Upcoming Webinars

Shaping Your Tech Stack Through Different Phases of Growth

July 19, 2022
12p EDT | 11a CDT | 9a PDT

The technology you use to power your property management company can help you propel your business to new heights, but how do you grow with your software instead of growing out of it? Peak season presents an opportunity to identify cracks in your current systems – ones that your business may have outgrown and that may not be quite as noticeable (or painful) during other times of the year. If you have ever felt a tension between where you think your business should be and where it is, this is the webinar for you. Hear from vacation rental technology providers with a diverse spectrum of perspectives about how various solutions and strategies can work cohesively together to help you achieve your growth goals. 

In this webinar, we’ll cover:

  • Common phases of growth & their associated technology needs
  • Tech considerations at different stages of business growth
  • Different stakeholders to involve when making decisions about your tech stack
  • Indicators to help managers identify when they may benefit from various tech solutions
  • Factors that influence what the best tech stack for a growing manager looks like
  • How tech can help or hinder your relationship with your guests and owners

Presenters

Matt Barr
Director of Sales
Breezeway

Andrew Bate
CEO
Safely

Danny de Haas
Strategic Partnerships
Hopper

Ryan Saylor
Head of Partnerships
Beyond

12 Steps To Reclaiming Your Spirit of Hospitality During Peak Summer Season

July 25, 2022
12p EDT | 11a CDT | 9a PDT

For most vacation rental companies and resorts, the summer season represents the peak of travel. Even for ski and island destinations, summer is at least one of two peak seasons. It’s no surprise then that late July always seems like a time when our staff feels stressed, overwhelmed and burned out. Throw in the last two or so years being some of the most challenging in lodging industry history with record occupancy, labor shortages, and cranky guests, it’s time to double down on revitalizing your team’s hospitality spirit.

Join us as Doug Kennedy, our industry’s most prolific reservations and guest service trainer, presents a witty and fun session full of badly-needed coping tools for your guest service and operations staff. As they say in virtually all 12-step programs, admitting you have a problem is the first step taken towards overcoming it, so register now and grab your white chip!

Takeaways:

  • Fun talking points for your in-house training and staff meetings.
  • It’s okay to vent but do so in a way that does not disrespect guests. Avoid ruminating.
  • Accept that guest complaints is a numbers game; the vast majority of guests come and go without incident, leaving satisfied and happy.
  • Understand that you work in a “memory factory”
  • Use your “5G Positivity” to overpower the weak, analog signal of the negative personalities you will surely encounter.
  • Empathize before you apologize to defuse potentially explosive guest complaints.
  • Use your “power of release” to break the chain of negativity.
  • Gratitude is a superpower!

Presenters

Doug Kennedy
President
Kennedy Training Network