Happy Holidays and congratulations for thinking about this so early in your journey! Relationship building is incredibly important and a little mention during the holidays is always a great idea! It doesn’t have to cost a lot or take up much time. Here are some suggestions:
- If you already have your weekly electronic newsletter in place, use the weeks of Christmas and New Year’s to send a Holiday greeting. You can forego the long feature article if you choose and just send a beautiful image with a short personal message. Bonus points if your image is one of your own family…surely you have a holiday image somewhere you use for other things (social media maybe?)
- For a New Year message, try something like: “Families tend to get together over the holidays and will talk about their travel plans and dreams for the upcoming new year. It would be my pleasure to help you turn those dreams into reality! Contact me when you are ready to set up a complimentary planning session to discuss your needs! And feel free to share my contact info with any of your own friends or family as well! Happy New Year and I look forward to making your travel plans effortless in 2019!” This can be delivered in your Ezine, or by sending an actual New Year’s card in the mail.
- If you have any clients who traveled in 2018 and you would like to thank them, a small gift, like a picture frame or travel journal, or a reminder of the destination they visited could be appropriate, along with a reminder that you are ready to help them with their next adventure. It doesn’t have to be a huge investment…just a small thoughtful token of appreciation.
However you do it, be creative and know that you are making a big step in building those all-important relationships. While you are at it, why not reach out to any suppliers, res agents or BDM’s who might have given you great service during 2018 and thank them for their assistance? You might just land a wonderful contact who will go out of their way to help you out in 2019 as well!And from me…Happiest of Holidays to all of you from your friendly GTN mentor! It is my genuine pleasure to be of service by supporting you in your entrepreneurial journey! Together, we’ve got this!