Nexion Offers Individual Coaching for Multi-Day Event Attendees

first_imgValue-added option allows travel professionals to further develop in their areas of need  New Orleans, LA (September 18, 2017) – With more than 3,700 independent travel agent advisors comprising today’s Nexion®,  the travel industry’s premier host travel agency has continued its commitment to helping its members develop profitable businesses with an expansion of coaching and business development. Designed for members at any stage of experience, this program is flexible yet thorough, giving travel professionals the tools they need to sharpen their skills with proven industry experts. The expansion of the program was announced at Nexion’s annual CoNexion conference, being held from September 16-19, 2017, at the Hilton Riverside New Orleans in New Orleans, LA. “Nexion has always attracted and retained members with our superior educational offerings. Our multi-day educational events bring fresh knowledge and perspective to the travel professionals who attend them, but Nexion agents are hungry for even more counsel,” explained Jackie Friedman, CTC, CTIE, President of Nexion. “The expansion of coaching and business development provides our members an even higher degree of individualized attention, tailored to their interests. Our coaches are some of the top minds in the travel world, and we are thrilled to be able to share their knowledge.” Every Nexion member who attends a multi-day educational event will receive follow-up coaching. Members meet with their coaches online and via phone to put together a personalized plan with achievable goals and measurable actions. Coaching topics can range from how to grow their sales in a new sector, to getting media attention, to how to write a business plan. The flexibility built into the coaching program provides participants and coaches the freedom to design a curriculum that fits the Nexion member’s unique business needs. The coaches Nexion works with represent a wide variety of travel and business expertise. Depending on their niche, interests, and assessments of areas of growth, Nexion members might choose a coach who is an expert in social media, corporate travel, small business and franchise management, selling cruises, and more. Additionally, Nexion internal staff who serve as coaches are in the process of going through the industry-leading “Sales Acceleration Academy” in order to share their learnings and provide a consistent coaching framework. Events where coaching has been offered include:Corporate CoNexionsMaster Marketing SymposiumGroup Travel Sales SummitAgent EssentialsBoot Camp Coaches are chosen from internal Nexion experts, as well as Nexion’s suppliers. This added benefit will also be offered for the upcoming October Group Travel Sales Summit and Romance Travel Sales Summit in Canc” src=”cid:image007.png@01D33084.F6F58C20″ alt=”image007.png” class=”Apple-web-attachment Singleton”>n, and the invitation-only Luxury Travel Sales Summit in Santa Barbara, CA, in November. Nexion member Wendy Schoneberger attended the Master Marketing Symposium, and asked for business and marketing development coaching to grow her business: “After the Master Marketing Symposium, I wanted to continue to put into practice what I had learned there. Nexion provided me with a great business coach, and in just three hours, we put a successful marketing plan together that was easily executed. I continue to work with my coach as I dive into the world of marketing, and am very grateful for her expertise.” “When a member makes a commitment to attending a multi-day Nexion educational event, we want to commit to them, too,” Friedman continued. “Our members get a lot from these events, but Nexion wants to give them even more. By continuing the learning one-on-one, our travel professionals further benefit from their membership in Nexion, and get to develop a relationship with a coach who can provide tangible benefits for their business.” Experienced and new travel professionals interested in attending cutting-edge travel education events and being coached for success as professional business owners are encouraged to call 800-747-6813 or email   Nexion, LLCAs a branch of Tzell Travel Group (a Travel Leaders Group company), Nexion® is a fully licensed, bonded and accredited host agency, where members have focused on selling travel since 1995. Nexion provides ticketing, operations and fulfillment support to independent travel professionals coupled with best-in-class tools, technology, marketing, education and support. Nexion is the complete host agency for multi-agent agencies, corporate agencies, experienced agents and those new to the industry.last_img read more

MIAs new documentary puts spotlight on war in Sri Lanka

Her latest album, AIM, was released in September 2016. Its hit song, Borders, speaks of politics and rebelling against the system. (Colombo Gazette) The documentary footage follows M.I.A. from childhood through adulthood, exploring her individual background and love of music, but viewers should not expect the music to be her only focus. M.I.A., originally from Sri Lanka, documented the genocide around her. Her mission in the documentary release is to showcase her own filmmaking, and the places she came from. The war in Sri Lanka ended in 2009. Over 70,000 people died in the 25-year genocide, according to World Without Genocide.M.I.A. has been a long-time activist, speaking on the war in Sri Lanka. Her privilege as a pop star has kept parts of the public from believing she can identify with the tragedy. “In Sri Lanka, we were surrounded by civil war. My dad was the founder of the Tamil resistance,” she said in the trailer. “There’s a genocide going on. We don’t want to talk about death. Talk about Beverly Hills.” She urges other celebrities to do the same. “You’ve got access to the microphone. Please use it to say something.” “When the war came to an end in Sri Lanka in 2009, it actually did affect me,” she told The Guardian in May 2017. “Everyone was, like, ‘What the f*** does she know? She’s, like, a pop star,’ but that was my life. It was 50 percent of who I was, it was my identity. I didn’t know what to do with myself.”In 2016, she was banned from entering the U.S., though her visa was approved in May 2017, according to NME.M.I.A. is most known for her single Paper Planes which was released in 2007. In the documentary trailer, the singer explains the track is inspired by the stereotypes surrounding immigrants. Lyrics are missed with sound effects of gunshots and a cash register ding, stressing the idea that immigrants want to take money from natural citizens. Pop sensation M I A is not a typical pop star, and her upcoming documentary, MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A. won’t be a typical pop documentary, Newsweek reported.The film, which premiered at Sundance, has been praised for its innovation and spirit, reaching past the boundaries of the life of a typical celebrity. The film will be released in theaters on September 28. read more