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The Presentations You Make

The manner in which you present your research efforts to clients can make all of the difference in their reactions in your recommendations. Too often, all of the effort that we have placed into our marketing, sales and research swirls around the drain and then disappears because of a weak presentation. Yet, this is the moment at which a travel consultant should be at their best, making a recommendation based on their experience and expertise. It is very true that it is not what we say but how we say it that matters. This is not a sales person’s trick, but a bona fide principle of communication. If you want to be an effective advocate for either your travel client or for travel product, give some consideration about how you present your recommendations to clients. Read the rest of this entry »

Giving Presentations – PowerPoint and Visual Aids

Inadvertently we published the last article in this series yesterday! So here is the Thursday installment on Friday.  Sorry for the confusion! ~ rbe

Many of you will no doubt have an opportunity to give a presentation to a group on travel. Preparation for your presentation will involve not just the basic content, but also the visual aids that accompany most presentations. Contrary to what you might believe, nowhere is it written that you have to use PowerPoint when giving a presentation. The default audio visual aid of choice, PowerPoint is one of the most abused software programs ever to have escaped the halls of Microsoft. Some organizations, having been at the mercy of one too many PowerPoint presentations, have actually banned its use. There are, therefore, many good reasons not to use PowerPoint for your next presentation. Read the rest of this entry »

Giving Presentations – Preparation and Follow up

This week we have been covering how to give a top-notch presentation on your travel planning practice. Today, we want to conclude the series by discussing the preparation and follow up to your event. A bit of time put into the prologue and postlogue will help to ensure the success of your presentation.

Firstly, and we have covered this in our earlier articles, know your audience as you craft your presentation. Speak to the organizer of the event and to any members of your group you may know in advance. Try to determine how many will attend and something about their general demographics. Read the rest of this entry »

Giving Presentations – Shaping Your Content

Our first few articles on giving presentations have focused on finding opportunities, delivery of your presentation and using visual aids. Now, let’s explore how to best craft your message for the particular group you will be addressing. Today’s consumers tend to be savvy. They have access to the internet travel agencies, to top notch publications like Budget Travel and Conde Nast as well as television programming devoted to travel. You will want your own unique message to be especially relevant. Your audience will expect valuable information that offers solutions or insight into their own travel ambitions. Read the rest of this entry »

Giving Presentations – Engage the Audience

Two great fears: Being bored and being boring. Which is worse? By far we fear being boring the most. The fear that people will not be interested in what we have to say is enough to stop many from considering public speaking and seeking out opportunities to make presentations about their travel planning practice. As deeply felt as that concern may be, however, I assure you that it is highly likely you have what it takes to engage your audience. A few key principles, properly applied, will assist you in pulling your listeners into your presentation and involving them in the passion and emotion you generate. Read the rest of this entry »

Giving Presentations – The Basics

If you are lucky, you will have the opportunity to give a presentation on your travel planning practice this year. Actually, scratch that.  It’s possible to make your own luck and seek out opportunities to give a presentation on your travel planning practice this year. This week we are going to discuss the art of giving presentations. We have all sat through a boring presentation and we have all been witness to really good presentations. We want to distill the qualities shared by all good business communicators and discover how to share our passion Read the rest of this entry »

Our first few articles on giving presentations have focused on finding opportunities, delivery of your presentation and using visual aids. Now, let’s explore how to best craft your message for the particular group you will be addressing. Today’s consumers tend to be savvy. They have access to the internet travel agencies, to top notch publications like Budget Travel and Conde Nast as well as television programming devoted to travel. You will want your own unique message to be especially relevant. Your audience will expect valuable information that offers solutions or insight into their own travel ambitions.

Firstly, research the audience to assist with making your presentation relevant. Who will be attending and what is their demographic? What does the group’s affiliation say about it’s probable interest in travel? Speak to the organizer of the event to gather additional insights and find out who has spoken to the group previously and on what topics.  Read the rest of this entry »