change needed for success?

I am trying to get more comfortable with the how-to of business sales, so I subscribe to Anthony Iannarino’s Sales Blog newsletter. I met him years ago at a conference when he was just starting his blog, and I appreciate … Continue reading

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Better online content – screenshots for slide presentations

(Part of the “Better Online Content” series of posts: quick tips on creating more effective content that takes advantage of the social web’s unique publishing environment.) Presentations about social media and online publishing are a lot more effective if the audience … Continue reading

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How Twitter can keep you on top of tourism and tech trends

It can be difficult to keep up with current trends in tourism, hospitality, travel and technology….unless, of course, sleep is optional for you. For the rest of us mere mortals, fast-paced Twitter chats are invaluable.  They are some of THE … Continue reading

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Not-so-boring webinars: a guide

At the national conference for the AWC (Association for Women in Communications) I was excited to speak at a session with Maria Henneberry about creating and conducting online training through webinars. AWC organizes and runs a webinar series about a … Continue reading

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Building an online learning mall

From the beginning, business partner Becky McCray and I talked about developing not only our Tourism Currents course, but eventually an online “mall of services and products” tied to social media education for tourism-related organizations. Most would be ours, some … Continue reading

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Why a CVB should be on Twitter

In 60 seconds, Beth Conway from the St. Joseph, Missouri CVB – @StJoMo on Twitter – explains why Twitter is NOT about what she had for lunch…. (Here’s the direct link to Beth’s video on YouTube, and here’s the Tourism … Continue reading

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The most important thing I saw at Dell’s Social Media Listening Command Center

A giant paper map of the world, with push pins. Yeah, pretty analog, right? This map of Europe with the pins represents how Dell is becoming a “socialprise“….an enterprise that is adopting social communications across the entire organization and for … Continue reading

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Shop for your brain: Black Friday and Thanksgiving weekend fun at Tourism Currents

You might be surprised, but over the last few years I’ve noticed that once people get stuffed with Thanksgiving food and early morning shopping, a lot of folks often get online to hang out and visit with friends. At my … Continue reading

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Why BlogWorld and New Media Expo will supercharge your destination marketing

I’ll cut to the chase, because BlogWorld conference pass prices go up after September 16. Why tourism and travel professionals need to go to BlogWorld and New Media Expo at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Oct 14-16: … Continue reading

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Doors are open: Learn how to use social media for destination marketing

We are excited to announce that doors are now open for another round of online classes at Tourism Currents. There are usually three problems with most social media training: It is too basic and generic It is too advanced and … Continue reading

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