FT. LAUDERDALE, FLA. – Avoya Travel recently concluded its Avoya Mastermind Virtual Success Academy, which took place over the course of February 8-12, 2021. The highly anticipated event, which sold out the same day it was announced to the Avoya Network, was extremely successful and focused on strengthening the long-term growth of Independent Agencies in the Avoya Network by providing optional education that encompassed both professional and personal development opportunities.
Avoya hosted its first virtual Avoya Mastermind Academy last year after pivoting several of its major events to a virtual format in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “The Avoya Mastermind Success Academy was a fantastic opportunity exclusively for Independent Agencies in the Avoya Network to take advantage of optional interactive workshops and sales coaching in a virtual environment. These workshops were designed to facilitate personal, business, and sales growth,” said Tammie Richie, Vice President of Network Engagement at Avoya Travel. “By learning Personality Selling, the ability to master adaptive communication skills, and understanding personalized selling languages, Independent Agencies can increase their overall success and profitability. We were thrilled that, by offering this Academy virtually, more Agencies were able to attend and benefit.”
The Avoya Mastermind Success Academy featured interactive workshops and networking opportunities aimed at improving essential sales and communication skills that are even more important in today’s constantly changing travel environment as agencies must be informed on travel suppliers’ new health and safety protocols and travelers’ varying questions about vaccines and travel requirements. These vital skills can be utilized together with Avoya’s best-in-class marketing and data intelligence technology like Avoya’s Marketing Resource Center and the Avoya Smart Leads program to increase Independent Agency sales and continue to offer world-class vacation planning services.
Independent Agencies in attendance found the educational and networking opportunities to be highly rewarding. “The Avoya Mastermind Academy sessions were exciting and informative. As a novice travel agency owner, I have so much to learn,” said Nick Cron, Owner of Bowden-Cron Travel LLC, a Member of the Avoya Network. “The ideas and best practices offered by the Avoya Mastermind team and the more-experienced Independent Agencies helped me immeasurably.”
The award-winning Avoya Mastermind Program, created by Richie in 2011, is one of the many innovative services and optional resources offered to Independent Agencies in the Avoya Network. The Avoya Mastermind Program has helped participating Avoya Network Members close leads at a rate over 60% higher than non-participants and offers the educational and networking opportunities of Mastermind Academies throughout the year to help Independent Agencies drive business growth.