Each month the SSWBN Membership Team recognizes a member who exemplifies the qualities of a Networking Nova, a person who embodies the Network’s core values of coaching, contacts and collaboration; someone who is visible at many SSWBN events and who treats others with respect and dignity. In addition, this person utilizes the Network to build his/her business and helps others do the same.
Susan Desmarais, Tzell Travel’s Queen:
Give the Group Time to Get to Know You
Since joining the SSWBN in October 2012, I have made the most out of my membership by making it to as many meeting as possible. Participating in the November pre-Holiday Breakfast sale provided a lot of exposure, and probably more importantly, gave me an opportunity to meet and get to know a good number of members. I have found the group to be very warm and welcoming.
My participation in the Network has given me a chance to gain exposure for my business — and get me out of my solitary office once in a while!
My recommendation to any member would be to come to meetings and socialize — enjoy yourself. I believe that people tend to do business with those they know and trust, so give the group time to get to know you.
Tzell is one of the largest travel companies in the U.S. For example, we are Royal Caribbean’s Number 1 producer nationwide, and we did over $4 billion in air tickets alone last year.
Because of this, our buying power is incredible. We are able to attain ‘perks’ for our clients (upgrades, preferred rates, onboard credits, preferred hotel rooms, breakfast included, special amenities, etc.) that they would never get had they booked on their own.
I love to consistently over-deliver for my clients! (Check out what clients say about my services on LinkedIn!)