HSMAI University May Webinars Explore Marketing, Prospecting During Challenging Economic Times
Each webinar incorporates a 60-minute presentation conducted live via the internet with audio conference linkage. The May webinar sessions include:
The Importance of Marketing Strategy in Challenging Times
May 21, 2009 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time
Speaker: Karen McSteen, President, brandMatters LLC
In this webinar, attendees will learn the key elements for creating a marketing strategy that will help increase competitive advantage and focus limited resources. It will assist sales and marketing professionals answer questions such as: Are you making these decisions within in a strategic framework or are you reacting to what’s in front of you? Is there a better way to make decisions to ensure that you are creating a strong foundation for the future success of your hotel?
Prospecting in a Down Economy
May 28, 2009 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time
Speaker: Cindy Novotny, Managing Partner, Master Connection Associates
Since 2001 the market and business has gone up rapidly and without a lot of outbound sales effort. All that has changed and to remain competitive in this marketplace everyone needs to become a great prospector. This session focuses on these key issues and helps each individual identify how to and where to go to seek business.
Launched in 1996, HSMAI University is the organization’s most comprehensive and ambitious initiative in the realm of education for sales and marketers of hospitality and travel to-date, entailing a wide-ranging schedule of course offerings and learning experiences in public venue, private label and online formats. Other upcoming programs include “Managing Business Results” and “Managing Review” simulation programs this September at Johnson & Wales University in Denver.
Visit for details, webinar registration and information on webinar archives. For general inquiries regarding registration and program development ideas, please contact Kathleen Tindell, CHSC, Program Manager, HSMAI/HSMAI University, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-506-2010.
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